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How to fund a start-up

In today's business world there are many routes to capital including VC funding, angel investment, bank loans, grants and crowd sourcing.

But finding the finance you need for your enterprise can be like learning to play chess for the first time - you have to know the moves before you understand how to win.

  • What are the fastest routes?
  • Which option is best for your business?


In this workshop we’ll explore the ways you can save time in your search for capital and avoid the common pitfalls. As well as keeping up-to-date with the very latest approaches to securing business funding, you'll learn about:

  • The different types of funding available and how to approach them
  • How to make the right contacts
  • How to get your deal seen by investors
  • Why full business plans are not as vital as you think


About Paul Grant and the Funding Game

Paul Grant founder of The Funding Game 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.

What our users say

“Extremely insightful and informative”

“Nice to hear from somebody who has achieved what they are talking about”

“You’ve given me a completely new perspective on funding"

Anyone quoting "Library" when booking will receive a 20% discount reducing the price from £35 to £29 (including booking fee).

Event details

Who should attend? Any start-up looking to get funding for their business
Place: British Library Business & IP Centre
Cost: £29.00 when quoting “library” for 20% discount
How to Book: Book your place online today 

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Business & IP Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7901
Email: Reference Team

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