On June 14, during ICEE.fest: Upgrade 100 festival, in Bucharest, join us at the FOCUS Stage 4, for the Access2Finance workshops & presentations, powered by Spherik Accelerator, as part of My-Gateway project.
Starting 11:00, learn about the secrets of the European startup ecosystem, working with angel investors, how to access European funding for your startup & much more! The detailed agenda can be found on the Upgrade 100 website. and other updates on the Access2Finance for Startups FB page.
THE SECRETS OF THE EUROPEAN STARTUP ECOSYSTEM
“A lot of people are afraid to reach out, to make an introduction and to take the first step. It feels uncomfortable and you can come up with all kind of excuses why not to do it. But if you know what you are after, you introduce yourself politely and ask for what you want – you would be surprised how far you can go.” Stoyan Yankov, Co-Founder of Samodiva Masterminds, who is going to talk next week during the Acces2Finance for Startups about “The UnSexy Truth about Startup Success” .
During the same session, Andrew WROBEL – Founding Partner, Strategy & Content at Emerging Europe, will share his insights about How to make peculiarities of Europe’s ecosystem work for any startups, while Augustin Radu, Associate Director at IMT Starter, will share his story of 20 years of experience in the French startup ecosystem. Also here, Sveatoslav Vizitiu – Founder & CEO of Wello, will open up about their startup journey.
STEP ONE – START IN EUROPE. STEP TWO – TAKE OVER THE WORLD.
For the next session, Bogdan Ceobanu, Policy Officer at the European Commission, DG Connect, will speak about Digital Innovation and Funding in the European Startup Ecosystem opportunities. Furthermore, you can learn about How a mentoring program can lead you to success, How the Western Balkans are learning and Crossborder collaborations, from Peter Barta – Co-Director at The Long Run, Aleksandra Karan – Managing Director at Serbia Start Up and Frosina Ilievska – Head of the Western Balkan Division of the Startup Europe Central and Eastern Europe and Western Balkans Network.
WORKING WITH ANGEL INVESTORS & ACCESSING EUROPEAN FUNDING
During Spread your wings and fly – Working with angel investors session, Anu Oks, Managing Director at Estonian Business Angels Network – EstBAN will present about Angel Investing – Estonian Case Study, while Dragos Nicolaescu, Business Angel at TechAngels, is going to tackle the Is Your Startup Ready for an Angel Investor? question.
Session 4 is for those want to access European funding for their business idea. Beginning with SME Instruments and Cascade Funding Opportunities, by Alberto Siera, Innovation Consultant at Zabala Innovation Consulting and the European Space Agency: Possibilities of financing your startup (Karolina Vorlicka, Event manager at CzechInvest), all the way to Starting and growing a business with the help of EU funding (Costin Octavian Sorici, Managing Partner at Company Project Management Solutions) and the Routes to innovative funding and financing for Startups in the EU, by Antonio Carlos Ruiz Soria, CEO at Economia Creativa.
Special offer for startups:
Startups have free access to the Startups & Investments stages & 50% discount for the entire conference! All they need to do is send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to request the discount.
Access2Finance for Startups is powered by Spherik Accelerator, as part of My-Gateway project – an initiative created by experts that are passionate about improving the startup scene in Europe and aims to help high-tech start-ups and promising SMEs in Romania, Slovenia and Czech Republic to grow and scale up on a pan-European level.