This Friday belonged to Viennese founders and entrepreneurs! The Vienna Business Agency celebrate with “Gründen in Wien” the open day of Vienna’s startup scene. Our Junior Analyst Kirsty Craig took part as speaker in a very exciting panel discussion at the newly opened coworking space CO SPACE. It was organized by “Prepare4impact”, an initiative to promote female entrepreneurs and establish female role models in the business sector.
Not surprisingly, “Prepare4impact” invited two power women to talk about financing opportunities for startups. The second participant of the panel was Elfriede Sixt, a Business Angel and expert of crowd funding and bitcoin. They exposed different ways one can finance his or her startup, from crowdfunding to equity debt. Kirsty elaborated on some key elements which are essential for any startup to find external investment such as a complete pitch deck, a balanced team and spot on timing. Additionally, she gave a short introduction into the investment strategy of Venionaire Investment, shared anecdotes about how one can think “out-of-the-box” and gave an outlook of the newest investment trends in Austria.
How to finance a startup is an essential question for every founder, afterwards Kirsty took the chance to talk with the community about finance. More details will follow with the best tips and tricks about finding investment in Austria!