6 Mar 2013

Finance, Incubators and Accelerators, 18th March

The Mobile Academy
With MWC behind us and sunshine in the streets of London, with seed funds, accelerators, incubators and more popping up like spring flowers, is it a Spring-like outlook for companies seeking investment?

We return to the subject of funding for start-ups and SMEs on Monday 18th March having last visited it back in November 2011. Back then we foresaw the arrival of a range of new seed funding and other initiatives as well as the re-emergence of incubators, after a long absence ... with many such initiatives well under way, how has the picture changed, what difference have we seen and what can we expect by way of further initiatives of this kind?

In this context, Mobile Monday London and UCL Advances have been doing our own bit in this area, and started The Mobile Academy, teaching the business, design and technology aspects of mobile. The Mobile Academy opens its doors for its second course on April 23rd, and to celebrate, is supporting this event. There's some more info about that course here

John Spindler, CEO of Capital Enterprise - who so brilliantly chaired the last event has kindly once again agreed to chair this event. He's going to set the scene by outlining the options all the way from grants through seed investment and more ... in an update on his comprehensive whirlwind tour at the last event. 

Following that, John will be joined by a distinguished panel representing a range of perspectives on funding, to discuss where we are and where we are going. 

Alistair Hill, CEO of On Device Research (speaking as an Investee)
Nic Brisbourne, Partner at DFJ Esprit
Sitar Teli, Managing Partner at Connect Ventures
Michel Sabatier, Managing Partner at Crelligo
Inmaculada Martinez, Partner at Opus Corporate Finance 

We're looking forward to another extremely lively discussion with the typical Mobile Monday London contributions and questions from the floor - where we expect several alumni from The Mobile Academy to be present and contribute some of their own experience of their journeys.

As usual the venue is CBI Conference Centre at Centre Point. Please use the entrance at street level. Nearest tube is Tottenham Court Road (Central Line and Northern Line).

Also as usual, the event is free to attend, but registration is required and registration is now open at Eventbrite.


6.00 pm Doors Open
6.30 pm Presentation by John Spindler
6.45 pm Panel Discussion chaired by John
8.00 pm Networking
9.30 pm Close