Windows of Opportunity

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  • DatesOctober 2012 - March 2013
  • Participants3,490

the client

Department of Business, Innovation & Skills

the brief

To raise awareness of the benefits and opportunities presented by the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and other alternative sources of finance to both the entrepreneur and investor.

our solution

School For Startups Delivered 12 events across England with 3490 participants

Each event consisted of half day sessions which included presentations from established industry experts & representatives from across the sector;

New perspectives on raising and investing money

  1. Business Angels; Delivered by Dale Murray, Business Angel of the year 2011
  2. Online Angel Investment; Delivered by Jeff Lynn, CEO & Founder of Seedrs
  3. Peer to Peer Loans; Delivered by Rhydian Lewis & Founder & CEO of Ratesetter
  4. Working Capital; Delivered by Anil Stocker, Co-founder & Director at Market Invoice
  5. Invoice Trading; Delivered by Louise Beaumont, Sales & Marketing Director at Platform Black
  6. Panel Discussion & Q&A session

the outcome

57% of respondents said workshop exceeded their expectations

90% of respondents said they were satisfied with the event

(4.5/5.0) of respondents said the workshop dramatically improved both their knowledge and attitude towards the value of investment in their business

(4.6/5.0) of respondents said the workshop considerably improved their overall knowledge and attitudes towards investment opportunities as well as their awareness about the value of SEIS

(3.4/4.0) of participants said that as a result of the workshop they are more likely to seek more information about how they can raise money for their business

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