How to Bootstrap Your Startup
Thursday 3 July, 6:00 PM 2014 to 8:00 PM 2014
80 Haymarket, London, , SW1Y 4TE (View Map)

How to Bootstrap Your Start-up

Thursday 03 July – 6pm-8pm

at Hub Westminster

How do you finance a start up when you cannot get an investor or banks interested?

Many of the most successful entrepreneurs around today did not launch their business with large private equity funding or heavy bank debt. They learnt how to create value from minimal resources - they learnt how to bootstrap their company. This is a skill and it can be learned by you too.

What you will take away:

The most powerful bootstrapping method for a start-up
A bootstrapping seven-step approach
Lessons from successful bootstrapped companies
How to market your business with little or no cash
Free and effective marketing tools can you use
How to adjust your business model for maximum impact
How to define your niche markets and reduce risk
How to build a high-value management team without the overhead
The right time to go for angel investment
A DIY approach to finding a business angel
A "100 hottest bootstrapping resources" list


Paul Grant - The Funding Game

Paul knows what it’s like to be on both sides of the funding fence. As an entrepreneur he raised funds for his own business, securing capital from business angels, bankers, family and friends, and even a government grant.

After seven years of trading he exited his business in 2003 and was invited to join a private equity company, Capital Partners, eventually heading up the business angel division. Here he had access to nearly 5,000 angel investors and reviewed more than 1,000 business plans every year.

During this time Paul learnt a lot about why so many businesses fail to secure the funding they need in the start-up and growth phases. Paul has met with many investors, bankers, and venture capitalists over the years and in the course of his work has uncovered what they are really looking for.

More importantly, Paul has developed an approach to raising capital that works. He is keen to share with you what he has learnt as an entrepreneur and as an industry insider.

Visit linkedin to find out more about Paul: uk.linkedin.com/in/pngrant/
or visit www.thefundinggame.co.uk


Hub Westminster

London needs a make laboratory for changemakers seeking to take ideas from action to impact. Impact HUB aims to provide access to investment, space, programmes and a global peer network hosted to foster collaborative practices and learning opportunities.

HUB Westminster
80 Haymarket, London, , SW1Y 4TE (View Map)
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