RISE is the Research Centre of Excellence in Cyprus focusing on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies. Based in Nicosia, Cyprus, RISE is supported by the European Commission, the Republic of Cyprus and its founding Partners: the Municipality of Nicosia, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI), University College London, the University of Cyprus, the Cyprus University of Technology and the Open University of Cyprus.
RISE is a centre of excellence with a vision to produce world class research that drives innovation towards social and economic benefit. It sets out to meet the challenge with a total potential funding of more than € 30 million from a Horizon 2020 Teaming Action.
Philip Ammerman will share his experiences from developing his own company and acting as an investment advisor to multiple projects.
Date: 16 July 2020
Time: 14:00 – 15:30
Register HERE. A ZOOM link will be sent to your email.
The key questions of the presentation will be:
What motivates an angel investor to invest in start-ups?
What are the key components that investors are looking for?
What start-up founders should be prepared for in pitching, contracting and operating?
Philip Ammerman is a company founder, entrepreneur and angel investor. He works with investors, founders and other clients in due diligence, business valuation, financial modelling, business development and investment management.
He has advised “real economy” investments, on over 120 investment transactions with a total investment value exceeding € 6.0 bln. He has extensive experience in the tech sector, advising buy-side investors (VCs, PE firms, family offices, business angels) on due diligence and investment decisions. He also supports founders in areas such as business planning, valuation and fundraising.
In 2010, Philip and his partners launched the Navigator Entrepreneurship Charter, a commitment to support or launch one new company per year between 2010 and 2020. This has led to the foundation of 9 new companies and support to one entrepreneur. The Charter is being renewed in September 2020.
In addition to his own initiatives, Philip supports the Cyprus and international entrepreneurship ecosystem. He is:
An advisor to Brookstreet Equity Partners, a private-equity fund focusing on innovative companies in Greece and the region;
A consultant to the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce & Industry on digital transformation and related topics;
An evaluator for the Cyprus SEEDS Programme;
An evaluator for the EU Horizon 2020 Programme;
A co-founder of the European Working Group of Innovation Consultants (EWGIC);
A non-executive director of Redfin Capital, an asset management firm based in Cyprus.
For further information on the training, please contact:
Education and Training Manager