Alternative Finance Roadshow

Location: AQL
Address: Salem Chapel Auditorium, Hunslet Road, Leeds, United Kingdom, LS10 1JQ
When: April 23, 2015 - 09:00 to 17:00
Entry: FREE for all delegates - (Workshop: White Label Tech: £250)

Following on from the success of our 2014 events, rebuildingsociety.com would like to invite borrowers, lenders and introducers to a one day roadshow focusing on the alternative finance industry. The Leeds-based event will take place on 23rd April 2015, 9am to 4pm.

Hosted by rebuildingsociety.com, the event will provide an overview of the evolution of peer-to-business lending market. Whether you’re looking to borrow growth capital for your business, lend money to UK SMEs, introduce business to rebuildingsociety.com, launch your own crowdfunding business, or just want to learn more about the sector from one of the market’s most innovative players, this event should prove enlightening.

Before Lunch, we’ll be running a Dragon’s Den-style session where real-life entrepreneurs make their pitches for investment. Delegates will be invited to submit questions for the prospective borrowers and to decide on whether they feel they would take the opportunity to invest in the business.

The event will provide the opportunity to network with members of a growing and thriving industry, interact with our sponsors and — of course — meet some of the rebuildingsociety.com team. The event will be catered by with delegates enjoying a free breakfast, buffet lunch and an afternoon snack. This will provide ample time to discuss the alternative finance market and real experiences with the other attendees.

Order of Events:

9.00am Coffee and Registration
9.20am Introduction by Daniel Rajkumar, Founder and MD of rebuildingsociety.com
9.35am Kevin Caley – ThinCats’ journey to reaching £100m of p2p lending
9.50am Julian Wells – Growth through Partnerships
10.15am Geoff Cooney – Why Genie Lending use rebuildingsociety.com
10.30am Ben Dyson – Bank Robbery & the financial revolution
10.45am  Jay Tikam – Preparing for authorisation
11.00am Break – coffee and networking
11.20am Q&A panel discussion:

  • Rachel Hannan (our first investor)
  • Daniel Rajkumar (rebuildingsociety MD)
  • Geoff Cooney (broker)
  • Kevin Caley (tech partner)
11.55am THE CROWDFUNDING SHOW
Live Borrower Pitches to Lenders
1.30pm Lunch
2.15pm After Lunch Workshops

  • Brokers: Earning more with incentives (in the Bar – of course!)
  • Entrepreneurs: Turning Lenders into Ambassadors (in the Conference Area)
  • Investors: Optimising your returns (in the Auditorium)
  • Partners: Running a crowdfunding platform with Case Study ThinCats work (on the Stage)
4.30pm Close

The event will be held in the historic Salem Chapel, which combines character with cutting edge technology, not too dissimilar to rebuildingsociety.com! In addition to the auditorium and exhibition space, the Chapel is also the head office of aql, a telecoms, data and software company that services over 35 of the FTSE 100. aql house their DC3 data centre within the building which can be seen from the auditorium, making it a unique venue for our event.

As an online business, putting on a physical event is vitally important for reaching out membership base and we hope you can join us for this informative day.

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