Two upcoming events aim to help budding entrepreneurs secure backing.
Funding is a major challenge for anyone who wants to start up a new firm. A pair of events this week tackles two of the routes available in Luxembourg.
First, The Network holds a conference this Wednesday on government sponsored help. The professional women’s networking group will outline the various state-backed organisations and programmes that support entrepreneurs and innovation projects in the Grand Duchy.
Speakers include Diego Debiasio of the Technoport, Marina Thiriet of The Impactory (photo), Katarzyna Kolodziejczyk of GenCreo, and Patrice Caire of the University of Luxembourg.
Then, on Thursday, The Luxembourg Entrepreneur & Startup Meetup Group hosts Eugene Mizin of venture capital firm Mangrove Capital Partners.
During the group’s second “talk show” event, Mizin will share his own experiences as an internet firm founder and explain “how he is looking for the next big move in e-commerce and mobile sector and how he, and Mangrove, values a startup.”
The speech will be followed by a Q&A and networking session.
The Network: Sofitel, Luxembourg-Kirchberg
Startup Meetup: Serge café, 17 rue du St Esprit, Luxembourg-Centre