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Ready for Equity Program 2023



The Ready for Equity Program prepares entrepreneurs for the private investor market and increases the chances of successful financing. The program consists of 1 Live Investor Meeting with Networking Event and 5 Digital Masterclasses in which experts provide insights into the venture capital market for private investors based on their knowledge and experience. The program supports the participating companies in their investor readiness. Registration is possible for the complete program or for individual sessions.Register here!


Masterclass Teamaturity by Willem Bulthuis and Martijn de Zoete May 23 from 3:00PM until 4:30PM (digital). Experience shows that, ultimately the best leadership team achieves business results. Is your management team ready to successfully grow the business with additional private capital is the most important question. Topics to be addressed are: what are the key success factors for your management team? How well do you know each other, how complementary is the team, and how does the team deal with decisions and stressful situations? How does the team develop on typical start-up aspects such as coachability, persistence, adaptability, and stress resistance?


Willem Bulthuis is an executive in the global high-tech industry for 30 years, including Philips and NXP. Willem is a board member and coach at numerous companies and CEO of Corporate Ventures Advisory, where he supports global B2B companies with fundraising and winning leading clients.


Martijn de Zoete is a business economist with experience in financial planning and behavioral management. Martijn is a change-management coach for over 20 years. He is the founder and CEO of the AnyChange Group and author of the books "The Change Perspective" and "How Change Works".


Masterclass Get Your Pitch Investor Ready by Katerina Klezlova June 1 from 3:00PM until 4:30PM (digital).

Do you know that 99% of investment proposals and investor pitch decks are not investable. How can your pitch deck stand out of the crowd? In this masterclass we will address the following questions. What makes your company investment ready? What makes a killer pitch deck? What do investors need to give you a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ much faster? What can you do to avoid being ghosted by investors? And, how can you build strong investor relationships, for the long term?


Katerina Klezlova is a business development strategist and an entrepreneur with 12+ years of experience in the fields of venture building, strategic synergies, fundraising and investment readiness. She is the co-founder and COO of DealStation, a financial software company digitizing the private equity fundraising and Investor Relations Management process.


Ready for Equity I Investor Meeting and Networking Event Thursday, June 7 from 2:00PM until 5:30PM Location: Loyens & Loeff Amsterdam Parnassusweg 300, 1081 LC Amsterdam Meet your next investors! Are you raising money for your startup in the Life Sciences & Health sector? Present your company to private investors. Leading investors will give constructive feedback on your business case. During the Networking Event, there is ample opportunity to meet and discuss your business case. Hosts: Eelke van der Ree, Loyens & Loeff Greetje de Kleuver, Global Scale-up Company René Reijtenbagh, Business Angels Connect



Masterclass How to Build an Effective Relationship between an Entrepreneur and an Investor by Bernd Mintjes June 20 from 3:00PM until 4:30PM (digital). How does a relationship between an entrepreneur and an investor work? How can we optimize this cooperation? Bernd will tell from his daily practice as an investor what his experiences and expectations are of the relationship with the venture.


Bernd Mintjes is the founder of the Maxwell Group in Amsterdam, a leading strategy & entrepreneurship consultancy firm in the Netherlands. Over the past 20 years, Bernd has invested in more than 200 companies. In addition, Bernd started the largest investor network in the Netherlands: Investormatch, and the very successful Crowdpartners. He is also the founder of Business Angels Networks Netherlands.


Masterclass Effective Negotiating Techniques with Business Angels by René Reijtenbagh September 5 from 3:00PM until 4:30PM (digital). What is the best moment to attract private investors and start Negotiations? How to prepare and how to negotiate effectively with private investors? What are the pitfalls, and how to avoid them? Which negotiation moments are crucial. And what role does social intelligence play in getting the deal done. These questions are going to be answered by theory, experiences, and real cases of daily practice by Business Angels Connect


René Reijtenbagh is founder and CEO of Business Angels Connect. René has 20 years of experience in connecting companies to the private investment market. René has many years of experience selecting, guiding, and introducing promising companies in the business angel market.


Masterclass Legal Aspects of Deal Closing with Private Investors by Attorney of Loyens & Loeff September 12 from 3:00PM until 4:30PM (digital). Legal aspects are an important part of deal making and deal closing. As an entrepreneur, how do you enter the venture capital market well prepared on all the legal aspects? What legal pitfalls should you be aware of during deal closing? Which legal aspects have to be considered from the moment of introduction with the new possible investors until the possible deal closing with the new investors? Is a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) necessary? When do you need an NDA, and what does it contain? What does the Letter of Intent (LOI) contain and what does a shareholders agreement look like? How do you protect your Intellectual Property? And how does that work?


Registration is possible for the complete program or for individual sessions. More information: Greetje de Kleuver, Global Scale-up Company, via e-mail


The content of the program is subject to change in case of unforeseen circumstances.


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