Welcome to International Venture Academy 2021

International Venture Academy is for startup and scaleup companies, who

1. want to improve their investment readiness

2. are looking for investment of 0,5M€–1M€

3. are planning on market-entry to Mediterranean area

What?

International Venture Academy connects first-class entrepreneurs and investors from Finland, Catalonia (Spain) and Sophia Antipolis (France). It helps growth ventures improve their investor pitches, bring their businesses to a state of “investment ready” and plan their market-entry to Europe.

For whom?

Program is targeted for Finnish growth ventures that have desire to improve their investment readiness, are looking for investments or/and are planning on market-entry to Nordic or Mediterranean area. Participating growth ventures must have ready product or service, clear vision and proof of concepts.

Kick-off webinar

In the kick-off webinar 15th of February, the programme structure and some experiences from last year’s participant Secapp were reviewed. Also the Lead Coach Marcel Dridje sent greetings from Nice, France.

Program

February 2021

LAUNCH OF THE PROGRAM WITH MARIA01 AND FIBAN
Launch webinar

March 2021

APPLICATIONS BY MARCH 31

Start Up Includer will open soon! Please contact us for further information by filling the contact form below

April 2021

WORKSHOP DAY
How to use AI for cutting edge solutions for health & wellbeing?

May 2021

MENTORING & FINAL PITCHING
Online one-on-one sessions, Online group session

June 2021

EBAN CONGRESS
June 16th-18th 2021
Top 3 companies pitching
at online event

CEO Kari Aho, Secapp

“The organizers of Venture Academy have tremendous personal business skills and, above all else, plenty of networks directly with potential partners. We have had tangible introductions to the wider world through them.”

CEO, Sini Havukainen, Layette

“Venture Academy has really changed our future. We have gotten to know investors from all over Europe. We are now going through the right round of financing and the contacts we have are more worth their weight in gold for us. It’s definitely of the greatest value, since we are looking for international investors who are serious in their intentions.”

Lead Coach Marcel Dridje

Marcel Dridje is member of EBAN Board and the emeritus president of Sophia Business Angels. He is the Lead Angel and mentor of International Venture Academy 2021.

International Venture Academy is organized by

Business Jyväskylä

EBAN

FiBAN

SBA

BANC

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