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Frameworks Webinar: Navigating the Coronavirus Financial Support Interventions

The acceleration of the Covid-19 situation over the last number of weeks has put immense pressure on everyone.  With so much uncertainty at the moment, it can be paralysing for people from a personal and business point of view.  At Catalyst, we want to support start-ups and scale-ups through this process.  We will be running a number of webinars to help companies through the various challenges that they will encounter over the coming weeks and months.

The first webinar will look at the issue of cashflow and the financial support available.  Andrew Reid and Gary Borland, Directors at KPMG, will lead the webinar on Friday, providing an overview of the financial support that has been released to date.  It will look into each of the initiatives announced to date and the type of companies that it will (and won’t) work for.  The panel will also touch on how companies should plan in difficult times and the obligations that a company’s board has.

They will be joined by a stellar panel (bios below) including Michael Black (Experienced CFO and Non-Exec), Aisling Byrne (Director @ Cleaver Fulton Rankin), Mark Sterritt (Director @ British Business Bank), Carolynn Rooney (Financial Controller @ Catalyst) and John Knapton (Director Growth and Scaling @ Catalyst).

Agenda
13:00 – 13:05 – Welcome
13:05 – 13:25 – Presentation by KPMG
13:25 – 13:40 – Panel Discussion
13:40 – 13:55 – Audience Q&A
13:55 – 14:00 – Catalyst support
14:00 – Close

This is open to all start-ups and scale-ups in the NI ecosystem. 

PANEL: 

Michael Black
Michael is an experienced tech company CFO, who has extensive experience in company exits, having been involved in 3 exits totalling over $100m. He is a seasoned board member and was chairman of the recently acquired NI cybersecurity company, Titan IC.  However, he has also lived through his fair share of difficult times and is an ideal panel member to provide sound advice to companies battling through this current crisis.

Aisling Byrne
Aisling is a Director in Cleaver Fulton Rankin. She advises on all aspects of Employment Law and Data Protection, acting mainly for employers and currently acts for a number of multinationals, public sector and third sector bodies and educational establishments.

John Knapton
John is director of Growth & Scaling, at Catalyst, leading a team that challenges and supports entrepreneurs to transition from innovation through commercialisation to significant scale. He has been a VC and a long-time member of the IEEE, AES and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Carolynn Rooney
Carolynn joined Catalyst in 2013 to manage the NorthWest campus European funding project, before taking up her current position of Financial Controller. Carolynn has held various FC and FD roles, mainly within the IT sector, spanning both SME start-up companies and blue chip PLC organisations and across global marketplaces and tax jurisdictions including US, Europe, Australia and China.

Mark Sterritt
Mark Sterritt is the Director leading the teams for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales within the UK Network Team at the British Business Bank. He has 20 years’ experience working with SMEs in various leadership roles both in the private and public sectors.

Date: 27 Mar 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Venue:

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Event Details

The acceleration of the Covid-19 situation over the last number of weeks has put immense pressure on everyone.  With so much uncertainty at the moment, it can be paralysing for people from a personal and business point of view.  At Catalyst, we want to support start-ups and scale-ups through this process.  We will be running a number of webinars to help companies through the various challenges that they will encounter over the coming weeks and months.

The first webinar will look at the issue of cashflow and the financial support available.  Andrew Reid and Gary Borland, Directors at KPMG, will lead the webinar on Friday, providing an overview of the financial support that has been released to date.  It will look into each of the initiatives announced to date and the type of companies that it will (and won’t) work for.  The panel will also touch on how companies should plan in difficult times and the obligations that a company’s board has.

They will be joined by a stellar panel (bios below) including Michael Black (Experienced CFO and Non-Exec), Aisling Byrne (Director @ Cleaver Fulton Rankin), Mark Sterritt (Director @ British Business Bank), Carolynn Rooney (Financial Controller @ Catalyst) and John Knapton (Director Growth and Scaling @ Catalyst).

Agenda
13:00 – 13:05 – Welcome
13:05 – 13:25 – Presentation by KPMG
13:25 – 13:40 – Panel Discussion
13:40 – 13:55 – Audience Q&A
13:55 – 14:00 – Catalyst support
14:00 – Close

This is open to all start-ups and scale-ups in the NI ecosystem. 

PANEL: 

Michael Black
Michael is an experienced tech company CFO, who has extensive experience in company exits, having been involved in 3 exits totalling over $100m. He is a seasoned board member and was chairman of the recently acquired NI cybersecurity company, Titan IC.  However, he has also lived through his fair share of difficult times and is an ideal panel member to provide sound advice to companies battling through this current crisis.

Aisling Byrne
Aisling is a Director in Cleaver Fulton Rankin. She advises on all aspects of Employment Law and Data Protection, acting mainly for employers and currently acts for a number of multinationals, public sector and third sector bodies and educational establishments.

John Knapton
John is director of Growth & Scaling, at Catalyst, leading a team that challenges and supports entrepreneurs to transition from innovation through commercialisation to significant scale. He has been a VC and a long-time member of the IEEE, AES and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

Carolynn Rooney
Carolynn joined Catalyst in 2013 to manage the NorthWest campus European funding project, before taking up her current position of Financial Controller. Carolynn has held various FC and FD roles, mainly within the IT sector, spanning both SME start-up companies and blue chip PLC organisations and across global marketplaces and tax jurisdictions including US, Europe, Australia and China.

Mark Sterritt
Mark Sterritt is the Director leading the teams for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales within the UK Network Team at the British Business Bank. He has 20 years’ experience working with SMEs in various leadership roles both in the private and public sectors.

Date: 27 Mar 2020

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Venue:

Register Now