Special Interest Group

 

EVENT: Cambridge Cleantech Finance Special Interest Group
DATE: 25 September 2019
VENUE: Taylor Wessing, 24 Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 1JP
FOR: Cleantech businesses looking for funding opportunities
WHY? Stay up to date with the latest opportunities for funding your cleantech business

Crowdfunding for tech firms hit the headlines around a decade ago. Join us to see if it can provide the finance to help grow your cleantech business and hear from experts, real life case studies, commentary and tips. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with other entrepreneurs and financiers working to find sustainable solutions to today’s challenges.

Listen to insightful talks on:

  • Crowdfunding to Finance Your Business: The Touchstones, Tips and Successful Case Studies
  • From Start-Up to Growth with Crowdfunding: Lessons Learned from a Local Scale-Up Success Story
  • Starting Up, Scaling Up and Staying Ahead; Making Finance Available for SMEs
  • Securing Funding for Early-stage Start-ups in the Cleantech Sector
  • Tax Credits for R&D for SMEs
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AGENDA

 

17:00 Registration and Refreshments

17:30 Welcome and Introduction with Hugh Parnell, Chairman, Cambridge Cleantech, Howard Palmer, Partner, Taylor Wessing, Colin McCall, Senior Counsel, Taylor Wessing

17:40 Crowdfunding to Finance Your Business: The Touchstones, Tips and Successful Case Studies – Oliver Salisbury, Associate, Seedrs

17:55 From Start-Up to Growth with Crowdfunding: Lessons Learned from a Local Scale-Up Success Story, Hamish Watson, CEO, Polysolar

18:05 Starting Up, Scaling Up and Staying Ahead; Making Finance Available for SMEs – Paul Sullivan, Senior Manager UK Network, British Business Bank

18.15 Securing Funding for Early-stage Start-ups in the Cleantech Sector – Pippa Gawley, Founder, Zero Carbon Capital

18.20 Tax Credits for R&D for SME’s –Chris Ward, Business Development Manager, CATAX

18.30 Save on your FX Transactions – Archie Reed, UK Treasury Sales, Clear Treasury

18.35 Q&A Hugh Parnell and Speakers

18:45 Refreshments and Networking

19:30 Close

 

Get your tickets here This event is free for members and £49 + VAT for non-members. 

 

 

Here is what attendees have said about previous events:

“There were some interesting discussions and I think it was a good mix of companies and investors. I think the finance theme is the key one for cleantech in the UK as there’s no shortage of entrepreneurs.”  –  Jim Totty, Sustainable Technology Investors

Great set of presenters with a great balance of topics and backgrounds.”  – Anthony  Warren, Warrens Group