Startup Events

Employee Share Option Schemes (ESOS) and Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) schemes
Join our upcoming webinar to gain invaluable insights into Employee Share Option Schemes (ESOS) and Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) schemes. Designed for business leaders, HR professionals, and financial decision-makers, this session aims to demystify the complexities surrounding these incentive programs. When? 28th March 2024, 10AM - 11AM (GMT) Key Highlights Introduction to Employee Share Schemes Why Have One? Benefits? Risks? How big/how much equity to give away? Deep Dive into EMI Schemes Why EMI? What does it mean? What’s the government’s position on EMI Schemes? Rules of Eligibility. Legal and Regulatory Landscape Key Tips and Tricks to Watch for in…
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Convertible Loan Notes:  The pros and cons when it comes to raising business finance 
In the UK, convertible loan notes have become a popular option for startups and early stage companies looking to raise finance. These are financial instruments that allow investors to lend money to a company in return for the option to convert that loan into equity at a later date.  When an investor buys a convertible loan note, they are, in essence, lending money to the business, but when certain conditions are met, that money can then be converted to equity or shares. Typically, this conversion occurs when the company satisfies certain conditions, such as a new funding round or an…
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Crowdfunding Opportunities for Startups and Scaleups in the UK
Crowdfunding has become an increasingly popular form of funding for entrepreneurs with a good business plan, or early stage companies looking to take their business to the next stage of its development. In the UK, crowdfunding is well established and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In this article, we will explore the landscape, and look at the pros and cons of using crowdfunding as a financial tool for a business starting out, or growing. What is crowdfunding? Crowdfunding is a way of raising money through the collection of contributions from investors through a crowdfunding platform. Examples include Indiegogo,…
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