Techcelerate Crowd Funding

2012-11-21 18:00
2012-11-21 21:00

Crowd funding is gaining popularity as an alternative financing vehicle for businesses of all types. It is a collective effort of individuals who network and pool their resources through the Internet to support efforts initiated by startups, artists, campaigners, etc. For the first time, Techcelerate is hosting a crowd funding event in Manchester to bring the key providers, so that more companies as well as individual investors can benefit.

The Venture Crowd - Crowd Funding equity investment into business by Nesta

Click on the thumbnail above to access a report on crowd funding from Nesta.

Darren Westlake, CEO & Co-Founder, Crowdcube

Founded in 2010, Crowdcube is the next generation of business investment. It is a new way to fund start-ups and business expansion by crowdfunding for equity, giving entrepreneurs a platform to connect with ordinary people and raise venture capital. By attracting lots of investors who invest smaller amounts of money into a person, company, product or idea you can bypass the traditional ways of raising venture finance.

A serial entrepreneur, Darren started his first company aged 26 and has since built and sold two companies. His background is in telecoms, technology and internet. He has a bee in his bonnet about solving the lack of financing options for small businesses!


18:00 Registration and networking
18:30 Tech Update
18:45 Equity Crowd Funding
19:45 Break
20:00 Stories of Crowd Funding
21:00 Off to KRO Bar for Networking

Disclaimer: The format may change to suit the speakers and presenting companies. The event will be filmed and photographs taken for display on this website and elsewhere. Attendee details may be exchanged with Sponsors


FREE to attend


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