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Urbano Finance

Urbano Finance brings together entrepreneurs and investors to build bridges between companies who need finance and organisations who can provide it.

Urbano Finance is not be a platform to pitch. Rather, it brings together business people to share ideas on what financial support new and growth companies actually need, explore and explain what turns a great idea into a sound business and pull down some of the hurdles that new and existing companies face when seeking backing from institutions and private investors.

Urbano Finance’s networking events see see investors discussing which companies they support and what companies need to do to find capital investment, whether through banks, VCs, seed capital or individual investors. Experienced business people are also invited to tell their stories of how they found investment to turn an idea into a succesful business – and share the lessons they have learned along the way.


JUNE 16th - 10.30AM

Since 2002, we have organised hosted around 35,000 people at over 1,000 events. Our approach follows a clear principle, Urbano's Networking Pathway: Contacts, Connections, Relationships, Opportunities. Put simply, the more contacts you make, the more opportunities you will develop, but the key element is 'Relationships'.

Most opportunities come attached to a person and these are revealed through conversation. Hosted by Mark Herring's Connector-in-Chief, these online events are a mix of company and personal introductions, followed by interactive discussions designed to uncover areas where attendees can collaborate and find future business opportunities. After the event, Urbano members can access the full profiles and contact details of attendees through their Urbano Dashboards.




JULY 1st - 10.30AM

This Urbano Speaker Panel Event - Critical Ingredients For Successful Proposals & Pitches - is  a must-book for those whose individual roles or companies rely on engaging new clients and generating new business through pitches and proposals.

David Pritchard, Managing Director of Sandler Training, London East kicks off the event, after introductions, by leadingus lead us through the critical steps to winning work through pitching and proposal writing.

Mark Herring will then introduce our panellists representing a range of companies and sectors, whowill share their own experiences and tips on what key approaches help them win new work. Together, we hope our audience will leave with plenty of ways to help improve their chances of success.



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Past Events & Speakers List

April 17th 2019 - Post-MIPIM Networking reception

February 27th 2019 - Pre MIPIM Networking evening 

October 26th 2017 - Kent Teague, Managing Partner of Gold Creek Capital

August 2nd 2017 - Finance networking lunch in the city

April 6th 2017 - Edward Lucas, Senior Editor at the Economist

May 11 2016 - Ronen Palan, Professor City University London

March 10 2016 - Neil Maiden, Cass Business School

October 15 2015 - Jackie Sadek, UK Regeneration

October 1 2015 - Alex Stephany, CEO of Just Park

June 11 2015 – Evening networking event featuring Founder of BrewDog

November 2014 - Modwenna Rees Mogg, Owner of Angel News

November 2013 - Regus London Monument

September 2013 - Ironmonger's Hall

February 2013 - Jonathan Fisher, expert of corporate and financial crime

June 2012 - MWB Houndsditch

April 2012 - Etc. Venues Dexter House

* Simon Dixon's Testimonial on Urbano Finance

"I do a lot of public speaking, but two things stood out about Urbano Network and the Urbano Finance networking strand I addresses. Firstly, the audience was very high quality business people and investors and the quality of the questions that followed was apparent.

Secondly, Mark did a great job of warming the audience up for my presentation, setting out my talk in terms of the wider business context. It has already certainly led to some business and valuable connections for me."
Simon, CEO, BankToTheFuture.com

Urbano Finance Members & Associates

ABN AMRO Commercial Finance PLC


Auld Scott & Company

Barclays Bank PLC

Bircham Dyson Bell LLP

Cass Business School

City Business Library

Close Brothers Invoice Finance


fds Corporate Finance

Fitzgerald and Law


Jonathan Fisher, QC

Mattioli Woods PLC

Office for Tax Simplification

Raffingers Stuart

The Venture Capital Platform

Truestone Asset Management Limited

Venner Shipley LLP

WSM Partners


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