Lets get Money Savvy: Different ways to Fund your Startup


26th January 2021

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM GMT



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About This Event


This will be a VIRTUAL event, held on Zoom but with a mix of polls and interactions.


About this event

Join us, virtually, to celebrate the launch of our first issue of the year, Finance & Fintech. We have gathered the experts from a number of funding opportunities to pitch to YOU.

Followed by a number of breakout rooms, featuring a funding expert and an editor to help dig in to the real questions you have.

You will get the chance to:

- Hear from 4 experts about the funding opportunities available to you, as a startup, including VC Funding, Crowdfunding, Accelerator programmes & Loans.

- Ask your questions and have them all answered by our experts.

- Receive exclusive access to the digital issue 24 hours in advance.



2pm: Arrival and Introductions

2.05pm: Kevin R Smith "pitching" crowdfunding

2.20pm: Helena Murphy "pitching" VC Funding

2.35pm: tbc

2.50pm: tbc

3.05pm: breakout rooms with our editors & speakers ??



Hosted by:

Startups Magazine Editor, Anna Flockett who loves to get chatty with startups and meet new innovators & entrepreneurs driven to change their industries. She has a keen passion to learn about everyone’s story and how startups are doing on their journey.



Pitching Crowdfunding:

Kevin R Smith is the founder and CEO of BOOM & Partners and, after an initial career working for banks, he has run his own business and finance consultancy firm for 24 years. He is a mentor for Cass Business School which is one of the leading business schools in the world, and is also a mentor for the UKs largest Entrepreneur Accelerator programme run by NatWest Bank. He is a prolific author and a BBC Radio contributor, writing and talking about all aspects of running an early stage business.

Writing for our crowdfunding piece in the January/February 2021 issue and now live on our pitching party, Kevin is happy to answer all your finance queries.


Pitching VC Funding:

Helena Murphy, co-founder at Raising Partners. A professional services firm for SMEs. We’re uncomplicating the complicated and demystifying the funding landscape in the UK. We’ve helped these businesses and many others raise investment:

Thread - AI powered men’s e-commerce platform

Poppy’s Picnic - subscription raw dog food

Loch Lomond Brewery - Scottish craft beer

Festicket - world’s largest festival experience booking platform

Carbon Black System - world’s lightest carbon fibre wheelchair

HOP Vietnamese - Quick-service Vietnamese restaurants

Helena featured on Startups Magazine's podcast in December 2020, for our review of 2020's funding scene. Catch up before hearing directly from her, and ask her all your burning questions live.




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