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AAL2Business Venture Academy: Commercialisation & Investment Readiness

Through a combination of interactive group participation sessions and one-on-one mentoring, AAL is offering an intensive, one-day academy to help AAL start-ups get their foot through the investment door. Don’t miss out – sign up now.

A handful of the most promising AAL projects are to get an excellent opportunity to take-part in the AAL2Business Venture Academy, designed to help them prepare for future investment opportunities. This special Academy will take place on Tuesday, 25th September 2018, and run alongside the official AAL Forum 2018.

The intense training day will provide the selected would-be entrepreneurs valuable guidance on commercialisation of services and products, business modelling, investment readiness, how to seek funding, the investment cycle and the different types of investment for startups. This mentoring will be provided by seasoned business and investment experts and business angels, while the entrepreneurs will also have the unmissable opportunity of working with them on a one-to-one basis on their company presentations and investment pitches.

The academy will be working towards each individual preparing a presentation about their company and/or project and have the chance to pitch it in the first place to a panel of experts. The participants will receive valuable feedback after their pitches, which will be an excellent way for them to learn to improve how they sell their product to potential investors.

Participants of the academy will also receive training on what investors are looking for in a start-up and how to pitch to them, the different investment opportunities available to young companies, and the various investment stages of startup funding.

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This is a huge opportunity for AAL projects and startups to take a big step towards getting the investment needed to get products to market. More information on how to apply will be released shortly. In the meantime, you can email the event coordinator Chloe Kuder at: euprojects@eban.org     

WHEN 8:30 – 17:00 Tuesday 25th September 2018

WHERE Euskalduna Conference Centre in Bilbao (Biscay) (meeting room TBC)