InnoRate investment readiness workshop
“How to get ready for your investment pitch”.
24th of June 2021
Time: 10 :00 – 11 :00 CET
1. About InnoRate
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.
2. About the workshop
InnoRate is organising its second workshop on ‘how to get ready for your investment pitch’ on the 24th of June 2021. This workshop will be set – up in an interactive way and will be divided into two main sections. Firstly, participants will enjoy a 40-minute masterclass on the dos and don’ts regarding the art of pitching, which will be followed by a dynamic Q&A session (15 minutes). Our expert, Fadi Naffah (part of InnoRate’s Advisory Board) will delve into the following elements:
• How to make your business idea understandable
• How to tailor your pitch to your audience
• How to perform a convincing pitch (visual story and delivery)
Once the Q&A session has been finalised, the second part of the workshop will kickstart. A total of 20 selected start-ups will be divided into 4 breakout rooms. Each breakout rooms will include 5 companies, 1 expert and a moderator. Each company will be asked to pitch their business for 5 minutes and will then receive 5 minutes of feedback on their pitch from the expert.
10 :00 – 10 :10 Welcome & Introduction to InnoRate
10 :10 – 10 :40 Masterclass on “how to get ready for your investment pitch” – Fadi Naffah
10 :40 – 10 :55 Interactive Q&A session for attendees
10 :55 – 11 :00 Virtual Coffee break
11 :00 – 11 :05 Introduction to format of the workshop & Experts
11 :05 – 11 :50 Pitching coaching session (in parallel) 5 companies per session / 1 coach / 1 moderator. Companies will have 5 minutes to pitch and will receive 4 minutes of individual and constructive feedback from coach.
11 :50 – 12 :00 Closing of the workshop
3. Target audience
The InnoRate investment readiness services focus on the investment readiness preparation of Europe’s innovators and SMEs. 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.
4. Registration link:
If you would like to attend this workshop, please register at this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApf-CurDIoEt0XuQQzEOcrqlOsyRKy16Iv
If you would like to participate in the digital pitching exercise, please express your interest here: https://forms.gle/WFYQwavsaJxbcdvZ6