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Investor Readiness Programme

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Joyce Gielen
Joyce Gielen
Project Manager Events
Janett K. Tapia
Janett Tapia
Project Manager Urban Resilience

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, Wetsus, and Financing Tables Friesland, and it is supported by the Dutch Top Consortium for Knowledge and Innovation Water Technology (cluster of the Dutch Top Sector Water & Maritime) and Water Campus Leuwarden.

The programme at a 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

Eligibility criteria

There no costs associated with the programme for participants. 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 Manager Events: Joyce Gielen or Project Manager Janett Tapia. 

Investor Readiness Programme is part of

Finance for Water

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