Doug Richard, Dragonsâ€™ Den Entrepreneur, calls for Birmingham to seize the startup opportunity 03 FEBRUARY â€“ BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham could emerge from recession as a world class capital for entrepreneurs, but needs to be freed from regulatory red tape, according to Doug Richard, one of the countryâ€™s leading entrepreneurs.
Wednesday, 3 February, Doug Richard's School for Startups together with O2 will deliver a course in how to start a business in collaboration with Finance Tree, Newcastle University Business School & Newcastle University Careers Service and sponsored by Ward Hadaway Law Firm, Newcastle Science City & North East Access to Finance. Register online at www.schoolforstartups.co.uk.
"Just to be clear . . . start-ups should not be charged to pitch their businesses to angel investors. . . . Corporate financiers do not make their money on [upfront] fees but by taking a percentage of the money raised."
Oct 20, 2009 â€“ Doug Richard, Dragons' Den investor, serial entrepreneur and founder of School for Startups (S4S), will lecture small businesses and startups on 13 November 2009 at a free one day "Six Rules for Startups" event in Colchester. The course, a Â£95 value, will be delivered free through the University of Essex with funding from the Governmentâ€™s Economic Challenge Investment Fund (ECIF). Entrepreneurs can reserve a seat at www.schoolforstartups.co.uk.
Doug Richard's School for Startups, working together with O2, will be delivering "Find, Pitch & Close: The Art of Securing Investment" at the Royal Institution on 18 November. Registration open now at www.schoolforstartups.co.uk.