Why you have the wrong idea about fundraising

  • 04.07.2024 at 09:30 - 13:30 / Onsite
  • held by Christian Bacher
  • module: Finance
  • level: Advanced

Language: English


The workshop will be highly interactive, drawing on my personal experiences and practical knowledge in the field of fundraising and as a founder myself. The aim is to provide actionable insights and foster a deeper understanding through discussions and interactive tasks.

Key Topics Covered:

  • The high failure rate of startups in securing VC money
  • The nature of investors and understanding their motivations.
  • Alternative funding sources and the importance of building relationships with investors.
  • Preparing for the fundraising journey, including storytelling, pitch decks, and valuations.
  • Legal considerations and general advice for successful fundraising.
  • Exploring alternatives to the traditional VC model, such as bootstrapping and silent partnerships

Workshop Agenda:

Introduction (1 hour)

  • Overview of the workshop and my background, and status & intros of startups.
  • Setting expectations and objectives.

Interactive Session (2 hours):

  • In-depth exploration of fundraising challenges and strategies.
  • Tasks and group activities to apply learning in real-time.

Q&A and Discussions (1 hour):

  • Open floor for questions from attendees.
  • Sharing experiences and insights from other founders and investors


Coach: Christian Bacher

Location: TU Berlin, Alte Mineralogie – Room AM 012, Hardenberstr. 38, 10623 Berlin

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