The only funding exhibition in the UK and EU is returning to London for its third year. The Business Funding Show will be held on 22nd February 2018 at East Wintergarden and will connect entrepreneurs to top funders and service providers through conference talks, an exhibitor showcase, and one-to-one investment clinics.
Research by London merchant bank Close Brothers Group reveals the dire consequences of this knowledge gap for entrepreneurs: “A lack of suitable advice and education is resulting in many utilising the wrong financial products for their circumstances and lifecycle stage, as well as being turned down for finance.”
BFS aims to bring awareness to entrepreneurs about alternative funding options, from crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending to business angels and venture capital. Since the first exhibition in 2016, BFS has experienced strong annual growth. The event saw a 33% increase in attendance in 2017, a figure the organisers aim to surpass this year.
Funders and service providers appearing at the exhibition range from venture capital firms such as Calculus Capital and Albion Capital, to angel platforms such as Angel Investment Network and SyndicateRoom, to service providers such as Granted Consultancy and A City Law Firm. Attendees will connect with these companies in one-to-one investment clinics of up to 15 minutes, where they can receive personalised advice, and by networking at the exhibitors’ booths throughout the day.
The show will also include a conference of panels and talks by experts in various types of business funding. Confirmed speakers include SyndicateRoom co-founder and CEO Goncalo de Vasconcelos, UK Business Angels Association CEO Jenny Tooth and Innovate UK Chief Investment Officer Tim Sawyer CBE.
For more information and tickets for the event, please visit bfsexpo.com.
If you wish to register interest as an exhibitor or sponsor, please contact the organisers on +44 (0) 207 841 10 67 or firstname.lastname@example.org.