by Damian Ryan
Mediaventura conducted a survey of close to 1000 institutional investors (VC's, Family Offices, Private investors) to take the pulse of the market in terms of key trends for investment the UK digital media sector. Mediaventura would like to share this feedback with business owners and entrepreneurs keen to grow their business and take the right steps towards a capital raise and becoming investment ready.
Questions answered :
What are the hot areas investors are looking at? Where is the money? How do you value a business in the digital media sector? How does the UK compare with other global markets? Key challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for investment? What are the top tips for becoming investment ready? What are the pros and cons of selling my business? What deal structures exist and how do I know what's right for my business?
by Bill Mayon-White
Calling Creatives and Business Owners:
Do justice to yourself!
Take care of your team!
Identifying, retaining and capitalising on your Intellectual Assets (IA).
For creatives, designers, artists and business owners in SMEs and micro
Presenter: Bill Mayon-White, Contromex Business Services Limited and
London School of Economics.
All of us face a range of dilemmas and challenges over the management and control
of our Intellectual Assets (IA) and our Intellectual Property (IP) sooner or later.
Sadly, most of us delay dealing with these challenges only to find out that we have
lost out, big time, further down the road.
This brief overview will examine some of the challenges of IA and IP identification
Coverage will include:
1. An introduction the “Co-petition Dilemma” – How can I partner with other
businesses without losing control of my IP?
2. Working with a typology of for Information Assets: Human, Relational and
3. Benchmarking your IA management against other firms, and “best of breed”.
4. The session will also touch on Copyright, Brands, Trademarks and Patents,
and some does and don’ts around the use of Creative Commons, Open
Source and digital copyright.
Whether you are a start up or a “mature” business we know you will have some
questions on “How should I best manage my Intellectual Assets?”
So come along and join us for Digital Shoreditch 2012.
by Richard Garnett
Does the idea of presenting your vision terrify you? Do you have a great business idea but struggle to convince others? There is a commonly held belief that to communicate effectively you need the gift of charisma and ‘presence’. Richard Garnett from Present.me disagrees. He believes that presence is a skill that can be learnt, with the right coaching, in a relatively short period of time. Richard is a former RSC actor and so knows one or two things about keeping an audience engaged. He now coaches senior executives at blue chip companies, helping them present in a more effective and engaging way. In this workshop, Richard will explain the psychology behind why some presentations work and some don’t. In a very practical session filled with tips and tricks, he will cover everything from how to ‘click’ with an investor in only 30 seconds to how to create PowerPoint slides that resonate. Do you need help telling your startup story? Then this session is for you.
Questions answered :
Why is telling a story vital for startup success? How do you communicate effectively, offline and/or online? What are the secrets to a great presentation?
21st May to 1st June 2012