Keennan De Bie
03 April 2024

PhotonHub Europe is excited to revolutionise the landscape for early-stage deep-tech innovators with its Investment Readiness Programme. In an innovation ecosystem where securing funding is challenging, PhotonHub Europe’s initiative provides strategic guidance to increase the chances of success. With only 1 in 400 pitches receiving investor backing, navigating this terrain requires strategic guidance.

The Investment Readiness Programme is launching its final three cut-off dates of the year! The programme promises to equip early-stage deep-tech innovators with the necessary tools to succeed. We recognize that investors’ attention is a precious commodity, with only three slides capturing interest during presentations. Therefore, our programme is tailored to position companies among the coveted 1% that secure funding.

The programme is administered by experts who are proficient in photonics, deep tech investments, and business development. It offers a comprehensive roadmap to success for entrepreneurs. Participants gain access to invaluable insights, networking opportunities, and essential knowledge for securing external financial support.

A key component of the programme is Investor Days, during which participants connect with potential investors, pitch ideas, and forge meaningful connections. Attendees will learn about equity and cascade funding, approaching venture capitalists, and navigating funding hurdles. Additionally, the programme provides referrals to prospective investors, granting participants direct access to lucrative funding prospects.

By seizing this opportunity, entrepreneurs can propel their businesses to new heights, supported by secure funding to fuel growth and innovation. The PhotonHub Europe Investment Readiness Programme presents an excellent opportunity for those seeking to succeed in the highly competitive field of deep-tech innovation!

The PhotonHub Europe Investment Readiness Programme accepts applications with a cut-off date every two months. Founders and entrepreneurs interested in participating are encouraged to apply early, as spaces are limited.

10th Cut-off Date: 26 April 2024, 17:00 CET.
11th Cut-off Date: 28 June 2024, 17:00 CET.
12th Cut-off Date: 27 September 2024, 17:00 CET.

Contact our team at FundingBox for PhotonHub Europe:
Maria Karpilowska (project manager):
Delia Molina (communications):

About PhotonHub Europe

PhotonHub Europe, the full-service one-stop-shop Photonics Innovation Hub, is a pioneering initiative supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, dedicated to accelerating the uptake of photonics technologies by European industry. With a mission to boost competitiveness and foster new business models, PhotonHub Europe provides open access and guided orientation to a broad range of services and capabilities covering innovation support, training, and business coaching.

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