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EYnovation™ Bootcamp | Raising VC Funding

March 6, 2020

EYnovation™ Bootcamp | Raising VC Funding




EYnovation™ Bootcamp: Raising VC Funding!

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 Friday March 6, you're invited to the EY Wavespace in Antwerp for the kick-off of the bootcamp. Today, you'll get to know the investor landscape, listen to succesful entrepreneurs and their experience with raising VC fundingand will be trained on pitching techniques which will help you to finetune your investor pitch deck.

On Friday March 13, we’ll dive deeper into the topic of valuation and its importance to your fundraising.      Next, we’ll listen to successful entrepreneurs and their experience with VCs on board. In the afternoon, we’ll assist you in building your own financial plan and detailed cash flow projections using EY's Finance Navigator. Afterwards, we’ll perform a detailed analysis of the contents of the term sheet, the document most commonly used during the negotiation phase.

The last day, Friday 20th, we’ll prepare you for an investor due diligence during a hands-on workshop. In the afternoon, each of you has the chance to pitch to a panel of business experts and VC investors. Finally, to close the bootcamp, you'll get the opportunity to network and connect.

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



Day 1 – Friday March 6

  • 08.30 am – 09.00 am: Welcome incl. breakfast
  • 09.00 am – 09.30 am: Raising VC Funding – Why raise VC funding by EY
  • 09.30 am – 10.30 am: Testimonial on "Raising VC funding” by Karel Vanderheyden, CEO Virteo (raised > 4M Euro) 
  • 10.30 am – 12.30 pm: Testimonial on "The investor's perspective" by Frank Maene, Managing Partner at Volta Ventures
  • 12.30 pm – 01.30 pm: Lunch
  • 01.30 pm – 02.30 pm: Testimonial on “Raising VC funding” by Tom Libbrecht, finance manager Silverfin (raised > 4.5M) 
  • 02.30 pm – 04.30 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 
  • 04.30 pm – 05.00 pm: Recap and Lessons Learned by EY

Day 2 – Friday March 13

  • 08.30 am – 09.00 am: Welcome incl. breakfast
  • 09.00 am – 10.00 am: The VC Landscape and Valuation - Different funds by EY
  • 10.00 am – 11.00 am: Workshop on "Valuation" by Thomas Pels, CFO Rombit.
  • 11.00 am – 12.00 am: Testimonial on "Life with a VC on board" by Zhong Yuan Xu, Founder of Deliverect and Posios
  • 12.00 pm – 01.00 pm: Lunch
  • 01.00 pm – 03.00 pm: Workshop on "Determining your Funding Need and Valuation" by Wout Bobbink, Co-founder Finance Navigator
  • 03.00 am – 04.30 am: Workshop on "Negotiating a Term Sheet with Investors" by Ruben Schoenmaekers, EY Law
  • 04.30 am – 05.30 am: Testimonial on ‘Negotiating a Term Sheet with Investors” by Davy Kestens, Founder Cake and Sparkcentral

Day 3 – Friday March 20

  • 08:30 am – 09:00 am: Welcome incl. breakfast
  • 09.00 am – 10.00 am: Testimonial on "Preparing for a due dilligence” by David De Wever, CEO Playpass
  • 10.00 am – 12.00 pm: Workshop on “Preparing for a due diligence” by Ruben Schoenmaekers, EY Law
  • 12.00 pm – 01.00 pm: Lunch
  • 01.00 pm – 04.00 pm: Final pitches in front of Fortino Capital, Volta Ventures, Inventures, Matrix Partners, ING, and more.

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 bootcamp 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


March 6, 2020 - 08:30


March 20, 2020 - 16:30


EY Wavespace

Borsbeeksebrug 26, 2600 Antwerpen

Antwerpen, Vlaanderen, BE, 2600

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