Investor Forum: Investing in Innovation and Creativity
|Date:||25.11.2019 - 25.11.2019|
|Location:||Engine Shed: Brunel's Old Station, Station Approach, Bristol, BS1 6QH|
Whether you are an investor, would-be investor or interested in understanding this space, join us for an afternoon of interactive debates, stimulating conversation and deep-dives into the opportunities offered for effective angel and early stage investing in innovation and creativity.
Hear about exciting new initiatives that will help to boost your investment capacity and bring access to new dealflow to build your investment portfolio!
Kick off the afternoon with a light networking lunch and hear about how to be an effective investor in early stage innovation and hear about how Innovate UK’s new Angel Investment Accelerator operated by SetSquared and UK Business Angels Association can increase your investment capacity with access to undiluted grant funding as co-investment in innovating businesses across the South West..
This will be followed by a deep-dive into investing in innovating businesses in the screen-based space, one of the exciting areas of innovation, driving nearly £8bn GVA into the economy in the last four years and a key strength across the South West. During this session you will hear about the opportunities for investors to back businesses focused on AR and VR, Mixed Reality, Games, video, animation and high-end Television to name a few.
Based on an exciting new initiative supported by Creative England and the British Film Institute, alongside UKBAA, you will hear from some inspiring high growth founders who have successfully built their screen-focused businesses and have successfully accessed investment. Then leading representatives from the finance community will explore the funding landscape for backing screen-focused innovation and converging technologies and highlight the great opportunities for investment and co-investment funds.
Closing out the afternoon, join us for some light bites, drinks and plenty of networking!
13:00-13:30: Registration & Networking Lunch
13:30-14:30: Effective Investing in Innovation and how to access Regional Angel Investment Accelerator Programme – understanding the opportunities and landscape for investing alongside grant funding
14:30-15:00: Networking, Coffee & Tea
15:00-15:10: Introduction to the funding landscape for Investing in Screen-focused Businesses
Jenny Tooth OBE, Chief Executive, UKBAA
15:10-15:50: Entrepreneurs in Conversation: scaling a successful screen-focused business in the UK
Moderated by: Briony Phillips, Scaleup Lead, Rocketmakers ltd
Panelists to be announced
15:50-16:40: The funding mix – exploring the opportunities for co-investment in screen focused businesses
Moderated by: Jenny Tooth OBE, Chief Executive, UKBAA
Charlotte Clarke, Investment Associate, NVM Private Equity
Rosie Bennett, Investment Director, the Angel Investment Accelerator South West
Mehjabeen Patrick, CFO & CIO, Creative England
16:40-17:00: Open floor for questions
17:00-18:00: Networking and drinks