Come to London and learn how to build an angel investor network

Published on 12/06/2019
United Kingdom

The ESIL Study Visit to the UK will be held on 9-12 July, with a focus on how to create an effective Angel ecosystem

After visiting Milan and Paris, the third edition of the ESIL Study Visits series will be held in London on 9-12 July 2019. UKBAA is hosting this 4 day-expedition in the well-known European Tech Hub.

This will be a selective meeting for investors interested in discussing how to create an Effective Angel Ecosystem, and what better way to do it than learning from the UK example.

London has been named the top city in the world for foreign direct investment, it’s known as the ‘Top Tech Hub of the World’, and it is within the Top-3 ecosystems listed in the 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking.

The programme for the Study Visit is varied and with a range of opportunities, including the chance to visit RocketSpace UKBAA Angel Hub –  Scale-up incubator, part of the Silicon Valley Rocket space programme. As an alternative, and only for the women participating at the event, there will be the option to join UKBAA Women Angel Investing National Forum, where more than 100 women investors will come together to share experiences.

On the morning of Wednesday 11th, attendees will discuss Building a successful ecosystem to support investment in innovation, and see the examples of the new UK £100m Regional Angels Programme Co-Investment Funds launched by British Business Investment and the Presentation of the new regional Angel Investment Accelerator

The Study Visit to the UK will end on July 12th with a workshop on Building and Mobilising Lead angel capacity.

IMPORTANT: Due to limited space, we invite you to submit an application for attendance via the link here. Please do not make travel arrangements yet, as the organisers will assess the applications and then inform you in due time whether you have been selected to attend.

Join Jenny Tooth (the ESIL Local Leader in the UK) and other #ESILangels for this exclusive meeting.


UKBAA ESIL Draft Programme Study Visit UK: 9-12 July 2019

Creating an Effective Angel Ecosystem from Start-Up to Scale-Up

Tuesday 9th July: Arrival :

  • Evening Drinks reception

Wednesday 10th July:

Address:  UKBAA, Chancery House, 53-64 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1QS

  • Morning: Workshop to include the following topics:
    • Briefing on the UK Angel Landscape - Key Trends and Developments
    • Latest data on the Angela and early stage investment market
    • Building an Effective Regional ecosystem for Angel Investing
    • The challenges and opportunities for Creating a diverse Angel Investment base
  • Afternoon: Visit to RocketSpace Accelerator and UKBAA Angel Hub
    Address:  Angel Islington, London N1
    • Opportunity to visit the RocketSpace  Scale-up Programme for fast growth Entrepreneurs, part of the US Silicon Valley RocketSpace programme. 
    • Presentation of the UKBAA Angel Hub concept
  • OPTION 2: UKBAA Women Angel Investing National Forum
    100 women investors and would-be investors will come together and share their experiences of the opportunities and barriers for women angel investors; this is a chance to hear from women who are successful investors themselves and discuss case studies of female entrepreneurs
    - this option is only available to women investors on the ESIL Study tour
  • Dinner All

Thursday 11th July:

  • Building a successful ecosystem to support investment in innovation
    • Presentation of the new UK £100m Regional Angels Programme Co-Investment Funds-British Business Investment
    • Presentation of the new regional Angel Investment Accelerator Programme for investing in innovation – Innovate UK
  • Networking Drinks reception
  • Dinner

Friday 12th July: London, UKBAA

  • Workshop: Building and Mobilising Lead angel capacity
    • The role of lead Angels as the core component for syndication and deal structuring and effective post investment support
    • Meet Lead Angels from London and hear about the role they take and case studies of success
  • Lunch and networking

Afternoon: Delegates depart