Photonics and Microwaves Competitiveness Cluster in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
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The Funding Pathway: information on access to funding and preparation for fundraising

To assist its members in their financial structuring and growth, the cluster offers a “Funding Pathway” aimed at offering a personalized approach towards helping members access funding.

An emphasis is placed on targeting private investors (business angels, capital funds – seed, venture, growth) and on financial engineering mechanisms. Each member may request the cluster’s help in defining the most appropriate tool for managing their performance and treasury, taking the risk away from accessing funding (factoring of commercial receivables, CIR/CII pre-funding, Euro PP, crowd-funding, products devoted to WCR funding, etc.).

Meetings with investors organized through “InPho Venture Summit, photonics and beyond”

6th Edition of INPHO® Venture Summit - The strategic business partnering event dedicated to deep tech innovations

Confirming its commitment to facilitate deal generation and investment, INPHO® Venture Summit, the event for executives active in smart technologies and deep tech innovations will held its 6th edition on 11th & 12th October 2018, in Palais de la Bourse (Bordeaux). The event will be chaired by Georges Ugras, Managing Director IBM Ventures.

Hard-talk: What keep you up at night?
With its editorial committee gathering Georges Ugras - Managing Director at IBM Ventures, Jean-Marc Bally - Managing Partner at Aster Capital, Dieter Kraft - General Manager at Trumpf Venture, Jean-Louis Malinge - Partner at Arch Venture Partners, Paul Thurk - Managing Director at Arch Venture Partners, Christian Reitberger - Partner at BtoV and Wellington Partners, Aymerik Renard - General Partner at Hardware Club and Kyung Yoon - Talent Age Associate’s CEO, the INPHO® Venture Summit 2018 will offer its participants a unique opportunity to meet leading game changers expressing insights on “what keep them up at night.”

Explore our future and invent new business models
INPHO® Venture Summit 2018 will address innovation transforming the industries and generating new business models. The key topics selected by the Editorial Committee will be challenged with leading players and game changers. Pros and cons will be discussed in panel discussions moderated by private investors.

It will include the expected impact of blockchain in industrial applications, next generation computing to address the IoT and Artificial Intelligence revolution, as well as deep tech impact on industries productivity through robotics, quantum technology and monitoring hardware. These topics are first indication. Panel discussion will invite C level executive leading players and will lead to very dynamic, varied and valuable discussion. Indeed INPHO® Venture Summit will focus on addressing transversal innovation for bankable challenges.

Moreover a specific session will highlight “Crazy technologies” selected by the editorial committee as breakthrough innovation with high potential value.

Deal and investment facilitator to impact and transform existing industries!
Among more than 200 European promising start ups, 20 will be also selected and invited to introduce their activity to C level executive managers in dedicated fast pitch sessions.
INPHO® is recognized as the right place for high level networking in an inspiring atmosphere. In addition, one to one meetings will be organized for participants to take the most of this unique event.

INPHO Venture Summit is supported by The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bordeaux Gironde, Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Bordeaux Metropole, Bordeaux City Hall, ALPHA-RLH Photonics and Microwaves cluster and CEA.

In its five previous editions, INPHO® has attracted more than 500 European participants, 50 international keynote speakers and over 80 VCs and corporate funds. More than 60 start-ups have been selected to pitch raising more than 150 M€ (113M$).