Manchester Global MBA Workshop Taster
Venture Capital and Private Equity


The concept of Venture Capital and Private Equity are at the core of free enterprise capitalist system. They include raising funds from savings institutions, identifying capital investment opportunities, and allocating risk capital to the most promising.

If you are interested in leading a management team seeking finance for an investment proposition, or if you want to learn the transferable skills of advising your company whether the business would benefit from a private equity or venture capital investment, you definitely cannot miss the Venture Capital and Private Equity workshop taster delivered on the evening of 30th September by Honorary Professor Peter Folkman from Alliance Manchester Business School.

You are very welcomed to join the taster session at the University of Manchester China Centre, which will provide practitioner led view of venture capital and private equity, and its place in the successful operation of today's model of financialised capitalism.

Alliance Manchester Business School appointed leading venture capitalist Peter Folkman as an Honorary Professor in 2014, who set up his own venture capital company in 1989, North of England Venture. He was also a member of the Council of the British Venture Capital Association.

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Speaker: Honorary Professor Peter Folkman, Leading Venture Capitalist, Alliance Manchester Business School


Peter has been involved with the University for over 25 years in its governance, teaching, and research at the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC). He served on Council, Chaired the Manchester Federal School of Business and Management, and the Technology Fund, which supported commercial exploitation of the University’s intellectual property. He has held a number of non-executive positions in both the private sector and in public institutions.


Peter commented, “I am delighted to be awarded a professorship with Manchester Business School. It is a privilege to be involved in the education of our next generation of business leaders. I also look forward to making further contributions to CRESC research into the issues facing the UK economy following the financial crisis.”




Friday, 30th September

18:30 - Registration
19:00 - Welcome speech
19:15 - Manchester Global MBA Workshop Taster
20:00 Global MBA introduction
20:30 - Q&A


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