EnterpriseWOMEN – Money TalksBy Cambridge Judge Business School
An online informative and educational event on financial literacy and management, fund-raising and investment.
With guest speakers:
- Dr Anino Emuwa, Managing Director, Avandis
- Anya Navidski, Founding Partner, Voulez Capital
and guest panellists:
- Dr Iris Good, Chairman & MD, Good Relations India
- Lesly Goh, World Bank Senior Technology Advisor (previously Chief Technology Officer at World Bank)
- Lynne Marlor, CEO & Founder, Transformational Strategies
- George Neville-Jones, Local Director of Metro Bank and Secretary of Cambridge Enterprise and Technology Club
- Jo Slota-Newson, Venture Capital Investor, Mercia Asset Management
Chaired by Dr Ghina M. Halabi, Programme Lead of EnterpriseWOMEN.
Because proper financial planning and management are crucial for a business to succeed and scale, this workshop focuses on financial literacy, fundraising and investment. Although there is more venture capital (VC) available than ever before, less than one per cent goes to female-run businesses. The industry is also mired in scandals relating to lack of governance and to how badly investors treat entrepreneurs. How can we ensure that venture capital enables the growth that female-led tech businesses need in order to succeed?
The workshop starts with a talk by Dr Anino Emuwa on the essentials of finance for entrepreneurs. She will talk about how to make, use and raise money. She will also discuss five important aspects of finance that founders need to master, as well as some helpful digital tools: debt, equity, cashflow, financial management, personal finance.
This will be followed with a talk by Anya Navidski, Founding Partner of Voulez Capital, Europe’s first venture capital fund for female founders. While there is a lot of debate on lack of access to venture capitals by female founders, very little is being said on the cultural changes the industry must go through to provide investment opportunities and realise true value for founders and for investors. Anya’s talk will focus on:
- how to identify the right investor partner for your business
- what makes the relationship work in the long term
- how to run an efficient and effective due diligence process
- how to approach investment structuring and what to look for in term sheets.
Afterwards, a panel of experts will discuss various financial aspects of building and growing a business. They will present personal experiences of securing funding and scaling up, advice of rights and wrongs in the process, and how to do it right.
Bring your coffee to our online meet and greet, where you will get the chance to e-meet our speakers and panelists over facilitated breakout sessions. Have your lunch ready for our half-hour networking break!
EnterpriseWOMEN is an outcome-driven and highly-focused programme. The workshops are tailored for early-stage women entrepreneurs who are starting or scaling their businesses. Registration is essential. We strongly recommend registering early to ensure you get a seat.