We like to invite you to attend our new workshops this year which are geared towards challenges a lot startups today face.

The Workshops consist of 30 minutes presentations including Q&A. Each workshop will be held twice with additional networking time at the end.

Attendance for the workshops is in addition to an event ticket and can be added at any point.

Jens Horstmann (Crestlight Ventures)

Go to Market & Global Strategies

  • Learn how new business models, e.g. SaaS or Anything-aaS has changed the startup landscape
  • When to go from lean experimentation to full market press
  • What it means in terms of marketing and sales versus biz-dev efforts

All this from a having-been-there-myself VC but also entrepreneur’s perspective.

Jens Horstmann

Theresa Bellermann (GACC West)

Go to Market & Global Strategies

  • Learn the difference between going-to-market in the mid-west and Europe compared to Silicon Valley
  • Silicon Valley Eco system

All this from a having-been-there-myself VC but also entrepreneur’s perspective.

Theresa Bellermann

Axel Tillmann (PitchGlobal)

Funding Trends and Exit Strategies

  • Trends in fundraising
  • What’s hot and what’s not does it really matter
  •  When to engage the venture capital community
  • Exit or build the next Apple, when and why
  • Do’s and Don’ts when approaching investors in Silicon Valley
Axel Tillman

Alexander Roth (Taylor Wessing) and Mark Reinstra (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati) will hold a combined workshop:

Top 10 ways to fail at international expansion of, investing in, or operating a start-up company

  • Take a look at a selection of the worst mistakes
    – that start-ups have made along their international growth path and
    – that investors have made when investing domestically or across the Atlantic.
  • Learn about and share best practices on how to avoid these.
  • Learn about the Silicon Valley investors’ “ready to invest” requirements and their mind set when investing (in comparison to other investors)
Alexander Roth
Mark Reinstra