Access to Funding seminar
Working in partnership with the London Stock Exchange and Brodies LLP, Strathclyde Business School is delighted to invite you to a one day ‘Access to Funding’ seminar on 14 September 2012.
With the outlook for the economy remaining uncertain and reduced access to some traditional forms of finance, this seminar will pull on the knowledge of banking and financial experts, as well as leading academics, to explore alternative funding options available to small and mid-size companies, as they seek to finance future growth.
This comprehensive approach will encompass financing options from angel investing, venture capital through to flotation on AIM, and will also include Scottish Enterprise highlighting their support for Scottish companies.
The current agenda for the event is as follows:
Date: 14th September 2012
Venue: University of Strathclyde (McCance Building). Click here for a map and directions.
10.30 Registration & Refreshments.
11.00 Chairman's welcome - John Anderson, Chief Executive, Entrepreneurial Exchange
11.05 Introduction to Strathclyde Business School - Professor David Hillier, Vice Dean, Strathclyde Business School
11.25 Supporting Scottish Companies - Gary Torbett, Scottish Investment Bank
11.50 What do angels look for? - John McNicol, Kelvin Capital
12.15 What does Venture Capital look for? - David Sneddon, Scottish Equity Partners
Early Stage - Panel Discussion
Panel to include: Pera Technology - Martin Avison, Grant Thornton - Neil McInnes, Strathclyde Business School - Professor Colin Mason, Clydesdale Bank - TBC
12.40 Panel session with questions from the floor
14.00 Chairman welcomes back
14.05 Business Growth Fund - Simon Munro
14.30 Floating on AIM - Mark Fahy, London Stock Exchange
14.55 The Smart Metering story - Alan Foy, Chief Executive, Smart Metering Systems plc
Later Stage Panel Discussion
Panel to include: Nplus1 Brewin - Sandy Fraser, Buchanan - Diane Stewart, University of Strathclyde Commercialisation - Professor Martin Hughes, Brodies - David Allan
15.20 Panel session with questions from the floor
15.50 Chairman's thanks and close
16.00 Coffee and networking
If you would like to attend, please RSVP directly to Sam Rossiter, London Stock Exchange
Published: 2 August 2012