ESA Investment Readiness Programme for start-up companies
ESA’s Technology Transfer Programme Office is hosting in February a three day workshop to give entrepreneurs of new sustainable technology an investor's perspective into their business and allows them to think about their company's long-term strategic growth and value.
The workshop provides expert advice on market analysis, branding, sales, legal information, intellectual property aspects, financial forecasting, company valuations and corporate finance. The programme culminates with the opportunity for entrepreneurs to practice presenting their company to a room full of real investors.
The workshop is prepared by the London-based fund manager company E-Synergy which has developed an innovative, interactive programme for the management teams of new and growing technology companies.
The programme objectives are to provide participants with practical input for presentation to investors and how to use investment for growth. The workshop will use ‘live’ participant issues as case studies, and introduce the participants to programme mentors.
The 3-days ESA Investment Readiness Programme will be held 10-12 February 2009 at ESTEC, The Netherlands.
To apply or to find out more information about the ESA Investment Readiness Programme, please complete the application form and return to:
6 New Bridge Street
London EC4V 6AB
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7583 3503
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7583 3474
The ten selected companies will receive special attention during the ESA Investment Forum, which will be held 6-7 April 2009.
ESA's Technology Transfer Programme Office
The main mission of the ESA's Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO) is to facilitate the use of space technology and space systems for non-space applications and to further demonstrate the benefit of the European space programme to European citizens. The TTPO is responsible for defining the overall approach and strategy for the transfer of space technologies including the incubation of start-up companies and their funding.
For more information on ESA's Technology Transfer Programme, please contact:
Technology Transfer Programme
European Space Agency - ESTEC
Keplerlaan 1, P.O. BOX 299, 2200 AG, Noordwijk
Office: +31 (0) 71 565 6208
Fax: +31 (0) 71 565 6635
Email: ttp @ esa.int