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Bread & Jam Mentor Walk: Raising Investment

  • Institute of Directors 116 Pall Mall London, England, SW1Y 4AE United Kingdom (map)

Kickstart your week with a foodpreneur morning walk from The Institute of Directors in Piccadilly to Fortnum & Masons.

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 how to raise investment to grow your business. So if you are a food and drink founder with aspirations to raise capital through angels, VCs, loans or crowdfunding join us on this 60 minute morning stroll through Green 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 3rd June, outside The Institute of Directors, Pall Mall (SW1Y 5ED).

End: 09:00am 3rd June, outside Fortnum & Mason (W1A 1ER).

Our Mentors

Rich Goldsmith, co-founder MOJU - Rich started his working life buying wings for commercial aircraft and then moved into investment banking (so he is not short on an opinion on fundraising). He founded MOJU in 2015 with his best mate Charlie, and now heads up brand and corporate strategy.

Jack Scott, co-founder, Dash - After just 18 months of trading Seltzer startup Dash Water has recently raised 700k investment from a range of investors including YouTuber Caspar Lee.

Sarah Hilleary, founder, B-Tempted - B-Tempted is a Free-From cake manufacturer. Sarah set up her own manufacturing site in a converted railway arch in East London and has raised ¬£300k in equity investment to scale the business into a national brand. Sarah appeared on Dragons' Den in 2017 and champions the importance of getting things right when raising investment.