IMD ACE: 1st Lac Leman start-up investments event

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Date Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time 18:00 - 22:00
Speaker(s) Teams of two startups

Innovation by start-ups is booming, and corporations increasingly innovate by acquiring them. This represents both an opportunity for early-stage investors and a strategic trend that strongly affects the corporate world. 

First introduced in 2015, IMD Alumni Community for Entrepreneurship (IMD ACE) has conducted several online (virtual) events in 2016.

We are now extending the online events on Entrepreneurship to our first physical event at IMD.

The topic is on how to invest in start-ups and will also enable you to connect with start-ups and/or investors.

The format is a face-to-face event aimed at IMD alumni in the Lac Leman region.

We are working with Go Beyond Investing, a startup investing platform with a strong presence in Switzerland and a strong performance track record in startup investments.

The Online IMD ACE community is vibrant and well complements face-to-face events. Please click on this link to join the community and access the recordings of the virtual start-up pitch events.

Event Description:

The event will start with an introduction to startup investing - how it works, best practices and what you can expect of it.

Two great start-ups will then present their businesses and pitch for investment:

  1. An online service that increases customer engagement in commercial spaces by customising the background music to the brands presented.
  2. An app that combines mobile payments and escrow - the simplest way to safely buy and sell expensive goods such as used cars.

Following the presentations and pitches, you will be able discuss the opportunities and participate in a debrief with sophisticated investors.

Detailed Agenda:

18:00 – 18:15 Welcome and introductions
18:15 – 19:00 Discover Early Stage Investing;
19:00 – 19:30 First Company presentation. Q&A
19:30 – 20:00 Second Company presentation. Q&A
20:00 – 20:30 Apero
20:30 – 21:30 Group Debrief

Participants of this event will be subject to a short and simple NDA. Please review via this link: Event NDA. Thank you for your understanding.

Venue IMD, Lausanne
Chemin de Bellerive 32
Cassani auditorium
Dress Code Business Casual
Registration Deadline Monday, September 12, 2016
Contact Igor Karpachev

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