14 January 2021
Being a researcher and entrepreneur means playing chess on several boards at the same time
Some 80% of the startups and other entrepreneurs try to seek funding at the wrong time and at the wrong place. If you do not succeed in finding investors, that’s probably due to the fact that you don’t know which funding options are available and/or you failed to effectively pitch your business idea to possible investors. Maybe because you have not adequately worked out your market demand in detail yet or because you are requesting funding before you have established a proper team. All reasons for investors to decide against funding your business. Simply because the risks are (still) too high.
In just a few steps, the SME financieringsgids (finance guide) gives you an overview of financing solutions in your immediate vicinity. There are more than you would think.
Brainport Financing table
In an informal setting with financiers, look at how financing for SMEs and start-ups is possible.
Every promising startup deserves to be successful. It starts with a brilliant idea, of course, but you don't have to do it all by yourself. Through Brainport Development's business developers, Braventure offers you quick access to start-up capital, knowledge, community and facilities with just one goal: to accelerate your startup and make it a success.
The Eindhoven Metropolitan Area offers early-stage financing for innovative entrepreneurs in Southeast Brabant.
BOM Brabant Ventures
BOM invests in scalable start- and scale ups with growth potential and a strong link with Noord-Brabant. They focus on companies that are active in the top sectors of Brabant.
Kredietunie Brabant brings lenders and entrepreneurs with a need for credit together within a cooperative. Successful entrepreneurs make resources, contacts, knowledge and experience available to help fellow entrepreneurs in their own region. The private network makes lending personal and familiar.
The RVO Innovatiekrediet is reached out for the development of promising and challenging innovations with an excellent market perspective.
RVO borgstelling MKB kredieten
With the 'borgstellingskrediet'(BMKB), the Ministry of Economic Affairs partly guarantees companies that want to take out a loan, but are unable to provide the bank with sufficient security (by means of collateral, such as buildings and machines).
With a loan from the Early Phase Financing of RVO, start-ups and SMEs can investigate whether their idea has a chance of success on the market. The Early Phase Financing aims to ensure that an idea from the planning phase enters the start-up phase.
Venture Capital Desk
The Venture Capital Desk is an independent partnership of financial partners who have joined forces to increase access to finance. The VC desk offers innovative Brabant companies with growth potential an accessible way to find out more about the financing of their business.
Possibility to pitch for a 10-15 CEO's of renowned Brainport companies. Based on three requests for help, you can recieve an offer based on your own expertise.
Brainport Equity table
The ability to pitch your product or service to a group of investors.
Eindhoven Corporate Finance Group
ECFG supports innovative companies in business development with financing, by using Innovation Credit, (alternative) financing, banking or risk capital.