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The One-stop shop for SMEs, Start-ups and Scale ups!

We bring people in the Silicon Roundabout together to discuss, share, pitch and network.

In London’s competitive investment climate, entrepreneurs often lack the business connections and brand awareness to get the attention of potential funders, and at the same time many investors don't have a pipeline into early-stage technology and Internet companies.

TechCitizen provides a unique funnel for innovators to interact with a wide range of investors, present their plans, receive expert feedback, bring in strong leadership, and pave the way for them to receive angel and institutional funding.

The focus of the groups is to host events on business and personal development for startups/scale ups. We can also organise events that your members suggest. Also, we place lots of emphasis on Mentoring and face to face meetings.

Examples of our events include – law, finance, accounting, marketing, sales, PR, pitching, mentoring, etc. most of these are free to attend. I would suggest to have a look at our meetup page to see the standards of our events.

Strategic Partner:

London and Partners, TechUK, F6s, DIT, Bloomberg, WeWork, European Expert network, Woto, Radium services, Swiss impulse, Ourfield, Thinkingaroundcorners.

The Mayor's International Business Programme (http://gotogrow.london/?utm_source=SVC2UK%20Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=00&utm_campaign=SVEMEX00-MIBP_SVC2UKnewsletter&utm_content=newsletter) helps high-growth businesses from London’s Technology, Life Sciences and Urban sectors, to expand internationally. Tailored to fit a company’s specific international growth ambitions, the programme provides a bespoke mentoring scheme, delivered by leading entrepreneurs and business leaders; expert advice and workshops; targeted trade missions; and access to live leads and opportunities.

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Tech Citizen Entrepreneurship Academy (TCEA)

As we approach our 300th event with this meetup group, our members have requested that we have a framework that will help them to progress up the Entrepreneurship ladder.
This will enable members to see what more they need to do and for the co-hosts to assess the quality and feedback from the events. For this reason, we have designed 10 modules for Entrepreneurship development.

Action plan

You and your team should attend events for all the modules below. You will only get out of this meetup group what you put into it.

Common mistake

Avoid focusing on or spending a disproportionate amount of time just on one or two of the modules; this is a fundamental/fatal mistake. All the 10 modules are important and we suggest you get a good understanding of all their content.

Proactive and preparation

Planning and preparation to create a road map is the key to success. You will need to be proactive and have a plan whereby you have good knowledge of each module, 12 to 18 month before you need it.

Relevant resource

The Number 1 Skill That Entrepreneurs Use in Their Business- Antony Robbins:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cORxDp2RqTo

Objective

For startups teams to build their competence and skillset/mindset in all the 10 modules, as early as possible in the business life cycle.

Modules

The modules are listed together with a competence level (/10 for each module) and a time frame for completion. We will reference our events and workshops to each of the 10 modules below:

Description Competence Time frame

1. Managing teams

Module: MT

Content: hiring, training, culture, communication

change, engagement, incentives, team, leadership

2. Marketing & Sales

Module: MS

Content: Growth hacking, CRM, BI, customer, personas,

partnerships, PR, Branding, traction, Go to market

3. Finance & Accounting

Module: MA

Content: Financial management and modelling, margins,

accounting, pricing, cash flow, financial statements, reporting

4. Legal & Compliance

Module: LC

Content: Employment law, IP, Trade marks, regulation,

contracts, privacy, term sheets, stock/shares

5. Market fit

Module: MF

Content: Testing, Market research, Pivot, market size,

competitor analysis, monetisation, value proposition

6. Funding & Investment

Module: FI

Content: Investment, SEIS/EIS, pitching, presentation,

Business plans (SWOT, Goals, vision), milestones

7. Product development

Module: PD

Content: Lean start up, MVP, UX/UI, outsourcing, 10x,

outsourcing, back/front end, iteration/improvements

8. Operations & Logistics

Module: OL

Content: Admin, procedure/process/policy, risks, governance,

suppliers, IT, KPIs, Metrics, Ratios

9. Scale up strategy

Module: SS

Content: Growth, expansion, execution, export

country beach head

10. Personal development

Module: PD

Content: Founders mindset, resilience, persistence,

proactive, performance, time management, discipline

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“Investment ready”

Requirements, to be in the top 1 %:

1. 10 slide pitch deck,

2. Pitching practice,

Practice makes perfect.

There is no substitute for practice.

3. Business plan

Pitch deck and pitching to Investor

All companies that pitch at the event will use the same pitch deck.

If your company would like to pitch to the investors, then request the
“10 slide pitch deck – 5 min pitch” template.

First, you will have to send me all 7 items/information about your company:

1.description, 2. age, 3. stage, 4. team, 5. investments, 6. Traction, 7. Website.

Investor meeting conduct

You will get to meet with many investors in this meetup group. Follow this code:

1. Primarily, research and read the Investors website, in particular their portfolio. 2. Investigate and check if the VC is a relevant fit for you and your company. 3. Be prepared to spend a percentage of your time on a regular basis to get investment. 4. There are no short/quick fixes to the investment process. 5. You will need to meet with several investors over a long period of time. 6. Do not form a queue in order to talk to a VC, during the networking session. 7. Do not cold approach investors. It is better to get to know them by a warm introduction from a person within their network

Four stages of growth and Investment

Tech investors make Tech investment based on the Tech Milestones that you achieve

These are guidelines for you to follow, when looking for investors/investment:

Stage 1: Idea

Investment size – up to £ 50 k

Risk to investor - Extremely high

Milestones - You have a good idea and are putting together a team.

You will need to form a UK based company.

Stage 2: Seed stage

Investment size – up to £ 150 k (SEIS)

Risk to investor - High

Milestones - You product has been successfully tested and you are about to launch.

You also have a great team.

You will need to register for "HMRC: SEIS Advanced assurance"

Stage 3: Revenue

Investment size – up to £ 250 k

Risk to investor - Medium

Milestones - Your company has recurring UK revenues and significant traction.

Both the quality and the quantity of the revenue/traction is important

Stage 4: Growth

Investment size – over £ 250 k

Risk to investor - Low

Milestones - Everything is in place and your company is looking to expand and scale

Your GPS system

Emphasis is on Growth, Profitability and Scalability_Sustainability

- by using industry best practises.

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http://fundersandfounders.com/startup-mistakes/

https://www.cbinsights.com/research-reports/The-20-Reasons-Startups-Fail.pdf

Jason Huertas (https://medium.com/@jasonhuertas), author of My Startup Failed, says this is common, writing:

“You think that you know it all. After all, you’re already successful in your mind, so who cares what others have to say? Fight that urge every day…You know nothing.”

Harvard Business School’s Shikhar Ghosh explains the problem like this:

"Start-ups often fail because founders and investors neglect to look before they leap, surging forward with plans without taking the time to realize that the base assumption of the business plan is wrong. They believe they can predict the future, rather than try to create a future with their customers. Entrepreneurs tend to be single-minded with their strategies—wanting the venture to be all about the technology or all about the sales, without taking time to form a balanced plan…failure is the norm."

Top 1 %

Successful Business model is ALL 3:

- high Tech,

- solid Business best practice, &

- disciplined Entrepreneurs

Start up stands for:

S calability

T eam

A real need

R evenue (rule breaker)

T hird party validation

U SP (users)

P rototype (MVP)

Important Cs

***Collaboration***Content***Contacts***Cash flows***Concepts

***Competition***Costs***Connection***Customers***Change

Personal Development

Confidence, Discipline, Motivation, Positivity, Optimism, Communication,

Time management, Leadership, Focus, Health, Self-Esteem, Resilience,

Resourcefulness, Teamwork, Proactive, Initiative, Personality, Passion, Character,

Corporate functions

IT, Finance, H.R., Customer services, Governance, Compliance, Marketing,

Sales, Product dev, Project Mgt, Operations, Enterprise, Export, Risk,

Purchasing and Inventory, Legal, Admin.

Planning and Performance

Forecasting, Monitoring, Metrics, Measurement, Deliverables, Deadlines

Targets/Goals, Achievements

Mentor

Methodology, Execution, Network, Tutor, Organisation, Results

Revenue model

Projection, Forecasts, Metrics, cost of Acquisition, Repeat customers

Markets

Supply, Demand, Risk, Size, Segmentation, Disruption, Market research,

Market data, Market fit, Tracking, Saturation, Maturity, Message, Barriers,

New markets, Adjacent markets, Market niche

Sales

Marketing

Operations

Products/Services

To be in Business, you have to know about Business.

Reasons why startup fail:

https://twitter.com/EC1Capital/status/556393006421790720/photo/1

10 tips to deliver a successful Silicon Valley pitch. Check it out here:

http://www.slideshare.net/MPerruchet/10-t-46776150

Chris O’Donnell of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures offers an inside look at his calendar and activities to display how he spends his time in “What the Heck Does a VC Do All Week Anyway? (http://mailer.mattermark.com/e1t/c/*W3XHwff30rpCgW2HH0mD8JrhN50/*W1MqK9d89xtddW1C5yHT4T9dJP0/5/f18dQhb0S65P2jVZsxW12hl181f7ZtbW53xcq05Yx4r9W2SfsHC707wYPN37SC0SmqPfZW29ykW98q-RTqW540W4028f6kbMM0GNzrvYpdN8FlyDPh9PXYW6XnDJg71L6spN6R5vYltb_mjW6Rp7M65Nr6k7W2HzXlN3GjYhbN6c-7-j1xqfsW23DNxv7jJKGzW1rsDX61C3rSYW2fGK9n5WvkW6W1PNP402yc_NJW35_Tv-2zc_VsVjLD4K1tRBfdW5GZYRK4YDfHzW2xfj3S229CZ6W6krfrk66VzYVW7wT1QD5gVjlxW5n4v6N40_52RW6mcn1v9l6KsLW67Cjlv4xlJXfW3ZghW35zkjJcW9fbsVK2RlTpZW2pMNNC5kkT0bW833Bq98YPTpNW6w-Zq95tTHp8W6yVXYz4CjYK9W6c_tf44mBmj0W1R4RHc5PWM82W4kqyZl6cFdzhW7ccDz76wDzXrW3Kxmsy8DnmDGVlC_N158QQ6zW1Wb7_s2YgnJNW1S6X986mmXPZW8b_Qgg31bF8fN2qGcX2tzXPrW2kNJ_l3qK2nVW5MJDQj7xYGYlW6qZrpk8SgtYLW8NlZ0_8mW7kMf25dzxX02)”

http://tinyurl.com/oyba66k

Growth hacking:

https://growthhackers.com/growth-studies/

https://www.reddit.com/r/Entrepreneur/comments/2clqa3/how_startups_such_as_dropbox_airbnb_groupon_and/

The open meeting is held on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday and everyone interested in

Business and Personal Development is welcome!

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Evening with VCs

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RSVP is not enough, buy tickets to this event here: https://bit.ly/2LJ7k2v Did you know that UK attracts about a third of all venture capital money available within Europe? Did you know that Facebook, Twitter and Spotify were all funded through VCs when they started? VC funding can be a great source of finance as they provide both support network and financial capital for a business. But it is crucial for any business to carefully research available VC firms, find the right one and apply at the best time. This event is your chance to explore your VC options and get educated on how the process works and how to successfully secure a VC! If you are a business with scope for extensive growth, don't miss out on your chance on becoming the next Facebook, Twitter or Spotify! Great news! For this event, we are offering showcasing opportunities to maximise your brand exposure. This opportunity allows you do a 1-minute elevator pitch. Hence if you decide to purchase this ticket, please send your concise pitch deck in a PDF format at [masked]* *The organisers maintain the right to pre-vet the applications and to approve or disapprove any pitching/showcasing/attending applications. The companies you will meet: ScaleUp Group Funding London Capital Enterprise Calculus Capital Fuel Ventures A City Law Firm Menzies LLP GovGrant Ascension Ventures Wharton Asset Management Company RSVP is not enough, buy tickets to this event here: https://bit.ly/2LJ7k2v Plan your evening: 6.00 - 6.30 pm Arrival & Registration 6.30 - 7.00 pm Welcome from BFS & Sponsors 7.00 - 7.30 pm Funders Presentations 7.30 - 7.45 pm Business Showcase 7.45 - 8.00 pm Audience Q&A Panel 8.00 - 8.30 pm Networking with Drinks EVENT SPONSORS: A City Law Firm is a leading entrepreneur firm of regulated solicitors based in the heart of the City of London. ACLF acts for high-net-worth individuals as well as entrepreneurs in sectors such as media, TV, technology, fashion and finance and start-up businesses that seek and secure investment. GovGrant helps innovative businesses maximise funding from government sources. When any company wants to improve its business, launch new products or overcome challenges, they may qualify for valuable tax credits- that’s where GovGrant comes in. They are one of the UK's leading specialists, led by technical expertise to truly understand your business and help you identify the qualifying expenditure. Menzies LLP is an accountancy firm delivering traditional accounting services combined with strategic commercial thinking. Their services include tax, audit, payroll, business recovery as well as a business and financial advisory service proven to add value and help your business to grow. Specialising in eight core UK and international business sectors, Menzies’ local accountancy and business advisory offices in London, Surrey, Hampshire and Cardiff, all offer their #BrighterThinking approach. Organisers: Business Funding Show Business Funding Show, originally the first ever funding exhibition for the UK & EU, is now a series of events bringing together high potential SMEs and leading financial institutions to ensure UK’s business growth. Host: WeWork is a platform for creators. They provide you with everything you need to create your life's work. They're growing our community in London with new spaces opening up throughout the city. ***WeWork security request*** WeWork has requested that all attendees provide us with: - Full name - Email, and - Company name RSVP is not enough, buy tickets to this event here: https://bit.ly/2LJ7k2v TICKETS TO THIS EVENT ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Funders & Founders; Networking Reception

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Please note! It is required that you book your tickets through the following link: https://bit.ly/2YCbPzC (RSVP is not enough) IT'S A PRODUCTIVE PARTY AND YOU'RE INVITED! SO IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH TOP LENDERS AND INVESTORS AND GROW YOUR BUSINESS - GET READY. At this event you can network with and learn from a variety of funders, lenders and growth support organisations that can help you reach your business's funding goals. No matter the stage or sector of your company, just pack your bag with business cards and join us for an evening full of opportunities! Great news! There are showcasing opportunities available for businesses that wish to maximise their brand exposure. *The organisers maintain the right to pre-vet the applications and to approve or disapprove any pitching/showcasing/attending applicants. In this case unsuccessful candidates will be provided with a refund. Funders, Lenders and Growth Support Organisations for this event will be announced soon! Plan your evening: •[masked]pm Arrival & Registration •[masked]pm Welcome from BFS •[masked]pm Business Showcase •[masked]pm Introduction to Funders •[masked]pm Networking with Drinks Please note! It is required that you book your tickets through the following link: https://bit.ly/2YCbPzC (RSVP is not enough) EVENT SPONSORED BY: A City Law Firm is a leading entrepreneur firm of regulated solicitors based in the heart of the City of London. ACLF acts for high-net-worth individuals as well as entrepreneurs in sectors such as media, TV, technology, fashion and finance and start-up businesses that seek and secure investment. Menzies LLP is an accountancy firm delivering traditional accounting services combined with strategic commercial thinking. Their services include tax, audit, payroll, business recovery as well as a business and financial advisory service proven to add value and help your business to grow. Specialising in eight core UK and international business sectors, Menzies’ local accountancy and business advisory offices in London, Surrey, Hampshire and Cardiff, all offer their #BrighterThinking approach. Why not benefit from a member’s discount? You can now join the Business Funding Club, a premier network connecting entrepreneurs, funders, and service providers. BFC members gain access to exclusive events, showcase opportunities at BFS workshops, consultations and access to FundingMatches.com, an online matching service for entrepreneurs and VCs. View all benefits and sign up here: https://bit.ly/2GjqiqO Organiser: Business Funding Show Business Funding Show, originally the first ever funding exhibition for the UK & EU, is now a series of events bringing together high potential SMEs and leading financial institutions to ensure UK’s business growth. Host: WeWork WeWork is a platform for creators. They provide you with everything you need to create your life's work. They're growing our community in London with new spaces opening up throughout the city, get in touch to learn more: https://www.wework.com/buildings/aldwych-house--london ***WeWork security request*** WeWork has requested that all attendees provide us with: - Full name - Email, and - Company name Note: You may not be allowed into the building if you do not provide the above RSVP We appreciate your cooperation in updating your RSVP to be an accurate representation of whether you will attend. TICKETS TO THIS EVENT ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Showcase your Business & pitch for funding to Angels & VCs

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RSVP is not enough, buy tickets to this event here: https://bit.ly/2Xwvuo3 It's Time to Stop Learning and Start Doing! This event is designed to help you showcase your business in front of an audience of investors what your business is all about! At this event, you can: • pitch your business and exhibit in front of prominent VCs and Angels • maximise your brand awareness • network with entrepreneurs and funders • develop a strong personal network that will open up doors and build mutually beneficial relationships If you purchase the Business Showcase ticket then, you will be able to set up your pop up stand, invite an additional guest and receive a 3-minute slot for your company presentation. We will require you to send your presentation slides/pitch deck at [masked]. Not ready to showcase your business? Come as an attendee and get inspired, informed and connected with the funders and the showcasing companies. Great news! There are sponsorship opportunities available; explore them at https://bit.ly/2IpD1cn Specific funders and judges will be announced shortly! RSVP is not enough, buy tickets to this event here: https://bit.ly/2Xwvuo3 Plan your evening: • 6.00 - 6.30pm Arrival & Registration • 6.30 - 6.40pm Welcome from BFS • 6.40 - 6.55pm Introduction to Judges • 6.55 - 7.35pm Business Showcase: Pitching • 7.35 - 8.15pm Business Showcase: Fair • 8.15 - 8.30pm Networking with Drinks EVENT SPONSORED BY: A City Law Firm is a leading entrepreneur firm of regulated solicitors based in the heart of the City of London. ACLF acts for high-net-worth individuals as well as entrepreneurs in sectors such as media, TV, technology, fashion and finance and start-up businesses that seek and secure investment. Why not benefit from a member’s discount? You can now join the Business Funding Club, a premier network connecting entrepreneurs, funders, and service providers. BFC members gain access to exclusive events, showcase opportunities at BFS workshops, consultations and access to FundingMatches.com, an online matching service for entrepreneurs and VCs. View all benefits and sign up here: https://bit.ly/2GjqiqO Organisers: Business Funding Show Business Funding Show, originally the first-ever funding exhibition for the UK & EU, is now a series of events bringing together high potential SMEs and leading financial institutions to ensure UK’s business growth. Host: WeWork WeWork is a platform for creators. They provide you with everything you need to create your life's work. They're growing our community in London with new spaces opening up throughout the city, get in touch to learn more: https://www.wework.com/buildings/aldwych-house--london ***WeWork security request*** WeWork has requested that all attendees provide us with: - Full name - Email, and - Company name Note: You may not be allowed into the building if you do not provide the above RSVP We appreciate your cooperation in updating your RSVP to be an accurate representation of whether you will attend. TICKETS TO THIS EVENT ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Investment Conference

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RSVP is not enough, buy tickets to this event here: https://bit.ly/2NFWTiM In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Business Funding Show presents the Investment Conference 2019. WHAT IS IT? A full-day conference designed to boost your knowledge of different aspects of equity funding, help you make new connections, discuss funding options and growth pathways and bring you more than a step closer to your next potential investor! WHO IS IT FOR? This is an ideal event for both budding entrepreneurs seeking funding opportunities and investors who are eager to discover what’s happening in the investment space. WHY ATTEND? There will be over 20 renowned and prestigious speakers from top funding bodies discussing funding solutions, the most promising sectors, investment risk minimisation and other aspects of equity funding. The Business Funding Show welcomes businesses across all industries and stages to get the support they need to improve, evolve and expand. All attendees will have ample opportunity to liaise with representatives of various leading investment institutions. If you're an entrepreneur - Come to learn what investors are really looking for as well as your best equity funding options and how to secure them. Make sure to get your business cards and practice an elevator pitch. If you're an investor - Come to discover what's happening in the investment space, the most promising sectors to consider, and how to prevent your risks and make the right investment choice. Pitching Competition: For this event, we are offering you an invaluable opportunity to pitch your business and gain feedback from funders. So, don't miss your chance and book the 'Pitching Competition' ticket now as there are limited spaces available on first come first served basis. Don't miss your chance as there are limited spaces available on first come first served basis*. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event, please check here: https://bit.ly/2vymtL4 Agenda: 12.00 - 12.30 Arrival and Registration 12.30 - 12.45 Welcome from BFS & Sponsors 12.45 - 13.30 Investment Rewind & What the Future Holds? 13:30 - 14:30 Go Fund yourself! How to Grow without Investment by Bestselling Author John Mullins 14:30 - 14:50 Coffee-break 14:50 - 15:50 How to Survive Your Initial Years with Crowdfunders and Accelerators! 15:50 - 16:50 The Hacker Panel to Angel Investing! 16:50 - 17:10 Coffee-break 17:10 - 18:10 Inside the Mind of a Venture Capitalist 18:10 - 18:20: Business Showcase 18:20 - 19:30 Chat Your Way to Success: Networking Reception with Funders RSVP is not enough, buy tickets to this event here: https://bit.ly/2NFWTiM CURRENT SPONSORS: (Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event, please check here: https://bit.ly/2vymtL4) A City Law Firm GovGrant Why not benefit from a member’s discount? You can now join the Business Funding Club, a premier network connecting entrepreneurs, funders, and service providers. BFC members gain access to exclusive events, showcase opportunities at BFS workshops, consultations and access to FundingMatches.com, an online matching service for entrepreneurs and VCs. View all benefits and sign up here: https://bit.ly/2GjqiqO Organiser: Business Funding Show Business Funding Show, originally the first-ever funding exhibition for the UK & EU, is now a series of events bringing together high potential SMEs and leading financial institutions to ensure UK’s business growth. ***Security request*** We request that all attendees provide us with: - Full name - Email, and - Company name Note: You may not be allowed into the building if you do not provide the above RSVP We appreciate your cooperation in updating your RSVP to be an accurate representation of whether you will attend. TICKETS TO THIS EVENT ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

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