Investment & Finance – Are you pitch ready?

10 July 2023

Join the 2023 BESA SME Spotlight series as we explore the factors in which to become a successful SME.


3pm - 4:30pm


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Join the 2023 BESA SME Spotlight series as we explore the factors in which to become a successful SME.


BESA SME Spotlight Series: Number 3

The BESA SME Spotlight Series has been designed to support micro and small stage businesses with a series of dedicated webinars. Incorporating industry experts to cover a range of subjects targeted to supporting members business growth and success. Through a comprehensive suite of content and events, the series will give you specialist advice and mentorship from expert leaders, sharing with you their experiences and insights into success. It is a unique opportunity to access carefully curated advice to help your business expand and achieve success in the education market. 

Investment & Finance - Are you pitch ready?

In this exclusive talk for BESA, Amber Jardine (Investment Director and Head of TwinklHive) will give EdTech founders an overview of everything they need to do to become pitch ready. Amber will use her experience supporting founders to fundraise and reviewing many hundreds of pitches to take attendees through the key elements of what makes a successful investor pitch and what goes into a great pitch deck, including tips for getting investors to act with urgency and pay attention to your business. Amber will also illustrate everything founders need to prepare in advance of investor conversations - and what they should be thinking about 6 months before a fundraise. Relating to the current investment landscape, Amber will share her insights into the trends she is seeing among investors and prepare founders for the expectations that investors have when approaching EdTech companies.


Guest Speaker - Amber Jardine, Investment Director & the Head of TwinklHive

Amber Jardine is an Investment Director and the Head of TwinklHive, the investment arm of Twinkl, a global digital educational publisher. Managing a portfolio of 33 early-stage companies, Amber's expertise spans the investment lifecycle, including company due diligence and all aspects of fundraising, from offer and term to exit exploration. Amber is passionate about supporting early stage startups to grow and scale, with a specialism in supporting EdTech companies. 




Part of the NEW SME Spotlight Series
We are delighted to be launching a new programme designed specifically to support SMEs. The SME Spotlight Series is a dedicated programme of events and resources curated to help BESA members to expand and achieve success in the education market. Join us at the annual SME Conference in March where we will be revealing the full programme of events.

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