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The Investment Readiness Program (IRP) is designed specifically for startup founders. For ten weeks, you will learn from the very best during a customized program. You'll gain essential knowledge and skills and practical advice on how to successfully attract investors. Want to get a jump start on your business funding, too? Sign up before September 20. The program starts on October 3.

The Investment Readiness Program (IRP) will provide you with all the ins & outs to take your startup to the next level. With individual coaching sessions and top-notch workshops from the best in the business, you’ll get a solid grasp on what investors are looking for and how to smoothly navigate the funding process.

There are four registration times per year, including 2 in 2024. Each time, we have a maximum of 12 participants. During the 10-week program, experts such as Thomas Mensink and Gilles Meijer(Golden Egg Check), Joyce Mackenzie Liu(Pegafund and angel investor) and Sjoerd Mol (Partner Venture Capital and M&A Lawyer at Benvalor) share valuable insights. For example on how to become more attractive to investors, fundraising the smartest way, the best negotiation methods and legal documentation. The program ends with a matchmaking event where you will meet potential investors. And with a contribution of €299 for a program worth €2500, you also get great value for money.

Who can apply?

The program is designed for startup founders looking to raise their first round of funding. Also, your startup must be registered and based in Groningen, Friesland or Drenthe. In addition, you must have a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and a customer-validated problem statement. After applying, you will receive an intake to determine if the program suits you.

What others think about the program

Eva van Leeuwen
Eva van Leeuwen Founder Young Heroes
Investor Readiness Program

The investor readiness track really helped us a lot. During the process you are forced to take a critical look at things that you prefer to put off. Things that still seem far away, or are not yet up for discussion. But that's why I...

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What you’ll get out of the program

  • Insights into the various types of investments and investment instruments, including subsidies, loans, and risk capital.
  • Understanding of the terminology and dynamics of an investment process and the ability to apply this knowledge accordingly.
  • Insights on how to create a compelling pitch deck to interest investors.
  • Knowledge of key legal documents such as Term Sheets, Shareholder Agreements, the Captable and Intellectual Property.
  • The chance to meet relevant, regional and international investors.

Conditions for participation in the IRP

  • The startup delivers an innovative and scalable product and is impact-driven.
  • The startup expects to need investment within the next 12 months.
  • The startup is incorporated and based in Groningen, Friesland or Drenthe.
  • The startup team has multiple founders/team members.
  • The startup's team consists of several founders/team members.
  • The startup pays a contribution of 299 euros, including VAT.
  • Upon completion of the program, the startup shares the results with the IRP organization.
  • The startup understands that participation in the program does not guarantee success in securing an investment.

Practical information

  • This edition will be taught in English.
  • The first session will be on Oct. 3, 2024.
  • The second session is on Oct. 10, the third session is on Oct. 17 and the fourth session is on Oct. 24.
  • All the sessions take place at Feithuis in Groningen from 10 am to 4 pm.

Would you like to know if you qualify for the program? Please contact Leonie Ebbes ebbes@nom.nl or +31 (0)6 557 100 20.

You can register for the program using the form below. After registration we will contact you for an intake. Based on the intake we will determine if the program fits your phase. The IRP has room for 12 participants.

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