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(26-27 June 2015) CUTEC’s annual Technology Ventures Conference (TVC) is one of the largest non-profit student-led entrepreneurship conferences in the world. The 12th edition on “Future Resource Abundance” aims to showcase how innovation and entrepreneurship can liberate and save resources such as water, food, energy, materials, and health.

(17-19 March 2015) WCA “Executive” Investment Summit & CEO Forum 2015. Join Africa’s Leading Investors and Executives at the premier, global, and “high impact” Pan-African “Executive” Investment Summit. 80+ of Africa’s Leading Investors confirmed as expert speakers and investment segment hosts for this unique Executive Summit! Enter “avcev” promo code to save 20%

(Saturday 25th October 2014) – African Creative Industries Investment Summit (ACIIS) was launched in April 2013 as a catalyst for investment in Africa’s Creative Industries by bringing together credible investors and prominent Creative Industries Companies. The events attract high-profile industry experts and inspirational speakers including business leaders, policy makers and entrepreneurs from arts, broadcasting, fashion, film, music and publishing.

(Wednesday 27th August 2014) Amoo is proud to have organised an exclusive FinTech focused pitching event co-hosted with the British Virgin Islands London Office. The day’s programme was centred around three exceptional FinTech startups: Follow That Fund, Liquity and M-Changa. The panel consisted of investors and industry professionals:

The evening’s keynote speaker was Udayan Goyal, Founder and Managing Partner at Anthemis Group completed over 200 deals in the FinTech space.

(Monday 23rd June 2014) Amoo participated as a sponsor to the CUTEC @ University of Cambridge Technology Ventures Conference (TVC) Startup Competition. The competition included 10 startups around the globe providing a unique platform to showcase their prototypes and business concepts. The winner of the competition received Venture Capital consultancy services from Amoo worth £5,000. The finalists included:

(Saturday 17th May 2014) Amoo hosted a Crowdfunding workshop designed to help entrepreneurs to navigate through the fundraising landscape focusing specifically at alternative methods such as Crowdfunding.

(Tuesday 10th December 2013) Pitch for the Win was the first in our series of public office hours. At the event, six startups posed the top problem they are currently encountering to the audience and a panel of distinguished individuals with a broad range of expertise in the startup sector covering legal, fundraising, advisory and entrepreneurship.
Our inaugural panel included:
• Kubair Shirazee of recently exited Ikonami (@kubair)
• Raj Ramanandi of seed fund Number 1 Seed (@rajram76)
• Senior Partner at Goodman Derrick LLP (@GDTechnology)
• Nzube Ufodike, CEO of Amoo Venture Capital Advisory (@nzube)

(12 September 2013) NaviStar Legal: A Business Owner’s Guide to Grants, Getting Investment and Grasping the Law. All business owners will exit their business at some point, whether through strategic sale to a competitor or by retirement! Exiting your business is inevitable, so having a solid exit strategy in place is one of the most important things you should consider as a business-owner – this event is not to be missed!

ACIIS logo(10 April 2013) place4BRICS: African Creative Industries Investment Summit: addresses opportunities in the African creative industries including advertising, arts, broadcasting, fashion, film, music, and publishing. This exciting conference will have headline speakers from government, industry and the investment community.

(20 February 2013) place4BRICS: Enterprise Software and Apps. Join us as we discuss the latest trends and opportunities. Our next event will talk about some decisions enterprises have to make around platform, building teams, social marketing and design. Our panel will feature Jon Froda, CEO & Founder, Podio (acquired by Citrix Systems) and William Berrington, Partner, Goldenhill International M&A Advisors.

(09 January 2013) Amoo Booster Series & place4BRICS: Legal Issues Around Marketing and Advertising. This will be our first event in 2013 and we have combined our two meetup initiatives. Our events have featured some of the world’s leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and technology professionals discussing current themes affecting the successful growth of startups and the commercialization of their technology. Join us as we discuss the latest trends and opportunities.

(12th December 2012) place4BRICS: Taster: Business Models & Investment in Africa’s Creative Industries. place4BRICS would like to invite you to our next networking event at Google Campus, in the heart of the Tech City area. At this event, you will hear about our upcoming inaugural conference which is aimed at exploring trends and issues in the creative sectors of notable African countries.

(27th November 2012) Amoo Booster Series: Managing Working Capital for Startup. For November’s series we have a chartered accountant who will go through some of the more technical aspects of Managing Working Capital for Start-ups and the co-founder of a startup that was successfully acquired by Citrix Systems last Summer, talking through practical aspects of running and funding a venture.

(14th November 2012) place4BRICS: Jugaad Innovation/Indian Entrepreneurship. place4BRICS would like to invite you to our next networking event titled, ‘Jugaad Innovation and Indian Entrepreneurship’ by Professor Jaideep Prabhu.

(23rd October 2012) Amoo Booster Series: Thinking Critically About Customer Experience (Mobile Perspective). Join us as we discuss how to put customers first when creating your product or service offering. The event will feature two global business leaders with backgrounds in advertising and creating successful digital communities. The panel experts shall focus on investment, mobile advertising and user experience.

(10th October 2012) place4BRICS: Angel Funding in China. place4BRICS would like to invite you to our next networking event titled, ‘Angel Funding in China’. Speaker of the evening will be Yingni Lu, Managing Director of EcoLeap, a specialist advisory firm providing East-West business gateway.

(25th September 2012) Amoo Booster Series: How to negotiate with Venture Capitalists. Tonight we will explore the ins and outs of negotiating terms with venture capitalists. The event will feature panellists with backgrounds in entrepreneurship, venture capital and law

(12th September 2012) place4BRICS: Doing Business in Brazil. place4BRICS would like to invite you to our ‘Doing Business in Brazil’ event. The Olympics and Paralympics Games may be coming to an end, but the London tech start-up scene lives on with new ideas being generated. Come and join us as we discuss how to do business in Brazil. We shall also be using this networking event to celebrate place4BRICS’s first birthday, so please join us as we look back over a very successful year.

(21st August 2012) Amoo Booster Series: Technologies in Sport II. Back by popular demand! The Technologies in Sport theme is back with a second series. This time we will have new company pitches and a keynote presentation by OptaSports (world’s largest sports database).

(8th August 2012) place4BRICS: Pitching and Networking Event. The city is vibrant with multicultural Olympic energy, and place4BRICS is no exception! We have been to several National Olympic Houses to sample the best opportunities for our startups and have invited international delegates to our upcoming event. If you’re not too busy soaking up London’s amazing atmosphere, we do hope you’ll join us for some fantastic networking and pitches at our coming event. The winner of the pitching competition will be judged by the audience. We even have a gift hamper with startup info and goodies from China, Brazil, and Africa, donated by some of the houses events we attended.

(July 24 2012) Amoo Booster Series: Technologies in Sport. For this event, Amoo Venture Capital Advisory in partnership with Goodman Derrick LLP will be looking at the relationship between technology and sports. How will this relationship change in the future? What are the technologies that will impact on the way we watch, play and enjoy sporting experiences?

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(9th July 2012) place4BRICS: Venture Capital: Raising Finance for Small- to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Africa. Following from a very successful collaboration with Judge Business School, University of Cambridge on their Doing Business in Africa conference, and media partnership with the London Business School for Africa Day 2012, we are delighted to present our next PfA event. We will host two sessions namely, an investor panel and an entrepreneur panel. We’ll focus on the key challenges and opportunities that business owners and startups face in Africa when raising finance, at a time when capitalism is under attack in the Eurozone. How can managers balance between operating in a lean economic environment and staying ahead of the competition and raising finance to scale growth?
The investor panel consists of professionals that are active in Africa.

(26 June 2012) Amoo Booster Series: Making your tech start-up “investor-ready”. Speakers will include: Simon Halberstam – Lawyer and partner in the Technology team at law firm Kingsley Napley , Mark Twum-Ampofo – Accountant and partner who specialises in the Technology sector at accountancy firm Kingston Smith, Patrick Bergel – Entrepreneur and founder of Animal Systems who has developed an amazing new technology for communicating between mobile devices using sound, Gerard Chandrahasen – Patent Attorney and partner specialising in software patents at patent attorney firm SC Patents, Ellen van den Broek – Ellen is a director at her own company WH PH Ltd.

(13th June 2012) place4BRICS: Networking. We will have a presentation by Fernando Faria from innovaBRICS who will talk us through what motivated him to setup the BRICS conference. And how did he manage to convince Jim O’Neil himself to speak at his conference!

(24 May 2012) Amoo Booster Series Double Bill: i) SEO for Startups ii) How does venture capital really work? Our first session is on SEO for Startups delivered by Ben Acheson, Head of SEO and Social Media for Digivate, a leading London SEO agency. The second will be on “How does venture capital really work?” and will be presented by Nzube Ufodike, MD of Amoo Venture Capital Advisory.

(9th May 2012) place4BRICS: How to raise Russian venture capital. place4BRICS will like to invite you to our next event. We are a London based networking platform for technology entrepreneurs and investors (Venture Capital and Private Equity) that are from, involved or interested in opportunities in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The discussion will be lead by Dr Alexey Buditskiy, Investment Director at Amoo Venture Capital Advisory.

(23 April 2012) Amoo Booster Series: Accounting & The Basics of Financials. This month’s event will be on “Accounting and The Basics of Financials”. Its presentation and discussion will be led by Ian Swycher, principal at Accounting Help, who are a firm of Chartered Accountants that specialise in helping IT, software, web and service businesses.

(29 March 2012) Amoo Booster Series: Programmes and Competitions for Innovative Startups. This will feature presentations from Sam Ellis from IBM, Simon Jenner from Oxygen Accelerator, Rowan Gardner from Astia and Ann Parker from Wayra Academy. The talks will cover their respective programs and the benefits each have for technology entrepreneurs and their startups. Drinks and Networking will follow after the presentations.

(14th March 2012) place4BRICS: Networking Event. place4BRICS will like to invite you to our next event. We are a London based networking platform for technology entrepreneurs and investors (Venture Capital and Private Equity) that are from, involved or interested in opportunities in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

(29 February 2012) Amoo Booster Series: Online Support Tools for Startups. After a successful inaugural event last week, Amoo Venture Capital Advisory is proud to host a second Amoo Booster Series event this month. This will be open discussion after a short presentation on several tools available for startups.

(8th February 2012) place4BRICS: Networking Event. place4BRICS will like to invite you to our next event. We are a London based networking platform for technology entrepreneurs and investors (Venture Capital and Private Equity) that are from, involved or interested in opportunities in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

(26 January 2012) Amoo Booster Series: Online PR – build your brand at Internet speed. The very first of our “Amoo Booster Series”, this event will be delivered by Lloyd Pople, Director and Co-Founder of Neondrum, a PR distribution specialist. He will give insights and tips on how one can build their brand at the internet speed.

(11th January 2012) place4BRICS: Emerging Trends in Mobile Technology – China Vs The West. Our first event of the New Year will feature speakers giving insight into today’s theme. We will have Aneesh Varma, Managing Director & Co Founder of FabriQate, running us through this theme. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and then a networking session afterwards.

(7th December 2011) place4BRICS. We just published an article on what we see as a structural change taking place in the global economy with power shifting towards the emerging economies. To read our synopsis click HERE. To make this networking event more interactive we have lined up a few BRICS startups that want to deliver 5 minute pitches. There is also a small prize for whoever the audience determines to have delivered the best pitch!

(9th November 2011) place4BRICS. Monthly networking event for technology entrepreneurs and investors (Venture Capital and Private Equity) that are from, involved or interested in opportunities in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. For more Information on our Meetup Group go our website wwww.place4BRICS.com.

(12th October 2011) place4BRICS. Our monthly networking event is for technology entrepreneurs and investors (Venture Capital and Private Equity) that are from, involved or interested in opportunities in BRICS countries.

(7th September 2011) place4BRICS: “Opportunities in BRICS”. We have invited industry specialists to represent an opportunity in each of the BRICS markets. They will each give a 10 minute presentation on an area of the economy that they see as being a key driver of growth in the near future.