On the 15th of February, Launchpad was pleased to welcome Rod Beer from the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) as part of a day devoted to building up the angel network within Cornwall. Falmouth University is an incubator / accelerator member of the UKBAA which reflects the increasing importance of innovation and business growth at Falmouth University. Business angels play a crucial part of the investment landscape for growing businesses and universities are great locations to bring together innovators, businesses and angels.
Rod provided an overview of the angel landscape and their importance in supporting growing businesses. The presentation also provided a practical guide to setting up a group and the key taxation, business and risk considerations.
A follow on meeting has been arranged for potential angels and further details are available from Michael Dickinson.