Timo Van Gucht
12 October 2022

Successful participants in the PhotonHub Investment Readiness Coaching & Investor Matchmaking programme will be hoping to secure funding at the 8th edition of INPHO® Venture Summit in Bordeaux, 13-14 October 2022.

INPHO® Venture Summit is a high-end, invitation-only event offering these companies a unique opportunity to pitch in front of investors interested in innovative companies focused on different targeted sectors. There is a €5000 cash award for the most promising company. The event is presented in partnership with PhotonHub EuropeDIH²Naquidis CenterSEML, and the European Commission, and is organised by ALPHA-RLHCEA and BLUMORPHO.

All selected candidates were granted all access to INPHO® Venture Summit, they were fast-tracked to be screened in the INPHO® Open Call (with a chance to get extra visibility stage time) and received personalised feedback from investors in the INPHO® selection committee. Prior to the event, selected companies have been coached by experts and financial advisors from BLUMORPHO for their 5-minute pitch to investors. Each pitch will be followed by a 2-minute Q&A session.

The PhotonHub Europe team wishes all participating companies every success with their pitches at INPHO® and their subsequent funding journey.

About the PhotonHub Investment Readiness Coaching & Investor Matchmaking programme

The PhotonHub Investment Readiness Coaching & Investor Matchmaking programme was created to help demystify the funding journey for start-ups and scale-ups and provide them with the skills and knowledge to fund business growth. The programme is delivered by FundingBox on behalf of PhotonHub Europe.

PhotonHub offers this one of a kind investment readiness programme to support deep tech businesses – where photonics is either their core competence or is a key enabling technology within their product – pitch to investors, present financials, understand the due diligence process, and demonstrate their success, the legal documentation needed, practice pitch and close deals.

Companies seeking funding and interested in applying to participate in future events are encouraged to join the PhotonHub Community. This is where entrepreneurs and start-ups are kept informed about investors and investment opportunities, with all content particularly suited to companies innovating with photonics. Members can digitally network and connect with others through the platform.

About INPHO® Venture Summit

Since 2008, INPHO® Venture Summit is a high-end space where tech royalty leaders, private investors, and large corporations meet to invest in promising solutions to shape the future. The event aims to tackle our world’s most pressing challenges through disruptive technologies. It will hold its 8th edition on 13th & 14th October 2022, in Bordeaux. The event will be chaired by George Ugras, General Manager at AV8 Ventures. In its seventh previous editions, INPHO® has attracted more than 600 European participants and 65 international keynote speakers. More than 80 start-ups have been selected to pitch, raising more than 300 M€.

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