Creative Business Accelerator – London Business Angels/GLE
The CBA programme begins with a series of short Awareness Events that are open to any London based
creative company. Each of the events consists of informative presentations from members of GLE,
entrepreneurs who have successfully completed the CBA programme, and a private investor.
The events give a clear introduction to the role of Angel investors and to the field of equity and debt finance.
Entrepreneurs attending the events have the opportunity to assess the programme with respect to their
business needs. Those whose companies are suited to the CBA are strongly encouraged to apply for the
programme; application forms will be given out at the awareness events.
Attendance at the awareness events is not required in order to apply for the CBA programme. During the
application period, forms can be downloaded from this website, completed and sent in via email or fax.
One-Day Investment Readiness Workshop
60 of the most promising applicants are selected to attend a free one-day Investment Readiness Workshop.
The workshop provides attendees with the opportunity to interact with investors, venture capitalists,
bankers, professionals and other creative businesses.
The wide range of topics covered throughout the day allows the participating entrepreneurs to quickly and
easily learn the basics of external finance and investment readiness from experts in the field. Past
workshops have covered the following topics:
Entrepreneur’s Keynote Address
Sources of Finance
Intellectual Property Issues
Valuing Your Creative Business
The attendees are given the chance to ask questions of a panel of investment experts. All of the speakers
and panel members are qualified experts in the investment community who have valuable knowledge and
experience to share with the entrepreneurs.
Intensive Support Programme (ISP)