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With guest speaker Robert Sheffrin from Investment Readiness.


Funding a start-up or early stage business is not easy. Without security, sales and cash flow, banks are unwilling to provide support. That still doesn’t mean you’ve got to fund it yourself. For proposals that can demonstrate real potential, there are alternative funding sources.

Join us for June’s Propeller Network event, where the Investment Readiness team talks us through the different funding options for businesses just starting out. Robert will cover a host of different sources, including venture capital and business angel funding, with helpful tips to make sure you know what investors look for and how to get a positive response.

Robert Sheffrin is an investment director with UCLan Ventures.  With 30 years venture capital and business angel investment experience, he is a former director of the UK Business Angels Association and a past president of the Manchester Society of Chartered Accountants.  During his career, he has assisted many hundreds of SMEs as an investor or advisor.  Previous roles include venture capital fund manager for Enterprise Ventures, before establishing an international venture capital consultancy, whose clients included the World Bank Group and International Finance Corporation.  As a founder and management team member he participated in two company flotations the second of which, Imperial Energy, grew from start-up to FTSE 250 in four years.


Please note that photographs will be taken at this event and on arrival guests will be asked to sign a disclaimer agreeing that the University of Central Lancashire may use images in publications and advertising media, such as brochures, information leaflets, posters and other formats in the promotion of the University. The images may be used in these formats without further permission or payment, for the foreseeable future.


This event gives you the opportunity to network with like-minded people in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. A buffet (with vegetarian options) will be available.


This workshop is partially funded by the U Start project to support students, graduates and university staff to unlock their entrepreneurial potential and become enterprise ready. This event in in conjunction with Lancashire Forum Creative.


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