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How can founders get the best from grant funding?
The success rate for InnovateUK grants is apparently 11%, is it worth the effort? Should you use grant writers to put together a grant for you? Collaborative grants - what needs to be considered to make them work? How does grant funding change along the start-up journey? How do you avoid bureaucracy, while satisfying criteria? This time Threads will be hosted by Matt Butcher. Matt has a PhD in Physics and a background in sales and marketing, commercialisation, IP, and project management. He has held director level positions in a number of University spin-outs and is currently CEO of Inductosense. We're at Ashfords offices in central Bristol for this one, meeting from 17:30 ready for an 18:00 start. We look forward to seeing you there. Andrew, Rory and Peter

Ashfords LLC

Tower Wharf, Cheese Lane, Bristol, BS2 0JJ · Bristol

Respond by: 12/5/2018

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    Threads enables scale-up of technology businesses by providing a forum for leaders and managers to discuss and pool their learning around issues that impact business growth - leadership, operations and people.

    Threads run monthly facilitated round-table discussions, exclusively for Founders and Leaders, providing a unique opportunity to talk about issues that you face, or may soon face, within your operation. It's an opportunity to gauge your thinking and seek fresh perspective from people whose judgement you value.

    Discussions are structured and pragmatic, unpacking a nominated topic under Chatham House rules. The conversation draws upon the collective real-world experiences of those who attend, including aspects particular to your own operation if you wish.

    People always leave Threads with at least a few ideas to reflect on and potentially implement.

    There is no selling and any networking is incidental.

    Occasionally Threads run a traditional Q&A event, where attendees can seek guidance from an invited industry expert on a particular topic.

    To get involved, come along in person - please rsvp via the Upcoming MeetUps page.

    Alternatively, if you can't attend, you can always explore a topic further via the Message Board page, where you'll find a summary of the take-away thoughts from each Threads event.

    Threads is run by:

    Peter Cain, a Consultant at Anamosys | peter.cain@anamosys.co.uk | 07949 029686 | @Anamosys

    Rory Suggett, a Partner of Ashfords LLP | r.suggett@ashfords.co.uk | 0117 321 8067

    Andrew Gifford, Founder of techfolk | andrew@techfolk.co.uk | 0117 318 2447 | @we_are_techfolk

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