How to raise capital: From who and from where?

Raising capital for your business idea is likely to be one of the hardest and most nerve-wracking things you do as a researcher or entrepreneur. We often read reports in the media about companies gaining large funding rounds or VCs raising large funds, but as a scientist or medic: how can I engage with the investment community? And whilst most of us will have seen the popular Dragon’s Den television programme: how much does this differ to the reality?

At this event we will learn the basics of how to approach different types of investors, what to ask for, what to give away (and not), how the process works and useful tips from the investors themselves! We have top representatives from UK crowd funding platforms, university-linked funds, local Oxford-based investors, entrepreneurs and an international VC: all waiting to answer your questions!