Services - Investforum

Partner for Startups, Investors and Companies

Our services focus on innovative startups and accompanying them on their way to become a successful business. Next to individual coaching offers and high-quality consultations, we act as a connecting link between startups, investors and partners from the economy and science. We offer different types of events so you can find the contacts you need. By cooperating with us, investors receive access to startups and firms get to know innovations.

Startups, investors, employers – we know what each of you expect from the other side and prepare you in an appropriate way. The Investforum Startup-Service is sponsored by the Ministry of Economics, Science Digitalisation with funds of the European Social Fund and the state of Saxony-Anhalt and it is coordinated by the Univations GmbH – institute for knowledge and technology transfer. Therefore we can offer our services to startups free of charge.

Startups

Based on your needs and the developmental stage of your startup we support you in organizing your business concepts and especially your financing concept. Hence, we offer you workshops, coachings and individual consultations to support you on your long way from the basic idea to the financed enterprise. We will help you with all kinds of challenges during your developmental process: the processing and editing of the business concept, the preparation of the financing plan, choosing and applying for promotional funds, addressing adequate investors, and the preparation and support of due diligence as well as participation agreements.

Matchings

Our matchings will help to introduce you to the right contact person –  be it the CEO of a startup company, an investor, or the manager of an established company. Our highlight is the yearly Investforum Pitch-Day. This event is an extraordinary platform for capital acquisition and has established as one of the most successful matching events for venture capital in Central Germany since 2009. Here, we offer startups the possibility to present their business concepts to an international audience of investors, managers and experts. The Pitch-Day is a great opportunity for investors to get to know exciting technology companies and to prepare the ground for new financing rounds. During the Investforum Innovation-Day we get startups and established companies in touch with each other. We aim to support innovations and to generate cooperations. Pitch-Day, Innovation-Day, individual matchings: our network offers profitable and reliable contacts to all our target groups.

Companies
We offer companies an early access to innovations. Get to know young startup companies and profit from new developments and innovative business concepts. As a pilot customer, strategic business partner or prospective investor you can stay innovative and ensure competitive advantage for your own business.

Coachings

Business plans, pitchdecks, financing models: These are only a few topics startups have to think about. We support you individually with our know-how, act as your sparringpartner and – if required – we can consult experienced coaches and mentors from our business-club. The business-club includes experienced investors and employers, who stand by our startups and provide feedback at each developmental stage to successfully realize the business venture. Thus, startups have an opportunity to react rapidly, trap errors and use resources effectively.

Investors

Due to our long-time experience in supporting startups in the field of acquiring capital and our strong network with the academic and scientific landscape as well as the economy in Central Germany, we can provide access to an interbranched portfolio of startups with innovative and disruptive business concepts. Our startups are „investor ready” and convince investors with professional business documents. With our innovative matching event formats we offer you an adequate atmosphere to get to know startups and to expand your personal network. Furthermore, you have the possibility to trace the development of our startups and to voice your opinion and expert’s report anytime in our inside-view-area. We are your partner to help make your portfolio more qualitative and profitable.

Workshops

In our workshops we share knowledge about topics like business appraisal, participation forms and agreements, development of business concepts, and taxes. Especially our Lean-Development-Workshop is interesting for startups in a very early stage. Participants learn the Lean-Startup-Method and see how they can profit from it. The project team, complemented with experts, guides through the elaboration of a strategy, how the founding idea can be transferred rapidly into practice and be peer-reviewed afterwards. You can profit from our experienced experts who convey applied knowledge in a nutshell. With us by your side, you’ll be well prepared for the day-to-day business of an entrepreneur.