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6 WORKSHOPS FOR STARTUPS ON ACCESS TO FINANCE

Six Workshops on Crowdfunding, Bank Facility Schemes, Investors, Psychological Barriers and Corporate Venture Partnerships for Startups

September 21, 2021
By
Maria Bachmann

Crowdfunding, Corporate Venture Partnerships, Investor Relationships, Psychological Barriers, Governmental Loan or Guarantee schemes…? In these six workshops, we got you covered by the many different options, obstacles and aspects of access to finance for startups in the cultural and creative industries.

CROWDFUNDING – 23. September 15.00 – 17.00
BANK FACILITY SCHEME w. VÆKSTFONDEN – 24 September 14.00 – 15.00
CORPORATE VENTURE PARTNERSHIPS – 28 September 14.00 – 15.00
UNETHICAL INVESTORS & HOW TO AVOID THEM – 28 September 15.00 – 16.00
PSYCHOLOGICAL BARRIERS – 29 September 14.00 – 15.00
CELEBRITY INVESTORS & OTHER TRICKS – 30 September 15.00 – 16.00

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Sit tight as we take you through some quick introductions of the workshops and the speakers, investors, business professionals, researchers and startups that collaborate with us in these six sessions, to give you a better overview of you and your company’s opportunities.

PEOPLE THROWING MONEY AT YA!

CROWDFUNDING WORKSHOP
23. September 15.00 – 17.00

The global crowdfunding market size is expected to double up from $12.27bn in 2020 to $25.8bn within the next 6 years. That this will skyrocket, can’t surprise anyone, unless they have been living under a rock. Especially with the social media connectedness of today, engaging a worldwide audience to back you has never been easier.

But is this solution the right one for everyone? In this workshop, we have Regional Development Manager, Mauricio O’Brien from the European Crowdfunding team with us to learn more about the topic. Also joining are is Sine Linderstrøm, Subject Leader, Startups & Entrepreneurship, Confederation of Danish Industry, Nicolai Jæpelt, Head of Crowdfunding, COOP, Rikke Nielsen, Project Manager, IDA Crowdfunding, and last but not least, Robin Gonzalez Kristensen from the startup ARYZE who raised an astonishing  DKK 5.8 million in a hybrid 1 to 5 equity / STO token issuance. The funding round was 29% oversubscribed, and ARYZE is breaking the record as the fastest funding ever closed on the Danish Investor´s Network, KEYSTONES.

During this two hour workshop, we will guide you through the do’s and don’t’s, the opportunities and the obstacles.

STARTUP CASE: ARYZE
Robin Gonzalez Kristensen

SPEAKERS:
Mauricio O’Brien,
Regional Development Manager, European Crowdfunding
Nicolai Jæpelt,
Head of Crowdfunding, COOP
Rikke Nielsen,
Project Manager, IDA Crowdfunding
Sine Linderstrøm,
Subject Leader, Startups & Entrepreneurship,
Confederation of Danish Industry, DI

JUST GET A BANK LOAN!

BANK FACILITY SCHEME WORKSHOP W. VÆKSTFONDEN
24 September 14.00 – 15.00

It’s that easy, right? All startups can just flock to the bank and get all the loans they want, anytime. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. Bank loans are never that that simple. Luckily, we have engaged Senior Portfolio Manager, Trine Løve Dahl Hede from Vaekstfonden, to come guide us through the different loan types and solutions startups and SMV’s have, and furthermore, to share some insights on how to assess if your startup is ready to take a loan.

Vaekstfonden is an institution that In close collaboration with banks and domestic and international private investors, discover and develop the companies that Denmark just cannot afford to miss out on, and since 1992, Vaekstfonden has financed more than 10.000 companies for more than DKK 33.8 billion.

STARTUP CASES: TBA

HOST & SPEAKER:
Trine Løve Dahl Hede, Senior Porfolio Manager, Vækstfonden

DAVID & GOLIATH KISSED – AND THEY LIKED IT!

CORPORATE VENTURE PARTNERSHIPS
28 September 14.00 – 15.00

In this workshop on open innovation partnerships with big corporations, we have invited now the Managing Director of Activ8, Lynn Yap, who for many years was in charge of this area for adidas, helping small companies building and developing their strategy.  Also stopping by to share some knowledge, is Henrik Røssel, Head of Alfa Laval Innovation House Copenhagen & Senior Project Manager, Alfa Laval Copenhagen A/S, and strategic marketing leader, business advisor, and former Head of Ideas at LEGO, Daiva Naldal.

We are really looking forward to inviting you in for this workshop to learn about the opportunities of partnering up with big and established corporations. And do take advantage of this unique access to high ranking professional profiles, that are ready to answer all your questions. Come prepared to get the most out of this one.  

SPEAKERS:
Lynn Yap,
Managing Director of Activ8, Former Director, Brand Strategy Finance of adidas
Daiva Naldal,
Business & Product development, Former Head of Ideas at LEGO
Henrik Røssel,
Head of Alfa Laval Innovation House Copenhagen &
Senior Project Manager, Alfa Laval Copenhagen A/S

INVESTORS BEHAVING BADLY AND HOW TO AVOID THEM!

WORKING WITH INVESTORS IS NOT ALWAYS THE SOLUTION
28 September 14.00 – 15.00


It is great to get an investor on board, but what if you find out during your journey, that the investor is steering in a completely different direction than what you had planned, or what you had mutually agreed, or what if you are just not compatible as individuals? Strategic Business Architect, investor and Global Board Member of EO/Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Gilberto Crombre visits us for a workshop focused on the ethical side of investments and collaboration. Also Thomas Reyal from Greentec Capital will tell us about AXUM Platform. With us, we also have Creative Business Cup Denmark 2020 participant and FlowRobe Founder Simon Tykgaard to share his own experiences. The workshop is created in partnership with the Green Tech startup AXUM.

STARTUP CASE: FlowRobe

Simon Tykgaard

SPEAKER:
Gilberto Crombre,
Strategic Business Architect, EO


Thomas Reyal,
Investment Professional, GreenTec Capital Partners

JUST DO IT! THE DIFFICULT FIRST CALL

ON PSYCHOLOGICAL BARRIERS PULLING US DOWN
29 September 14.00 – 15.00

In this workshop, we touch upon a topic that rarely is mentioned, but which we find not just interesting, but also extremely important. Why is it so hard to make that first call to an investor? We have Dr Ilham Sebah, and Dr Ines Mendes, Juha Merinen tuning in for a talk to make us all understand better the psychological barriers we set for ourselves, why we do it and how to overcome them.

Dr. Ilham Sebah is a Post Doc. Resilience Researcher, Consultant and Teaching Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London, and have appeared as a speaker in House of Commons as well as TedX, with Google and for Soapbox Science. With her, she brings PhD and lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London, Ines Mendes, and along with Juha Merinen, CEO, SMART Internationalization Oy and a sales strategist expert, we promise this workshop will contribute completely new, useful and hands-on tools for your toolkit.

SPEAKERS:
Juha Merinen,
CEO, SMART Internationalization Oy
Dr. Ilham Sebah,
Post Doc, Teaching Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr Ines Ramos Sa Mendes,
PhD, Lecturer  at Royal Holloway, University of London


CELEBRITY INVESTORS & OTHER TRICKS IN THE BOOK

RESEARCH BASED FINDINGS ABOUT COMPANY REPUTATION
30 September 15.00 – 16.00

In this workshop, the two authors of the peer-reviewed research paper Celebrity Investors and the Success of Crowdfunding Campaigns invites us in for a conversation about the impact of getting a celebrity on board. Their findings point at, that even in times of crisis, companies that are backed by celebrities, are not punished as hard by their customers, as those who are not. Of course, not everyone is so lucky, that they can just get a famous face to tag along, but luckily, there are other tricks too. One of these tricks, is by subtly collaborating with rising stars, and we have invited Creative Business Cup Denmark 2021 participant Nikolaj, from NIKOLAJ STORM COPENHAGEN, who did exactly that, to come share his considerations with us.  

STARTUP CASE: Nikolaj Storm Copenhagen

SPEAKERS:
 Arpita Agnihotri
Saurabh Bhattacharya

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