InnoRate’s second investment readiness webinar
Wednesday, the 23rd of September 2020
Time: 11:00 – 12:00 CEST
InnoRate is an H2020 project, aimed at supporting innovative, tech-driven start-ups and SMEs with high growth potential to have easier access to the financing solutions required to scale and grow. The concept is simple: design, develop, test and deploy an EU recognised service platform – the InnoRate Service Platform – to support and improve the decision – making processes of investors for financing innovative start-ups and SMEs, especially those that are driving or providing innovations, which have the potential to disrupt existing or create new markets.
About the webinar:
This 60-minute session is for European SMEs seeking practical tips on how to get investment ready and how to ensure that their business is attractive for investments. Our expert, Fadi Naffah (Business Mentor specialized in investment readiness and growth) will delve into the following topics:
- Different rounds of funding (family, friends, fools; seed; Series A; Beyond series B etc) and what investors look for at each stage of maturity
- What makes a company attractive to investors?
- How to present your company to investors?
- Dynamic Q&A session where our expert will explore financing strategies in more detail and answer individual questions related to investment readiness.
11:00 – 11:05 Introduction to InnoRate, the webinar structure and our expert Fadi Naffah
11:05 – 11:10 Presentation of the InnoRate platform
11:10 – 11:25 Investment readiness tips – how to become attractive to investors
11:25 – 11: 55 Interactive Q&A session
11:55 – 12:00 Closing remarks
The InnoRate investment readiness services focus on the investment readiness preparation of Europe’s innovators and SMEs. Thus, the primary target audience of the investment readiness services is European SMEs, start-ups, and innovators from across the EU, who may be at any stage of the funding cycle. Through the investment readiness services, we seek to engage pilot EU SMEs looking for seed/scale up funding with high investment potential.
About the expert:
For this webinar, we are very happy to present Fadi Naffah of Berytech, the leading business and innovation centre in Lebanon. With more than 15 years of international experience, Fadi works across multiple fields in developing entrepreneurship and today specialises in working with companies in the fields of Growth Strategy and Tech Innovation. He is also actively involved within the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), where he acts as both a business mentor helping start-ups in the five continents and as the WBAF senator for Lebanon. On top of this, he works as a volunteer business consultant on the Stanford Seed Transformation program, working to end the cycle of global poverty through offering access to business mentorship and coaching, among other initiatives. We are delighted that he can offer his technical expertise and vast experience to offer insights on how to successfully attract investment.
If you are interested in learning more about InnoRate and our platform but also the different steps that are needed to further grow your business, please register here.
If you have any questions or topics that you would like to be covered in the Q&A, please email them to email@example.com and we will make sure to ask them during the Q&A session with Fadi Naffah.