Startup System EU offers this European Innovation Conference calendar as a resource to help make connections between startups, investors and innovators.
Our goal is to bring together startups and innovation professionals to learn about cutting-edge innovations and foster dynamic conversation addressing how technology is transforming Europe.
VC Unlocked Paris 500 Startups
May 13 - May 14€2,499
A two-day seminar at Station F for investors and corporate leaders who want to learn how to innovate like a top VC firm
VC Unlocked – 500 Startups is bringing a new VC Unlocked seminar to Station F, the world’s largest startup campus. We’ll explore how larger enterprises can work with startups and build world-class corporate innovation programs.
Day 1 – VC Lifecycle: From investment thesis to opportunity assessment
- Foundations of Venture Capital
- Investment thesis strategy & generating deal flow to build your portfolio
- Opportunity assessment
- Startup pitches & investment committee simulations
Day 2 – Unlocking innovation at corporates
- Cultivating an innovation mindset at corporate: how to think like a Silicon Valley VC
- How to create value for the parent company
- Corporate venture capital: fostering innovation at corporates
- Fast cycle innovation in a corporate setting
- Corporate accelerator programs as a launch pad for digital transformation
Who Should Apply
CVCs, corporate innovation officers, and executives who want to deepen their understanding of early-stage seed investing and learn how to work with startups.
500 Startups is a venture capital firm on a mission to discover and back the world’s most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, and build thriving global ecosystems. We are one of the most active seed-stage venture capital firms in the world.
Since our inception in Silicon Valley, 500 Startups has invested in over 2,200 companies via our 4 global funds and 14 thematic funds dedicated to either specific geographic markets or verticals. Our 100+ team members are located in multiple locations worldwide, with 500 Startups’ global portfolio of investments spanning over 74 countries.
Notable portfolio companies include Twilio (NYSE: TWLO), SendGrid (NASDAQ: SEND), Credit Karma, Grab, Carousell, Udemy, Kudo (acquired by Grab), Talkdesk, Makerbot (acquired by SSYS), Wildfire (acquired by GOOG), and Viki (acquired by Rakuten).
Beyond providing seed capital, 500 further supports startups via its Seed Programs in San Francisco and Mexico City and the Series A Program in multiple locations globally. The Seed Program emphasizes digital marketing, customer acquisition, lean startup practices, and fundraising for pre-Seed companies. The 500 Series A Program delivers growth marketing and investment for post-seed and pre-Series A companies. 500 Startups is also aiming to contribute to the development of thriving innovation ecosystems around the world to better equip startups with tools to succeed by running educational programs for investors as well as partnership programs with corporations and governments around the world.