It's about making intergenerational connections.
One of the hardest parts of starting up is making the right connections.
Pitching your idea is the new show-and-tell for business minded adults. Studies have shown that angel investors prefer to invest in startups with 2 or more co-founders with complementary skills and experiences.
The problem is that most investors shy away from older entrepreneurs who are at the end of their careers… as well as younger, less experienced business owners who lack the proper background. There is no platform that matches younger and seasoned entrepreneurs - from four generations- to meet, get to know each other, then launch intergenerational startups.
We have what you need. In our hands-on, collaborative environment, you’ll have multiple opportunities to network, find your intergenerational business partner, and get tips on what investors are looking for in pitches. Plus, our unique roundtable discussions on key logistical challenges of setting up a business including:
- Setting Up Pay and Benefits for Employees
- Getting the Required Licenses to Operate a Business
- Paying the Business Taxes You Owe
- Making Sure Your Business is Insured
(Source: Kauffman Foundation: 2018 State of Entrepreneurship)
What Attendees Gain
Attendees participate in interactive, team-building roundtable sessions to lay the foundation for building intergenerational business partnerships along with promoting more cohesiveness when working together.
Pre-Summit: Receive introductions to potential business partners based on completion of pre-registration surveys.
At Summit: Intergenerational speed networking sessions, intergenerational roundtable discussions, Amy Lynch Keynote, "Build in Resilience and Agility with Cross-Generational Founders and Investors," Peter Adams Keynote, "Why Investing in Multigenerational Teams is Critical" Keynote, intergenerational co-founders success panel discussions, lunch... and a whole lot more.
Post-Summit: Receive one-on-one coaching on crafting your elevator pitch, executive summary and Lean Canvas for investors.
You'll learn from Amy Lynch, notable intergenerational expert, author and keynoter, on “Build in Resilience and Agility with Cross Generational Founders and Investors " along with valuable, practical advice on how to improve your communications skills in a generational office environment.
You’ll hear from Peter Adams, Executive Director, Rockies Venture Club and Managing Director of the Rockies Venture Fund, on "What Venture Capitalists look for in co-founders and Why Investing in Multigenerational Teams is Critical. "
Tuesday November 20, 2018
at the European Parliament