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COVID-19

Startup Support

Sessions

To help startups navigate through the difficult times ahead, Rockstart will be hosting online Startup Support Sessions with experts from our network. Expect interactive sessions that deliver insights on topics that are relevant for you and your business.

We will continue to run these sessions online, so if there is a particular topic you would like addressed, please mention it when registering.

We look forward to seeing you online!

Upcoming Sessions - June 2020


#8 Best Practices for Bootstrapping
We’re very excited to announce the next #Rockstart #StartupSupportSession will be with Stefano Cutello, Founder and Chief Production & Innovation Officer at PastBook, one of Europe’s fastest growing companies according to the Financial Times, and the winner of Deloitte Fast50 for the Media & Entertainment category. Stefano will be joining us to talk bootstrapping: do’s, don’ts and best practices.

When: Wednesday, June 10, 12:00 CEST
Host: Stefano Cutello

Interested in joining a session? Register here

Previous Sessions


#1 CRISIS COMMUNICATION STRATEGY
Communication is everything, especially during a crisis. As a startup in trouble, you will be faced with questions from your stakeholders – employees, customers, investors, creditors, etc. In order to be prepared to answer these questions, you need to think about your communications strategy.

When: Wednesday, April 15th, 12:00 CEST
Host: Leoni Janssen


#2 EMERGENCY FINANCING AND DOWNSIZING
In these unprecedented times, many startups need to put immediate measures in place. Most will need to present a financing plan to existing shareholders and others to prepare a downsizing plan. Many will have to prepare both. During this session, you will learn how to plan your runway, engage your current shareholders in this process and prepare a downsizing plan/scenario.

When: Friday, April 17th, 12:00 CEST
Host: Mark Studholme


#3 BUILDING A REMOTE WORK CULTURE
COVID-19 is for many startups that pivotal moment where teams are taking their teamwork fully remote. One thing is to practically make it work, but even more importantly – how do you build remote work into your company culture and how do you become and stay aligned as a team?

When: Tuesday, April 21st, 12:00 CEST
Host: Roos Takken


#4 FUNDRAISING DURING A CRISIS
Fundraising during a crisis is difficult. Most investors are not looking at new opportunities as they are busy with their existing portfolio. In order to have a chance as a startup, make sure that your pitch is right and that you’re asking for the right amount of financing. What do our experts think? Find out in this session.

When: Tuesday, April 28th, 12:00 CEST
Host: Marc Beermann

#5 B2B SALES IN A REMOTE WORLD – HOW TO MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
As a startup, you need to focus on growth, you need to adapt to the current situation and you need to understand the opportunities that COVID-19 might bring you. How can you change your strategy to accommodate a new world? B2B sales is about building relations with your potential customers. How can you make a difference?

When: Thursday, April 30th , 12:00 – 13:00 CEST
Host: Riccardo Osti

#6 REDEFINING YOUR VALUE PROPOSITION

Faster than anyone expected, the world changed and so did the needs of many people. The good news is that you are an agile startup that can rapidly adapt to change. Time to activate your most significant strategic advantage: flexibility. How can you revamp your value proposition in a lean and rapid way? Learn best practices and get the latest methodology in this session!

 

When: Thursday, May 14th, 12:00 CEST
Host: Costas Papaikonomou

#7 REMOTE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Building a product and service experience can be challenging, and even more so in a remote environment. For many startups, remote development is new, but for some, it has been the practice for years. Adapting to this new environment is crucial to overcoming the competition, and Paul is here to give us his insights into the tricks of the trade

When: Thursday, May 28th, 13:00 CEST
Host: Paul Veugen