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🚀 Unlock Your Startup Success with "Getting Investor Ready - Agreeing on Your Terms" Course!

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🚀 Unlock Your Startup Success with "Getting Investor Ready - Agreeing on Your Terms" Course!

  • Who the Course is for: Students, Entrepreneurs and Startup Owners, Individuals interested in securing funding for their ventures, International Students/Residents looking to legally raise money in the UK.
  • Startup Owners, Anyone
  • Duration: 2:00 Hours | 1 Lesson
  • Start Date: 26/04/2023
  • Location: Hybrid - Option for in-person learning and Online

Embark on a transformative journey with our course designed for passionate entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts seeking to elevate their ventures to new heights. "Getting Investor Ready - Agreeing on Your Terms" is a dynamic and comprehensive program meticulously crafted to empower you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to navigate the complex world of startup funding successfully. 💡💼

Why Invest in " Getting Investor Ready - Agreeing on Your Terms "?

  •          🌐 Hybrid Learning Experience
  •          🎓 Practical Application
  •          💡  In person Pitching Event in front of Investors and Mentors at Goldsmith University
  •          🤝 Pitch Day Prizes “Read on to find out more”.
  •          💰 Total Prize Package of Over £1500
  •          🎓 Certificate upon completion of the course.

Overview: Empower your venture by learning the essential elements needed to secure the terms that will drive your startup towards unprecedented success. This course covers crucial aspects, from determining the necessary funding to raising capital effectively. Participants will delve into the intricacies of crafting a successful EIS/SEIS application and gain insights into the nuances of term sheets. The goal is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions and attract potential investors to your startup.

Course Topics:

Module 1: Identifying Funding Needs


  •          Understanding the financial requirements for your venture
  •          Assessing and identifying the amount needed for success

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  • Understanding the financial landscape for your venture is the foundation of successful fundraising. In this module, you'll delve into the intricacies of assessing your venture's financial requirements. We guide you through a step-by-step process to identify the precise amount needed for success. By the end of this session, you'll possess the crucial insights necessary to make informed decisions, ensuring that your funding aligns seamlessly with your business goals. Utilize this knowledge to avoid common pitfalls and set a solid financial foundation for your startup's growth.


Module 2: Mastering Strategic Capital Raising


  •          Techniques for raising capital strategically from investors
  •          Identifying and approaching potential investors

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  • Unlock the secrets of strategic capital raising and revolutionize your approach to attracting investors. This module equips you with cutting-edge techniques to not just raise capital but to strategically position your venture for success. Learn how to identify potential investors, approach them with confidence, and craft compelling pitches that resonate. Armed with this knowledge, you'll stand out in a crowded market, securing the support your startup needs to thrive. Don't miss the chance to elevate your fundraising game and propel your venture toward unprecedented success.


Module3: Creating a Winning EIS/SEIS Application


  •          Understanding the key components of a successful EIS/SEIS application
  •          Tips for optimising your application to attract investors

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  • Crafting a compelling EIS/SEIS application is an art, and in this module, you'll master it. Understand the key components that make an application stand out in the eyes of investors. We provide valuable insights and practical tips to optimize your application, ensuring it not only meets but exceeds investor expectations. With this knowledge, you'll be well-positioned to attract the attention of potential backers, increasing your chances of securing the funding necessary for your startup's growth. Elevate your fundraising efforts by creating applications that truly showcase your venture's potential.


Module 4: Navigating Term Sheet Complexities


  •          In-depth exploration of term sheet elements
  •          Strategies for negotiating and understanding terms effectively

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  • Term sheets can be daunting, but fear not - this module provides a comprehensive exploration of their elements. Gain an in-depth understanding of term sheet complexities and develop strategies to negotiate effectively. Armed with this knowledge, you'll navigate negotiations with confidence, ensuring terms align with your venture's goals. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or a first-time fundraiser, mastering term sheet intricacies is a game-changer in securing favorable terms for your startup's success.


Module 5: Locating a Lead Investor


  •          Identifying the role and importance of a lead investor
  •          Strategies for attracting and securing a lead investor for fundraising

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  • Understanding the pivotal role of a lead investor is essential for successful fundraising. In this module, discover the significance of a lead investor and learn proven strategies for attracting and securing one for your fundraising efforts. A lead investor can serve as a catalyst for garnering broader support. Armed with the insights from this session, you'll strategically position your startup to capture the attention of potential lead investors, unlocking a path to more substantial funding and increased credibility.


Module 6: Legal Aspects of Fundraising in the UK


  •          Guidance on legally raising money in the UK
  •          Special considerations for international students/residents

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  • Navigate the legal landscape of fundraising in the UK with confidence. This module provides clear guidance on the legal aspects of raising money, ensuring compliance and mitigating risks. Special attention is given to the unique considerations for international students and residents. Equip yourself with the knowledge to navigate legal complexities seamlessly, giving your startup a solid legal foundation for sustained growth and success.


Module 7: Understanding Investors’ Criteria


  •          Analysing and comprehending the criteria investors look for in investment deals
  •          Tailoring your pitch and strategy to meet investors’ expectations

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  • To secure funding, you must understand what investors are looking for. In this module, analyze and comprehend the criteria investors use to evaluate investment opportunities. Tailor your pitch and strategy to meet these expectations effectively. This knowledge is invaluable, as it allows you to present your venture in the most appealing light, increasing the likelihood of attracting investment. Stay ahead of the curve by gaining insights into investor perspectives and positioning your startup for success in a competitive funding landscape.


Additional Benefits:

  •          One-on-One Session with Sam: Personalised guidance, advice, and support for setting up your business.
  •          Live Pitch Day Access: Exclusive opportunity to pitch your business idea upon successful course completion.

Pitch Day Prizes:

  • First Prize: £500 discount on SEIS & EIS services and 60 hours of free student technical support.
  • Second and Third Prize: 60 hours of free student technical support, including marketing, admin, business development, legal, and IT support.

Total Prize Package: Over £1500

Ongoing Support:

Exclusive Goldsmith University Access:

  • All pitches receive ongoing support from Goldsmith University, including access to exclusive events and funding opportunities if criteria are met.

Certificate Upon Completion:

  • Showcase your expertise with a certificate upon completing the course. Prove that you're not just learning but ready to revolutionise your approach to sales and entrepreneurship.

Eligibility Criteria: The 6-week Startup Programme is tailored for early-stage UK technology ventures aiming for growth. If you find yourself in the initial stages of your venture and are seeking expert knowledge in setting up, building, selling, marketing, and fundraising for your startup, this programme is for you. Whether you're in the ideation phase or pushing for early-stage growth, we invite you to explore the benefits of joining one of our upcoming cohorts. Additionally, European startups registered outside the UK are eligible, provided founders commit to attending the in-person pitch day event at Goldsmith University.

Admissions Process: Admission operates on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply, fill out the application form, and upon submission, expect a confirmation email and invoice. Ensure to check your spam folder for the confirmation email. Act promptly to secure your spot in this valuable programme.

Questions? For any inquiries about this module, reach out to hello@thestartupevents.co.uk. Check the FAQ section on the website; your question might already be answered there. We're here to support your journey to startup success!


About the Instructor

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samsimpson1/

Meet Sam Simpson, a seasoned entrepreneur and a driving force in the world of startups and early-stage investments. With an impressive 26 years of experience, Sam has been a key player in co-founding and successfully exiting multiple tech startups. Notably, he played a pivotal role in steering a venture to become the 17th fastest-growing company in Europe in 2017, achieving remarkable growth from £0 to £27 million in less than four years.

Sam's entrepreneurial journey is not just about accomplishments; it's a story of passion, resilience, and a relentless pursuit of excellence. His commitment to the startup ecosystem goes beyond his own ventures. Sam has become a passionate Angel Investor and serves as a Board Advisor to several startups and established businesses. His hands-on experience in navigating the challenges of fundraising, coupled with his strategic insights, makes him a valuable mentor for those aspiring to secure funding and drive their ventures to success.

In addition to his business acumen, Sam has a multifaceted personality. Outside the boardroom, he channels his creativity through photography, capturing moments that resonate with the vibrancy of startup life. An avid cyclist, a culinary enthusiast, and a reader fascinated by the realms of crypto and hardcore physics, Sam brings a rich and diverse perspective to the table.

Currently, Sam Simpson is at the helm of FounderCatalyst, a venture with a mission to simplify and accelerate the early-stage investment legal journey. Through this initiative, he aims to make funding round legals more transparent and affordable, addressing a crucial need in the startup ecosystem. Sam's commitment to supporting founders is not only evident in his entrepreneurial endeavors but also in his active role as an angel investor, having made over 31 investments in the last five years.

Embark on a learning journey with Sam Simpson as your guide, and gain not only from his wealth of experience but also from the passion and dedication he brings to empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs. Whether you're a budding startup owner or an enthusiast in the world of early-stage investments, Sam's insights and expertise will undoubtedly inspire and guide you towards success.


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