How to finance my start-up business Event, Darmstadt
On December 2nd, 2014, EIT ICT Labs offered a start-up training for entrepreneurs with the title “How to finance my start-up business”, to introduce different forms, the unique features and the impact of available financing opportunities. One of the most important questions regarding the establishment of a business venture is the financing of the start-up activities as well as the expansion phases. Ideas and prototypes need to be further developed for the market, the business concept has to be defined and developed, resources have to be structured, and the first steps towards business operation have to be taken. Several different financing sources for such steps in the pre-seed, the seed, the start-up and the expansion phases exist. Therefore it is important to illustrate themes like the nature and characteristics of corporate financing, public programs for the advancement of entrepreneurship or unique characteristics of financing in the different life cycle stages of new business ventures.
The seminar was organised by the EIT ICT Labs Business Development team and financed by the EIT ICT Labs Access-to-Finance group with support of Jérôme Chifflet. The event was supported by the Software-Cluster in Darmstadt as well as by the two EU-funded entrepreneurship support programs TESLA (www.teslaproject.eu) and LILA (www.lilaproject.eu). Almost 30 participants from different European countries appreciated the valuable information they received.
“Thank you very much for the effective and efficient event. This is exactly what I needed” and “I was even contacted by one of the experts you invited to talk about an initial investment in my business”, are two examples of many positive feed-back provided by the participants.
Besides providing theoretical knowledge regarding financing models, concrete real-life scenario examples were used to illustrate strategic financing and the different alternative steps. Current challenges faced by the participants were taken into consideration for the analysis of different financing possibilities. Practitioners gave insides to support entrepreneurs accessing proper financing models.
At the end of the seminar 6 international start-up concepts were pitched, reviewed and commented by experts.
“Brainport Venture Day – 23rd May 2014, 13.00h”
“High Tech Campus Eindhoven”
“Brainport Venture Day, a one of a kind event focused on high potential start-ups (HPSUs), formal and informal investors and other stakeholders, who co-create exceptional entrepreneurial ecosystem in Brabant region. The investment climate in Brainport Eindhoven region is, after London and Helsinki, the best in Europe. The Financial Times puts Eindhoven in the overall ranking of its 2014 Foreign Direct Investment Index (fDi index) in third place. The heart of the Brainport high-tech region is according to the British financial authority an excellent place to”
“invest in the future.”
“Brainport Venture Day”
“Venture Day aims to gather and connect high-potential start-ups, different types of investors”
“(informal investors, seed and venture capital funds) and facilitate networking and exploring opportunities for future syndication and investment cooperation. The first keynote speaker, Prof. Erik Vermeulen, professor of Business and Financial Law at Tilburg University will dip into the latest trends on venture capital market and VC financing and also address the necessary environmental factors for creation of sound financial ecosystem for high potential start-ups. The second keynote speaker Arthur van der Poel, investor of Point-One Starter Fund will elaborate on investment climate in the Brabant region also with the focus on high potential start-ups. Later on, you will witness short and interesting business pitches of 10 selected high potential start- ups, who will also get the chance to catch an eye of the participating investors in subsequent individual meetings. Last but not the least, the Walking Dinner will provide you with an unique chance to interact and network with the representatives of all target groups. Brainport Venture Day is organized with the support of TESLA, project part-funded by European Development”
“Fund under INTERREG IVB North West Europe Program.”
“13:00 -” “13:30″ “Registration + Welcome by Joep Brouwers, director of Brainport Development”
“13:30 -” “15.00” “Presentation by Prof. Erik Vermeulen (Tilburg University) Presentation by Arthur van Poel (Investor of Point-One Starter Fund)”
“15:00 -” “15:30″ “Elevator Pitches of 10 HPSUs (high potential start-ups)”
“15:30 -” “16:45″ “Meet & Match, Individual meetings of investors and HPSUs”
“16:45 -” “17:00″ “Closing of the session”
“17:00 -” “18.30” “Walking Dinner with Rob van Gijzel, Mayor of Eindhoven”
Un modèle innovant de financement pour les Start-ups et PME de croissance
Mardi 1er avril 2014 de 9h00 à 12h30
à la Maison de la Technopole, 6 rue Léonard de Vinci, Laval
9h00 : Accueil café
9h15 : Les grands principes du financement participatif, par Thomas Derosne, dirigeant de My New Startup
10h10 : Les clés pour bien préparer sa campagne de financement, par Aldo Kei-taud et Antoine Deleron co-dirigeants de Myprofilart
10h30 : Le cadre juridique du Crowdfunding, par Maître Derosne, cabinet DSG Avocats
11h15 : Témoignage d’une levée de fonds réussie, par Olivier Rayant, Président de Tracers Technology
12h00 : Rafraichissements et discussions informelles