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Bridging the gap between public research funding and private investment

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The final hot deals event of European Investor Gate is coming up! On 26th June, the best EIG companies of our investment readiness programme will have the opportunity to close their financing round. EIG is inviting investors from across Europe and 10-15 companies to start discussions on concrete deals. NEW: Not only the companies pitch, but they bring along an investor interested in their company who will explain at the spot why he/she invests in that particular start-ups and why other investors should follow. The EIG consortium looks forward to an amazing event!

VENUE: Bpifrance Auditorium, 6-8 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris, France

Call for applications open!

Paris | 26th June 2015
by European Investor Gate

Investors may register here:

The Hot Deals Meeting is dedicated only to companies which currently have an ongoing financing round and have started concrete discussions with investors to secure a part of the investment needed.
You are eligible if you have opened your financing round and are currently discussing a concrete deal with investors, have secured interest or have already a first investor on board.
The goal of the event is to find co-investors for the companies present and to foster concrete deals.

The innovative format is different from the other investment forums: 
The start-ups should ideally bring their investor along so that concrete co-investments can be discussed. Both the investors and the startups will pitch: The investors briefly explain why they are investing in this particular company and then the companies present their ideas to the audience which will consist mainly of investors from across Europe.

Concrete application requirements:
  • European start-up or SME company with an innovative and scalable business model in the ICT/high-tech field
  • A prototype is already available
  • Looking to raise early stage equity investment to support their company growth (approx. 200K€ - 2m€)
  • Financing round is currently ongoing, ideally discussion with a concrete investor are already ongoing or part of the investment has been secured
Companies: Apply now here!

You are an investor and would like to attend or recommend a company?
Kindly send a short email to

Please note that investors will profit from a private networking session and lunch before the actual pitching event to discuss possible investment opportunities!


Programme and Venue

Programme and Venue
  • Investors will meet in the networking area at 11:30 a.m. CET for private introductions and discussion.
  • The main event with presentations will take place from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. CET after the networking lunch.
 Bpifrance Auditorium & "The Hub", 6-8 Boulevard Haussmann, 75009 Paris
11:30 – 12:30 Private meeting for investors: Introductions and private discussion
Location: “The Hub” – 4th Floor
12:30 – 13:30 Networking lunch for investors
Location: “The Hub” – 4th Floor
13:00 Arrival and registration of companies
Location: Bpifrance Auditorium
13:30 – 14:45 Presentations by companies (8 minute pitch + short investor speech and Q&A)
Bpifrance Auditorium
14:45 – 15:00   Networking break & coffee
15:00 – 16:15 Presentations by companies (8 minute pitch + short investor speech and Q&A)
Bpifrance Auditorium
16:15 – 17:30 Networking & cocktail

The event is organised on behalf of the EU project European Investor Gate. Join the EIG community here:
If you have any questions about the event, kindly contact:


hot_deals_event_agenda.pdf Hot Deals Event_agenda.pdf  (491.25 KB)
invitation_companies_hot_deals_event.pdf Invitation companies_Hot Deals Event.pdf  (388.38 KB)
invitation_investors_hot_deals_event.pdf Invitation investors_Hot Deals Event.pdf  (390.23 KB)

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