Summit Programme

Moderator: Mike Southon, Author and Journalist

09.30: Welcome on behalf of Conference Sponsors: Lloyds TSB Commercial and our hosts ICAEW London region

09.35: Welcome and objectives of the day from BBAA: Anthony Clarke, Chair BBAA

09.45:  Entrepreneurial investing – what can we learn from the US Silicon Valley Super Angel investment model? - Guest Speaker: Prof Rob Wiltbank, Professor of Strategic Management, Willamette University and Monk Capital, Seattle, Oregon, USA

10.10:  New models for Entrepreneurial Investing in the UK:

  • Alex Hoye, Serial Angel Investor
  • Stefan Glaenzer: Co-founder of White Bear Yard and the new Passion Capital ECF
  • Mattias Ljungman: Partner,  Atomico Ventures

11.00: Coffee Break

11.25: Silicon Valley UK: Can we create the eco system to support successful investment in technology entrepreneurs in the UK? Experience from Tech City, East London: David Bott, Head of Innovation, Technology Strategy Board.

11.45: Will the new Government’s measures for supporting entrepreneurship and growth leverage sufficient private sector finance to create high growth businesses?  

  • New partnerships for supporting investment in growth businesses: Hugh Morgan Williams - Chair, North East Access to Finance
  • The new £50m Angel Co-investment Fund - Rory Earley, CEO & Chief Investment Officer of Capital for Enterprise Ltd  

12.15:  Which sectors are offering growth opportunities for early stage investment? Key players in the UK’s hottest investment sectors will present industry market intelligence and opportunities for investment, with presentations from entrepreneurs that have recently received investment in the sector:

  • Mobile and m-commerce: Hugh Campbell GP BullHound
  • Med tech and Healthcare: Luke Raskino, Unilever New Business
  • Cleantech and Low carbon: Rob Wylie, WHEB Partners and Chris McAtominey, Forbury Investment Network
  • Social Impact Investing: Jonathan Jenkins, Unlimited and Sally Goodsell, FSE Group

13.05: Lunch

14.15: The new Economic landscape for business growth and investing in the UK, David Petrie, Corporate Finance Faculty, ICAEW

14.30: Joining up sources of Growth Finance for SMEs:

  • What are the Banks doing to support early stage investing? Moderated by Stephen Pegge
  • The new £2.5bn Business Growth Fund: John Watson, Portfolio Optimisation Director, Lloyds Banking Group
  • New developments in Equity investing: Rory Earley, CEO & Chief Investment Officer of Capital for Enterprise Ltd  

15.20: What trends and models are emerging in Angel Investing around the world? Karen Wilson, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, will present the results of the OECD’s recent global research

15.35: Developments in Angel investing in the US: structuring early exits: John May New Vantage Group and Chair Emeritus, Angel Capital Association, US  

15.45: The Year of Venture - what does this mean for the early stage investment industry and what has been achieved so far?  Richard Anton - Chair of BVCA

16.10: Summary of the event - key highlights and issues raised for early stage investing: Audience debate - moderated by Mike Southon

16.10: The role of BBAA going forward to support angel and early stage investing and closing remarks, Anthony Clarke - Chair of BBAA 

16.30: Close of the BBAA National Summit 2011

16.30 - 17.00: Tea and networking