Join Peter O’shea, MD at Morgan Stanley for ten years, entrepreneur and serial angel investor with which includes backing the very successful TransferWise & Daniel Conti, successful banker turned Cofounder of CommonRoom Ventures, for a fundraising talk and Christmas drinks.
The investors will both talk about their story and their investment outlook as well as giving members an opportunity to do a roundtable elevator pitch which they will give feedback to you. Come along to this fascinating evening event and we will help you to get pitch perfect for your future investor meetings.
Founders Network Members are welcome as well as guest. If you have never been you are welcome to attend as a non-member as long as an invitation has been received or approved by a current member.
6:30 – 7:00pm|| Arrive and socialise
7:00 – 7:10pm || Introduction of Peter O’shea & Daniel Conti
7:10 – 7:30pm || Presentation by speakers (15min each)
7:30 – 7:45pm || Speaker Q&A
7:45 – 8:45pm || Follow Options:
Option 1 – 1min speed pitch & 2min feedback (sell yourself as you please)
Option 2 – For those who feel they are pitch perfect already or have a pressing issue they want help with. You may request a Christmas present from those assembled in the form of advice, guidance or referrals.
8:45 – 9:00pm || Closing announcements
9:00pm – close|| Christmas Drinks
Our events are for tech startup founders only. Please only RSVP if this applies to you.Registrants will be checked.
If you are interested in learning more about Founders Network, please request an invitation to join. And if you are not a current member, or have not been nominated for a membership, please join the event to meet your potential nominator.
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