Entrepreneurs to focus on Edinburgh
Entrepreneurs, Investors and Advisors are meeting in Edinburgh on 30 August at a Ready Steady Grow 2022 event being hosted by the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA).
As the UK faces major economic challenges and looks towards new growth businesses to help regenerate the economy through the levelling up agenda, the EISA is bringing together entrepreneurs, start-up and SME investors, wealth managers and business advisers to meet and share knowledge on funding options for entrepreneurs and the latest developments in the EIS industry.
The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Scheme (SEIS), are recognised as extremely valuable in ensuring the UK has a thriving start up culture. The schemes help entrepreneurs secure crucial investment by attracting initial equity funding for growth businesses from private investors. Since the schemes were launched, over £27bn has been invested in more than 52,000 businesses.
Director general of the EISA Christiana Stewart-Lockhart commented, “Edinburgh is a major centre for investment and entrepreneurship. At the EISA we are keen to drive the levelling up agenda and put the spotlight on key areas outside of the South East. That’s why we are delighted to be bringing together small businesses, investors, financial advisors, entrepreneurs, and business advisers – all in one place to hear from leading entrepreneurs and SME industry experts.”
Sharing their advice at the event will be Paul Atkinson from Par Equity, Dr Poonam Malik from University of Strathclyde, Brian Moretta from Hardman & Co, Neil Norman who leads Chiene + Tait’s tax department, and, in addition to Christiana Lockhart-Stewart from the EISA.
Leading entrepreneurship experts Claudia Cavalluzzo, director at Converge, and Kerry Sharp, director of entrepreneurship & Investment at Scottish Enterprise, will also be speaking at the reception.
The event will be held at the Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT on 30 August, starting with the technical seminar at 16:30, and followed by a networking reception at 17:30.