Thinking Like an Investor

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Tuesday, 21 November, 2017 - 09:15 to 12:30

Thinking Like an Investor


Business Ready Programme


Rural Innovation Centre
Unit 169, Avenue H, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth CV8 2LG
United Kingdom

This key workshop provides powerful learning on how investors and funders think and make decisions. The workshop is for entrepreneurs, prospective entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs and early stage businesses who are considering raising external finance to fuel their development and growth. It will allow you to sit on the other side of the fence and become an investor and see a business proposition from their view. Even if you are not actively seeking investment right now this workshop will provide you with key lessons to take away that can be used to analyse your business and develop a stronger and more compelling business case.

Topics covered are:

  • Understand key factors in a business proposition
  • Understand how investors think
  • Assess real investment propositions
  • Consider the risks and rewards and make investment decisions
  • Learn what actually happened

This workshop could be a key one for you - learn from and question specialists in their field.


Contact or 024 7632 3121 or click here to book online.


  • 9.15 - Registration and networking
  • 9.30 - Welcome and overview of business support in C&W
  • 9.40 - Agenda and background of speakers
  • 9.45 - Who is here and why?
  • 10.00 - Setting the scene
  • 10.25 - Investment game “Be a VC”
  • 11.00 - Refreshment break
  • 11.15 - Investment game “Be a VC”
  • 12.10 - Learn what actually happened
  • 12.20 - Round up, final Q&A, summary of learning, next steps, feedback forms
  • 12.30 - Close

This practical workshop is managed by the Access to Finance specialists at University of Warwick Science Park, in partnership with other local business support providers. The Business Ready programme is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, forming part of the Coventry & Warwickshire Business Support Programme.


These workshops are delivered as part of the Business Ready programme to support tech based and knowledge intensive small businesses based in the Coventry & Warwickshire LEP area.

If you can pass the eligibility criteria detailed on the Business Ready website then you are welcome to book a place on the workshops.

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, forming part of the Coventry & Warwickshire Business support programme.


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