Irwin Mitchell Announces Details Of MADE 2014 Crowdfunding Event

Debate To Focus On Alternative Forms Of Fundraising


David Shirt, Press Officer | 0161 838 3094

The Sheffield office of law firm Irwin Mitchell has revealed its panel of expert speakers who will appear at its upcoming MADE 2014 fringe event on Thursday 25th September.

Targeted at entrepreneurs and focussed on access and the availability of funding for early stage and high growth companies, the free event takes place at the Memorial Hall at Sheffield City Hall.

The breakfast event starts at 7.30am and includes a 30 minute networking session which is followed by an hour-long panel discussion.

The expert panel includes Michael Wilkinson from Crowdcube and David Belford, an angel investor and Chairman at Konnectiv Technology Ltd. They will be joined by Scott Haughton from Envestors,  Rob Passmore, the founder of online retailer Jewel Street, Chris Sellars, who is Director at Mackenzie Spencer and Nick Moules from the Rebuilding Society.

Andrea Cropley, Partner and Head of Corporate at Irwin Mitchell in the North, will chair the event alongside colleague and Irwin Mitchell Corporate Partner, Matt Ainsworth.

Andrea said:

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Access to funding is always high on any list of issues facing early stage businesses, however we often find that there’s a lack of understanding about the types of finance available.

“We wanted to host an event at MADE 2014 which explored the issues and examined some of the misconceptions and prejudices about particular forms of funding.

“We are delighted with the panel that we have assembled and we are looking forward to what promises to be a practical and interactive session in which attendees can network and gain valuable insight from experts with first-hand experience.”
Andrea Cropley, Partner

This year’s MADE Festival incorporates a host of events targeted at entrepreneurs including the ‘Made for Success Conference’ which runs from 24- 25 September. Speakers for this include musician and food entrepreneur, Levi Roots, BBC News Home Editor, Mark Easton, and former Dragons’ Den member and founder of School for Startups, Doug Richard.

For further information and to register for Irwin Mitchell’s free event on crowdfunding, please click here.