Investing in early-stage startups? Start learning in Milan and London

With a fast-growing and evolving ecosystem of startups and a world of finance increasingly influenced by tech, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and fintech, an investor faces many challenges in grabbing the right opportunities and not being screwed.

What does it mean to invest in an early-stage startup?

What risks do you run? How can you recognize a future unicorn?

It’ s time to shed some light and show the dynamics of this ecosystem with specific rules, offering potential investors advice and tools for getting their way around.

Together with Fintech Institute, in two afternoons in Milan and London, we offer the opportunity to listen to those who have a pulse on the early-stage startups; those who know the potential of the blockchain and are following the dynamics of Brexit very carefully. Places are limited because this full immersion puts you closely in touch with experts and the experiences of some ex early-stage startups.

The event is hosted by Fintech District (Milan), the gateway to the Italian fintech ecosystem, on 22nd November, and by Level39 (London), Europe’s largest technology incubator for Fintech.

The workshop was created in partnership with Fintech Institute – CDP certified service provider – specializing in Fintech and Blockchain events, conferences and workshops, with high-level speakers and experts.

Do you like the idea? To learn more and get to know more about the content and speakers, click here!

Here is the agenda

6 March  – Milan ( Fintech District ) 

  • 2:00 pm – Registration
  • 2:30 pm – Interactive Welcome – Elisa Giudici
  • 2:45 pm – Introduction Fintech District – Alessandro Longoni – Head of Fintech District
  • 3:00 pm – “From Zero to Unicorn” – Elisa Giudici (Keynote) – ABC of startup investment, how it works, timing, the return of investments, opportunities and challenges.
  • 3:20 pm – “Choose the best investments, diversify the risks” Gianluca Guerra – Advice and insights from the co-founder of Purple Hat Capital, the Angel Syndicate that, in just a few months, invested in 16+ startups.
  • 4:00 coffee break – networking
  • 4:15 – “How to Scam People in Blockchain (and How to Avoid being scammed)” – Rosbeh Zakikhani – The cryptocurrencies and blockchain ecosystem is fast growing and is affecting the economy in a great way. However, this ecosystem is consistently marked by non-transparency, dubious practices and scams. Learn the techniques used by scammers to manipulate us and which are the innovative and effective techniques and tools to recognize and avoid scams, invest more securely and lower the risk of fraud. At the end of the session, we will do together an interactive practise with A.I. system that helps to catch scams.
  • 4:45 – Case histories
  • 5:15 – Q&A
  • 5:45 – Closure and greetings

13 March –  London (L39)

  • 2:00 pm – Registration
  • 2:30 pm – Interactive Welcome – Elisa Giudici
  • 2:45 pm – Introduction Level39 + Tour L39 – Elisa Giudici
  • 3:00 pm – The Seven Strategies of Top Tech Investors – Stefano L Tresca  – How Peter Thiel (PayPal, Facebook), Chris Sacca (Uber, Twitter) and the other top tech investors found 100x ROI startups.
  • 3:20 pm – London’s tech scene and investment landscape – Emily Hoble – London&Partners 3:40 pm How to evaluate a pitch deck & how the network can help your investment – Elisa Giudici – How to evaluate a pitch deck and its founders, what kind of research you need (e.g. due diligence, legal aspects). The importance of networking to catch the best deal and evaluate the startups, where to meet the best investors, the events, the associations and the places to be.
  • 4:00 Coffee break – networking
  • 4:15 – “About Social Impact, the Future of Impact Investing in Tech” – Peter Lazou – The cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystems are fast growing and are affecting the economy in impact investing – and is growing faster than ever and leading social, economic and environmental transformations in ways that are ‘unthinkable.’ But is it bringing people and global communities together and helping to solve the greatest problems of a generation?
  • 4:45 – Case histories
  • 5:15 – Q&A
  • 5:45 – Closure and greetings
Author: Fintech District

25 November 2019



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