STARTS In Motion

Let´s talk about funding, with Marija Butkovic

STARTS in MotionJuly 1 20205 p.m. - 6 p.m.

STARTS in MOTION starts July with a group session with Marija Butkovic!

One of the recurrent questions young companies and projects have is about funding: what are the types of funding available? What is the right one for us? What are the differences between them? How to decide which to go for? How to make sure that we keep our sci-art and tech-art blueprint when receiving funding?

To open some horizons on these questions, we will have the pleasure to run a 1h30 new group session with Marija Butkovic.

Marija will do a presentation on diverse types of funding for creative, art-tech and sci-art businesses, focusing in particular on Venture Capital and Angel investment.

She will give an overview on the differences between both types, the pros and cons and the conditions to fulfill to get this kind of private funding. She will also approach questions like “Will we lose control on our company with a private investment? Will we still be our own bosses with such funding?”.

She will also briefly cover some other types of “one-time” funding like cash prizes, awards and competitions.

We will then open the discussions with Q&A from the participants, moment where we will be able to come back on some points of interest and discuss them further.

Note: EU funding will be covered by a session to be organized in the next weeks, by Aurélie Delater – Senior Consultant at INOVA.

Meet the speaker

Marija Butkovic

Marija Butkovic

Marija Butkovic is a digital marketing and business consultant who has worked across a range of projects in different industry sectors, including legal, journalism, tech, IoT, wearable tech and fashion tech.

She is a founder and CEO of Women of Wearables – first global organisation aiming to support, connect and mentor women and diverse groups in wearable tech, fashion tech and IoT.

Marija has been featured in major tech and business publications such as Forbes, TechCrunch, The Next Web, Huffington Post and many more, and regularly appears as a public speaker and panelist on conferences, meetups and corporate events. In 2017, 2018 and 2019, Marija was selected as one of the Most Influential Women in UK tech by Computer Weekly. She has also been included in the Top 100 Influencers on Gender Equality and Diversity and Top STEM Entrepreneurs by Onalytica.

She regularly writes and blogs on topics of wearable tech, fashion tech, diversity, startups and entrepreneurship. She collaborates with startup accelerators and incubators in London and worldwide on delivering help as a startup mentor and advisor and is also a STEM ambassador.

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