Jon Agirre Ibarbia, Tecnalia Research & Innovation
Renaud Champion, Primnex
Geoff Pegman, R U Robots
The Entrepreneurship workshop provides the ability for small innovative companies to pitch their ideas for the next big thing in robotics to a panel of technology investment experts. As well as the chance to win a cash prize, entrants stand the chance to gain valuable skills in how to pitch an investment idea together with the potential to gain interest in their company from the investment community.
The workshop will take place over three sessions. The first is a “speed dating” session at which all the entrants are invited to individually pitch their ideas to the panel of investment judges. This session will result in five entrepreneurs going forward to the next session. The second session is a coaching session in which the selected entrants are given coaching by experienced financiers and entrepreneurs in how to most effectively pitch their ideas to potential finance providers. In the final session, each potential entrepreneur will make a public presentation of their idea in front of a panel of private finance providers. The panel will then consider the presentations and declare a winner of the ERF Entrepreneurship award.
Sponsorship: This event is sponsored by the European Commission DG CONNECT through the RockEU CA project, TECNALIA Research & Innovation and euRobotics aisbl.
Agenda of the workshop
08.00 – 10.00 : Speed dating session (Closed, only for applicants)
10.30 – 12.15 : Coaching session (Closed, only for the 5 selected applicants)
12.15 – 14.00 : Lunch
14:00-15:30 : Judging session (Open to all ERF attendants)