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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.

MEMBERS NETWORKING ROUND TABLE

MAY 5th - 10.00AM

As we see the road to re-opening of venues subject to strict regulations, for the time-being we continue to bring our members together virtually and on-screen for our next monthly Urbano Members Networking Round Table. Lasting an hour, Urbano Round Tables are informal drop-ins, a chance to chat, meet new faces, and find new introductions. After checking in on everyone, we will disappear into break-out rooms where if you don't find someone interesting to talk to we will give you a full refund (it's free).

DETAILS & BOOKING: MEMBERS ROUND TABLE

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ZERO CARBON & ENVIRONMENTAL ROUND TABLE NETWORKING EVENT

THURSDAY MAY 13TH - 10.30AM

For this event, we want to bring together all those companies and individuals in the Zero Carbon Community members to participate in a 'round table' discussion format, faciliated by Mark Herring, Urbano's Connector-In-Chief. Our focus is to connect companies who can find potential areas where they can collaborate, improve each other as businesses and business people, and find new opportunities.

As a community of connected businesses, we know that collaboration between companies is critical to achieving the targets our government has committed to under the Paris Agreement. However, we also know that we must all reach out beyond our own sectors to understand what steps we can take to meet our own promises.

DETAILS & BOOKING: ZERO CARBON COMMUNITY ROUND TABLE

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OPEN NETWORKING ROUND TABLE

MAY 19th - 10.00AM

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.

DETAILS & BOOKING: OPEN ROUND TABLE

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Urbano Finance Speaker Videos

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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