Adventures with Start-ups: Successes and Failures in Wonderland
University of Cyprus
28 March 2018 14:00 – 16:00
In 2010, Philip Ammerman and his business partners agreed to fund one start-up or spin-off per year to 2020. A decision that was part as a social commitment and part self-challenge, the objective was to support brilliant ideas and talented minds, as well as their own feel of "what the hell let's do it" brainstorms. Nine years and nine start-ups later, he looks back and reflects on what they have learned, and look forward to the next 10 years:
What motivates an angel investor to invest in start-ups (their experience), and how angels differ from VCs
What start-up founders should be prepared for in pitching, contracting and operating
What key success factors did they discover along the way, and where/why did they fail
How rapidly the start-up space has changed, and how to think about exits
What's coming up in the next 10 years!!
This talk will be held at the University of Cyprus on Wednesday, 28 March at 14:00.