This event was organised to implement scale-ups support-schemes based on the methodology developed in T3.3.1 NITRO – Rate My Pitch Event. Following e-handbook, a full-fledged scale-up business support scheme to support scale-up growth and sustainability focusing on one of agreed pillars: finance & funding (either domestic and international). Event was tackling access to finance.
The event was focused on on pitching and networking with SME community. The event was moderated by TPLJ internal pool of experts. Participants from NITRO event organised by TPLJ in June 2018 were invited.
The event took place on 4 March 2019 at 17:30 at Technology Park Ljubljana. Slovenian fast-growing companies had the opportunity to learn from a serial entrepreneur and investor Manny Fernandez on how to deal with challenges and seize the opportunities when a company faces high growth rates and how to address – pitch – potential investors. The event was attended by 18 persons from fast-growing companies and business support organisation.
Mojca Cvirn of the Scale(up)Alps project presented the project. Her presentation focused to coordinated actions of the Alpine space partners for the improvement of framework for start-ups and support to their development in all growth phases.
Manny Fernandez stressed out the actions he sees as most important to focus into: access to funding, mentoring and coaching, ecosystem and infrastructure development. He believes the projects such as Scale(up)Alps play a vital role in the development of the ecosystem allowing fast-growth companies to succeed.
The event continued with the pitching session.