From October 15 to 18 of 2018, the VENTUREOUT team powered our first edition of the CzechMatch program. Designed in partnership with CzechInvest, the CzechMatch program is an intense program designed for Czech startups that are planning on expanding into the United States.
VentureOut is proud to have had the opportunity to organize this first CzechMatch program on behalf of our partner CzechInvest. We run multiple programs a year on behalf of CzechInvest, accelerating Czech startups at different maturity stages, but all willing to expand to the US market.
A One-Week matchmaking Program:
CzechMatch is all about meetings with potential investors and business partners: finding the right people to meet with, but also helping the start-ups prepare for presentations and meetings.
The program actually starts with a long preparation phase during which the VentureOut team gets to discuss with all the companies and assess their needs, as well as understand the types of meetings each company is looking for.
Then comes the dense week in NYC: the program is a mix of group activities, one-to-one mentoring sessions, business meetings, and pitching opportunities.
Pictured below: some of the highlights of the program.
Company insights, MENTORING, and business meetings
The Pitch Night
The pitch night is by far the highlight of the week. It is a night filled with great presentations from the startups, networking, and refreshments. The startups have two minutes to pitch their company which then follows insights from an all-star panel of investors. It is a night that cannot be missed and one to remember for both the audience and participants.
Our investor panel featured:
- Ihar Mahaniok from Empire Angels
- Paul Quigley from HOF Capital
- Andrew Hong from FF Venture Capital
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