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InvestHorizon Highlights
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Investment Readiness Recommendations
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This report is based on the lessons learnt during the project, assessing the good practices in developing investment readiness involving 400 stakeholders, through interviews, surveys and workshops.

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Horizon 2020
Access to Risk Finance
& support to innovative SMEs

Source: Ignacio Puente , Unit B.3 - "SMEs, Financial Instruments and State Aid", DG Research & Innovation
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Summary of Horizon2020 financial support to innovative SMEs from seed and early-stage to mid caps. In this presentation you can find an overview of the structure and types of funding opportunities available, eligibility, what transaction can be supported, and how it works.

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Crowdfunding Explained, A guide for small and medium enterprises on crowdfunding and how to use it
Source: European Commission - DG Growth
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European Commission Publishes Crowdfunding Guide for SMEs.

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Moving Mainstream: The European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report
Source: University of Cambridge and Ernst&Young
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Research on crowdfunding in Europe

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Startup Fundraising 101
Source: https://generalassemb.ly/
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Before learning in depth about crowdfunding, angel investing, VCs etc., take a minute to get a quick overview of the different options. This guide, produced by General Assembly will give you a four to five line description of many different options

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New Businesses around Open Data, Smart Cities & FIWARE
Source: ePSI Platform
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The latest ePSI Platform Topic Report, written by Miguel García, explores the possibilities for business generation based around Open Data in a specific ecosystem - smart cities.

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Accelerate Now! Current trends and strategies for the future
Source: L'Atelier, BNP Paribas Group
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Whitepaper focusing on the top trends in acceleration as well as the challenges, opportunities, and promising models for the future. The startup acceleration sector, which was started 10 years ago by Y Combinator has grown almost exponentially and evolved

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Guide to finding an angel investment
Source: Fiban
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Access to Risk Finance in Horizon 2020
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OPENING THE “BLACK BOX” OF EUROPE’S “STARTUP ECOSYSTEM”
Source: InvestHorizon
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This report brings a new understanding of investor readiness and the policy solutions that will be most effective in helping entrepreneurs to launch, grow and scale a new business in Europe.

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