Deep Impact III - Sheffield 2014: REBOOTING: Innovation, Venture Creation, Entrepreneurship


Not only is Crowdfunding growing at an unprecedented rate, across the UK and the world, it's also revitalising and reshaping entrepreneurship, innovation and venture creation.

Crowdfunding, itself probably the most impactful innovation of the 21st century so far, has released a new wave of innovation across a wide range of areas from film and the arts to health and technology. By supporting innovators and entrepreneurs in ways never before possible it is opening new channels for support and funding creating new possibilities. Valuable ideas that would previously have died on the steps of the lab are taking flight - some will change the world, some already have.

Crowdfunding is re-engineering the entrepreneur's journey, opening and funding new avenues of development and changing the way investments are made and ventures created.

Deep Impact 3 will reveal and explore what is happening, how investors are now seeking and competing for Crowdfunded ventures, how ventures are accelerating their growth, blossoming sooner and developing faster, supporting innovation in ways never before seen.

Leaders in the field from across the crowdfunding ecosystem including platforms, VC and Angel investors, entrepreneurs and academics will share cutting edge insights into how to really ride the Crowdfunding wave, leveraging it to greatest effect and combine it to get the best out of both new and old - launch and grow innovative ventures and get the right kind of investment on your own terms.

In 2014 Crowdfunding is already making a Deep Impact on innovation, entrepreneurship and the way that ventures are created and grown - come and find out how, from the leaders in the field.



What people said about the Previous Deep Impact conferences...

"Congratulations on hosting such a fantastic, thought provoking, event. It was a great line up of speakers and I am sure that you and the team were delighted with the outcome."

Adam Ross, Private Wealth Director at Jonathanfry PLC

"Well done - it was such a great event, with some stellar speakers, and a really great audience."

Adrian Oldman, Director, The Quiet Agency

"I just wanted to congratulate you on a fantastic event. I'm really impressed at the quality of speaker and the size of audience."

Warren Cass, Founder, Business Scene

"Well done on a fine event again."

Jonathan Bould, Funding Manager, Welsh Government

"Excellent workshop on #crowdfunding courtesy of @TheTSF team. Found a few more bio-businesses on new equity and reward platforms raising capital"

Patrick McCarthy, Director, CGPL Consulting

"I congratulate you on a really interesting and information packed conference yesterday. The speakers were a good choice especially the way they tackled the issues and the way forward should/will be Crowd Funding/Peer to Peer Lending."

Harvy Sandhu, Unity Trust Bank

"Well done for a great conference! "

SimonDixon, BankToTheFuture

"I really must compliment you on a brillant conference yesterday. There was a very high degree of engagement and having an “Angel” presentation as a counterpoint was inspired."

David Hoare, DJH Associates

TICKETS




Rebooting: The Programme




  • 09:00 - 10:00 Registration
  • 10:00

    Introduction to the third national deep impact conference


  • Barry James
    Conference Curator & Chair

    The Roots of the New Open Entrepreneurial Landscape

    Research explains how and why crowdfunding is transforming venture creation & Innovation. Throwing open the doors locally, across the country and the world.
  • Jess Ratty
    Communications Manager at Crowdfunder.co.uk

    Economic Impact: Epicentre Cornwall

    Cornwall: What's happened - How & Why - What We Did That You Can Do.
  • Crowdfunding Live: Case Studies

    Our guest experts dig deeper into crowdfunding

  • Break
  • Tim Wright
    Director and Co-Founder of twintangibles

    The First Choice: New Funding, Better Funding - The 'New Normal'

    Why these new sources of finance should be first choice for many startups and growth businesses and provide a new wider funding pallette to business advisors.
  • Michelle Rodger
    Director of Collaboration and Communication at TheCrowdfundingCentre

    Levelling-Up The Entrepreneurial Landscape

    New research reveals how Crowdfunding is levelling the landscape for both women & ethnic minorities. Michelle will explore both the research and her vast experience in this area revealing how it's creating new opportunities of all.
  • The State (and the future) of the Entrepreneurial Nation


    Including:

    Matt Smith - Co-founder of the Centre for Entrepreneurs & former policy director of NACUE
    Bill Morrow - CEO at angelsden.com
    Daniel Rajkumar - Founder & Managing Director at rebuildingsociety.com
    Tim Wright - Director and Co-Founder of twintangibles
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • Richard Swart PhD
    Director of Research at University of California, Berkeley

    JOBSimpact USA, UK & The World

    How Crowdfunding is empowering venture and so business and job creation
  • Barry Sheerman MP
    Labour MP for Huddersfield & Chairman of the Westminster Crowdfunding Forum

    Crowdfunding Hubs - Regnerating the Regions: The Vision

    What should politicians be doing?
  • Dr Joe Cox
    Economist, University of Portsmouth

    Entrepreneurship & The State of The Crowdfunding Nation

  • Thomas Power
    Founding Father of UK Social Media & Founder of Ecademy, CEO of Scredible

    The Regulation of Social Media - What it Means & Where To From Here?

  • The Great Debate: The Future of Venture Finance


    Interviews & Panel of Experts Including:

    Simon Brickles - Market Operator, Director GXG & Former Head of AIM & PLUS Markets on Revolutionising the Framework for Financial Innovation.
    Chris Moss - Partner and Head of Corporate at JMW Solicitors - on Social Media, Regulation & Financial Innovation
    Tomás Carruthers - CEO The Social Stock Exchange
    Thomas Power - Founding Father of UK Social Media & Founder of Ecademy, CEO of Scredible
  • Barry James
    Conference Curator & Chair

    Roundup & Conclusions


  • 1700 - 1730 Close and Networking

Crowdfunding Masterclass

 

Wednesday 12th NovEmber 2014

At the Showroom Workstation, Cultural Industries Quarter, Sheffield

Crowdfunding Masterclass and Workshop on Wednesday 12th will enable entrepreneurs and business advisors to understand, and excel at, the mechanics of launching and running a Crowdfunding campaign. The workshop will provide entrepreneurs with an immersive hands-on experience enabling them to hone their product and offering.

Subsidised price
£25
There are a small number of FOC tickets available for the Masterclass, details on request via Masterclass@CrowdfundingDeepImpact.com
  • Wednesday 12th November 2014
  • 10:30 - Registration (if not already registered) + additional tea & coffee
  • 11:35 - Session 1 - Crowdfunding MasterClass
    Crowdfunding Master Teach Class with everything you need to know to plan your crowdfund
    Pick your project, polish your message, craft your offering / rewards...
  • 13:30 - Lunch (& closing session of the @BIN conference for those also involved there)
  • 14:45 - Session 2: Hands-On Workshop
    An immersive Crowdfunding 'flight simulator' experience.
    For those with a viable idea or business plan who are wanting hands-on help to acquire and hone crowdfunding skills.
  • 16:00 - Session 3: MasterClass Pitch Fest
    The Masterclass returns to the classroom to decide...Who'll get to pitch at the conference?
    The experts will draw out the best and talk about the Do's & Don't, Hints, Tips & Golden Rules to boost your chances of success.
  • 17:00 - Close

NOTES
This includes a 'Crowdfunding flight simulator' workshop as well as a 'Crowdfunding Masterclass', both on Wednesday12th November, enabling entrepreneurs and business advisors to understand, and excel at, the mechanics of launching and running a Crowdfunding campaign. The workshop will provide entrepreneurs with an immersive hands-on experience enabling them to hone their product and offering.

Press

 

There will be a limited number of press seats available at the conference which you can request by sending your name, publiction/organisation and contact details to contact@crowdfundingdeepimpact.com

Capitalism Rebooting - It's time to reach for the reset button!


It must have happened to you? Something on your computer crashed and now it's running so slow it's impossible to get anything done. It's time for a reboot.

Capitalism Rebooting: This time it's PERSONAL
Crowdfunding is capitalism - but not as we've known it. It's personal. Already thousands of people are being equipped to roll their own role - create a job for themselves and others by hitting the Crowdfunding switch. Resetting to what noted thinker and VC Julie Meyer calls individual capitalism. Capitalism on it's head - without all the 'barriers to entry' and the 'gatekeepers'.

Capitalism Rebooting: This time it's DIGITAL
This time it's digital, democratic and hyperconnected. We've all known that the digital revolution holds the key to a new age. That hyperconnectivity can create a new, very different digital, economy. It's here, it's started. These massive paradigm shifts rarely happen in the ways expected or predicted by governments - or anyone else. What seemed a minority interest on closer examination reveals that this really is the new democratic, digital economy in action. Will the UK again throw away world it's world leadership position?

Capitalism Rebooting: This time it's OPEN
The World Wide Web has proved beyond any doubt the economic and social power of openness and 'the network effect'. Crowdfunding builds on the hyperconnected, social, world it has now created to bring that openness to individual capitalists. It's no longer just about the 'goliath' factory owners and gatekeepers running massive VC funds. It's open and everyone can participate - start something, support something or spread the word.

It's time to reboot: nationally, regionally, locally. To regenerate our towns & cities. Communities and people, led by entrepreneurs motivated to deliver what people actually need and want - not just a fatter bottom line, regardless of the consequences.

Come and find out how!

Capitalism Rebooting - It's time to reach for YOUR reset button!

It's up to you to: Start something, support something, spread the word.


Introduction Tickets

Entrepreneurs and Business Owners


Change is in the air. With disruptive change come new challenges, new opportunities. Since the first Deep Impact conference Crowdfunding has, as we predicted, become mainstream. Opening up opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses everywhere.

New, better routes to funding. New, better kinds of funding Crowdfunding has changed the very nature of entrepreneurialism, removed the ‘gatekeepers’ their fixed forms and agenda and opened up immediate access to people, markets and funding.

For entrepreneurs and artists, social entrepreneurs and all ‘the makers’ Crowdfunding, and the innovations following in it’s wake, mean that any energetic, truly committed entrepreneur can now get the funding they need to get started and to grow their business – without the hurdles and distortions of the gatekeepers, their rake-offs and agendas.

On 1st Nov. at The Royal Geographical Society we will be mapping this new landscape led by the pioneers from Crowdfunding and the investment community, as well as the key entrepreneurs who are making some of the biggest waves. Including…

Professor Alan Barrell, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge has helped thousands of entrepreneurs in the UK and across the world find the funding to get started and to grow a business. An ex VC and Angel investor he will explain why Crowdfunding changes everything. Not just giving entrepreneurs access to finance, without the gatekeepers, but how the Open Era transforms the entrepreneur’s journey

Bill Morrow, Founder and CEO of Angel's Den, will be explaining how Crowdfunding is not replacing but is transforming as well as supporting traditional Angel and VC investing, why they've launched their own Crowdfunding platform and how he sees this transformation affecting opportunities for entrepreneurs as well as investors. The day will provide a golden opportunity to understand how to access new funding to grow a business or start a new one, as well as hear from and meet leading investors face to face.


Briefing Tickets

Investors, Angels and VCs


Change is in the air. With disruptive change comes both new challenges and new opportunities. Since the first Deep Impact conference Crowdfunding has, as we predicted, become part of the mainstream.

The challenges have grown, and crystallised. So have the opportunities.

Crowdfunding is changing the very nature of entrepreneurialism from the ground up. New opportunities for investors and investment strategies are abundant.

On 1st Nov. at The Royal Geographical Society we will be mapping this new landscape led by the pioneers from Crowdfunding and the investment community, as well as the key entrepreneurs who are making some of the biggest waves. Including…

Bill Morrow, Founder and CEO of Angel's Den, will be explaining how Crowdfunding is not replacing but is transforming as well as supporting traditional Angel and VC investing, why they've launched their own Crowdfunding platform and how he sees this transformation affecting the entire industry

Angel and erstwhile VC Professor Alan Barrell, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge will be explaining why the Open Era is so different, why Crowdfunding ‘starts in a completely different place’ and why this is a good thing – for investors as well as everyone else. He’ll help us explore the implications for the future of Venture Capital, early stage investing, and entrepreneurship. The day will provide a golden opportunity to understand this new wave - including the impact of openness, Open Data and


Briefing Tickets

Academia, Coaches, Mentors and Professional Advisors


Change is in the air. With disruptive change comes both new challenges and new opportunities. Since the first Deep Impact conference Crowdfunding has, as we predicted, become part of the mainstream. The challenges have grown, and crystallised. So have the opportunities.

Crowdfunding is changing the very nature of entrepreneurialism - from the ground up. For entrepreneurs and artists, social entrepreneurs and ‘the makers’ Crowdfunding and the financial innovations following in it’s wake mean that any competent entrepreneur can now get the funding they need to get started and to grow. Without hurdles and distortions of the gatekeepers, their ‘rents’ and agendas.

On 1st Nov. at The Royal Geographical Society we will be mapping this new landscape led by the pioneers from Crowdfunding and the investment community, as well as the key entrepreneurs who are making some of the biggest waves. Including…

Professor Alan Barrell, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge will explain why the Open Era is so different, why Crowdfunding ‘starts in a completely different place’ and why this is a good thing – for entrepreneurs and investors. He’ll explore the implications for the future of Venture Capital, early stage investing & entrepreneurship.

Bill Morrow, Founder and CEO of Angel's Den, will be explaining how Crowdfunding is not replacing but is transforming as well as supporting traditional Angel and VC investing, why they've launched their own Crowdfunding platform and how he sees this transformation affecting the entire industry The day will provide a golden opportunity to understand this new wave - including the impact of openness, Open Data and Big Data as well as open funding - and how it will affect investing in the coming months and years.


Briefing Tickets