ESA Investment Forum 2014

Each year ESA provides an opportunity for companies to pitch before an audience of potential investors (mostly Business Angels and Venture Capitalists).

This free Investment Readiness Programme (IRP) includes training in investment readiness and pitching. This year the opportunity is explicitly extended to companies participating in co-funded ARTES Applications activities.

More details, including the process for registering and applying to pitch at the Forum are here:

Please note the deadline of Monday 26th May 2014 for applying to make a pitch. (We hope to extend this deadline for our co-funded partner companies in the ARTES Applications programme, but please apply by the deadline if possible, or let us know if you want to apply but need more time.)

Whether or not you apply to make a pitch, you may still attend the Forum. And in any event we recommend that you take part in the Investment Readiness Webinar on 3rd June (see attachment below).

There is also an Investment Readiness coaching session in Rome on 5th/6th June, at which some places are still available:

You do not have to attend a training session in order to apply to make a pitch at the Forum.

If selected to pitch at the Forum, the following is also available:

  • A "Venture Academy"coaching session in Tolouse on 1st July; and
  • The opportunity to apply for a one-to-one meeting with an investor.

Information about the Venture Academy on 1st July 2014 is here:

Company invitation for Webinar

Although the programme is free to attend, companies will have to pay for any travel and accommodation.

We hope that you find this opportunity useful and welcome your feedback.

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19 May 2014
Last updated at 01 July 2014 - 13:57