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Capturing an Investor and Avoiding the Pitfalls

Date: Wednesday, 14th November 2007

Time: 4:00pm for 4:30pm start, finishing at approximately 6:45pm

Location: TBC, Sheffield

Organised by: Connect Yorkshire, sponsored by South Yorkshire Investment Fund

Speaker: Elizabeth Blake Thomas of Essential Basics

Part of Connect Yorkshire's Investor Readiness Programme building up to the Autumn Investment Forum

Designed for young technology companies, this free workshop will help you understand what investors and looking for and how to get their attention. Coupled with hot tips on presentation skills, by attending this event you will ensure you grab attention from the right people!

Focusing on the way in which you explain your business, this workshop will give valuable tips on how to groom and enhance your proposition to ensure you are pitch perfect. You will also learn about venture capital and business angel funding, along with the due diligence they apply. By attending this workshop you will ensure that you know what to expect as an investor becomes involved in your business and that you don’t fall at the first hurdle.

The Format
Our workshops are designed with an interactive element, to encourage discussion and ideas amongst delegates. Refreshments will be served on arrival and the workshop itself will be followed by a buffet with wine, allowing plenty of time for networking. Should you wish, you can also attend the sixth workshop ‘Company Valuations and Deal Structures’which immediately follows the buffet. Who Should Attend? The workshops are aimed at technology and knowledge-based businesses with growth ambitions. All workshops are free to anyone wanting to learn about the investment process or who is keen to understand the financial options available to their business.

If you want to maximise you chances of raising finance and do all you can to ensure your business achieves its potential, register now for all or any of these events: Email: events@connectyorkshire.org Tel: 0113 384 5640

Other Investor Readiness Workshops
This is the fifth of six Interactive Workshops which make up Phase 1 of the Investor Readiness Programme. All workshops are free to anyone wanting to learn about the investment process in the lead up to Connect Yorkshire's Investment Forum on 28th November 2007. Attendance at all workshops is strongly recommended for all applicants to the Investment Forum (Phase 2).

More information: Capturing an Investor and Avoiding the Pitfalls