14 September 2015 – Dublin BIC, in partnership with the Invest Horizon project are hosting 2 half day Investment preparation events aimed at early stage entrepreneurs engaging with the fundraising process.
24.09.2015 DAY 1: Investment Preparation – The Core Elements
The first session will focus on practical guidance over 3 core areas:
1) Developing an “Investor-Ready Business Plan” : Conor Carmody of the Halo Business Angel Network will provide guidance on the core components required to develop a high calibre business plan that will stand up to investor expectations and scrutiny.
2) The Investment Process: Fundraising Strategies and Managing your Investment: Richard Watson of the AIB Seed Capital Fund will discuss the fundraising process, including guidance on strategies, managing your investment effectively, the investor relationship and accessing follow on rounds.
3) Perfecting Your Pitch: Sandra Reynolds will guide participants through the crucial components of an “investor-ready” pitch deck. The session will include practical tips on developing your presentation skills together with guidance on common mistakes.
05.10.2015 DAY 2: 5th October 2015 – Silicon Stroll 2015: Current Trends and Future Insights
This session, hosted in the Marker Hotel in Dublin’s Silicon Docklands, will engage Multinationals from the Internet, enterprise software and the Internet of things take to the stage to deliver presentations on their views of “Current Trends and Future Insights”.
Where are these industries currently and where they may be in 3-5 or 10 years time.
The insights are aimed at helping early stage companies understand the landscape of what technologies and business models are emerging and where these market leaders see opportunities for start-ups.
A networking event after the presentations will give both sides the opportunity to start relationship building with the communities.
Last year’s event connected 50 international early stage companies with tech giants and industry leaders; welcoming support and input from Google, IBM, PayPal, Microsoft, The Web Summit, the European Commission and Trinity College Dublin.