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LiveWIRE Pitch Event at Shell Eco-Marathon Europe 2013

LiveWIRE Netherlands, in partnership with Syntens, recently provided 30 entrepreneurs with the opportunity to present their businesses to 35 potential investors at the Shell Eco-Marathon event in Rotterdam.

Each entrepreneur was given the opportunity to deliver a live pitch to leading investors, including Nieuw Kapitaal and De Investeerdersclub, in order to secure the funding required to achieve their growth ambitions.

Young and innovative companies have a strong desire to grow but in order to seize on new opportunities, additional capital investment may be required. With traditional banks proving to be more cautious when it comes to supporting the growth ambitions of young entrepreneurs (in the current economic climate), the Dutch economy is losing out on opportunities to create new jobs and boost regional economies. LiveWIRE Netherlands and Syntens organised this event so entrepreneurial ambition could meet and interact with investors. During the event, entrepreneurs were required to convince the specially invited audience of the value proposition in their business via the medium of a 'live pitch'.

Sjoerd Keijser of Syntens said "We are very proud that we can bring these entrepreneurs and investors together at the Shell Eco-Marathon today and there are real financial opportunities for these entrepreneurs too. This large group of informal investors provides opportunities for the entrepreneurs to attract capital investment, but also access expert business knowledge and networks. Syntens encourages established and successful enrepreneurs to share knowledge, network and invest capital into the next generation of entepreneurs."

The Shell Eco-Marathon is an inspiring and interactive festival where visitors experience innovation first hand and are provided with a look into the future of energy. As such, it's an excellent stage for young, innovative businesses to discover new opportunities to achieve their future growth. 


 

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