Thursday, 27 October 2011

Autumn 2011 newsletter from the Yorkshire Association of Business Angels

The Autumn 2011 edition of Catalyst

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Company update
Angel member profile
Article of Interest
Article of Interest
Article of Interest
Article of Interest
Article of Interest
Company update
Company Update
Forum Review
LinkedIn Article
Upcoming Angel events
Also find upcoming diary dates and a list of new associate members on the back page of the Newsletter.

We welcome all feedback regarding the newsletter so please let me know your views on this edition of Catalyst. If you would like to suggest a future article for the YABA newsletter, please contact us.

For more information about YABA and the services we offer please click on the following link to view our website.

 Tel:01423 810149

Yorkshire Association of Business Angels Ltd
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 Are you considering becoming a business angel investor?

Do you want to be part of a network of angel investors in the Yorkshire?

If so we'd like to invite you to attend our next investment forum on Tuesday 15th November at York St John University.  Please do get in touch for further details.

We are currently looking for high growth Yorkshire based businesses to present at our November investment forum in York.  If you are an entrepreneur or an investor and would like to know more please do get in touch.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Enterprise Club – Leeds Central Library

Staff at Europe Direct Leeds and Business and Patents are busy getting ready for the autumn series of workshops at Leeds Central Library’s Enterprise Club.

The first of our autumn workshops kicks off with a talk from Anne Selwyn from Business Link West Yorkshire.
Anne provided lots of food for thought at the summer workshop, with a lively presentation questioning ‘is starting a business right for you.’ Anne enthused about the positives of starting a business but also highlighted that it wouldn’t be an easy journey, success requires the ability to work very long hours and to be constantly focused on your end goal.

The autumn series continues with talks on a range of start up topics including information on the taxes, financing your business and marketing.

To find out more about the enterprise club and whether starting a business is right for you? why not come and see Anne’s presentation on 24th October at Leeds Central Library – 6pm to 7.45pm Tel: 0113 2478266

Friday, 7 October 2011

Discover Yorkshire's past with information on Yorkshire inventors and inventions.

Discovering Yorkshire Website - Inventors & Inventions

The website contains a searchable database of historical Yorkshire patents available electronically for the first time. The patents have been indexed and are searchable by keywords, inventor, date and patent number. The front page of each patent has been scanned and can be read from the site. Where available a diagram to go with the patent has also been scanned. Over 2,000 patent are searchable through the site with more being added all the time.
Three learning trails are also provided aimed at students in keystage 3. Discover more about the inventions which came from this area and the people behind them. From the mousetrap to the Hansom cab to the inventions which influenced transport development. Learn about the man who made tram travel between Leeds and Bradford possible, the entrepreneur who enabled the first manned flight 50 years before the Wright Brothers, and the pioneering cinematographer who disappeared and was never found. In addition to our own resources Bradford Industrial Museum and Wakefield Libraries have also given us access to resources in their collections. Teachers materials are also available with the site.

The site is available at