31 Mar 2009

New event 20 April 2009: How to Finance your Business in a Credit Crunch

The Digital Communications Knowledge Transfer Network in association with Mobile Monday London presents 'How to finance your business in a credit crunch'. Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start on Monday 20th April. There will be short presentations and a panel session representing all aspects of the financial value chain from VC through Angel Investor to Entrepreneurs and more. We also have a few surprises up our sleeve to stimulate the debate.

We’re in a credit crunch but that doesn't mean that you can't still be successful in these challenging times. This is your chance to get your finance questions answered. We aim to answer questions relevant to businesses at all stages in their growth, from start-up to grown-up. This is your chance to find out:

Is it impossible to get finance right now? What are the options open to a mobile business? Should I move my business to the US to have better chance of finance? What's the reality when you sell to a corporate? What are the Government sponsored opportunities available? What are investors looking for right now? How do I make sure that my valuation isn't diluted? Are banks really able to help? How long will the credit crunch last? What is value in this day and age? Is there still money to be made in the mobile industry and if so in which sectors? Which corporates and network operators are investing in smaller businesses? Are competitions and grants worth the effort? Is a merger or acquisition more hassle than it's worth?

It should be a lively panel and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion. Some of our experts in the room will also be running surgery sessions during the networking that follows. Here you will be able to get more in-depth advice on a one-to-one basis, discuss your specific next steps and, based on your business needs, find out which programmes and pathways are worth pursuing

Please go to http://alpha.mobilemonday.org.uk to register.

Membership of the Digital Communications KTN is free, and all attendees are encouraged to register as members at www.dcktn.org.uk


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The Logistics

Date: Monday 20 April 2009

Time: Doors open at 18:00 for a prompt start at 18:30

Venue:CBI at Centrepoint


18:00 Doors open

18:30 Presentations - from DCKTN, Numeritas, Gateway2Investment, Vodafone Mobile Clicks

19:00 Panel session and discussion - Benjamin Ellis, Redcatco; Pamir Gelenbe, Newton More Partners; Rose Lewis, Pembridge Partners LLP; Carl Uminski, IMW; Chris Padfield, London Business Angels and London Seed Capital;

20:00 Surgery sessions open and networking. Surgeries from Pembridge Partners, Vodafone Mobile Clicks, London Seed Capital, Numeritas and DCKTN.

22:00 Doors close

Food and drinks will be served at the event courtesy of the Digital Communications KTN.
We will be confirming our venue, speakers, panellists and surgery sessions shortly.

clip_image003The Digital Communications Knowledge Transfer Network has been established by an industry-led group of leading players, with funding from the Technology Strategy Board. We seek to bring competitive advantage to the UK by promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing between the users and providers of Digital Communications, and helping to drive innovation in the sector.