BGV Tech for Good Showcase
Bethnal Green Ventures is pleased to invite you to our Tech for Good Showcase event on 7th September from 4 – 6pm (BST) to celebrate our latest cohort of ventures. Join us for lightning pitches, networking opportunities and an angel impact investor panel discussion.
ABOUT THE VENTURES
Earlier this year we selected eleven amazing tech for good businesses from more than three hundred applications for our Spring 2021 programme. Since then, our teams have been working hard to build tech products and services with the ambition to drive positive impact at scale. Join us to hear their pitches, celebrate their achievements and to connect with the founders directly.
A preview of the teams you’ll meet:
A Sustainable Planet
Coyosy: Creating an ethical and sustainable alternative for consumer electronics with Speahones – a pair of modular speakers and headphones in one product.
Ecospot: A digital community platform inspiring children to shape a greener future – at school and at home.
VoltShare: Accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles through the ultimate community-driven EV charging network.
A Better Society
1 Brave Friend: Building the next generation social growth platform that helps people learn about other cultures, communities and identities with their friends.
Tendelo: Simplifying bookkeeping through speech technology for small businesses in Africa.
The Science Writing Revolution: A movement led by academics to revolutionise scientific writing. Their web-platform TooWrite helps researchers write papers while protecting their mental health and lowering diversity barriers.
Neumind: An app to improve long-term quality of life and independence of people living with neurological conditions or injuries by supporting individuals and their caregivers.
PreActiv: Empowering patients to prepare for their medical treatment through easy-to-follow, personalised prehabilitation programmes. Created by doctors and sent straight to the home.
SkinLync: A platform providing people with the tools needed to master the self-management of skin conditions, while connecting users to a community with a wide range of knowledge and experience.
Curo Carers: Support for employees with caring responsibilities. Curo is a platform for unpaid carers to connect with each other and meet experts, share resources, tips and support each other to better juggle work and caring for a loved one.
TaskHer: An online platform which empowers its users to find, book and pay experienced tradeswomen, whilst addressing the gender imbalance in the trades industry.
You will have the chance to connect with the teams in our networking session. You will have 20 minutes, from 5.10pm to 5.30pm, to join a venture at their table, so feel free to move around. After the event, you will have the opportunity to express interest in connecting with a team by filling out a form which we will send to you.
The networking will kick off after the last venture pitches.
PANEL DISCUSSION: ANGEL INVESTING IN TECH FOR GOOD
We’re delighted to be ending this showcase by bringing together a panel of three experienced investors to discuss the topic of angel investing in tech for good. Hear about what they look for in a deal, how they assess impact and what they’re most excited about in the sector right now.
Rodney is a former investment banker, NED and VC investor with nearly 15 years of financial services experience. He is currently Chairman of Cornerstone Partners, a leading UK angel network focused on seed stage investments supporting exceptional black and diverse founders. An experienced board director, Rodney is also Chairman of the CBI London U35 committee and a Non Executive Director for impact investment platform Conduit Connect.
Charly Kleissner, PhD
Charly is Co-Founder of Toniic and KL Felicitas Foundation, and serves as Chairman of the Board of ImpactAssets. Charly Kleissner is an impact investor and a leader of the deep impact movement. He believes that the real meaning of wealth is to make a positive contribution to humanity and the planet. He sees impact investing not as an intellectual exercise, but as an expression of who he really is.
Meganne is an angel investor, board director and start-up mentor and was the 2017/18 UK Business Angel Association Angel of the Year. She has over 25 years’ experience in tech and consumer marketing and has a portfolio of investments in over 30 companies. Meganne is a keen supporter of female founders, has been profiled in UK media for her work in social impact investing, and is an active member of several UK and US based angel networks.
Facilitated by: Eleanor Warnock, Commissioning Editor at Sifted
Eleanor has more than a decade of experience in journalism and communications. She started her career as a correspondent in the Wall Street Journal’s Tokyo bureau and was communications manager at one of Europe’s largest VC firms, Atomico, before joining Sifted. She has an MBA from INSEAD.