At KPMG, The Soloist Building, 1 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3LP we are bringing together small businesses, investors, IFAs, entrepreneurs and business advisers – all in one place to hear expert opinion from SME industry experts.
The event is split into two parts – a technical seminar at 16.30, followed by a breakout session and networking from 17.30
Ready Steady Grow Belfast – sign up here
Registration from 4pm.
Seminar Agenda (CPD qualifying):
4.30 Welcome from the Chair, Bronagh Duggan of Sapphire
4.35 Update on the early-stage market and recent commitments in Northern Ireland – Susan McKane, British Business Bank.
4.45 Investing in Innovation through the S/EIS, Harriet Porter, KPMG
4.55 How to integrate S/EIS into your investment deal, Adam Lawrence, RW Blears
5.05 Panel Discussion: Under the bonnet with the Fund Managers and Advisers, Chair – Bronagh Duggan of Sapphire
Panellists: Tim Dickens – Octopus Ventures and Andrew Aldridge – Deepbridge Capital
5.25 Journey of a Start-up – Gary Davidson, Investment Lead at Ormeau Baths with Gareth Quinn, COO at Kairos
5.35 Closing remarks, Christiana Stewart-Lockhart, EISA
5.40 Move to reception and networking
Here’s an overview of this year’s entire series of Ready Steady Grow! events:
Edinburgh (29 Aug), Birmingham (20 Sep), Cardiff (27 Sep), Bristol (28 Sep), Manchester (4 Oct), Leeds (10 Oct), Cambridge (11 Oct), Newcastle (17 Oct), Belfast (19 Oct), Oxford (2 Nov)
If you have any queries or would like to attend please contact Mary Rodgers on email@example.com
Who should attend this event?
Entrepreneurs looking to start a business, or access funding to take your business to its next level
Wealth managers looking to gain knowledge and expertise in EIS and small company investing
Investors looking to invest in the ‘Next big thing’
Professional Advisors who want to help SMEs develop and grow.
Will refreshments be provided?
Drinks and canapés will be provided