The global pandemic has turned 2020 on its head and with that, raising money during a struggling economy might seem a difficult proposition for new and growing startups everywhere.
But, are you one of those to look for opportunities in challenges? Jonathan Greechan, co-founder of the Founder Institute incubator says, “When the economy’s bad, it’s a good time to build” in a webinar hosted by Entrepreneur. In fact, the number of applications for new businesses between March and May 2020 was 200,000; proof that it is possible to launch a business during COVID-19.
If you’re looking to start or grow, we have prepared a list of online startup events to help you whatever stage you’re at. Expect networking, examples of pitching to investors, Q&A’s, chats with founders, entrepreneurs and more.
December 5:30 PM (GMT)
|Startup 101: Term Sheets||We will take a look at how term sheets are structured, which areas matter for VCs, key legal concepts (and all that jargon), and thinking through future scenarios as a result of the term sheet.||Free – register here|
|3 December – 16:30 – 18:00 GMT||Bethnal Green Ventures x NorthInvest: Spring 2021||This virtual Q&A event is an opportunity to increase the access to funding for early stage businesses in tech and connect with other entrepreneurs.||Free – register here|
|5 December 15:00 01:00 GMT||VWS Pathfinder|
Female founder summit + Pitch competition
|This startup event is dedicated to exclusive plant-based innovation but open to all. It will feature breakout sessions, founder chats and CEO Panels. Learn how to become a founder here.||$45 – buy tickets|
|9 & 10 December 08:15 17:00 GMT||Wayra – The funding cocktail 2020||This event is for anyone interested in innovation, start-up investments, technology and entrepreneurship. Key venture capitalists in Europe will offer exciting keynotes and insightful panel discussions in this two-day virtual co-investors conference.||€11 – buy tickets|
|9 December 18:00 GMT||Entrepreneurs Collective|
Startup Pitch Competition & Networking with Founders and Angel Investors
|The event will feature startup pitches highlighting what investors look for in a company, London’s best startups and networking sessions. Don’t miss the chance to meet and interact with fellow entrepreneurs and investors in an innovative online format.||£22.15 – buy tickets|
|15 December 08:00 GMT||BLOCKROCKET’s Monthly Startup Pitch: DECEMBER 2020||The event is held every month. Early-stage blockchain startup pitch in front of executives, founders, and investors from the blockchain ecosystem in Germany. A winner is chosen by a small jury of business angels, VCs and partners||Free – register here|
|16 December 23:00 GMT||Entre|
Startup Pitch Competition
|Join and watch as six startups pitch to a panel of investors and the entrepreneurs. This is a fantastic opportunity to openly discuss and share ideas with like-minded individuals, while finding out what pitching is like.||$10 – buy tickets to watch|
If you want to know more about how to grow during the pandemic, our CEO, Dina Bayasanova, spoke to Crunchbase as part of their ‘female founders’ series on the process of raising a funding round in 2020, lessons learned, and choosing the right investor.
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