Raise Angel Investment Capital For Your Company
Halo, the NI Business Angel Network, which is a joint initiative of Invest NI and InterTradeIreland is looking for companies who wish to pitch at their investor evening to be held at The Innovation Centre, Northern Ireland Science Park, on 9th February 2012. Halo is a network of over 100 business angels who since 2009 have invested over £3m in high growth start-up businesses (not exclusively, but typically those which can return 10 times or more on investment in an average 5 year time frame e.g. turning a £100k investment into £1million in 5 years). Business angel investing is usually in the area of £50k - £500k and Halo, best described as ‘Dragons Den for Northern Ireland’, is a Business Angel Network which facilitates investment in NI-based companies. In fact the network has achieved such success that it was awarded ‘Business Angel Network of the Year’ in July 2010 by the BBAA, which is the main industry association consisting of 22 other Angel Networks in the UK.
If you would like to know more, please go to www.haloni.com and visit the ‘entrepreneur’ section. Here you will also find the initial application form which is a brief 2 1/2 pager. The deadline for application to this event is the 9th Jan 2012. However if you miss this one or are not yet ready to apply, meetings take place approx every 1-2 months in Belfast and once the window to apply closes for one event it opens for the next one!.
The dates for 2012 are as below and the normal application closing date is 1 month before: Tuesday 20th March (NISP, Belfast) Thursday 26th April (NISP, Belfast) Thursday 24th May (Great Hall, University of Ulster, Magee) Thursday 21st June (NISP, Belfast) Thursday 13th September (NISP, Belfast) Tuesday 13th November (NISP, Belfast) If you feel that business angel investing is right for your company and you are selected to pitch, halo will significantly help you through the process which is both supportive and much friendlier than say, for example, TV’s Dragon’s Den! If you would prefer to discuss halo, please feel free to contact Richard Ferguson, Halo Manager on Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org or 02890 737924. So get your application in now, and best of luck!