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February 2019

Customer Discovery and Market Validation: What do your customers think?

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aberdein Considine, 2nd Floor, Elder House, Elder Street
Edinburgh, EH1 3DX
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This is a relaxed and practical workshop where we’ll look at how to talk to customers & learn if your business is a good idea. In this constructive session you’ll learn how to go about talking to customers so you can avoid biased feedback. And once you’ve had a conversation with your customer how can you gain their buy-in and commitment to advance to the next step. You’ll hear about real world examples of good (and bad!) customer discovery and…

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March 2019

Getting Comfortable with Figures 1: Understanding your Accounts

March 7 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Chiene + Tait, 61 Dublin Street
Edinburgh, EH3 6NL United Kingdom
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This two-part event from Investing Women focuses on helping founders and entrepreneurs ‘get comfortable’ with their figures. Part one – ‘Understanding Your Accounts’ – concentrates on why figures are so important for potential investors, even if someone is managing your accounts. Founders need to know where they are financially to make good decisions and be able to discuss their business with prospective investors. The session will cover the following: • How to ensure your bookkeeping system works for you •…

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Getting Comfortable with Figures 2: Understanding what Investors and Backers Need

March 14 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Chiene + Tait, 61 Dublin Street
Edinburgh, EH3 6NL United Kingdom
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The second part of Investing Women’s ‘Getting Comfortable with Figures’ series discusses what information potential Investors and Backers Need from founders and entrepreneurs. A strategic approach to fundraising: Should I seek external investment? (scalability, investor directors, exit) Who are the right investors for me? What do investors need to see? (Business plan, financial projections, founding team, SEIS/EIS, exit) Getting into the numbers (Understanding the financial drivers of your business - revenue generation, cash flow burn, cash flow versus profit) Defining…

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April 2019

AccelerateHER Conference 2019: The Sky’s No Longer the Limit

April 23 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9AB
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An Investing Women Event in Association with Informatics Ventures EIE Invest 2019 Join Investing Women for the AccelerateHER 2019 Annual Conference and hear global trailblazers on creating a culture of innovation and self-confidence; building a world class team; encouraging more women in tech and getting investment-ready. We’ll also be trailing our 2019 AccelerateHER Award Finalists ahead of the live finals – you saw them here first! Who Should Attend? Female Founders and entrepreneurs in general, and Investors, Professionals, Networks and…

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August 2019

AccelerateHER Bootcamp: Accelerate your proposition – Edinburgh 2019

August 28 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Burness Paull, 50 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH3 9WJ
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A dynamic one-day bootcamp designed to accelerate the business growth plans of ambitious women entrepreneurs and female founders. This bootcamp will help you sharpen your value proposition, tighten your pitch and connect with our women angels who will give you the inside track on what angels look for when investing. Refine Your Value Proposition Perfect your elevator pitching Get Top Tips on Intellectual Property Ask the Angel Investors This event is co-produced with Burness Paull and will also take place…

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Why be a Woman Angel?

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Burness Paull, 50 Lothian Road
Edinburgh, EH3 9WJ
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Being an angel investor is more accessible than many women realise and we need more women angels in Scotland. Come and join us for this informal and fun evening being run by Investing Women and hear from some of our angel investors on their route to investing, and learn how you can join us too. While the event is free, spaces are limited.

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