Business Gateway Growth Hub - Leicestershire Supporting Growth

How to Pitch for Business Angel Funding (5 of 5)

Event Information:

Type: Business Growth

Date: Friday, 7 May 2021

Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Available To: Eligible SME's

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE


Business Angel or Angel Investor is a high-net-worth person who provides financial backing for small start-up businesses or entrepreneurs, usually in exchange for ownership of part of the equity of your company. If you want to learn how to pitch to these investors, there’s no better way than to hear from someone who is one. 

You’ll get a unique opportunity to practice pitching to a select panel with extensive experience of business pitches, and each of them will provide constructive feedback.  This is number 5 of 5 webinars and we strongly advise you to book for the whole series.

What you will take away:

  • How to put together a pitch
  • Linking your pitch to your business plan
  • What a Business Angel is looking for
  • Feedback on a “dummy” pitch

About the speaker:

Russell Copley: Russell has worked with growing businesses since setting up his own business in 2003.  He has led a publicly funded investment readiness programme since 2012 and has helped many businesses secure external funding.  He has been Regional Manager for Angels Den (Europe’s largest business angel network); he sits on the Regional Advisory Board of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund; he has coached businesses through TV’s “Dragons Den” and is a business angel investor himself.  He is also an investment adviser and mentor for the European Start Up Association.

Here’s what other people say about this programme: 

“Russell is a dynamic and interesting presenter; very confident, knowledgeable and easy going” (Marina A)

“The clarity of the information given is exceptional because the presenter is a hands-on expert vs a classroom expert. He has truly ‘been there done that’ Overall a great set of webinars. Few things can keep me on a call for 2 hours, never mind a series of calls but with this I didn’t think twice.” (Steven R)

Who should attend:

You should attend these workshops if you are a business owner or founder who is looking for external funding to help your business to scale-up. Businesses that have been trading for over a year, with a turnover of between £50k and £100k that are looking to grow in the coming years would be particularly welcome to attend, although this is not an exclusive requirement.

This webinar is delivered by the Business Gateway Growth Hub and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Places are limited and priority will be given to trading SMEs based in Leicester and Leicestershire

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