International Venture Academy is AN INVESTOR PROGRAM for startup and scaleup companies, who
1. want to improve their investment readiness
2. are looking for investment of 200,000€–1,000,000€
3. are planning on market-entry to Nordic & Mediterranean area
International Venture Academy connects first-class entrepreneurs and investors from Finland, Catalonia (Spain) and Sophia Antipolis (France) and Estonia. It helps growth ventures improve their investor pitches, bring their businesses to a state of “investment ready” and plan their market-entry to Europe.
Program is targeted for European growth ventures that have desire to improve their investment readiness, are looking for investments or/and are planning on market-entry to Nordic or Mediterranean area. Participating growth ventures must have ready product or service, clear vision and proof of concepts. We have 10-12 seats available at this year’s the programme.
The program is free for participants, but it requires a strong commitment from May to June.
APPLY FOR IVA 2022
Application period opens March 18.
Launch webinar in March 31. at 4pm (EET)
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BY THE END OF APRIL
You can submit your application here.
KICK OFF & MENTORING
Kick-off event for start ups entering the program
June 7 to 10 @Jyväskylä. Innovative Blue ocean, VSEM, finance and GoToMarket workshops.
June 10 Bootcamp ends with an IVA pitching contest.
FINAL PITCHING at EBAN event
Apply to the program via Dealum. The application period opens on 18th of March and is open until the end of April.
Thu March 31 | 16:00-17:00 EET | Online | Register here!
Join our IVA 2022 webinar and find out how the program can boost your international growth and investment readiness!
- 16:00 About the IVA 2022 program
- 16:10 Nursie’s success story & IVA learnings
- 16:25 IVA 2022: How to build your investment readiness?
- 16:40 Wrap up and final Q & A from the start-ups
Meet the previous International Venture Academy companies Nursie and Secapp!
“The program helped us especially in clarifying the business model. We understood the value of good references better and gained new confidence for investor discussions: the significance of a good story, what themes are important to investors, and how credible business figures are produced.”
Timo Airaksinen, Development Director, Nursie Health, IVA Alumni 2021
“The organizers of Venture Academy have tremendous personal business skills and, above all else, plenty of networks directly with potential partners. We have had tangible introductions to the wider world through them.”
Kari Aho, CEO,
Secapp, IVA Alumni 2020
Lead Coach Marcel Dridje
Marcel is a member of EBAN Board and the emeritus president of Sophia Business Angels. He is the Lead Angel and mentor of International Venture Academy 2022.
Audra is an expert in Women Entrepreneurship and Angel Investment in the EMEA region. She promotes Entrepreneurship and Angel Investing through programs, mentoring, business plan competitions, Business Angel Networks and Women Economic Empowerment within the EU and MENA region.
Jean-Louis is a member of France Angels Board, lead of EuropIA Capital and emeritus president of Sophia Business Angels. He is an executive coach of innovative entrepreneurs, investors in 15 companies, and trainer at Business Schools, incubators and Business Angels Networks within France, EU and North Africa regions.
Lev has been an entrepreneur for more than 25 years, in IT retail, Visual Media Production and Investing areas. He has more than 20 startups in his portfolio and he is one of the go-to mentors for the investor readiness topics. Lev is also working as the President of the Estonian Business Angels Network.
Annukka got excited about startup investing during the financial crisis when there was a lack of financing for potential ideas and competent teams. She saw a need for an ecosystem where brainpower meets capital/funding to build new growth. She became a FiBAN member in 2015 to learn in practice about startups’ growth paths. Annukka’s background is in the real-estate and financial sector as well as politics. She has long experience in team leading and board work.
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