We count with you to help us support this initiative!
The promotion of an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit isn’t a Portugal’s choice anymore, but a critical need.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP is, without a doubt, the driving force of innovation, growth and employment creation in the world economy. In a context of technological quick change, increasingly demanding by consumers and with more and more global competitors, it’s essential, to ensure prosperity of our society, that the entrepreneurial spirit can be disseminated and well treated.
In this context, Venture Capital IT, besides being an active debate and discussion meeting, promoting the suited conditions to foster entrepreneurship and its closeness to Venture Capital, by making presentations in both Elevator Pitch and private session formats presenting projects between entrepreneurs and investors, keeps being assumed as the main Event to show to the National Entrepreneurial Community the important evolutions registered in the domain of the named Public Policies to support Entrepreneurship and Business Financing.
We believe, as we did in VCIT’s first edition, that Entrepreneurship does not operate in vacuum and it can only prosper in a healthy Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in which the several stakeholders – entrepreneurs, investors, companies, universities, government, services suppliers, etc. – perform their role reducing the market’s information asymmetry once it’s proved that matching entrepreneurs and investors still isn’t easy.
Due to what was said we recommend an active presence in this Congress which makes more sense than ever in the present situation!
I count with you, and the remaining participants, to keep maintaining the significant Dimension that this Initiative has earned over a decade. [Complete Article]
“Venture Capital IT is the only national initiative dedicated to approach the themes Venture Capital, Business Angels, entrepreneurship and innovation, gathering in Lisbon several national and international specialists.
Venture Capital IT, besides being an active debate and discussion meeting, it also promotes the suited conditions to foster entrepreneurship and its closeness to venture capital, by making presentations in both Elevator Pitch and private session formats presenting projects between entrepreneurs and investors.”
- Luís Filipe Costa, President of IAPMEI
Speakers and Agenda for the Venture Capital IT
|Luís Filipe Costa
Founder and CEO
|João Paulo Guimarães
Head of Financial
PANEL I – Trends
“Portugal, the growth imperative”
“‘Back to Basics’ in Financial Activity”
“Opportunities in pharmaceuticals”
“Business Angels in Europe”
“Mutual Guarantee and Early Stage Investments in Europe ”
“The Better Access to Finance for R&I And Growth in the EU”
PANEL II - Entrepreneurship
Roundtable: To be entrepreneurial in Portugal and Spain
“Entrepreneurship and innovation to a stronger Iberian Peninsula”
“To be entrepreneurial in Spain”
“To be entrepreneurial in Portugal”
Roundtable: Entrepreneurial Cities
PANEL III - Business Angels and Venture Capital
“Indicators about Business Angels in Europe”
Roundtable: “State of the Art” Business Angels Activity in Europa
Roundtable: Opportunities in the Portuguese Venture Capital Industry
PAINEL IV - Private Equity and Capital Market
“Private Equity European and American Markets”
“Advantages of Alternext to Portuguese SMEs”
“Venture Capital in Portugal”
Entrepreneur of the year
You can see a more detailed agenda and all the confirmed speakers in XII VCIT Website.
Throughout the congress we will give the chance to several entrepreneurs of showing their projects to the public in 5 minutes presentations.
The presentations occur interpolate manner with the congress’s agenda and has as aim not only to raise awareness in the general public of the emergent business opportunities but also show a little of the entrepreneurial spirit of our country.
This innovative initiative in Portugal, having being introduced in our country in the last events organized by Gesventure, has had very positive results.
Present your application to Elevator Pitch until June 12th 2012.