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UKBAA is delighted to present the 3rd annual National Women in Angel Investing Forum!

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Taking place in the elegant surroundings of the Home Grown Club, Mayfair, this forum offers an important opportunity for women angel investors and would-be angel investors to come together to review the current landscape for women investors, learn about latest developments, share inside stories and experience on the world of angel investing - and explore ideas on what more can be done to encourage women to get involved in the exciting world of investing in the UK's start-ups .

This event comes against a backdrop of important research that we launched last year on the barriers and opportunities for women to angel invest and with the more recent reports from the British Business Bank on Women and VC, as well as the Alison Rose report on Women entrepreneurship by HM Treasury.


UKBAA Women in Angel Investing National Forum

10th July: 14.00 - 18.00

Venue: The Home Grown Club, Mayfair

1.30: Registration and Refreshments

2.00: Welcome
Jenny Tooth OBE, Chief Executive, UK Business Angels Association
Setting the Scene on the Women Angel Landscape

2.15: Guest Speaker
Catherine Lewis La Torre, CEO British Patient Capital and British Business Investments


2.35: Panel DiscussionMy life as an Angel Investor

Women Angels will give their perspective on their role as angel investors, what opportunities and developments they are seeing in the market and what are the challenges and concerns for women investors  in the current climate.



Amanda Dyjecinski, Angel Investor & Marketing Consultant

Shirin Dehghan, Angel Investor & Operating Partner, Frog Capital

Rosalind Singleton, Angel Investor, Angel Academe & Managing Director, UK Broadband

Dominique Valentiny, Angel Investor, Astia Angels 

Moderated by: Sarah Turner, Co-Founder & CEO, Angel Academe


3.10:  Afternoon Tea Break and Networking


3.45:  Panel Discussion: How I have Built and Scaled my Business with Angel Investment

Women Entrepreneurs discuss their journey to accessing angel investment and what added value they have gained from their investors  in building a successful business and how can women entrepreneurs overcome the challenge in finding the investment they need


Agnes Czako, Co-Founder, AirEx
Fanya Ismail, CEO & Founder, Sol-Gel SGMA

Melinda Nicci, CEO & Founder, Baby2Body

Maria Tanjala, Co-Founder, BigCouch & FilmChain 

Sheana Yu, Founder & CEO, Aergo
Moderated by: Emily Nott, Head of Diversity & Inclusion Programmes, Innovate UK 


4.30:  Panel DiscussionWhat I wished I had known as an Angel Investor

Women investors discuss many of the common misunderstandings about angel investing; how to approach risk; how to make the most of growing a portfolio and supporting long term growth and successful outcome.



Gillian Macaulay, Director & Gatekeeper, Gabriel Investments

Fiona Dent, CEO, Makerversity & Angel Investor, 24Haymarket

Pam Garside, Partner, Newhealth & Angel Investor, Cambridge Angels 

Moderated by: Alice Hu Wagner, Managing Director, Strategy Economics & Business Development, British Business Bank


5.30: Audience Discussion
How can we encourage more women to Invest in the UK?  


5.45: Closing remarks and next Steps

Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO, UK Business Angels Association 


6.00: Networking, Drinks and Canapes

7.30: Close

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