Through a combination of workshops and seminars, we will examine the following topics:
Who should attend: Researchers, Faculty, Students and anyone looking to improve their skills at pitching a research-based business concept.
15.00 – 16.00: “Understanding how Investors Think and What They are Looking For” Seminar with Anthology Ventures
Private investors have particular criteria that drive their decisions. We will explore the main points that can enhance or inhibit the chances for successfully raising money from VCs and Angel Investors.
16.00 – 17.00: “Mastering the Art of Persuasive Presentations for Research-based Startups” Workshop with Anthology Ventures
Presenting research results to a non-expert audience can be challenging. We will focus on how to clearly identify and communicate the elements of a research-based solution to a lay audience, so the business value is easily understood.
17.00 – 17.30: “Why We Say Yes to Tech Transfer Startups” Interview with Stergios Anastasiadis, Genesis Ventures
What are the potential challenges and rewards of investing in tech-transfer startups? When, and how, should researchers approach a tech-transfer fund? Why is tech-transfer a priority for startup ecosystems? Questions and answers from an experienced investor.
15.00 – 16.00: “Creating a Clear Value Proposition” Workshop with Anthology Ventures
Value Propositions are an essential element of any startup’s communication strategy, yet crafting this “simple statement” is not always an easy task. Through examples and discussion, we will work together to understand, analyse and improve the way we communicate value to a variety of audiences, in one short phrase.
16.00 – 17.00: “TRL to BRL – the Path to Commercialization with EIC Support” Presentation by Antti Heikkilä, Aceller8 Venture Builder
Getting research results out of the lab and into the real world is sometimes a complicated journey. This presentation will focus on the various stages of commercialization, and the kinds of support that the EIC offers to aid Europe’s entrepreneurial research community
17.00 – 17.30: “From Funded Project to Funded Company”
Interview with a Startup Founder
What is it really like to take a project from the lab to the market? How does a team make the transition from researchers to startup founders? What challenges must be confronted along the way? We will hear from a startup founder who is currently tackling these issues while building a solution for the healthcare market.
15:00 – 17.30: Pitching Your Business Concept Group Workshop with with Anthology Ventures
Now is your chance! Participants will present a research-based business concept to the group and receive constructive feedback and valuable insights from experienced professionals to help refine your pitch.
Participation is free of charge however registration is required.