Alistair Iverson
Alistair Iverson

‣ Pitching for Innovation Funding
‣ Innovate UK and Horizon 2020
‣ Product Development Planning
‣ Partner Collaboration
‣ Product Commercialisation
‣ Sales Channel Pipeline
‣ Customer Loyalty and Service
‣ Business Planning
‣ Stakeholder Value
‣ Elephant Hunting

Alistair has over 35 years experience of business process analysis and strategic planning. His software companies designed and developed systems at the international level. Within his coaching role he strive to support businesses with a range of advise aimed at: indentifying problem business areas; developing new business practices; exploring potential new markets; identifying funding opportunities and most importantly, providing increased value to stakeholders. He advises on UK and EU funding for innovation research and commercialisation, working with businesses to help them formulate their ideas and prepare their business plan in readiness for public, or private, growth investment. He is a Business Innovation Coach for the European Commission, Executive Agency for SMEs and an International Advisor for the European Bank.

Whatever stage your company is at be it start-up or mature business there will times when external funding can help accelerate your company forward.

Both Private and Public Investors look to the value in your proposition; it might be profit, job creation, market domination or societal change. If they don’t leave the table convinced you can deliver on your presentation, you simply won’t get funded.

Starting at the end, Alistair will take you through the expectations of an investor and then backtrack to how you meet those expectations by creating a compelling business case for investment in your company.

08:30 – 09:00 Registration and Coffee
09:00 – 09:30 Intro: Participants introduction
09:30 – 09:45 Presentation I: Start at the end to understand how to begin pitching for funding
09:45 – 10:15 Group Discussion: Imaging what you could do with €2.5m of non-repayable money
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45 – 11:15 Presentation II: Building the business case – show me the idea; show me the research; show me the money; show me the team
11:15 – 12:00 Discussion: What are the drivers your company might have to want new funding
12:00 – 12:30 Presentation: An example of 10 best practices when preparing to seek funding
12:30 – 13:00 Group Discussion: Review and discussion of participant experience in seeking external funding
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break
14:30 – 14:45 Presentation: What are the key points that can make or break a pitch for funding
14:45 – 15:30 Group Activity: In groups, participants create a new idea and pitch it using the techniques discussed
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Group Discussion: Summaries, lessons learnt, next steps, feedback

The price: 180 per person > Go to booking page

or You can bring up to 3 co-workers for: 378 > Go to booking page

Free for members