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EYnovation™ Bootcamp | Get Investor Ready!

August 5, 2019

EYnovation™ Bootcamp | Get Investor Ready!




EYnovation™ Bootcamp: Get investor ready!

Coming up with a good idea is hard, though convincing investors to invest in your idea is even harder. As a startup, your future is determined by the strength and attractiveness of your pitch! But how to tell an impressive and powerful story that invites to action?

EYnovation™ invited several experts who are eager to share with you some hands-on advice and tips & tricks to successfully close a fundraising. 

A three-day bootcamp

On Monday August 5, startups with an investor-readiness mentality are invited at the new EY Wavespace in Antwerp for the Bootcamp: Get investor ready! This day you'll get to know the VC landscape, the VCs mindset and recognize the impact of biases on the screening decision. Afterwards, a hands-on workshop on pitching techniques will help you to finetune yours. 

On Friday August 9, we'll perform a detailed analysis of the contents of the term sheet, the document most commonly used to support the negotiation phase. In the afternoon, we"ll assist you in building your own financial plan and detailed cash flow projections using EY's Finance Navigator. In this way, you'll be ready to assess your funding need in the future. 

The last day, Monday 19th, we'll listen to succesful entrepreneurs and their experience with a VC on board. Afterwards, each of you has the chance to pitch your elevated startup idea to a panel of business experts and VC investors. Finally, to close the bootcamp, you'll get the opportunity to lunch with VC's and get connected!

***Subscribe now, because places are limited!***



Day 1 – Monday August 5

  • 08:30 am – 09:00 am: Welcome incl. breakfast
  • 09:00 am – 12:00 pm: Raising VC funding - The investor's perspective by Frank Maene, Managing Partner at Volta Ventures
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Workshop on pitching techniques incl. pitching your startup by Bruno Wattenbergh, Senior Advisor at EY & Academic Director at Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management 

Day 2 – Friday August 9

  • 08:30 am – 09:00 am: Welcome incl. breakfast
  • 09:00 am - 10:15 am: Testimonial on "Raising a Series A funding round" by Tom Casaer - CEO AllThinsTalk  - raised €2 million Series A
  • 10:15 am - 10:30 am : Coffee break
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 am: Workshop on "Negotiating a Term Sheet with Investors" by Tom Swinnen, Head M&A/Transactions at EY Law
  • 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Workshop on "How to put a Valuation on your Company" by Stijn De Nijs, Associate Partner Valuation, Modelling & Economics 
  • 2:30 pm - 05:00 pm: Hands-on Workshop on "Determining your Funding Need and Valuation" by Lars Verijken, Co-founder Finance Navigator

Day 3 - Monday August 19

  • 08:30 am – 09:00 am: Welcome incl. breakfast
  • 09:00 am – 10:30 am: Workshop on "Preparing for a VC Due Dilligence" by EY Law & Transaction Advisory Services
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Testimonial on "Life with a VC on board" - Vincent Joquet, CFO Sentiance - raised >€25 million Series C 
  • 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm: Lunch
  • 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm: Final pitches in front of a mixed jury with investors to other successfull (ex-)entrepreneurs
  • 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm: Networking 


See you there!

PS: For more information feel free to contact the EYnovation team

VLAIO (Vlaams Agentschap voor Innoveren en Ondernemen) attaches great importance to topics such as these. Therefore this workshop is part of our EYnovation program execution for VLAIO and is as such open to all Flanders-registered start-ups. In function of the audience, the workshop will be given in Dutch or English.

Date And Time


August 5, 2019 - 08:30


August 20, 2019 - 12:00


EY Wavespace Antwerp

Borsbeeksebrug 26, 2600 Berchem

Berchem, BE, 2600

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