Reaching Space Investor Meeting
Thursday, February 23, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CET)
Information meeting on seed capital for entrepreneurs and informal investors.
Are you looking for capital for your business? Then the Reaching Space meetings are a good place to start. Find answers to your questions like "what should I consider when financing via informal investors?" and "how does informal investment work in practice?".
Title: Reaching Space Investor Meeting
Topic: Space Technology or High Tech used in terrestrial applications
When: February 23 from 16:00 to 19:00 hours
Where: European Space Innovation Centre (ESIC), Kapteijnstraat 1, Noordwijk
Who: Informal investors and entrepreneurs
Why Reaching Space meetings?
The goal of these Reaching Space meetings is to reach the business and investment in high-tech initiatives. The region of Noordwijk-Rotterdam is one of the most important regions for space science and space business in Europe. More and more entrepreneurs are recognizing that advanced knowledge of eg TNO, TU Delft or ESA, is easily accessible and provides a huge competitive advantage.
The initiators therefore have joined forces with entrepreneurs and investors to show how to make business initiatives more viable. In an informal meeting environment examples and experiences will be discussed from the venture capital market on how to achieve the best results.
Do you have an business idea? are you looking for starting capital? Can you present your idea in two minutes to an investor? then sign up, send a mail to Toon Buddingh’, firstname.lastname@example.org
16:00 Reception with coffee / tea
16:15 Introduction by Toon Buddingh’
16:30 Lessons Learned: An investor experience from a start-up
16:45 The other site of the table: Experiences of an investor
17:00 Pitches from startups with feedback from investors and audience
17:30 Reception: introduction and if further appointments
ESA open Sky Technology fund
In addition to the ESA Business Incubation Centres, ESA has taken the initiative to promote the establishment of a fund to support start-up and early stage companies. The investment focus of the Open Sky Technologies Fund is on seed-capital investments, start-ups and early-stage growth capital for companies using space-related technologies or satellite applications in non-space applications. These companies need to be located within ESA’s Member States.
ESA BIC Noordwijk
ESA BIC Noordwijk is located in the European Space Business Center (ESIC) of currently 17 companies. The startups are using the ESA incubation program, which allows them to use space technology for its own products. Besides access to the facilities and test centers ESA contribution they receive a starter
The Development Agency East Netherlands in particular, its business angels network, Masters of the Future. A network of more than 200 investors who are closely related to various programs within the universities valorization program WUR Wageningen, Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Twente
RabobankBollenstreek works closely with ESA BIC Noordwijk for the business incubation program. From this strategic partnership follows a Pre-Seed Loan agreement. Also in the field of networking activities the Rabobank is cooperating in building a networking club for Space-related companies in the region.
When & Where
Space Business Innovation Centre ( SBIC ) Noordwijk offers Innovative and Technical Entrepreneurs Support to Growth their Businesses.
SBIC Noordwijk has several programs, a big international network to assist you finding the right partner, staff, investors and possible clients.
SBIC Noordwijk can offer you the following:
- ESA BIC Noordwijk Program
- ( Flexible ) Office Accommodation in the European Space Innovation Centre
- Unique High Tech / Innovative Environment
- Support of the Space Business Support Centre ( NLR, Haseltine Lake, Rabobank Bollenstreek and the Zirkzee Group de Breed & Partners )
- Network of Coaches and Investors
- Aerospace Cluster
- Possible Partnership with High-Tech innovative companies
- Access to the European Space Agency, Netherlands Space Office and TNO
- International Gateway to Industry