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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.

Upcoming Finance Events

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

Alliotts

Auld Scott & Company

Barclays Bank PLC

Bircham Dyson Bell LLP

Cass Business School

City Business Library

Close Brothers Invoice Finance

Crowdcube

fds Corporate Finance

Fitzgerald and Law

GRM 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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Next Events

  1. London Networking Event - Urbano Networking networking evening in London

    Wednesday January 29th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Network January networking evening at Strongroom Bar & Kitchen Shoreditch - FREE FOR URBANO MEMBERS

    Read more > Strongroom Bar & Kitchen
  2. London networking event - Urbano Build networking breakfast with Mark Farmer

    Thursday February 6th, 8:30am

    Urbano Build networking and speaker breakfast with Mark Farmer, Government Champion of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).

    Read more > The Building Society
  3. London networking events - Urbano Media Networking Evening in Soho

    Wednesday February 12th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Create/Media networking evening at Bunga Bunga Covent Garden - an immersive live entertainment venue

    Read more > Bunga Bunga Covent Garden
  4. London networking events - Urbano business networking breakfast in Kensington W8

    Wednesday February 19th, 8:30am

    Urbano business networking breakfast in February hosted by Dishoom Kensington

    Read more > Dishoom Kensington
  5. London Networking Event - Pre MIPIM networking breakfast event in Westminster London

    Thursday February 27th, 8:30am

    Urbano Build, Finance & UWACTE Communities Pre-MIPIM 2020 networking breakfast event at Church House Westminster.

    Read more > Church House Westminster
  6. London Networking Event - Women in Business Networking Evening to celebrate International Womens Day

    Wednesday March 4th, 5:30pm

    Urbano Women In Business networking evening at 24 Mayfair to celebrate International Women's Day

    Read more > 24 Mayfair
  7. Urbano Members at MIPIM 2020

    Tuesday March 10th, 8:00am

    For Urbano Member Companies & their representatives heading out to MIPIM 2020 in March

    Read more > VenueTBC(b)
  8. Urbano networking lunch in Monaco

    Friday March 13th, 12:30pm

    Urbano Monaco networking lunch to celebrate and connect Urbano Members attending MIPIM 2020 in Cannes.

    Read more > Saliere Resaurant Monaco
  9. London networking events - Urbano March networking evening in the City of London

    Wednesday March 18th, 6:00pm

    Urbano Members networking evening at Devonshire Club in the City of London in March.

    Read more > Devonshire Club
  10. London networking events - Urbano March Networking Lunch in City of London

    Wednesday March 25th, 12:30pm

    Urbano's March networking lunch at Pitch Golf London in the City.

    Read more > Pitch Golf London
  11. London networking event - Urbano Build & UWACTE networking breakfast with Deborah Pullen BRE

    Thursday April 23rd, 8:30am

    Urbano Build & UWACTE speaker breakfast with Deborah Pullen, MBE, Director of BRE Trust, hosted by Trowers & Hamlins in the City of London.

    Read more > Trowers & Hamlins LLP
  12. London networking event - Urbano Build & UWACTE networking breakfast on Zero Carbon in Construction

    Wednesday May 20th, 8:30am

    Urbano Build & UWACTE speaker breakfast with Emily Hamilton, Associate Director - Sustainability at Grosvenor Group.

    Read more > The Building Society

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Absolute Spaces - Property Developers

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Accuracy is a totally independent international player in its field of expertise providing advice to company management and shareholders.

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AcuAccounts. Make Accounts Simple. Our aim is simple; to provide a highly-personalised service utilising our experience and expertise.

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Amber Associates Recruitment Solutions Ltd - with 45+ years recruitment experience at all levels. We work for a perfect match every time.

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Arram Berlyn Gardner LLP - accountants, auditors, tax and business advisers to SME's, entrepreneurs, owner mangers and start-ups.

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Ashfords LLP - A top 100 law firm with over 70 partners and 500 staff.

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Andy Gaught - Co-Founder of Asset Living .

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Aztec Group is the bright alternative in fund and corporate services with a industry leading real estate offering.

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Lively debate with Declan Curry and the top entrepreneurs about who's making money. Reporter - Lesley Curwen.

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BCMS Corporate Ltd - selling privately owned companies for maximum value.

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BDB Pitmans brings together over 300 years of legal expertise in 5 locations – Cambridge, London (City & Westminster), Reading & Southampton

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