The ESA Investment Readiness Programme (IRP) Lazio, on 5 & 6 June 2014, in Rome, aims to help early-stage entrepreneurs increase their likelihood of acquiring seed-level or venture capital funding. The IRP is split into an ice-breaking evening and a one-day intensive workshop where the programme leader, Rick Salmon will work together with the participating entrepreneurs to fine-tune their business models and sharpen their business propositions. Through this workshop, entrepreneurs will learn about the necessary tools to obtain funding and grow, and also the skills to communicate their value to investors effectively.
The ESA IRP Lazio is one of the 5 ESA IRPs to be held this year and is also geared towards coaching and preparing the startups for presenting at the ESA Investment Forum 2014.  


Why should you participate? 

  • Get your business ready for INVESTORS 
  • Clarify your company’s Unique Selling Proposition 
  • Learn to communicate your value to investors in a brief but powerful way. 
  • Create a 15-second elevator pitch for power networking 
  • Prepare, present and perfect an 8 minute investor PowerPoint presentation 
  • Learn how to speed-up your overall business development cycle

Selection Criteria

  • One page profile with entrepreneur’s  bio and organization description 
  • Corporate presentation (ppt, pdf and/or video)


  • ESA BIC companies
  • ESA alumni companies (who were past BIC companies or participated in ESA events)
  • European startups or SMEs active in one of the following sectors:
Satellite Communications – SATCOM Satellite Navigation – SATNAV
Consumer Broadband Applications using the Galileo
Mobile Communications Navigation System Transport
Satellite Networks Consumer
Video Distribution & Applications Professional
Mobile Applications & Entertainment Road
Earth Observation – EO Other Technology Sectors
Natural Resource Management Avionics, Sensors, Lasers
Land Monitoring Aerospace & Aviation
Oceanography Robotics & Materials
Meteorology Solar Energy & Energy Storage
Defense & Security Other Renewable Energy
  Satellites, Rockets & services
  Space-Air Traffic Management Infrastructure
  Space Transportation
  Security & Military Systems & Applications

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