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Ability Programme:Kaleidoscope Investments Pre-Investment Preparation Programme 1

Venue: Birkbeck Main Building, MAL G13

This event has ended.

We are happy to be able to confirm the rescheduling of this event.

Students who booked previously are automatically registered for this event and do not need to re-book. This is an opportunity for students who were not able to book previously to attend.

The aim of the session delivered for the Ability Programme by Kaleidoscope Investments is to give you a high level overview of the skills and knowledge required to start and manage your own business.

During the session, Kaleidoscope Investment's Founder Hardeep Rai, will cover a range of topics, some of which will include: 

• Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

• How do you become investment ready?  

• How to produce an Executive Summary? 

• How do you write a business plan?

• How do you produce a financial plan? 


If you are interested in attending this event,  please reply to this email the Ability Team at to book your place. Because of the nature of the session, these additional places are limited to 10.

**Please let us know of any accessibility requirements you may have.**

*This event  is exclusive to Birkbeck Students and graduates*

Contact name:

  • Hardeep Rai -

    Hardeep is the Founder and Managing Director of Kaleidoscope Investments, a company that exclusively invests in disabled people with great business ideas. He spent 23 years in the Investment Management industry including 13 years in the well-known Hedge Fund, Gartmore Investment Management. He spent the last 10 years as an entrepreneur, investor and business growth specialist.


    He worked as Client Director at Hamilton Bradshaw Venture Partners (HBVP) a growth advisory business founded by James Caan (Ex-Dragons Den). HBVP was focussed on helping to aggressively grow SME's businesses with a view to preparing them for an Exit.

     He is educated to Master’s level in International Business law and graduated from the University of London.


    Kaleidoscope investments (Ki):

     Ki specialises in helping disabled people with great business ideas, to set up and start their own businesses. They work with anyone that has a disability according to the Equalities Act 2010 and are completely sector agnostic. They focus on the entrepreneur and their capabilities.

     In addition to bringing investment to the table, they also introduce business savvy mentors who have all been or continue to be, successful entrepreneurs. Additionally they have our own methodology of growing companies that they apply to the businesses that they work with, which is effectively their ‘secret sauce’.

     They have recently set up Kaleidoscope Recruitment which is their recruitment business specifically helping people with disabilities into job roles and then helping them to stay there as long as they can.