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Bread & Jam Mentor Walk: Crowdfunding

  • Sourced Market 68 Wigmore Street London, England, W1U 2SD United Kingdom (map)

Kickstart your week with a foodpreneur morning walk from Sourced Market in Marylebone to Whole Foods Market in Camden.

Join three industry experts and a dozen fellow entrepreneurs on this morning mentor walk that will kickstart your working week. On this walk we will be focusing on the challenges and choices around crowdfunding. So if you are a food and drink founder with aspirations to crowdfund join us on this 60 minute morning stroll through Regents Park and learn from some of the industry's leading lights.

What's a Mentor Walk?

We've had some of our most inspiring and insightful discussions whilst taking a brisk stroll with friends and colleagues - the informal, relaxed vibe often leads to much more creative conversation than intense, face-to-face meetings. And so this is what we aim to achieve with our Mentor Walks - they are your opportunity to informally chat to experienced industry experts as you stroll through London with a group of fellow entrepreneurs on the same journey as you. Each walk focuses on a different aspect of building and growing a food and drink business, and it's a great way to start the week.

Time & Place

Start: 08:00am 15th April, outside Sourced Market in Wigmore Street (W1U 2SD).

End: 09:00am 15th April, outside Whole Foods Market, Camden (NW1 7PN).

Our Mentors

Jules BukerCrowdcube - Crowdcube is the UK's biggest equity-based crowdfunding platform. Food & drink is their third biggest sector and recent successes have included Chewy Moon (£370k), Northern Bloc (£473k) and Exeter Gin (£116k). Jules is the Business Development Manager at Crowdcube and has also worked in the venture capital and angel-investment markets.

Ben WhiteheadSpare Snacks - Ben has turned food waste into profit by launching a range of air-dried crisps made out of surplus fruit and vegetable. In 2018 he raised £420k on Seedrs.

Scott SimpkinSeedrs -  Previously an entrepreneur himself, Scott Simpkin joined Europe’s leading equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs as a Campaigns Associate 2 years ago. In the last year alone Scott has helped over 20 businesses such as Mercato Metropolitano successfully complete their equity crowdfunding campaign. Holding a 95% success rate, Scott’s campaigns on Seedrs over the last year have raised over £10 million on the platform.

Earlier Event: 10 April
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Later Event: 16 April
Food Business Bootcamp