March investor, alternative finance, and FinTech events

There are some fantastic investor events coming up in March. Below, you'll find a collection of the ones we thought you might be interested in.

To find out more about a particular event, just click on the relevant title below. Alternatively, you may wish to book tickets straight away, which you can do by following the second link in a section to be taken directly to the event's registration page.

March 7th - 8th

Investing Women 'Ambition & Growth' Conference

Dynamic Earth, 112-116 Holyrood Gait, Edinburgh. EH8 8AS.

This event is the first of its kind and promises to bring together women entrepreneurs and supporting angel investors. If you are a female entrepreneur looking for investment, thinking of starting your own business, or looking to become an angel investor, the Ambition and Growth conference will provide a great opportunity for existing angel investors and groups to hear from and meet with Scotland’s inspiring, aspiring, and ambitious women-led companies.

Attendees will hear from a number of inspiring leaders, including: Susan Preston, referred to as the ‘USA’s first lady of women angels’; Lesley Eccles from Scotland’s unicorn company, FanDuel; Lena Wilson, CEO of Scottish Enterprise; as well as other innovative sessions led by global organisations TEDEx and Start-Up Grind.

There will also be a dinner, taking place at Edinburgh Castle on the 7th, which will see the winner of Scotland's only pitch competition for women-led companies, AccelerateHER, named. For more information on this competition, just click here.

You can buy tickets here.

March 7th

Fintech Storm - Online Lending, Crowdfunding, Alternative Finance, and P2P Lending Marketplaces

Rainmaking Loft, 1 Saint Katherine's Way, London. E1W 1UN.

Part of a monthly series, (also March 21st) this event invites attendees to meet the disruptive thought leaders who are re-imagining the future of business funding.

Follow this link to buy tickets.

March 8th

Celebrating Women in FinTech 2016.

Hogan Lovells - Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London. EC1A 2FG.

Taking place on International Women's Day, this is a celebration of women in financial technology businesses, which will inspire you to "reach new heights and play a bigger part in creating a more diverse and sustainable future for finance".

Follow this link to buy tickets.


March 17th

The Great British Private Investor Summit 2016

Etc Venues, 200 Aldersgate, St. Paul's, London. EC1A 4HD.

Exclusively for private investors, this event will showcase the best alternative and innovative investment models of 2016.

Speakers include Michael Blakey the UKBAA Business Angel of the Year for 2015 and Andy Phillipps, founder of Active Hotels (now

Click here to register for tickets for this event.

March 22nd

The AltFi Europe Summit

The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London. EC1Y 4SA.

The AltFi Europe Summit 2016 will play host to representatives from a number of online marketplace lending, equity crowdfunding, trade finance, direct lending platforms. The event will look closely at the alternative finance, using data-driven exploration to answer some of the sector's most pressing questions and looking at its most prominent trends

Click here to buy tickets. Early bird sale (£475) ends Feb 29th.

March 23rd

The FINTECH Book Launch

A secret London location.

Your chance to attend the launch of the first globally-crowdsourced book on financial technology, where you will receive a signed copy prior to its official April release. At the launch, you will be able to meet the entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders who contributed to the book. Edited by Susanne Chishti, CEO and founder of FINTECH Circle and Janos Barberis, CEO and founder of FINTECH HK.

The book brings together a number of the leading industry influencers in a single, informative volume and covers every major industry development in depth, complete with firsthand insights, and lessons learned by practitioners at the cutting edge. 

Click here to buy your ticket.

March 23rd

Hertfordshire Business School, de Havilland Campus Hatfield, Hertfordshire. AL10 9EU.

A workshop which will gather academics and practitioners with interests in the area of entrepreneurial finance and alternative sources. Discussions on recent trends and ongoing transformations in the equity finance, community finance, and crowdfunding markets will take place.

Guests will include prof. Colin Mason (University of Glasgow), prof. Mike Wright (Imperial College London) and Andrew Davis, a specialist in crowdfunding and independent journalist.

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