Baltic Hub Day #8: Access to Finance & Crowdfunding

Baltic Hub Day #8: Access to Finance & Crowdfunding



Working in strategic partnership, Baltic Creative CIC and Liverpool Chamber present Baltic Hub Days - a series of FREE workshops designed to provide advice on specific issues faced by businesses working in the creative and digital sectors. Delivered by expert partners, Baltic Hub Days take place on the last Thursday of every month, comprising of two tailored workshops.

Baltic Hub Day #8: Access to Finance & Crowdfunding

Morning Workshop | 10:00am - 12:00noon: Access to Finance with MSIF, Grant Thornton, Natwest & Bathgate

Are you looking to grow? Do you want to invest in your business… but don't know how to gain funding? If so, then this session will bring together a super group of key organisations that can support you in your growth aspirations!

We will be hearing valuable insights from the following individuals and organisations:

Liverpool and Sefton Chambers of Commerce - Ian Bulmer – Funding for SMEs in LCR via New Markets and Export Growth Programme 2

MSIF - Sue Chambers (Investment Manager) & George Wright (Finance Hub Facilitator)

Grant Thornton - Gaynor Dykes (Regional Manager)

Natwest - Chris Lawrenson (Director of Business Finance)

Bathgate Business Finance - Paul Trickett (Business Development Manager)

The session will conclude with a Q&A and the opprotunity to network.


Afternoon Workshop | 1:00pm - 3:00pm: Mastering Crowdfunding with The Funding Crowd

This session will be delivered by Hannah Forbes, Founder and Consultant at The Funding Crowd. Hannah helps businesses harness the power of the crowd using the world's top crowdfunding sites including Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Crowdcube and Seedrs.

This workshop will cover the following topics:

The Fundamentals of Crowdfunding

How it differs from other funding methods
The types of crowdfunding and how they work
The crowdfunding sites available

Creating a crowdfunding strategy

How to know which type of crowdfunding is right for your business
Choosing a crowdfunding platform
Understanding how crowdfunding fits with your longterm strategy

Creating a successful campaign

How to prepare for a successful campaign
Key tasks for crowdfunding success

Hannah is a Crowdfunding expert and published author with expertise stemming from years of crowdfunding research. PhD Candidate in Crowd-Based Design with a background in mechanical engineering and product realisation.

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