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Investor Readiness Programme

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Lisanne Evenhuis
Project Officer

The Investor Readiness Programme has been designed to accelerate the number of financeable propositions of SMEs in the Dutch water sector, especially within the technological field. Organisations participating in the Programme receive masterclasses and 1-on-1 guidance, all with the purpose to enable them to attract private finance.

The Programme is an initiative of the Netherlands Water Partnership, Financing Table Water Technology and the Dutch Top Consortium for Knowledge and Innovation Water Technology.

The programme at glance

The Investor Readiness Programme consists of three core components:

  • two-day masterclasses given by financial experts, financiers and experienced entrepreneurs;
  • 1-on-1 guidance by a financial expert; and,
  • a pitch to a group of financiers, including impact investors and venture capital funds.

Masterclasses’ overview

The masterclass days will address the following topics:

  • Masterclass day 1: Examination of different types of financing options | Creating a viable financial proposition
  • Masterclass day 2: | Preparing for equity negotiations | Enhancing your pitch

2022 timeline

The masterclass days and 1-on-1 guidance will take place in October and November. The Programme’s pitch sessions will take place at the end of November.

Eligibility criteria

Organisations interested in participating in the Investor Readiness Programme should meet the following criteria:

  • Must be registered in the Dutch Commercial Register (KVK Handelsregister).
  • Must be a start-up or early scale-up.
  • Must be active in water technology.
  • Must have a specific financing need which they can work on during the programme.

Get on board

If you are interested in participating in the Investor Readiness Programme or would like to become a partner, please reach out to NWP Project Officer for Finance for Water, Lisanne Evenhuis.

Investor Readiness Programme is part of

Finance for Water

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