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Alternative Finance for SMEs: 2020 and Beyond

From: 08 Apr 2020 - 9:00 To: 08 Apr 2020 - 16:30

Alternative Finance for SMEs: 2020 and Beyond

UCC’s Emergency Management Team have been closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland and in line with guidance from the HSE, have closed the University campus.

A future date for this event will be provided once the University re-opens and the risks associated with COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland are considerably reduced. We look forward to welcoming you to the event in the near future. 

Registrations for the event will still be valid for the rescheduled event. If you are unable to make the new date refunds will be arranged.

This event will provide a unique forum to discuss alternative funding sources for SMEs, both in Ireland and internationally. 

Focusing on non-bank asset finance and equity finance the event will expand understanding on (1) the market impact of different forms of SME funding (Venture capital, business angel, non bank lending, peer to peer funding); (2) the funding gaps that still remain and (3) issues which are important for the sustainability of these alternative forms of finance. 

The event will combine internationally recognized, evidence-based, high-impact research with the knowledge and experience of alternative finance providers and users of this finance.

Date Wednesday 8 April
Time 9am - 4:30pm
Location Aula Maxima, Main Quad, University College Cork
Registration Register through Conference UCC
For further information Contact the event organiser, Lyndsey Haugh on lyndsey.haugh@ucc

The event is targeted at SMEs, practitioners, policymakers, key financial decision makers and academics with an interest in SME finance. Key research findings from interviews with providers of non-bank debt finance in Ireland and over 150 high technology firms who have received equity finance (e.g. business angel, VCs, CVC and GVC funds) will be presented at this forum. High profile speakers with similar knowledge of the UK market will present comparative evidence. There will also be presentations from other key stakeholders and practitioners.