HIHR-7, taking place 10 November 2020 / week 46
The 7th edition of HIHR is scheduled in week 46/47, with on line pitch sessions on the morning of November 10, 2020. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions we will offer our propositions by online edition again. To compensate the loss of networking, additional Quickfire sessions will be organised for all propositions in week 46 en week 47.
Following the success of our 6th edition, we have decided to expand our Quickfire sessions to more mature projects, offer them the opportunity to closely interact with investors as well and deeply discuss their business case in a small, focused setting. On the other hand, projects actively seeking a venture capital investment can apply for a pitch session and thereby have maximum visibility to all participating investors. In addition, we offer pitchers an additional quickfire session to further discuss more in depth their investment opportunity with interested investors.
We proudly present you nine propositions by means of a pitch, followed by a QF-session to further discuss their investment opportunity in a smaller setting after their pitches.
In addition, four young initiatives would highly appreciate to receive your feedback and suggestions to further develop their concept in separate quickfire sessions on November 9 and 10.
To view the program please press here. The schedule of all Quickfire sessions can be found on page 2. After the pitch sessions have taken place, invites will be sent out for each additional QF session, based on the interest marked at the registration forms.
KTO/Spin Off event registration
KTO-professionals and Spin off representatives are requested to sign up for the HIHR-event via this online registration form. PRO’s are offered unlimited access to our online pitch-sessions. However, each person will have to register individually to receive a personal invite.
As KTO-professional we warmly invite you to contribute to the quickfire sessions, share your expertise and thereby help other initiatives shaping their future venture. You can mark your interest at the registration form preferably before November 1, for planning purposes.
Registrations after November 1 are scheduled based on availability.
After registration you will receive the syllabus with summaries of all 13 spin off initiatives; in the first week of November you will receive the personal invite for the pitch sessions and a personal schedule and instructions for allocated quickfire sessions.
HIHR is an invitation-only event, which means that our network and pitch-events are not open to service providers. We therefore have no open registration system for investors or entrepreneurs. If you are interested in joining, you’re kindly requested to send an email to email@example.com to receive an invite for our next HIHR-edition, including a link to the online investor-registration form.
While the event is organized and in part paid for by the academic research organizations involved, we do ask a contribution for this virtual edition of € 200 ex VAT to cover our expenses. This contribution will allow you to join with an unlimited number of colleagues. However, each person will have to register individually to receive a unique access-code.
Entrepreneurs can join on a single ticket for € 100 ex VAT.
We kindly invite you to mark your interest for the Quickfire sessions at the registration form before November 1 for planning purposes. Registrations after November 1 are scheduled based on availability. Your input to help these initiatives further shape their ideas is hugely valued; we would appreciate if you could contribute to at least two of these sessions, but you are welcome to participate in more initiatives.
After registration you will receive the syllabus with summaries of all 13 spin off initiatives; in the first week of November you’ll receive a personal invitation for the pitch sessions and a personal schedule and instructions for allocated quickfire sessions.
!! Please inquire after our special sponsor-deal for 2021 !!
If you sign up for the Silver package 2021, access to HIHR-7 will be included for free.
Our events are not possible without the support of our sponsors. If you feel positive towards our initiative, value our unique and strong focus or would like to actively help young academic entrepreneurs, then we encourage you to become one of our sponsors. By sponsoring HIHR you contribute to building up and strengthening the academic Benelux venture ecosystem. It enables you to directly support the young entrepreneurs, by actively contributing to pitch training and/or 1:1 coaching and by priority seating at the quick fire sessions. At the same time your financial support enables us to maintain our independency, increase the professionalism of our pitches and further elaborate our initiative into a Benelux academic venture forum.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on sponsoring options.
On line Pitch Training - 15 October 2020
The quality of the pitches is of vital importance to HIHR. Only with well-prepared and well-trained pitches, addressing the required elements, we will be able to attract relevant investors for upcoming events. You can check here Pointers for creating a focused, effective investor pitch. We strongly encourage all our presenters to participate in this training, either as presenter or as auditor, as our experiences show that the transition from researcher to an entrepreneur requires a fundamental change into a more market oriented thinking which is often being underestimated. Further information on our events and preparation can be found on this webpage, including Suggestions how to follow-up with investors after your presentation and QF-session.
Pitch training HIHR-7
Due to the Covid19-restrictions the pitch training of HIHR-7 is converted into online sessions and consists of the following parts:
1. An introductory session: J-Labs in cooperation with INKEF Capital has kindly offered us the link to the online introduction on Don’t go Pitching in the Dark: How to Navigate Investor Interactions. You can download the link to this session via WE-transfer here. (If the link has expired, please inquire here after a new update.
2. The on line Pitch try-out training session is set on Thursday 15th of October, 13.00 – 14.30.
A panel of experts, consisting of investors, corporates and KTO-experts will provide direct feed-back and share practical tips on effective presentation skills and increasing your chances of successful fundraising.
The program is as follows:
12.50 platform open: connections and setting check
13.00 start of the meeting; intro of all attendees
13.05 DepistEye Fanny Stercq – ULB
13.30 Gelgraft medical An van den Bulcke – UGent
13.55 Phosphoenix Pieter Roelfsema – KNAW
14.20 delay time if needed
14.30 closure the latest
The session will be run by MS Teams and you can join via this link. A kind request to inform us on your participation beforehand.
For any inquiries or participation, please contact Claar-els van Delft, via email@example.com
We highly value the input from our delegates to further improve our future editions. Your input is very important to us and we would appreciate if you could fill out this evaluation form, under your own name or anonymously.
Thank you very much for your feed back. We hope that you’ve enjoyed our events and look forward to meeting you at our next edition, May 19 2021, either in Ghent or on line again.