Harnessing the Untapped Potential for Businesses, Products, Growth & Startups

"The combination of the theory and all the data was a real eye-opener for us and we can see it becoming more and more a mainstream option for business advisers."

Steve Carroll, FD, Access to Finance Adviser, Mentor and Coach  

Transform your Access to Finance

  • Understand the new routes to investable
  • Learn how to harness modern funding
  • Discover new forms of seed funding
  • Learn How-to-Succeed from the trailblazers
  • Take away new tools and techniques

Beyond the Alchemy:

We have harnessed the latest research, and data from 500,000 crowdfunds, to understand the "chemical reactions" that power this engine of change, and created a new framework and methodology to harness those reactions, alone and in combination with other funding models, creating new routes for funding.

WHY and HOW it Works - And What YOU CAN Do!

When you're told WHAT (and what not) to do you can do it, until something unexpected happens, or goes awry. If you know WHY and HOW it work - you can combine, plan, plot and re-plot your path confident you have the flexibility to grasp new opportunities and deal with 'events'.

Until now most crowdfunding 'wisdom' has been little more than hints, tips and folk-wisdom. Taking an evidence-driven analytical approach this conference will reveal the key drives and driver and how to harness them, alone and in concert with more traditional funding and finance.

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Speakers & Panelists

  • Speakers and Panelists
  • Sarah Warman

    Task Force; Commander in Chief, BrewDog plc

    Having worked with the brewery since 2011, she has worked across BrewDog’s marketing team running PR, social media, and the department itself, and now heads up major growth projects including its world-renowned Equity for Punks crowdfunding initiatives.

    Sarah managed the world-record breaking Equity for Punks IV, which closed in April 2016, and capped out at £19m. This brought the Equity for Punks running total, across four rounds, to £26m. She is currently heading up the brewery’s first USA-focused raise, with a maximum potential of $50m potential. Sarah is also a Certified Cicerone.
  • Kathleen Minogue

    Crowdfund Better USA

    Kathleen Minogue is a U.S. based crowdfunding strategist, educator and speaker who assists entrepreneurs, creatives and nonprofits in using crowdfunding to attain their financial, marketing and business goals.

    She is particularly focused on utilizing crowdfunding to encourage economic development and job creation, especially for women and minorities, and has worked alongside project creators on platforms ranging from Kickstarter and Indiegogo to niche platforms like Seed&Spark and Community Funded. Kathleen is a member of the CfPA and has been invited to speak at venues including General Assembly, Impact Hub, Pepperdine University, City of LA, Director’s Guild of America, U.S. Small Business Administration & Global Crowdfunding Conference.

  • Barry James

    Founder of DeepImpact Conferences & TheCrowdfundingCenter

    Instigateur, Connector, Writer, Speaker, Visionary Innovator, Visiting-Fellow, Commentator on #Fintech #Crowdfunding #Entrepreneurship

    As founder of TheCrowdfundingCenter and TheCrowdDataCenter and author of upcoming book 'New Routes To Funding: Crowdfunding Businesses', Barry is a serial entrepreneur, business mentor and consultant who’s ‘seen it all’ when it comes to investments, from both sides of the table, as well as being an acknowledged authority speaking and writing around the world on crowdfunding, fintech and alternative finance.

  • Bill Morrow


    Bill started his life as an accountant with Virgin, then moved into investment banking. He set up an international financial recruitment company which he sold to a Wall Street Bank in 2001.

    Determined to lend a hand to small businesses, he co-founded Angels Den in 2007. In 2015, he was named the most influential figure in alternative finance by City AM.

  • Jon Terry


    Jon Terry, PwC, is a member of the Global Financial Services Leadership Team with responsibility for strategic people issues, and in addition is PwC's global HR Consulting Financial Services practice leader.
  • Michelle Rodger

    Chief Communications Office, The Crowdfunding Center and Co-Founder Bloom VC

    Michelle is founder and ‘Top Cat’ at Tartan Cat Communications – specialising in communications and crowdfunding.

    At Tartan Cat, Michelle develops and delivers social media and communication strategies and campaigns for a variety of companies from the corporate and financial sector through to new business start-ups, as well as crowdfund marketing strategies and support.

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  • Tim Wright


    A respected and sought after speaker, presenter, writer and commentator Tim has anchored and keynoted events around the world.

    Tim has worked as a consultant, practitioner and senior manager with a number of global commercial organisations including Egon Zehnder International and McKinsey & Co. For five years he was part of the executive management team of ITI Scotland – a £500M innovation programme based around a highly collaborative open innovation model.

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  • Julian Swan

    Co-Founder The Imagination Factory

    Julian graduated from Queens University Belfast with a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering and a Master of Science in Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering Design.

    He is the engineering lead at The Imagination Factory, providing expertise in innovation & production engineering.

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  • Nigel Adams

    Programme Director Entrepreneurship, University of Buckingham

    Nigel is Programme Director of the BSc Business Enterprise at the University of Buckingham, where he teaches, advises, supports and mentors students taking the innovative two year (8 term) honours degree in Business Enterprise.

    This is one of only 3 similar honours degree programmes in the world which offer undergraduate students the opportunity to study for their degree in Business Enterprise, whilst also starting and developing their own company. These types of degree are called Venture Creation Programmes (www.vcplist.com) , Within 4 months of starting the BBE Programme students must "pitch" for "seed-corn" capital from "Buckingham Angels".

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  • More Speakers and Panelists To Be Announced

    The Full event programme is currently being finalised and more will be announced soon.

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  • 09:00 - 09:30 Registration
  • Barry E James
    Conference Chair and Founder

    Introduction To The Fourth National Deep Impact Conference

    It's past time to modernise business advice - especially for access to finance.

    We'll be hearing from BrewDog who are perhaps the most prominent example, having raised £26Million, and counting, to become the largest independent in their sector - blazing a trail which has since been underpinned by innovators and fintech innovations.

    As a result there are new routes to funding for growth and new ways to become investable as well as more seed funding from a wider diversity of sources and new ways for startups and early stage companies to accelerate to investable. New tools, techniques and new ways to combine new with old.

    This conference will not only offer such inspiring stories hints tips and anecdotes, but crucially offer deeper insights and a new practical framework to understand how to use the new mechanisms and combine them with traditional forms of funding and finance.
  • Sarah Warman
    Task Force; Commander in Chief, BrewDog plc

    Brewing Up A Revolution: When Finance Doesn't Fund Business... And Community Does!

    Scottish startup craft brewery BrewDog is now the country's biggest independent brewer having raised in excess of £26m through four rounds of crowdfunding.

    The craft beer anarchist who has amassed more than 46,000 investors across the planet, now exports to 55 countries, run 44 bars and is now establishing a brewing operation in Ohio says it could have sold it's soul to countless devils in order to become the most popular craft brewery in the UK - but instead turned to its community which provided the company with an international army of Equity Punks who have put their money where their mouth is, invested in the business for ~£95 a pop, and become their brand ambassadors, around the world.
  • Bill Morrow

    Shortcuts to Viable? A Half-baked Idea + A Crazy Valuation WILL Get You Funded... But what comes Next?

    94% of Angels Den funded companies are still trading - around double the industry average. How?
  • Break
  • Kathleen Minogue
    Crowdfund Better USA

    Funding: Removing the Barriers, Accelerating Businesses - and Technology Beyond the Speed of Human

    Lessons from America and the Dash for Equity Cash

    Contrary to expectations rewards crowdfunding is streets ahead of equity in creating companies and jobs in both the UK and the USA - will this change as the JOBS Act and equity crowdfunding mature? What do they have in common and how can the still emerging equity ecosystem learn and benefit from almost a decade or experience.
  • Barry E James
    Conference Chair and Founder

    New Routes to Funding - It's Time to Modernise Access to Finance for Business Growth as Well as Startups

    Digital networks are transforming access to finance for startups and growth businesses, but know-how is still scarce.

    Barry will explain the new routes to funding that not only provide finance for entrepreneurial ventures but also how they can unlock Angel and VC funding. Providing new tools and techniques: Including the Crowdonomic MINT - to support the process and help upskill the professionals.
  • Panel Discussion

  • Break
  • Jon Terry

    Growing Businesses, Unleashing Entrepreneurship: Unconscious Bias - What Might A World Look Like Without It? Can We Get There - or How Close, When and How?

    PwC Have done more than most to combat unconscious bias - what is the potential which might be unleashed if and when this battle can be won
  • Michelle Rodger
    Chief Communications Office, The Crowdfunding Center and Co-Founder Bloom VC

    Could Crowdfunding and the Lean Canvas be the Death of the Business Plan - or It's Redemption?

    While crowdfunding is unparalleled in its ability to develop the credibility and the evidence needed to build a credible business plan that proves investability the lean canvas is a much better tool to support that process because it can work hand-on glove as a planning tool for crowdfunding.
  • Panel Discussion

  • Barry E James
    Conference Chair and Founder

    Closing Remarks

  • 16:30 - 17:30 Networking and Close



Thursday 24th NovEmber 2016

At London South Bank University

9 - 9:30am
There will be lunch and refreshments served during the day.
Networking and Close: 5 - 5:30pm
Cost: Tickets are now available at £249



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