Events 2017

October

SME 2017
This new show launches at the NEC on 3rd & 4th October and offers SME decision makers a one stop shop to get expert insights, seek out initiatives and learn about the innovations and services essential to help them skill up, scale up and drive growth. Click here for FREE tickets.

Tony Seaton, Blue sky Corporate Finance will be presenting on “Preparing for Investment & Accessing Local Available Funds” in the Finance Theatre, 11.00hrs on Wednesday 4th October. Alternatively, please come along to the Blue Sky stand D6 – we would love to see you there!

September

Start-up in Warwickshire – Business Planning
If you have a Technology-based Business idea and have not yet started a business please see whether our FREE Business Planning workshop would help you. This event is one of a series of workshops through the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme and takes place in Warwickshire on Wednesday 20th September from 08.15 – 16.00hrs. For more information on the course content, eligibility and how to register please click here.

Start-up in Coventry – New Product Development
If you have an Innovative Technology-based Business idea and have not yet started a business please see whether our FREE New Product Development workshop would help you. This event is one of a series of workshops through the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme and takes place in Coventry on Thursday 7th September from 08.15hrs – 16.00hrs. For more information on the course content, eligibility and how to register please click here.

 

July

FinditinWorcestershire Food & Drink Breakfast
If you are a food or drink business then this breakfast event is one not to be missed.  Link up with potential buyers, hear from experts about business growth, find out how the supply chain works and how to become retail ready.  The event takes place on Tuesday 18th July, from 07.00hrs – 10.30hrs at Sixways Stadium.  For more information or to register to attend this Free event please click here.

Blue Sky will be exhibiting in the “Money Showcase” zone – please pop along to our stand, we would love to see you there.

 

Start-up in Coventry Workshop – Finance
If you have an innovative, technology or knowledge-based business idea and have not yet started a business Blue Sky and CUE Ltd are offering a FREE workshop that covers the fundamental finance and accountancy related areas you should consider.  This event is one of a series of workshops through the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Support Programme and takes place in Coventry on Tuesday 18 July from 08.15hrs – 16.00hrs. For more information on the course content, eligibility and how to register please click here.

June

Venturefest West Midlands
A free, one-day event aimed at supporting business growth through innovation. It will bring together entrepreneurs, innovators and investors with specific innovation expertise. Venturefest has a packed programme full of inspiring keynote speakers, interactive workshop sessions delivered by our expert partners. Paul Heaven, Blue Sky Corporate Finance, is a panelist in the Finance for Mid Caps session running from 11.30 – 12.20.

Taking place at the NEC Birmingham on Tuesday 27th June 2017, it will provide entrepreneurs, investors and innovators to meet, engage and exchange ideas for co-operation and collaboration, particularly in the fields of science and emerging technologies. To register for the event on 27 June visit www.venturefestwm.com.

Show Me The Money
Are you considering raising money but don’t know where to start?
Want to know the difference between a crowdfund and an angel?
Wonder how much equity you should offer to get the funds you need?

Then join Enterprise Nation at the KPMG offices in Birmingham on Wednesday 21st June from 18.00 – 20.00.

You’ll have the chance to talk to a whole host of crowd funders, loan providers, angel investors as well as getting advice from banking and accounting experts.

Refreshments will be included at the event.  To register and/or to find out more about the event please click here.  Blue Sky Corporate Finance will be present at the event, so why not pop along and see us.

March

Enterprising Birmingham Innovation Competition
Discover how University of Birmingham research is solving real world problems at the final showcase of the Enterprising Birmingham Innovation Competition.Three inventive finalists will pitch their ideas to a Dragons’ Den style judging panel for a £20,000 investment.

The event takes place on Wednesday 29th March 2017.  Tony Seaton, Associate Director, Blue Sky Corporate Finance, will reside on the judging panel.

Keynote speakers include Lord Bilimoria of Chelsea, Chancellor of the University of Birmingham and Chairman of Cobra Beer, and Dr Sam Decombel who studied at the University before founding FitnessGenes, a DNA analysis platform  which provides a personalised, precision approach to diet and exercise.

Click here to register for your ticket

Midlands Engine Investment Fund

This FREE breakfast event takes place on Wednesday 8th March from 07.30hrs – 09.00hrs at Hereford Left Bank and aims to raise awareness among Herefordshire businesses of opportunities to fund business growth, including the £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund. For more information on the agenda and how to register please click here.

February

biohubBioBrum Life Science Event
The BioHub Birmingham is hosting its first BioBrum Life Science event on 16th February 2017.  Aimed at pre-revenue life science companies this FREE event will include talks on finance, intellectual property, effective use of professional networks and business development.  The event will be held at the Birmingham Research Park.

For more information on the event and to register please email Dr Ewa Truchanowicz at e.g.truchanowicz@bham.ac.uk

blue_sky_010Tony Seaton from Blue Sky Corporate Finance will be presenting on “Getting your business Investment ready”.