Raise Money From British Chamber’s Business Angel Programme
Now in its eighth year, the British Chamber’s Business Angel programme, sponsored by Baker Tilly Hong Kong and supported by Connect Communication and TiE HK, is once again seeking passionate entrepreneurs across the city. The programme has become one of Hong Kong’s most valued and viable channels for entrepreneurs with new business ventures or SMEs looking for funding to expand, to interact with potential investors and help cultivate our city’s Start-up business community.
Following an in-depth and vigorous vetting process, four new groups of entrepreneurs will be selected to present a ten minute pitch detailing their business concepts to a panel of angel investors and professional advisors drawn from the membership of the British Chamber. Each shortlisted candidate will receive advice and presentation training from supporting organisation Connect Communication as well as one-on-one mentoring from TiE HK before pitching their idea in front of potential investors at a breakfast event on 24th March. The deadline for applications is 13 February 2015. Below are some key dates for the next round:
February Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th March
Vetting Sessions with shortlisted candidates to present before the Chamber’s Angel Committee
Thursday 12th March
Tuesday 24th March
Business Angel Breakfast Event – Candidates Pitch to Angel Investors
As anyone who has pitched their business to potential investors will testify, the process is both exhilarating and nerve-racking. Here’s what a previous participant of the Business Angel programme who entered in March 2011, David Shaw Founder and Managing Director of Indigo Global, has to say about their experience:
“The guidance and support we received throughout the process was amazing. Committee members invested a considerable amount of their time and expertise into helping us tailor our proposition and prepare for the pitch. As a result, we were commended on our presentation and secured 50% of the financing we were looking for from one of the angel investors.”
About The Business Angel Programme
The Business Angel Programme, established by the British Chamber in 2008, brings people together and creates exciting new business partnerships by giving entrepreneurs with new business ventures, or SMEs looking for funding to expand, the opportunity to present their business plan to investors. Since its inception, the British Chamber’s Business Angel committee has reviewed applications from hundreds of enthusiastic Hong Kong entrepreneurs and shortlists the best ideas.
This important event could not happen without the ongoing sponsorship of Baker Tilly Hong Kong and the support of TiE HK and Connect Communication who have provided fantastic support from the outset. The British Chamber is also very grateful to the committed members of the Angel Investment Committee who put a lot of time and energy into selecting the candidates and coaching them through the process.
If you would like to participate in the Business Angel Programme, please register your interest by contacting Mandy Cheng, Events Executive at the Chamber, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 2111 1053. For more information, please visit angel.britcham.com
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Marketing & Communications Manager, The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
Phone: 2824 1972
About The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
The British Chamber is one of Hong Kong’s largest international business organisations, comprising major multinational companies and institutions, as well as a substantial number of SMEs. The Chamber represents a broad spectrum of British, Hong Kong, international and Chinese companies. Collectively, this membership makes a significant contribution to the Hong Kong economy and to employment, and constitutes a representative cross-section of business opinion in the SAR.
For more information, please visit www.britcham.com/home
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