PIER is pleased to announce its next PIER Startup Workshop “Finance & Funding for Startups” for early stage researchers (PhD students and Postdocs), taking place remotely (via Zoom) on 15 December 2023.
In the workshop, graduate students and scientists get introduced to sound financial planning methods for start-ups projects and learn how they can transfer their own business ideas or research results into different financial frameworks. Creating a proper financial plan represents a special challenge that includes rules, which entrepreneurs and business professionals need to become familiar with and follow. The participants will also learn about various financing strategies and opportunities such as Venture Capital, government grants, debts, subsidies and other funding opportunities for start-ups. By using different examples, the participants are equipped with the basics of financial business planning and business financing in order for them to be able to lay the groundwork for future financial decisions.
The workshop offers a mix of theoretical input as well as creative and practical group exercises, which encourage the participants to think and act like entrepreneurs when drafting their financial plans, statements and records. In order to create an interactive learning environment, each participant can ask individual questions and share their personal experiences and opinions within the group.
- Becoming familiar with the financial plan & the business plan as a whole
- Creating financial awareness for entrepreneurial projects
- Understanding funding strategies, resources and opportunities
- Exploring the option of turning research results into actual business ventures
- Developing different types of financial frameworks for banks