Co.Station Events | Microsoft for Startups is coming to Co.Station

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Microsoft for Startups Europe is coming back to meet you!

Are you a startup/scaleup willing to grow your business worldwide alongside tech, fundraising, marketing, business experts? 🚀

If yes, join us on April 4th 📍at Co.Station Brussels!

Fly in, drive in, bike in or just take the train & walk in!

Place Sainte-Gudule 5, 1000 Brussels
02 318 83 54 |  brussels@co-station.com

INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT FOR STARTUPS

Join Microsoft for Startups Team on the morning of April 4th at Co.Station Brussels between 08:30 hrs and 16:30 hrs for an introduction to the Microsoft for Startups Program!

 

📌 08:30 – 09:00: Arrive and refreshments

📌 09:00 – 10:00: An introduction to the programme, the team behind and Q&A

📌 10:00 – 11:00: Workshop – Partnering with Microsoft and Co-selling

📌 11:00 – 11:15: Pitstop

📌 11:15 – 12:00: An overview of Azure Cognitive Services (applied AI)

📌 12:15 – 13:30: Lunch Break

📌 13:30 – 15:30: Workshop – How to Win Business with The Right Message.

📌 15:30 – 16:30: Workshop – Raising investment to Scale Internationally.

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1-1 SESSION

Looking for extra support?  Book a 1-1 session with the workshop’s presenters and the Microsoft for Startups team. These 1-1 sessions will be beneficial to all startups and scaleups (ideation stage through to late-stage scaleup).

So, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss this opportunity for these impactful 1-1 sessions!

PARTNERING WITH MICROSOFT AND CO-SELLING SESSION

Co.Station Events | Microsoft for Startups is coming to Co.Station with Tor Tsuk

Tor Tsuk is Microsoft for Startups’,  Success Manager, working with startups on growing their business leveraging Microsoft platforms and salesforce. She is currently based in Tel Aviv after serving as a Business Development Manager at the Israeli Economic and Trade Mission in New York, working with various companies on market penetration and business development in the US. Tor host a weekly tech podcast on GLZ, Israel’s leading radio network.

Overview of the Session

It can be challenging to win strategic customer deals and Microsoft understands how important they are to a startups revenue growth and funding potential. Microsoft are ready to connect qualified startups with Microsoft sellers and partners who have access to over 120 million customers around the world.  Microsoft for Startups helps qualified startups accelerate enterprise sales by providing resources to Prepare, Market and Sell.  If you would like to learn and understand more this is the perfect 30 min 1:1 session for you.

Who Should Attend this Session?

Founder, CEO, Sales & Marketing Director, Commercial Business Owner

Take-Away from this Session

📌 A clear understanding of what it means to partner with Microsoft and how to achieve the Microsoft ‘Cosell’ status.

📌 Advice and next steps on navigating the Microsoft organization.

📌 Developing your Go to market strategy with Microsoft.

MEET TOR TSUK

INCREASE SALES WITH EFFECTIVE MARKETING MESSAGING SESSION

Co.Station Events | Microsoft for Startups is coming to Co.Station with Oliver Morgan

Oliver Morgan is CEO of Tailored Brands, Microsoft Scaleup London’s Digital Agency in Residence. Oliver has been supporting the Scaleup for +3 years and has worked with over 150 Series A start-ups accepted on London and Berlin programmes with sales and marketing strategy, value proposition development, design and creation of sales materials as well as series A investor decks.

Overview of the Session

1-1 session to position your product and build core messaging that drives sales in your market. By understanding what your customer really needs you can build a narrative that wins business. Presented by Oliver Morgan, CEO and Founder of Tailored Brands.

Who Should Attend this Session:

C-suite/founders

Take-Away from this Session

📌 Clearer understanding of how your product solves the pains of the customer.

MEET OLIVER MORGAN

CTO SESSION

Co.Station Events | Microsoft for Startups is coming to Co.Station with Ian McDonald

Dr Ian McDonald has been a visionary technology leader for over 20 years and is currently CTO in residence at Microsoft for Startups in London. He’s previously lead teams at a range of corporates and startups and built global scale systems. Ian has a first class honors degree in Computing and Maths and a doctorate in network congestion. He also has been a contributor to the Linux kernel and other open source projects.

Overview of the Session

A half hour session to discuss whatever you want with Microsoft for Startups CTO, Ian McDonald

Who Should Attend this Session

You should have a technical role (e.g. CTO, developer) at a startup/scaleup

Take-Away from this Session

📌 You’ll have your questions answered, or understand how to move forward

MEET DR IAN MCDONALD

RAISING INVESTMENT TO SCALE INTERNATIONALLY SESSION

Mark originally trained as an accountant, before launching a few startups and raising money.  He claims to have “successfully” failed. He now works as an in-house investment advisor for VCs and is currently building technology products to help ScaleUps solve investor due diligence much more quickly than the industry norm.

Overview of the Session

This session will cover: UK and EU funding options ∙ What they look for in your business ∙ Cash-flows and forecasts ∙ Term sheets & Investor due diligence ∙ Getting support (your options to help close funding) ∙ Issuing shares & certificate

Who Should Attend this Session

No previous knowledge or technical knowledge required. Founders or Co-founders who are thinking about raising seed or Series A. CFOs or any team members that want to know more about supporting a raise within their company. Startup or accelerator communities that want to help their portfolios by adding investReady? Services to their offering

Take-Away from this Session

📌 Quick and digestible knowledge to help navigate raising equity capital

📌 Background information into the VC and CVC decision-making process and what they look for.

MEET MARK ELLIOT

PROGRAM Q&A SESSION

Co.Station Events | Microsoft for Startups is coming to Co.Station with Johnny Gorman

Johnny joined the Microsoft for Scaleup team in July 2015.  Operationally he has taken the programme from “London Programmatic Startup” to “Beskpoke EMEA Scaleup”.  Throughout these three and a half years he has supported 100s of “high-potential tech startup companies” helping them grow and scale. Prior to Microsoft he spent 18 years in Financial Service, which for the latter 10 years he headed up IT, Facilities, Business Continuity and Data Protection in a startup Commercial Bank in London. In his spare time, Johnny enjoys, working out, watching box sets, reading and eating healthy food.

Session Overview

30 minute 1:1 session with Johnny Gorman, EMEA Head of Operations at Microsoft for Startups. This is your chance to ask general questions about the Microsoft Scale-Up programme.

Who Should Attend this Session

Anyone who is ready to apply, wants to apply in the future, or just has general questions regarding the programme

Take-Away from this Session

📌 Ask the questions, get the answers, understand the programme

MEET JOHNNY GORMAN

VC RELATIONSHIP SESSION

Co.Station Events | Microsoft for Startups is coming to Co.Station with Philipp Laurim

Philipp Laurim is the Portfolio Manager of Microsofts ScaleUp programme in Berlin. As part of the Microsoft for Startups Unit he’s responsible for dealflow, VC and community relations as well as Alumni Management. Previous steps in his career gave him solid knowledge in startups’ business development as well as in product and project Management.

Session Overview

Hosted by Philipp Laurim, Portfolio Manager of Microsofts ScaleUp programme in Berlin.  Discover the type of companies Microsoft for Startups has in its portfolio (alumni as well as current cohort)

Who Should Attend this Session

VCs / Investors Only

Take-Away from this Session

📌 Who is on our radar

📌 How do we work with startups

📌 How to engage with us? (events, pitching sessions, breakfasts etc.)

MEET PHILIPP LAURIM

CEO SESSION

Co.Station Events | Microsoft for Startups is coming to Co.Station with Warwick Hill

Warwick Hill is a New Zealand business executive and currently the EMEA MD of Microsoft’s StartUp Program. He has 30 years’ experience in the global technology industry supporting FinTech, Telco and Digital Media.

Warwick Hill is renowned for successfully building companies in the digital sector. Most notable are the sale of his company, 3rdSpace, a Digital Innovations Agency, that was bought in June 2013 by CCTV, the State Broadcaster in China and one of the largest media companies in the World. Prior to setting up 3rdSpace, Warwick built a telco services company specialising in India and Middle East voice termination which he successfully sold in 2009.

Warwick also works with senior executives of Microsoft clients to shape their understanding of how both innovative and entrepreneurial approaches solve business challenges.  A pragmatic and at times brutally honest approach means companies that graduate Warwick’s program are suitably prepared to engage with global enterprises

Session Overview

A 30 minute 1:1 Session with the Microsoft for Startups Europe Programme CEO, Warwick Hill.  In this session you can expect a commercial assessment and advice on how to navigate Microsoft.

Who Should Attend this Session

CEO or Chief Commercial Office

Take-Away from this Session

📌How Microsoft will partner with you.

MEET WARWICK HILL

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LOCATION

Co.Station Village | Co.Station Brussels

How to get to Co.Station Brussels

By metro? Take the metro to Gare Centrale Railway Station. As you exit the metro, walk 3 minutes and you’ll look right into our offices!

By car? There is plenty of street parking and several parking facilities within walking distance.

By bus? Take the bus to Gare Centrale. As you get off the bus, walk 3 minutes and here it is!