The Smarta 100 Academy is a new series of events for entrepreneurs. The second instalment in the series will help founders to understand their funding options.
I was once rather mean-spirited about Smarta founder Shaa Wasmund. But since I’ve got to know her, I’ve realised what a force for good she is for British entrepreneurship in a world awash with interfering Government departments and nannying restrictions – not to mention how much fun she is at parties.
Her organisation, Smarta, has been raising its game recently, perhaps in response to all that public sector bluster. Its latest endeavour is an evening event designed to educate entrepreneurs about their funding options. Featuring Kernel advisory board member and Struq chief executive Sam Barnett, it promises “insider info” on how to access capital.
The presence of Darren Westlake, founder of Crowdcube, suggests more than the usual round of sucking up to venture capitalists. We’ve been critical of crowdfunding from the point of view of amateur investors, but there’s no denying it can be an effective way to get businesses funded.
The Kernel is pleased to serve as media partner for this event, the second in the Smarta 100 Academy series. It will take place on 23 July in the evening. The event is free and tickets are available now. We look forward to seeing you there.