Useful links

BUSINESS PLAN & Pitchdeck templates

Business Plan templates are a helpful guide to get started if you are in the earlier phases of development. This page from the UKBAA offers useful guidance.

Pitch Deck templates can help you shape your proposition for prospective investors. This page from the UKBAA provides useful advice.


Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is designed to help small, early-stage companies raise equity finance by offering tax reliefs to individual investors who purchase new shares in those companies in their earliest phase of development.


Enterprise Investment Scheme

Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) which offers tax reliefs to investors in higher-risk, early-stage small companies, often after, or alongside an SEIS round.


The UK Business Angels Association

The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) is the national trade association representing angel and early stage investment. Angel investing is part of a £1.5 billion EIS investment market in the UK – the single largest source of early stage capital in this country.

British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) is the industry body and public policy advocate for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK.

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the UK's innovation agency. They work with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy.


The Patent Box enables companies to apply a lower rate of Corporation Tax to profits earned from its patented inventions and certain other innovations.


Research and Development (R&D) Corporation Tax Relief

Research and Development (R&D) Corporation Tax Relief is a form of Corporation Tax relief that may reduce a company's tax bill.  Tax credits may also be received by means of a cash sum paid by HM Revenue and Customs.


Entrepreneurs Relief

Entrepreneurs Relief can reduce the amount of Capital Gains Tax made on disposal of qualifying business assets.



City Ventures is a hub to both encourage and support emerging entrepreneurial talent at City, University of London. The team manage a range of activities and resourced dedicated to developing new commercial ideas and pre-launch or launch-phase companies.
City Ventures



The New Venture Creation programme has been designed to equip nascent entrerpreneurs with the skills necessary to start a scalable business. The course is offered both as an open programme, to external participants, and as a module of the Executive MBA programme at Cass.

New Venture Creation


Cass Entrepreneurs Network

Cass Entrepreneurs Network represents Cass and City students, alumni and academics engaged or interested in entrepreneurship.



Cass Business School hosts a range of events for students, alumni and the general public outside of its formal enterprise and entrepreneurship activities.
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