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Venture Capital Event


FAQ: Demystifying Venture Capital for Black-owned Businesses Event


An event focused entirely on fundraising that will include a keynote speaker, a panel discussion and interactive workshops 1-1 sessions with investors.

BEO’s VC event is designed to demystify the fundraising process for Black entrepreneurs. Our goal is to provide equal access to capital and networks and set you up for success in raising your next round. If you want to learn how to plan your funding round, what investors are looking for, how to navigate your fundraise and meet fellow founders and investors – this opportunity is for you.

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What is the criteria for registration? 

  1. You have completed or are in the middle of your first funding round
  2. You are a Black founder or owned business with angel investment but no institutional investor support
  3. Your business is launched or in active Beta
  4. You are a Black founder with more than 51% ownership and/or have a material stake and provided direction to the business
  5. Your product or service is tech-enabled through mobile or web
  6. You are a founder or business with funding round sizes of £250,000 to £1m

When is the invites deadline 

Applications closed on 5th May 2023.

When will I know if I’ve been confirmed?

If you are selected you will be notified between the 10th – 12th  May, 2023.

How many organisation will be invited?

Up to 25 companies will be invited to participate.

What do I need to prepare for the event?

Once you have confirmed your attendance, the BEO team will request your pitch deck so that we can fully brief the participating investors for the speed networking session.

Do I need to be currently fundraising to be eligible?

Please let us know if you are currently fundraising or planning to do so in the next 12 months.

Will there be opportunities to pitch?

Founders will need to come prepared to pitch their business ideas in person. Each person will be given 5 minutes to pitch.

Do you focus on specific sectors?

This event is open to all those that fit the criteria mentioned above.

How do I contact you?

If you have an enquiry, please email In the subject line add ‘VC Event’.