Investors meet Innovators

Investors meet Innovators will provide space innovators with valuable information on private funding opportunities in three discussion panels:

  • The most common mistakes of start-ups and SMEs when applying for private funding
  • Why invest in space? (introduction to the most promising application areas from the investors’ point of view)
  • I got financing, what’s next? (how to grow, minimise the risks, achieve self-sustainability)

    A variety of financial partners – business angels, venture capitalists, public investment funds, crowd-funding and acceleration programmes – will discuss different funding instruments and the respective requirements and milestones that need to be met by innovators seeking investment. To allow for match-making between the innovators and investors, this session will be extended to a speed-dating opportunity during the SME Fair in the afternoon (2pm – 6pm). All participants in the Investors meet Innovators session will be invited to join a match-making app in mid-November.
    The session is open to investors and business support intermediaries as well as startups, entrepreneurs and SMEs with concrete funding needs who aim to get a better understanding of which funding forms are most suitable for them. Participants in this session will be approved by the organisers upon registration.