HighTechXL events: We want to start you up … and never, never, never stop

HighTechXL has two must-attend events coming up for anyone and everyone who has entrepreneurial dreams, especially you future female tech heroes.

Let’s get started with a special version of DealMaker, which smartens up would-be founders and startup teams about the all-important details of deal-making.

All-female DealMaker funderaiser for Codam

This just in! Set your calendars for 13 November at 6 p.m for an all-female version of HighTechXL’s DealMaker. This is a special fundraiser event in partnership with Female Tech Heroes.

Janneke Niessen from CapitalT; Carmen van Vilsteren, former Microsure CEO; Menke Steenbergen, founder of IPOS Technology; and Susan Ten Haaf from HVG Law will present.

The format includes an educational session on term sheets, those all-important details that set out the terms of an investment on the way to a final agreement. Then they dive into a mock term sheet from a prepared business case so attendees can totally understand this crucial part of dealmaking.

All participants bring serious real-life dealmaking experience and will discuss the good, bad and ugly of term sheets.

You’ll get to watch an experienced venture capitalist negotiate the terms of an early-stage financing deal with a successful entrepreneur and her well-versed legal advisor.

HighTechXL’s investor relations manager Betsy Lindsey is the moderator.

This premier event will be at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven Conference Center. 

Tickets are 20 euros, with all proceeds going to Codam, a female-founded coding school in Amsterdam.

Which is a story in and of itself.

Codam is a free education program founded and funded by TomTom co-founder Corinne Vigreux. Codam operates 24/7 and you don’t need a degree, diploma or certification to start learning to code.

The DealMaker event is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Men … you’re invited to join the women. And everyone can register here.

The next SmartConnect is 7 October

SmartConnect has all the elements of a special night … our HighTechXL experts helping ambitious entrepreneurs and startup teams.

SmartConnect is scheduled for 16:00 to 18:30 on Monday, 7 October at Building 17 on High Tech Campus Eindhoven.

If you have a startup – anything from an idea to a team with an MVP – you are invited to HighTechXL for SmartConnect, an evening of feedback, advice and wisdom – our way of reaching out to startup teams who can use some expert advice, direction, fresh thinking or maybe a bit of encouragement.

The HighTechXL team and community experts include:

  • Emma Palmen on storytelling and pitching
  • Eric Broekhuizen and Guus Frericks on business plans
  • Betsy Lindsey on finance (investor relations)
  • Pete Pollard on protecting your intellectual property
  • Maron Galama on trademarking
  • Terry and Cheryl Boyd on marketing and social media

While HighTechXL now focuses on deep-tech venture building, we’re happy to talk with all flavors of startup teams during SmartConnect. HighTechXL executives and team members have decades of experience building businesses. They’ve seen it all and done it all … and they’re giving all that institutional knowledge away. For free!

Roundtables will include finance, IP, team building, business plans and other topics, and teams rotate through the evening. The roundtable format gives each group about 20 minutes with each expert panel.

It’s free (with beer!), but please register here so we can get a head count and plan for all contingencies.

About HighTechXL:
HighTechXL is the Netherlands’ premier deep-tech accelerator. HighTechXL is an initiative of the Eindhoven Startup Alliance with ASML, Philips, NTS Group, High Tech Campus Eindhoven, ABN AMRO Bank, Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij (BOM) and EY/HVG as its founding members.

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