How To Finance My Start-Up Business?

One of the most important questions regarding the establishment of a business venture is the financing of the start-up activities and the expansion phases. Idea 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. There exist several different financing sources for such steps in the pre-seed, the seed, the start-up and the expansion phases. This seminar will introduce the different forms, the impacts and the unique features of available financing opportunities.

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Location

Software-Cluster (Koordinierungsstelle)(Room 5.3.01)
Mornewegstrasse 32, in 64293 Darmstadt

The following themes will be addressed

  • Nature and characteristics of corporate financing
  • Public programs for the advancement of entrepreneurship
  • Unique characteristics of financing in the different life cycle stages of new business ventures
  • Nature, characteristics and „killer criteria“ of VC financing

Your benefit 

In this seminar, methods for the successful financing of entrepreneurial activities will be presented. Each individual financing option will be discussed and consequently the various alternative actions an entrepreneur may take will be addressed. You will not only learn about the different forms of financing, but also obtain insight into the perspectives of potential investors (Business Angels, VCs, Banks).

>> The complete training is a free service of the organisers of EIT ICT Labs <<

Agenda

Time

Agenda Items

9:30

Welcome and Introduction

Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Kniejski
(EIT ICT Labs BDA)

9:45

Overview and financing models and financing mechanisms

Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Kniejski
(EIT ICT Labs BDA)

10:30

Access-to-Finance support provided by EIT ICT Labs

Daniel Michel 
(Head of EIT ICT Labs Access-to-Finance Team)

11:00

The AIF ZIM Programme as an example for public support

Claus-Peter Kettner
(PI Technologietransfer)

11:45

Public Funds
Support of Banks and Business Angels

Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Kniejski
(EIT ICT Labs BDA)

12:30

Lunch

13:30

VC Investments - 
How investors think ("business developer's view")

Dr. h.c. Wolfgang Kniejski
(EIT ICT Labs BDA)

15:00

Coffee Break

15:30

VC Investments - 
How investors think ("investors view")

Dr. Bernd Geiger
(Managing General Partner of Triangle Venture Capital Group)

17:00

Start-up Pitches

Pitch session of six pre-selected high-tech start-up companies

18:00

Dinner & Get-Together

Networking

20:00

End

 

 

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