MERLIN ICT Workshop #9: Investment War Stories for Angels and Entrepreneurs
Date And Time: Thursday, 19 September 2019; 16:00 – 18:30 BST
Venue: St John’s Innovation Centre

This interactive afternoon session will provide an insight to The Invested Investor and new rules for start-ups, scale-ups and angel investing.

Alan Cowley, Co-Founder of The Invested Investor and his guests, will use real war stories of success and failure from angels and entrepreneurs to give the audience an informal insight to equity and early stage investment from both ends of the journey.

Guest Speakers To be Announced

The discussion will include the dos and don’ts of investing in early stage companies, views on industry trends and the changing climate of early stage investment. They will also share their top-tips and favourite war stories.


Afternoon Agenda

16:00 Networking and registration over drinks and street-style food

16:30 Introduction to Merlin ICT and Guest Speakers by David Gill of St John’s Innovation Centre

16:35 Panel discussion moderated by Alan Cowley of The Invested Investor followed by Q&A

17:35 Further networking

18:30 Event close

This event is part of a wider Merlin ICT programme. To find out more, please visit

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About MERLIN project
MERLIN (Methodologies for Researcher Led Innovations) will support market-oriented researchers, SMEs and start-ups across Europe, to consider the full potential of their research and to shape ideas and outputs into innovations to be ready for market validation and commercialisation, by using modern needs-first, market-led methodologies.

MERLIN has been funded in the context of the Innovation Radar initiative of the European Commission, under the Digital Single Market strategy.