Wed, 19 Feb


LSBU Technopark Building

Financing your Growth Plan

Where is the money to help build your business? This workshop will provide SME's with types of funding available for businesses.

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Financing your Growth Plan

Time & Location

19 Feb 2020, 13:30 – 17:30

LSBU Technopark Building , 90 London Rd, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6LN, UK

About The Event

This workshop on ‘Financing your growth plan’ will provide participants with:

  • a snapshot of the funding types that start-up’s and new businesses can apply for.
  • It will cover the types of funding available to early stages businesses, including angel investment, crowdfunding, venture capital, bank loans and several others.
  • The second half of the workshop will cover the initial steps to take when raising investment, financing your growth plan as well as discussing how to value your business, including the factors that drive company valuation and the factors that destroy company value.

Participants can expect to leave with a well-rounded insight into the options available to raise money for their business and how to justify their company valuations when approaching funders.


Dr Salman Malik is the founder and CEO of Micro-spray Technologies Ltd; a science-driven startup that aims to revolutionise particle engineering in high-value markets.

As well as being an engineer and academic, Salman is an entrepreneur. He has experience of raising funds through private angel investors, government-backed grants, business plan competitions and has pitched successfully at numerous events for non-dilutive funds. Salman has solely raised more than £350k and was awarded scholarships, travel grants, bursaries and prizes also throughout his time at University.

Before his PhD, Salman received a first class bachelor’s degree (BEng) in Biomedical Engineering where he received the course medal prize, followed by a distinction in both his Master’s degrees (MSc, MRes) from UCL. During his PhD, he became the first research student at UCL to establish an innovation pipeline between UCL and Yale University to encourage technology transfer and spin-out activity between the institutions.

Salman sits on the Industry Advisory Board for UCL’s Faculty of Engineering, in 2018 he was appointed as an Associate Academic at London South Bank University, where he teaches on Enterprise Workshops and he is also a part-time Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Loughborough University London. He aims to share his experience and knowledge with aspiring entrepreneurs looking to commercialise their ideas and build high-growth startups.

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