Venture Global Partners
Successful Investment and Call for Pitches – December 15th
Maastricht School of Management Romania is proud to announce that Evertoys, a company that was born and then funded at MSM Romania, is preparing to end its first year showing promising traction.
Evertoys.ro is a startup based on the “toys as subscription” model and was born out of an Entrepreneurship course project during the Executive MBA program. The three members of the team decided, after graduating with the 4th cohort of the MBA last year, to take their idea to market, and so they incorporated at the beginning of this year. After a minimum validation, they pitched the idea to VGP, the investing arm of MSM Romania (a group of professors and alumni that syndicate early stage angel investments) and convinced them, securing a first round of investment. They are using the funding to prepare for the wave of requests that already started to accompany the approaching of the Christmas season.
This example of MSM Romania alumni and professors investing in a startup created during the program shows the hands-on approach of this business school and its focus towards real business.
MSM Romania announces a call for pitches for the next VGP pitching session, that will take place on December 15th at our premises in Dacia Boulevard.
VGP (Venture Growth Partners) is, as mentioned before, a group of MSM alumni and professors that syndicate early angel investment of up to 80k in startups valued at maximum 250k.
All relevant details and the pitch registration form can be found here.
Deadline for submitting the applications is December 5th.
Older calls for pitches
Prague, April 8th, 2016
Maastricht School of Management Romania in co-operation with The University of New York in Prague, and Venture Growth Partners (VGP) is organizing a pitching competition day at the UNYP premises in Londýnská 41, Prague 2, on Friday April 8, 2016.
The pitching contest is open to any team of alumni or students from either UNYP or MSM Romania which will submit an original, disruptive and quickly scalable business opportunity, supported by market research, a basic business plan and ideally some prototyping by Monday, March 28.
Shortlisted teams will be invited to pitch their idea in front of a VGP-led investor panel in the morning of Friday, April 8 and the successful, most convincing teams may attract an angel equity investment of up to $50,000. Shortlisted teams not based in Prague will have the opportunity to present to the panel via an online link.
Don’t miss the opportunity to bounce your business idea off professional investors and kick-start your entrepreneurial dream, or simply have the opportunity to hone your skills in business opportunity identification, analysis, and business casing!