Join The Halo Programme - Investment Readiness
A programme powered by the leading Business Angel Network in Norfolk and Suffolk, designed to prepare early-stage, innovative companies for angel investment.
Delivered by industry experts, this course goes into detail about every aspect needed before approaching angel investors for growth capital.
The workshops will be delivered over several weeks by real investors, practising lawyers, accountants and professionals will cover key topics such as:
Introduction to angel investment
Understanding your marketplace
Financial forecasting and valuing your business
Shareholder legal documents demystified
Sector-specific case studies and lessons learned by real entrepreneurs
The final session will see the participants pitch in front of real Angel Investors for practical feedback. At the end of the programme, all participants will receive a completion pack with useful materials and content as well as personalised feedback on their pitch from real Angel Investors. Participants will have access to mentors throughout the duration of the programme.
To take part in the programme, your business must be located in East Anglia.
"Startup success is all about successful execution. I have experience of many startups and, while no two are exactly the same, the themes that underpin success are definitely similar even if the emphasis may vary between startups.
East Anglia has traditionally been weak in providing support for budding entrepreneurs because of its geography and rural nature. It’s difficult to access advice face to face. The range of startups in East Anglia has a much broader base than in many other areas of the UK – which often tend to focus on particular niches. The Halo programme addresses that with direct access to a range of successful people in the region who understand startups at a granular level, have a wide experience of different business models, markets, and technologies, and who are keen to pass on their knowledge.
There is nothing more exciting than creating a successful startup and whatever happens, you will gain a huge range of transferable skills, expertise, and experience. Enjoy the journey."
Richard Barber, ACG Investor Member & Halo Programme Mentor