Start-up founders have a lot to think about day in and day out. Sometimes, it feels as if there is always more to learn and to discover: business admin, taxes, HR, compliance, technology the list seems to be endless. In the interview with Angel Investor Andrew Davidson, we heard that Seed Legals are a good source of information and a platform to find support and advice.
You could read up on things to get answers to all your questions, or you could take up another offer that comes with the perk of networking: start-up events. All throughout lockdown, most of these events for entrepreneurs kept going online – now they’re gradually coming back to real life.
At Othership, founders and entrepreneurs are at the heart of what we do, and we have some carefully planned start-up events in London and online.
Pitch for Investment
One of the first things a start-up founder thinks about is investment. To attract attention and potential investors, there is only one way: a business pitch. Our monthly pitch event at Othership provides the platform to meet investors and present your business idea. The event is online for now and if the circumstances allow, wel arrange in-person events too.
If you are in an early stage of your funding round and still testing the waters, you can also join the audience to see how other entrepreneurs do their business pitch. You can learn a thing or two and hear the feedback they get from the investor panel.
How to do your SEIS & EIS
When seeking investment, the UK government offers a tax relief scheme that works in your and your investors’ favour: SEIS & EIS. As is often the case with tax schemes, there are a few things to know, and we are not talking about just a deadline.
Learn everything you need to know about SEIS and EIS before you even talk to the first investor in our monthly online event “How to do your SEIS & EIS”.
This is a must-do session for every serious founder!
Networking, Brunch, Coffee and more
This next one is not only for founders and entrepreneurs, but everyone who believes in the power of a network. You can never know enough people and sometimes it’s a person you know who knows somebody and so on. Besides, Othership wouldn’t be the same without our community of flo-workers. Over time we have seen some great ideas and collaborations flourishing – and even friendships. That’s why we kept the networking events alive all throughout lockdown with a weekly, virtual network & coffee.
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And it gets even better: Since August 2021 our in-person events are back. There are monthly events in London, Bristol and Manchester in one of our free and unique workspaces. (More locations to come in the future.)
Cowork & Brunch is back, and we are already looking forward to a lot of networking, coworking, coffee and croissants.
Start-up Events & Events for Founders: Conferences in the UK 2022
After more than a year of the pandemic and multiple lockdowns, we are all looking forward to a bit of normality. The new year – 2022 – holds a few exciting conferences that you can attend in person or online.
The UK Startup Conference – Online
The UK Startup Conference will take place on March 8th 2022 and it is the UK’s largest-ever online conference for Startup Founders, VCs, Executives, and Seed Fund Partners. The conference will be online and will bring thousands of founders, VCs, executives, seed fund partners, general partners, journalists and bloggers from diverse backgrounds and industries together.
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London Tech Week
The aim behind London Tech Week is a more inclusive digital works. The week-long festival will take place in London between 13th and 17th June 2022. The world’s most inspirational founders, global leaders, senior investors and rising stars come together to collaborate and discuss the vital role of technology on society.
This is a chance to learn everything you need to know about starting and growing a business whilst connecting with experts and advisers. StartUp 2022 will take place at London’s King’s College on 22nd January and will welcome 100 entrepreneurs and small business experts across 9 different stages.
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Venture Capital Night
It’s just one night, but it will be filled of talks and business pitches. Start-ups can meet investors, pitch their ideas and learn from each other. There will be plenty of networking opportunities over drinks during Venture Capital Night on 27th January.
Google for Start-ups
Google for Startups supports founders and entrepreneurs in several ways. The platform is currently fully online, but they might return to local campuses at some point in the future. They offer a series of virtual training as part of their Start-up School. Plus, there are networking events, mentoring programmes and workshops. We are already excited to see the return of these events to London after the pandemic.
We look forward to more events for founders in London and elsewhere in the future. Sign up for our newsletter below to never miss an event or become an Othership member today!