Bridging the Valley of Death

On September 18th, 19th, 20th + Weekend, Rotterdam Capital Days aim to unveil the world of capital in order to boost access to growth-capital for startups & scale-ups.

Where

CIC Rotterdam, Stationsplein 45, 4th floor, 3013 AK Rotterdam

When

19-09-2019

Deadline

13-09-2019

Area of interest

Startup Showcase

Costs

Free of charge

Bridging the Valley of Death

On September 18th, 19th, 20th + Weekend, Rotterdam Capital Days aim to unveil the world of capital in order to boost access to growth-capital for startups & scale-ups.

As part of the Rotterdam Capital Days, YES!Funded created an event geared up towards the famous startup financing  Valley of Death

WHAT

What is the Valley of Death? It's always the toughest bit of the raising capital journey. It's when a startup needs the outside capital at the beginning, prior to any sales. Since there are no sales, most of the investors decide to pass on investing in your startup! 

HOW

YES!Funded team - Jan Gert van Hall (Investment Director) and Carola Torrente (Funding Consultant) are bringing on the stage of this event startups, investors and more experts to tackle the problem from all its angles. 

The event is divided in two: the problem and the solution. 

First, two YES!Delft startups will pitch what is their current experience with searching for a funding boost to start the production and bring their current well-working prototype to the market. A third YES!Delft alumni startup will pitch its experience, and tell more about how they managed to survive the Valley of Death and successfully activate sales. 

The second and main part is a panel discussion on the current instruments available in the European landscape. Different parties who are involved on the investors and bank side to bridge the gap include RaboBank Direct Investments, Bert Oosthout as founder of WeShare Ventures, and Joarchim Blazer, expert in startup valuation and most importantly ambassador for revenue based financing. 

PROGRAM

13:00 - 13:15 Walk-in

13:20 - 13:30  Welcome

13:30 - 14:20 Three YES!Delft startups pitching

14:20 - 15:00  Experts debating


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