Monday, 8 September 2014 from 7-9pm at the Impact Hub Brixton
Tech startups seem to be springing up everywhere. Every day there are stories of entrepreneurs creating innovative ventures and attracting eye watering investment. But is it that easy? As an entrepreneur, how can you attract investment? What are the must-dos and pitfalls to avoid? What do investors look at when trying to find the next big thing? Is it about the product or the people?
We hope to shed some light on these topics by hearing from an entrepreneur who is currently running his own start-up. We will hear about his journey, mistakes made and valuable advice.
We will also hear from investors who try to guide on how to successfully pitch for investment.
EC1 Capital is a web and mobile technology investment fund created in Feb 2012. They back ‘tenacious, aligned and focused founders addressing a significant pain point or disruption potential within a large addressable market.’
Jay Patani joined EC1 Capital in December 2013. Jay has gained experience in an array of industries, including publishing, the media and consulting. He is also an occasional contributor to tech publications, commenting on everything digital.
Gerald Vanderpuye is co-founder and CEO at BuyerDeck, and has first-hand current experience off pitching for VC funding. He has worked in business development for 10 years and recently launched out on his own with BuyerDeck. BuyerDeck is a SaaS platform that helps B2B enterprise sales representatives identify their most engaged buyers so they can focus on the right buyer at the right time.
Want advice on pitching? Here’s your chance.
Are you a budding entrepreneur with an idea or a pitch to present? Contact us and you may have an opportunity to present your pitch to the investor and entrepreneur. They will provide constructive criticism of your pitch and who knows!