How To Get Investment Ready Workshop

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Dr Shailendra Vyakarnam
Date 13/04/2024 at 13.00 - 13/04/2024 at 15.00 Where Gatsby Room (Chancellor's Centre)

Level up your fundraising game with a workshop on market positioning, problem-solving, team optimisation, and financial readiness.

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The key to raise investment is a mix of deep preparation based on hard-nosed evidence and detailed administration. It also needs you to be eternally optimistic and resilient. As a result of this workshop you should be better prepared in your hunt for funding. 

This workshop will cover: 

  • Framing your position in the market 
  • Narrowing down to customers and who they are  
  • Thinking about what problem and whose problem you are solving? 
  • Sorting out your team 
  • What is due diligence 
  • Get your financials in order 


Dr Shailendra (Shai) Vyakarnam has been an educator for entrepreneurship for 30+ years, mentored and started several companies.  He was founder director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (now the Entrepreneurship Centre at the Judge). He mentored and advised the start of Corrosion Radar which is raising a Series A round. He is co-founder of the Quiet Accelerator and is presently CEO of Terra Waste searching for a seed round of €5m.  He brings a combination of academic rigour and down to earth advice.



This workshop is organised by the Wolfson Entrepreneurship Hub.

It is open to students, early career researchers and emerging entrepreneurs and is free to attend.

Book your place.



This event will take place in Gatsby Room on the first floor of the Chancellor's Centre. It has step-free access with a lift and there is an accessible toilet located each floor of the building.

For more details please view our AccessAble guide.

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