Routes to innovative funding and financing for start-ups in the EU

CLIENT: UPGRADE 100 Conference, powered by Orange 

DELIVERED: Bucharest (Romania)

Keynote speaking


One of the key challenges start-ups face is the access to finance and to developing sustainable funding strategies which will allow them to scale up and grow their business and market.

UPGRADE 100 Conference congregated a large audience composed by Start-ups, investors and corporations

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Antonio Carlos delivered the speech Routes to Innovative Funding and Financing for Startups in the EU at UPGRADE 100 Conference, powered by Orange, held in Bucharest (Romania) in the #Access2Finance panel 'How you can access funding for your business idea' organized by MYGATEAWAY project - Startup Europe, European Commission.

UPGRADE 100 is one of the largest and the most significant digital and tech related initiatives started in the CEE and SE Europe region.

The project evolved, beyond the main annual festival, as a complex concept. The festival is attracting each year around 4,000 attendees from over 20 countries and up to 200 internationally acknowledged speakers.

Antonio Carlos presentation covered all key elements for startups to access finance, from preparing for funding, to designing a funding strategy and implementing it, how to communicate for attracting and engaging with investors, pitching and storytelling techniques. He also highlighted good practices on successful funding strategies for both EU Funding and private invesment.

You can access a video of the presentation on

Antonio Carlos Ruiz Soria speaking at UP


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