Launch of the UK Space Tech Angels in conjunction with LBA
We are living at an interesting time where the global space economy is large and growing and where the UK is becoming a major player in the space industry. Indeed, since the turn of the century, the UK space economy has outperformed the global space economy. More importantly, it has created low-cost access to space as well as an accessible environment in favour of early-stage investment for private investors to shape this exciting industry.
LBA team in collaboration with the team behind the Seraphim Space Fund are delighted to invite you to the Inauguration of the UK Space Tech Angels programme proudly hosted at the central London offices of Fieldfisher. This exciting inaugural event will be held on Tuesday 6th December with registration opening at 5.15pm and the event itself running from 5.45pm to 8.00pm.
This launch exclusive event will bring together the key players in the UK Space industry such as Seraphim Capital, the UK Space Agency, Satellite Applications Catapult, Airbus Ventures and the European Business Angels Network (EBAN) to kindly support this early stage investment initiative beyond the limits.
We have also selected 3 early stage and potentially high growth space companies at different stages, SEIS/EIS eligible, to present their business opportunities in 3 minutes in order to give you a taste of a typical early stage angel investment in this sector.
The event will be followed by drinks and canapés, allowing our investors and the space community and well-known companies to mingle with one another and with the LBA team.
5.15 – 5.45 Registration with tea and coffee
5.50 – 5.55 Welcome from host – John Worthy – Partner at Fieldfisher
5.55 – 6.10 Keynote speaker from UK Space Agency – Katherine Courtney – CEO at UK Space Agency
6.10 – 6.20 Introduction to UK Space Tech Angels Programme – Anthony Clarke – CEO at LBA
6.20 – 6.30 Seraphim Space Fund and its links with UK Space Tech Angels – Mark Bogget – CEO of Seraphim Space Fund
6.30 – 6.40 Launch of European Space Tech Angels Network (ESTAN) in conjunction with EBAN – Candace Johnson – President at EBAN
6.40 – 6.55 Presentations by CEOs of 3 startup/early-stage previously angel-backed Space Angel SMEs. Moderated by Sam Adlen – Head of Business Innovation at Satellite Applications Catapult
6.55 – 7.00 Next steps for UK Space Tech Angels programme – Alexander Sleigh – Investment Director at LBA
7.00 – 8.00 Breakout/networking/drinks and nibbles
N.B (3 entrepreneurs to have demo tables at breakout)