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The Executive Trainings – a strong programme for strong founders

The Executive Trainings support selected entrepreneurs throughout their start-up's growth journey. The programme provides them with tailored advice on how to raise capital, scale the business and become capital market ready.

Growing start-ups face a whole lot of challenges and constantly need to

  • evaluate and pursue new strategic opportunities,
  • optimise processes and structures to keep pace with their growth and
  • find and convince the right investors at the right time.

Especially from Series A up to Series D and onwards, these challenges tend to be increasingly urgentcomplex and multifaceted. The Executive Trainings empower founders to face these challenges with solutions at hand, that are time-critical, evidence-based and individually tailored.

If you want to prepare your start-up for the growth challenges that lie ahead, get in touch and learn more about how this programme supports you.

Next trainings to join:

Berlin
17-18 October (Module 5)
Frankfurt
14-15 November (Module 6)
Munich
26-27 September (Module 4)
June 2020 (Module 1-3)

The Executive Trainings programme supports selected entrepreneurs throughout their start-up's growth journey. It provides them with tailored advice on how to raise capital, scale the business and become capital market ready.

Growing start-ups face a whole lot of challenges and constantly need to

  • evaluate and pursue new strategic opportunities,
  • optimise processes and structures to keep pace with their growth and
  • find and convince the right investors at the right time.

Especially from Series A up to Series D and onwards, these challenges tend to be increasingly urgentcomplex and multifaceted. The Executive Trainings Programme empowers founders to face these challenges with solutions at hand, that are time-critical, evidence-based and individually tailored.

If you want to prepare your start-up for the growth challenges that lie ahead, get in touch and learn more about how this programme supports you.

Next trainings to join:

Berlin
17-18 October (Module 5)
Frankfurt
14-15 November (Module 6)
Munich
26-27 September (Module 4)
June 2020 (Module 1-3)

Trainings

Get the right input – at the right time.

The Executive Trainings by Deutsche Börse Venture Network® and UnternehmerTUM are tailor-made for the needs of high-growth start-ups. Please check our application criteria to see whether you fulfil at least three of the mentioned requirements. If you do not but are still interested in learning more about what we do, please use the message field further down to get in touch with us.

Basics

Sectors

No matter what sector your start-up is in – the Executive Trainings are open to businesses of all fields.

Stages

The curriculum addresses the specific needs of start-ups from the early stages (post-seed) up to later growth stages.

Flexibility

Start the programme with the module that matches the current funding stage and growth status of your start-up.

Sequence

Successive completion of the individual modules is recommended but not absolutely necessary.

Structure

Early Stage

Later Stage

Finance growth

Module 2
Get hands-on training on how to find the right investors and the right terms for your venture.

Venture debt, equity, series B specifics, finance strategy, valuation, different venture financing options, term sheet negotiations

Manage growth

Module 3
Convert theoretical and practical impulses on strategy and management into action.

Strategic decision making, people operations, crisis management

Manage later-stage growth

Module 4
Learn how to optimise processes and structures when facing growth challenges.

Integrated growth management, people operations, scalable and agile organisational structures, managing challenges when expanding internationally

Finance later-stage growth

Module 5
Understand the strategic options that you can benefit from on your growth path.

From corporate story to equity story, specifics on debt and VC financing in later stages, analysis of own specific growth challenges and planning next steps

Prepare for capital market

Module 6
Learn from experts how to successfully take your company from private to public.

Growth financing via IPO, introduction to all listing segments, communication with capital market stakeholders, investors’ expectations from IPO candidates

Structure

Communicate growth

Module 1
Practice how to communicate your start-up's story and values to investors.

Core purpose, storytelling, successful pitching to investors, feedback from investors

Finance growth

Module 2
Get hands-on training on how to find the right investors and the right terms for your venture.

Venture debt, equity, series B specifics, finance strategy, valuation, different venture financing options, term sheet negotiations

Manage growth

Module 3
Convert theoretical and practical impulses on strategy and management into action.

Strategic decision making, people operations, crisis management

Manage later-stage growth

Module 4
Learn how to optimise processes and structures when facing growth challenges.

Integrated growth management, people operations, scalable and agile organisational structures, managing challenges when expanding internationally

Finance later-stage growth

Module 5
Understand the strategic options that you can benefit from on your growth path.

From corporate story to equity story, specifics on debt and VC financing in later stages, analysis of own specific growth challenges and planning next steps

Prepare for capital market

Module 6
Learn from experts how to successfully take your company from private to public.

Growth financing via IPO, introduction to all listing segments, communication with capital market stakeholders, investors’ expectations from IPO candidates

“The Executive Trainings are a great chance to exchange and learn from peers how they succeeded with their businesses and avoided pitfalls. Top-level experts and advisors give valuable insights, and it’s a perfect opportunity to expand the network.”

Ulrich Sprenzel, former CFO 21sportsgroup GmbH

“For me, the two days at the Executive Trainings in Frankfurt were very inspiring and motivating. I received very detailed insights about corporate financing, especially about IPOs. For sure, the path of ’going public’ is not an easy one, nevertheless, the Executive Trainings showed me that it’s worth it.”

Lars Hoffmann, CEO fos4X GmbH

“The Executive Trainings of the Deutsche Börse Venture Network was professionally organised at a very high level. It offered a perfect atmosphere to discuss important strategic and organisational questions confidentially with other entrepreneurs. Absolutely recommendable!”

Raffael Johnen, CEO and co-founder of auxmoney GmbH

Selection of lecturers

The Executive Trainings bring together a diverse spectrum of high-profile lecturers. Among the speakers are accomplished entrepreneurs, experienced industry experts, leading venture capitalists and distinguished professors, such as:

Take off to the next growth stage

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Upcoming dates:

26-27 September, 2019

Munich

Module 4

17-18 October, 2019

Berlin

Module 5

14-15 November, 2019

Frankfurt

Module 6

June, 2020 (tbd)

Munich

Modules 1-3

If you are interested in joining the Executive Trainings, please get in touch.

We will have a closer look at your start-up to determine whether you fulfil at least three of the required criteria!

Benefits

We add substantial value to your start-up's growth journey.

A hands-on toolkit

 

We empower ventures to take critical decisions and to be well-prepared for the upcoming steps when entering the next growth phase.

Selected participants

 

We ensure high-quality exchanges between C-level participants, renowned experts and practitioners that create value well beyond the trainings.

Confidential setting

 

We facilitate an open, yet intimate exchange between participants and experts on critical topics, such as common pitfalls and growth challenges.

Individual analysis

 

We make sure to provide individual support for each venture's unique growth path – at the end of the day, there are no “one size fits all” solutions.

Community

Pursue your start-up’s growth – beyond the programme.

The Executive Trainings are one of the core services offered by Deutsche Börse Venture Network. The network’s aim is to connect and match start-ups with investors within a growing community across the globe. As a participant of the programme, you will be one of over 550 members forming one of Europe’s leading ecosystems for growth financing.

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Avg. training rating
1-5 scale with 1 being excellent
7
IPOs
by members of Deutsche Börse Venture Network
53
Community events
since 2015
81
Start-ups trained
since 2015
170
Hours of training
since 2015
550
Community size
including investors and start-ups

Alumni

Keep on learning in exchange with strong peers and experts. As graduates of the Executive Trainings, you will be invited to exclusive alumni meet-ups.
Here you will find a selection of start-ups that are already part of the community:

Alumni

Keep on learning in exchange with strong peers and experts. As graduates of the Excecutive Trainings Programme, you will be invited to exclusive alumni meet-ups.
Here you will find a selection of start-ups that are already part of the community:

Partners

The best of two worlds

The Executive Trainings are based on a strong collaboration of two partners who are well known for their expertise in building and financing high-growth start-ups:

Deutsche Börse Venture Network is one of Europe’s leading ecosystems for growth financing with over 550 selected members from across the globe.

  • At its core it is a community for targeted match making and enhanced visibility between start-ups with investors.
  • Finding the right growth financing is supported by tailored services and exclusive networking events.
  • Equipping start-ups with expertise to successfully scale their businesses is key.

The network serves as a one-stop-shop for start-up financing, from venture capital, over debt financing all the way to the capital market – always considering each individual growth case.

UnternehmerTUM, the Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TUM, offers founders a complete service from the initial idea to IPO.

  • UnternehmerTUM is one of the leading university-based start-up ecosystems in Europe.
  • The centre develops and connects talents, technologies, customers and capital.
  • Students, academics, and professionals get inspired to take entrepreneurial action.
  • UnternehmerTUM is at the core of an extensive start-up and industry network.

Every year, 50+ scalable high-tech start-ups originate at UnternehmerTUM.

Partners

The best of two worlds

The Executive Trainings are based on a strong collaboration of two partners who are well known for their expertise in building and financing high-growth start-ups:

Deutsche Börse Venture Network is one of Europe’s leading ecosystems for growth financing with over 550 selected members from across the globe.

  • At its core it is a community for targeted match making and enhanced visibility between start-ups with investors.
  • Finding the right growth financing is supported by tailored services and exclusive networking events.
  • Equipping start-ups with expertise to successfully scale their businesses is key.

The network serves as a one-stop-shop for start-up financing, from venture capital, over debt financing all the way to the capital market - always considering each individual growth case.

UnternehmerTUM, the Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TUM, offers founders a complete service from the initial idea to IPO.

  • UnternehmerTUM is one of the leading university-based start-up ecosystems in Europe.
  • The centre develops and connects talents, technologies, customers and capital.
  • Students, academics, and professionals get inspired to take entrepreneurial action.
  • UnternehmerTUM is at the core of an extensive start-up and industry network.

Every year, 50+ scalable high-tech start-ups originate at UnternehmerTUM.

Join

Ready to scale your business? Join the programme.

Become part of a community that lasts

You are an entrepreneur and would like to join the Executive Trainings? As a first step, please complete the following contact form.

A team member from Deutsche Börse Venture Network will then personally contact you to discuss the next steps.

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