Executive Certificate Programmes

QBAC

Course overview

The objective of the course is to introduce angel investment system to those considering investing in startups, SMEs and high-growth companies by using their own money and own know-how. The course aims to give the basic principles of angel investment and to-dos and not-to-dos while investing as a qualified angel investor.

In 2015, more than 300,000 angel investors invested more than $25 billion in startups in the US, and more than 310,000 angel investors invested more than 6 billion Euro in Europe. The estimated total global market size of angel investment is over $50 billion every year. Angel investors support entrepreneurs in starting up, and they support SMEs as they scale up their businesses, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs worldwide every year.

Why attend?

For anyone new to Angel Investing, this was an invaluable training session covering the most important aspects to begin investing – avoiding many of the pitfalls new business angels often make.

Course content

  • The basics of Angel Investing – why the returns are attractive; the importance of portfolio theory; and understanding the financial life cycle of a start-up
  • Identifying suitable deal flow for you – how to source potential deals; investing in individuals rather than businesses; and ensure a deal fits your portfolio
  • Best practice for structuring, managing and exiting an investment – valuations and deal closing; establishing a win-win relationship with your entrepreneur; and making a return
  • Understanding your place in the world of angels – looking at other stakeholders in the start-up ecosystem; the value of Angel groups and syndication; fund structures and crowdfunding

Who should attend?

This is an ideal course for:

  • professionals from listed companies who can invest minimum 5.000 EUR every year
  • CEOs of companies who can invest minimum 5.000 EUR every year
  • Anyone who has an entrepreneurial back ground and who can invest minimum 5.000 EUR every year

Certification

Participants of the course are going to take a final exam at the end of the course. Following certificates will be given depending on the final exam score:

  • 0 – 70: Attendance Certificate to Angel Investment Course
  • 71 – 89: Success Certificate ‘’ Business Angel’’
  • 90 – 100: Success Certificate ‘’ Qualified Business Angel’’

Time: 2 Days

Registration fee: 950 EUR

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QBAC+

Course overview

Consider the various sources of finance available to entrepreneurs: Beyond basic bootstrapping, there are corporate ventures, angel investors, crowdfunding platforms, accelerators, VCs, banks, public grants, co-investment funds, business plan competitions, technology transfer offices, family offices, private equity investors and stock exchanges. With the notable exception of angel investors, all these sources provide only money, nothing more.

The only true sources of smart finance are angel investors, who are able to influence a country’s economic development by providing more than just money to entrepreneurs and SMEs. They contribute their own know-how, provide mentorship, and share their own networks in contributing to the businesses they invest in. They are thus the main drivers of innovation and the natural leaders of the world’s early-stage investment markets.

The objective of the bootcamp is to introduce angel investment system with case-studies, to those considering investing in startups, SMEs and high-growth companies by using their own money and own know-how. The course aims to give the basic principles of angel investment and to-dos and not-to-dos while investing as a qualified angel investor.

In 2015, more than 300,000 angel investors invested more than $25 billion in startups in the US, and more than 310,000 angel investors invested more than 6 billion Euro in Europe. The estimated total global market size of angel investment is over $50 billion every year. Angel investors support entrepreneurs in starting up, and they support SMEs as they scale up their businesses, creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs worldwide every year.

 

Why attend?

For anyone new to Angel Investing, this was an invaluable training session covering the most important aspects to begin investing – avoiding many of the pitfalls new business angels often make.This bootcamp gives each subject in debt with different and internationally qualified angel investors. It is a great oppurtunity to learn the principles of angel investment in deep and make networking with global angel investors.

 

Course content

Day 1: Basics of Angel Investing

  • The 25 percent annual return: Why everyone with six figures to invest should consider angel investing
  • The non-financial rewards of being an angel are really fun!
  • The portfolio ‘Theory of Angel Investing’: Why every angel needs to invest in at least 20 companies
  • The financial life of a start-up: Where angels fit in the big financing picture

Day 2: Developing the Deal Flow

  • Develop your deal flow: Sourcing and identifying high-potential opportunities
  • Bet on the Jockey, Not the Horse: Evaluating the entrepreneur and picking the right one to back
  • Here comes the pitch: Listening to the story – Does it make sense for your portfolio?

Day 2: Due Diligence Techniques

  • Look under the hood and move toward a deal: Coordinating due diligence and running the show
  • Case-study 1

Day 3: Company Valuations

  • Valuations and expectations: Discovering the secret economics of the angels
  • Investment rounds and their forms: Common stock, convertible notes or preferred stock
  • The art of the angel deal: Negotiating a win–win relationship with your entrepreneur
  • Case-study 2

Day 4: Term Sheets

  • Term sheets: Trust everyone, but cut the cards anyway
  • Closing deals
  • Case-study 3

Day 5: Exits

  • After the investment: Managing your portfolio and adding as an active angel
  • Exits and other unicorns: Getting your money out makes all things right
  • Case-study 4

Day 6 : Co-Investment Techniques

  • The entrepreneurship financing ecosystem: Grants, venture capital, accelerators and other players
  • Building your angelic reputation: Getting the best deals to come to you
  • Joining an angel group: Increasing your opportunities and reducing your risks
  • Impact investing: Doing well while doing good
  • Sit back and let someone else do the work: Investing in start-ups through seed funds and venture funds

Who should attend?

This is an ideal course for:

  • professionals from listed companies who can invest minimum 5.000 EUR every year
  • CEOs of companies who can invest minimum 5.000 EUR every year
  • Anyone who has an entrepreneurial back ground and who can invest minimum 5.000 EUR every year

Certification

Participants of the course are going to take a final exam at the end of the course. Following certificates will be given depending on the final exam score:

  • 0 – 70: Attendance Certificate to Angel Investment Course
  • 71 – 89: Success Certificate ‘’ Business Angel’’
  • 90 – 100: Success Certificate ‘’ Qualified Business Angel’’

 

Time: 6 Days

Registration fee: 4500 EUR

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MBA-BAN

Course overview

Statistics show that only 1.2% of Entrepreneurs are able to reach angel investor finance. One in every ten entrepreneurs who reached angel investor money is becoming very successful. So, smart angel investor prefers putting his/her money to different entrepreneurs to reduce the risk of failure. In order to make investment in such a strategy, then angel investors should find the angel investors to fill the rest of the investment entrepreneur needs. So, angel investors come together and create angel investor groups ( Business Angel Networks ) and invest together.

The objective of the course is to introduce the best management strategies for a business angel network. Business Angel Network Managers are welcomed to follow this basic course to have an idea about the structure of a good runnining business angel network.

Why attend?

For anyone new to Business angel network management, this was an invaluable training session covering the most important aspects to begin founding and running a Business angel network– avoiding many of the pitfalls new Business angel network managers often make.

Course content

  • Community Assessment: Assessing the potential angel community, Assessing the entrepreneurial pool, Assessing the entrepreneurial infrastructure, Assessing service providers, Assessing follow-on funding, Assessing regulatory environments, Reviewing your assessment
  • Building the Framework for Your Business Angel Network: Determination of membership and culture, Setting up the organisational structure, Legal structure options, Investment structure, Funding your business angel network
  • Launching Business Angel Network Operations: Recruitment of the BAN manager, Communications with members and potential members, Background / educational needs, Time commitments, Meeting structure, Sponsorship, Collaboration with other angel groups, Promotions / public relations
  • Identifying Deals and Investing: Deal sourcing, Deal screening, Coaching, Company presentations, Due diligence, Investment terms and negotiations, Liability and risk exposure
  • Follow-on Relationships and Activities: Board seats, Access to information, Tracking investments, Mentorship, Role of angels in exits and follow-on financing, Exits, Legal concerns, Measuring success

Who should attend?

This is an ideal course for:

  • Professionals of the acceleration and incubation centers
  • Professionals of technoparks
  • Any one who wants to set up a Business angel network
  • Anyone who wants to create a Business angel investment group by using his/her own network
  • Anyone who wants become a Professional Business angel network manager / executive

Certification

Participants of the course are going to take a final exam at the end of the course. Following certificates will be given depending on the final exam score:

  • 0 – 70: Attendance Certificate to Executive Business Angel Network Management Course
  • 71 – 89: Success Certificate ‘’ Business Angel Network Manager’’
  • 90 – 100: Success Certificate ‘’ Executive Business Angel Network Manager’’

Time: 2 Days

Registration fee: 1200 EUR

 

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MBA–BAN+

Course overview

Statistics show that only 1.2% of Entrepreneurs are able to reach angel investor finance. One in every ten entrepreneurs who reached angel investor money is becoming very successful. So, smart angel investor prefers putting his/her money to different entrepreneurs to reduce the risk of failure. In order to make investment in such a strategy, then angel investors should find the angel investors to fill the rest of the investment entrepreneur needs. So, angel investors come together and create angel investor groups ( Business Angel Networks ) and invest together.

Angel investors, whether investing alone or through a group, typically take a portfolio approach to investment in that they invest in several companies over their investment horizon. This allows them to diversify risk, knowing that a large portion of the companies will not succeed while some will. Of course they hope that one or two will be huge winners as those are the deals that can generate high returns and cover loses of the firms that don’t make it.

Another aim of a BAN ( Business Angel Network) is to facilitate the matching of entrepreneurs (looking for venture capital) with business angels. BANs tend to remain neutral and generally refrain from formally evaluating business plans or angels. Angels continue to make their own individual investment decision, and the BAN does not decide which investors will invest in a deal. BANs also often provide a number of added value services to both angels and entrepreneurs, such as investor/investment readiness, syndication opportunities, etc.

Business angel networks (BANs) play a match-making function between angel investors and entrepreneurs – they do not invest directly themselves (EBAN, 2006). BANs help to make the investment process more efficient by connecting angels wanting to invest with other players in the local ecosystem (incubators, VCs, development agencies, banks, stock exchanges and others) and, most importantly, with entrepreneurs looking for capital (EC, 2002). One of the most important and basic roles of BANs is to give visibility to the angel activity in a region, and therefore serving as “front door” for entrepreneurs looking for financing, without necessarily giving individual visibility to the angels, who often prefer to keep a low profile.(OECD Document)

The objective of the course is to introduce the best management strategies for a business angel network. Business Angel Network Managers are welcomed to follow this basic course to have an idea about the structure of a good runnining business angel network.

Why attend?

For anyone new to Business angel network management, this was an invaluable training session covering the most important aspects to begin founding and running a Business angel network– avoiding many of the pitfalls new Business angel network managers often make.

Course content

Day 1: An overview of Angel Investment

  • What is angel investing?
  • Who are angel investors?
  • Why is angel investing important?
  • What are the advantages of creating or joining an angel network?

Day 1: Getting Started: Community Assessment

  • Assessing the potential angel community
  • Assessing the entrepreneurial pool
  • Assessing the entrepreneurial infrastructure
  • Assessing service providers
  • Assessing follow-on funding
  • Assessing regulatory environments
  • Reviewing your assessment

Day 2: Building the Framework for Your Business Angel Network

  • Determination of membership and culture
  • Setting up the organisational structure
  • Legal structure options
  • Investment structure
  • Funding your business angel network

Day 3: Launching Business Angel Network Operations

  • Recruitment of the BAN manager
  • Communications with members and potential members
  • Background / educational needs
  • Time commitments
  • Meeting structure
  • Sponsorship
  • Collaboration with other angel groups
  • Promotions / public relations

Day 4: Identifying Deals and Investing

  • Deal sourcing
  • Deal screening
  • Coaching
  • Company presentations
  • Due diligence
  • Investment terms and negotiations
  • Liability and risk exposure

Day 4: Follow-on Relationships and Activities

  • Board seats
  • Access to information
  • Tracking investments
  • Mentorship
  • Role of angels in exits and follow-on financing
  • Exits
  • Legal concerns
  • Measuring success

Day 5: Documents to be used by Business Angel Networks

  • Revenues and expenses worksheet
  • BAN Membership Information
  • BAN Membership Agreement
  • BAN Membership Survey
  • BAN Member Responsibilities
  • Funding Application
  • Screening Committee Worksheet
  • Issues to Consider in Due Diligence
  • Due Diligence Checklist Table
  • Sample Term Sheet
  • Guidance Note on Sample Term Sheet
  • Mentorship for Equity Contract Template

Who should attend?

This is an ideal course for:

  • Professionals of the acceleration and incubation centers
  • Professionals of technoparks
  • Any one who wants to set up a Business angel network
  • Anyone who wants to create a Business angel investment group by using his/her own network
  • Anyone who wants become a Professional Business angel network manager / executive

Certification

Participants of the course are going to take a final exam at the end of the course. Following certificates will be given depending on the final exam score:

  • 0 – 70: Attendance Certificate to Executive Business Angel Network Management Course
  • 71 – 89: Success Certificate ‘’ Business Angel Network Manager’’
  • 90 – 100: Success Certificate ‘’ Executive Business Angel Network Manager’’

Time: 5 Days

Registration fee: 4500 EUR

 

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Investment Readiness for Entrepreneurs, Start-ups and SME Executives

Course overview

In the past, inventions were important for the economic development of societies. In the 21st century, however, it is not invention but innovation that counts. In those earlier times, entrepreneurial skills were not needed to get an invention to the market because it was a seller’s economy, where customers were ready to buy anything new.

Times have changed, and the rules of the game have changed. Today’s inventors need more than just a clever idea. They need a complex set of skills to move their innovative idea into the market and to ensure it succeeds.

The current, highly competitive economic environment means that scaling up businesses demands special skills of entrepreneurs, who are obliged to secure financing as quickly as possible. Yet finance alone is not sufficient to create global success stories. The entrepreneur needs not simply finance, but the best finance.

What is ‘the best finance’?

The best finance is a miracle that happens when one is able to combine money, know-how, mentorship and networking. This is perhaps better termed smart finance.

This course aims to give the world-class principles of fund raising and getting smart finance to startups, entrepreneurs and SME executives. Course participants are expected to fuel their skills with world-class techniques which will enable them to reach smart finance easily.

Why attend?

For anyone who wants to raise fund from angel investors, VCs, family offices, banks, accelerators, co-investment funds this was an invaluable training session covering the most important aspects to raising funds from investors– avoiding many of the pitfalls Entrepreneurs, startups and SME executives often make.

Course content

Day 1: Equity Raising Process

  • Technical terminology every SME Executive / Startup / Entrepreneur should know
  • Equity raising process
  • Top three investor criteria
  • Company executive summary
  • Developing a promising business model

                           Day 2: Company Valuation & Investment Term Sheets

  • Developing a business plan
  • Funding requirements
  • Valuation and terms of investment
  • One page investment summary sample
  • Sample term sheet for SMEs and startups

Round Table with Investors: Investing in the Right Team

Day 3: Pitching Techniques to Investors

  • Principles of elevator pitching
  • Showing demo
  • Preparing power point presentations
  • Body language
  • Pitching team
  • Practices

Round Table with Investors: What do the investors look in the due-diligence process

Sample Investment Forum: Pitching to a group of real investors

Who should attend?

This is an ideal course for:

  • Entrepreneurs looking for smart finance to startup their businesses
  • Startups looking fors mart finance to scaleup their businesses
  • SME executives looking for investment to scaleup their businesses
  • Professionals of technoparks
  • Inventors who want to turn their inventions to innovation

Certification

Participants of the course are going to be awarded with a certificate of attendance.

Time: 3 Days

Registration fee: 900 EUR

 

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For Stock Exchange Executives

Creating a private market for business angels, start-ups and SMEs under the stock exchange

This master-class will involve a case study from the Istanbul Stock Exchange. The director of the Istanbul Stock Exchange will share important insights from the Turkish capital markets for initiating and running such a market in your country. You will find interesting strategies for using the stock exchange as a leveraging body to increase the market size of your country’s early-stage investment by converting the stock exchange into a platform where foreign investors can find a secure environment to invest in start-ups, entrepreneurs, and SMEs in your country.

  • Why stock exchanges today give importance to SMEs and entrepreneurs more than ever
  • How the Nasdaq Private Market works for SMEs and entrepreneurs
  • How the ELITE Programme of the London Stock Exchange Group serves the needs of SMEs and entrepreneurs
  • How the Istanbul Stock Exchange Private Market works for business angels and start-ups
  • Whether there is a need for the SEC of a country to secure the private market
  • Obstacles in developing such a market
  • How this market can be used to list global angel investors and leverage the size of the early-stage investment market by attracting foreign investors
  • Benefits of creating a private market or start-up market under the stock exchange for:
    • the stock exchange itself
    • the country’s overall economy
    • the early-stage investment market of the country

Time: Full Day

Registration fee: 5000 EUR

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For Bank Executives

Creating an angel investors club within the bank for private banking customers

An angel investment scheme is an innovative financial instrument for banks. In this masterclass, you will be given a roadmap to create such an innovative product in a bank. You will hear about the expectations of the bank administration for this product and how the bank benefits from the initiative. Bank executives are welcomed to participate at the master-class.This master class will be powered by a real case study from a bank who created a private platform to match the startups, Entrepreneurs and SMEs with its private banking clients.

  • Setting up incubation centres as a bank
  • Setting up an angel investors club
  • Matching club members with incubated start-ups
  • Setting up a side-car fund
  • Managing the side-car fund

Time: Full Day

Registration fee: 5000 EUR

 

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For Fund Managers

Creating the best co-investment structure for the region

An applied study on different structures applied in different countries. Pros and cons of the early-stage investment co-investment fund structures in different scenarios such as business angel–public fund, public fund–EIF, angel syndication, VC–angels, VC–public fund–angels.

  • Technical definitions of different types of co-investment funds
  • Reasons to create a business angel involved in co-investment funds
  • Added values for public entities
  • How public entities differentiate the co-investment initiatives
  • Main business angel co-investment funds in Europe
  • Structures of these co-investment funds
  • Public due diligence – investment decision – term sheets
  • How public money comes to the game
  • How the deal flow is handled
  • Investment ratios of different types of co-investment
  • Management fees and structures
  • Asymmetric exits in co-investments
  • Main steps of setting up compete BA (PT)
  • Public entities rate of return on BA co-investment funds
  • Key points to successful implementation of a BA co-investment fund

Time: Full Day

Registration fee: 5000 EUR

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For Corporate Executives

A Road Map for More Innovation: Creating an innovation pipeline to connect open innovation, R&D and corporate venturing

This master- class will involve a case study from different global companies. You will find interesting strategies for using the corporates as a leveraging body to leverage the efficiency of innovation in your company by converting the idle capacity of your corporate into platforms where investors out of your corporate can find a secure environment to invest in start-ups, entrepreneurs, and SMEs.

This master class will give a road map to create an innovation pipeline that will connect open innovation, research and development and corporate venturing.

  • Creating an innovation pipeline
  • Open innovation dynamics
  • Research and Development dynamics
  • Creating a corporate venturing finance center
  • Involving entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs in the pipeline
  • Management structure of the innovate,on pipeline

Time: Full Day

Registration fee: 5000 EUR

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For Policy Makers

Policy building to ease access to smart finance for startups, entrepreneurs and SMEs

An applied study with Turkey as a sample country, with the participation of guest speakers from the Treasury Department of the Government of Turkey who developed the regulations in Turkey. This master-class will give participants an opportunity to learn first-hand about the barriers and obstacles in the implementation of laws.

Participants will hear first-hand more about innovative policies for governments from WBAF Chair, Baybars Altuntas. US President Obama granted him a personal audience at the White House to hear his game-changer ideas for governments. He will tell you the main idea behind the governmental policies he proposed, emphasising the importance of converting public money to smart money. He will explain why supporting entrepreneurs and SMEs directly (or supporting the supporters of start-ups and SMES) should be a main priority and why governments should foster the concept of ‘investing in the right team’.

  • Angel investment law, Economy Ministry of Turkey – Crowd-funding law, Economy Ministry of Turkey – Co-investment law, Economy Ministry of Turkey – Technoparks law, Science & Technology Ministry of Turkey
  • Best policy for your country: Supporting entrepreneurs and SMEs directly or supporting the supporters of start-ups and SMES
  • Converting public money to smart money – Investing in the right team

Time: Full Day

Registration fee: 5000 EUR

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For Chambers & Commerces

Turning Chambers to Access to Finance Centers for Entrepreneurs, Startups and SMEs

With a heritage of more than 400 years serving the business community, chambers and business angels are natural partners in bringing economic development to their communities. Chambers are the first stop for business and entrepreneurs, looking for investors; and business angels looking for ideas and innovators. Chambers provide a valuable structure and convening power that allows business angels to bring ideas to life.

In this master class, Chambers’ executive teams will explore creating their own “angel networks & funds” within their operation.

  • Bringing different skills and resources to the table. Business angels provide the detailed guidance and training on entrepreneurial lifecycle and how to access finance and capital. Chambers provide the guidance on the rules and regulations of doing business. A true partnership!
  • Providing the opportunity for its business leaders of Chambers to become business angels
  • Turning the Chambers to a real early stage investment market leader in the region
  • Creating an awareness among the members of Chambers on innovative financial instruments like angel investment, crowdfunding, acceleration centers.
  • Creating a CCP – Chambers Crowdfunding Platform to ease access to finance for the members of Chambers
  • Creating a CBAN – Chambers Business Angels Network to ease access to finance for the members of Chambers
  • Creating an CAC – Chambers Acceleration Center that will ease set up new companies – potential members of Chambers
  • Creating a CMC – Chambers Matching Centers to connect inventors with the members of Chambers to create more innovation in the country – that will create more jobs for societies.

 

Time: Full Day

Registration fee: 5000 EUR

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Developing the Deal Flow

  • Develop your deal flow: Sourcing and identifying high-potential opportunities
  • Bet on the Jockey, Not the Horse: Evaluating the entrepreneur and picking the right one to back
  • Here comes the pitch: Listening to the story – Does it make sense for your portfolio?

Time: Half Day

Registration fee: 500 EUR

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Due Diligence Techniques

  • Look under the hood and move toward a deal: Coordinating due diligence and running the show
  • +Case-study

 

Time: Half Day

Registration fee: 500 EUR

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Company Valuations

  • Valuations and expectations: Discovering the secret economics of the angels
  • Investment rounds and their forms: Common stock, convertible notes or preferred stock
  • The art of the angel deal: Negotiating a win–win relationship with your entrepreneur
  • Case-study 2

 

Time: Half Day

Registration fee: 500 EUR

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Term Sheets

  • Term sheets: Trust everyone, but cut the cards anyway
  • Closing deals
  • + Case-study

 

Time: Half Day

Registration fee: 500 EUR

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Exits

  • After the investment: Managing your portfolio and adding as an active angel
  • Exits and other unicorns: Getting your money out makes all things right
  • + Case-study

 

Time: Half Day

Registration fee: 500 EUR

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Co-Investment Techniques

  • The entrepreneurship financing ecosystem: Grants, venture capital, accelerators and other players
  • Building your angelic reputation: Getting the best deals to come to you
  • Joining an angel group: Increasing your opportunities and reducing your risks
  • Impact investing: Doing well while doing good
  • Sit back and let someone else do the work: Investing in start-ups through seed funds and venture funds

Time: Half Day

Registration fee: 500 EUR

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A Step-by-Step Country Master Plan to Create and Drive a Healty Early Stage Investment Market for Your Country / Region

96% of the world economy is driven by entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs. These small- and medium-sized enterprises are the main drivers of economic stability. They recruit more than 60% of the entire working population of the world. In order for them to contribute more to the economies of their countries, they need to meet with new financial instruments quickly. Unfortunately, after the global economic crisis, SMEs, entrepreneurs, and start-ups were unable to access finance as easily as before.

 

The development of new financial instruments such as crowd-funding, angel investment, acceleration programmes and co-investment funds, and the easing of access to finance for SMEs, entrepreneurs and start-ups therefore play a vital role in economic development.

On the other hand, SMEs, entrepreneurs and start-ups should also be supported by smart public money, so the development of new policies to convert public money to smart money plays an important role in creating an entrepreneur-friendly environment. Developing tax incentives, co-investing with angel investors, regulating crowd-funding, providing incentives for companies based in technoparks, recognising qualified investors, introducing new, innovative financial instruments, providing capacity building programmes, recognising and awarding success, connecting SMEs, entrepreneurs and start-ups with global investment markets and developing new incubation and acceleration programmes are all vitally important factors in the development of an efficient SMEs and early-stage investment market in your countryb/ region.

  • developing tax incentives
  • co-investing with angel investors
  • regulating crowd-funding
  • providing incentives for companies based in technoparks
  • recognising qualified investors
  • introducing new, innovative financial instruments
  • providing capacity building programmes
  • recognising and awarding the success
  • connecting SMEs, entrepreneurs and start-ups with the global investment markets

If your institute is keen to respond to the needs of the country that wants to create a healthy, early-stage investment market and aiming to turn the country into a regional innovation hub, then this highly executive and unique full day programme is for the team members of your institute.

  • create a healthy, SMEs and early-stage investment market
  • turn the country into a regional innovation hub
  • lead the early stage investment market of your country / region

This country plan proposes a step-by-step programme to initiate and implement the objective of responding to the need for a healthy SMEs and early-stage investment ecosystem in your country / region.

At the end of the day, you will have developed your own master plan.

Time: Full Day

Registration fee: 10 000 EUR – closed group for your institution

Dates: To be determined after consultation with your instution

Course Location: To be determined after consultation with your instution

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  • Sun Sep 11
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’Today, stock exchanges throughout the world are more keen to open their doors to SMEs’’


Luca Peyrano, CEO of ELITE - London Stock Exchange Group

London Stock Exchange Group proposes a unique programme, ELITE, an integrated service designed to help SMEs prepare and structure for the next stage of growth through access to long term financing opportunities.It targets SMEs with a sound business model, clear growth strategy and a desire to obtain funding in the near future. It now accounts for more than 200 companies of different sizes and sectors, more than 150 partners and more than 70 long term. Enjoy the exclusive interview with Luca Peyrano, Head of Primary Markets Continental Europe, London Stock Exchange Group

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