No matter how great your product or business idea is – no matter how lean you are able to operate, more capital and financial leverage will almost inevitably be a necessity for most small and medium sized companies.
Securing an adequate capital base is therefore one of the most important tasks facing company leaders. Having the right capital base will – together with good capital allocation - help the company to grow profits and maximise shareholder returns.
The courses are targeted towards entrepreneurs, CEO’s, CFO’s, Finance Managers, Business Developers and anyone working on scaling up their business.
The course modules can be taken separately, however we recommend to following every module to not miss out on important elements to understand what gives a good overall process. The slides and all written material will be presented in English, but the lectures will be given in Norwegian.
What you will Learn
The seminar series will introduce you to:
- how to write a good business plan
- how to scale and make growth plans for your company
- how to handle the investment process and collaborate with different categories of investors
- how to develop an investor presentation
- how to present and promote your company in the financial markets
Each module last for two hours and is typically arranged as 2 * 45 minutes presentations followed by Q&A.
About the Lecturers
The course will be given by Idevekst Energi and guest speakers.
Participation and Costs
The courses are free and open for all.
Register for Courses (can be taken separately)
- 16 February Webinar, 09:00 – 11:00: Real life stories and examples. A CEO/owner of a mature company which has worked with financial investors will share his experience. The purpose is to share the experience of how to work with financial owners as a CEO.
- 24 February Webinar, 09:00 – 11:00: Preparations and Business Plan. How to adequately prepare for an investor process and to develop a business plan. The purpose is to give a good instruction on which topics to cover and how to organise and build a good index.
- 9 March Webinar, 09:00 – 11:00: Investors and the investment process. We will describe and characterize the main types of investors. We will focus mainly on financial investors, but also cover industrial investors, seed capital, business angels, venture capital and private equity - and describe the differences.
- 16 March Webinar, 09:00 – 11:00: Investor presentation. We will present how to write and give a good investor presentation.
- 23 March Webinar, 09:00 – 11:00: Value creation, growth and exit. We will describe and present what it means and implies to work with active owners to implement a growth plan. Furthermore, we will focus on the exit phase – ie. preparations for sale of either part of the company or a complete 100 % sale.
Organizer: GCE Ocean Technology