Angel Investing in High Potential Enterprises, is it for you?

Ireland - 06/03/2019


The #ESILangel for Ireland Ultan Faherty (WestBIC) is hosting a training seminar on 6th March 2019 entitled ‘Angel Investing in High Potential Enterprises, is it for you?’.

The goal of this event is primarily to encourage participants to become active as angel investors in the West of Ireland. However, is also welcome anyone that is interesting in learning more about becoming an investor and the private / angel investment process as well as getting an investee perspective on the topic. At the event, speakers and experts will talk about their experiences of angel investing, both as investors and investees, leveraging their networks and the experience of private investment and syndicate investment groups.

The venue is the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, Co. Mayo and the event commences at 5.30pm sharp on Wednesday 6th March.

The agenda for the event is:

  • Networking and Refreshments
  • Introduction (John Magee  of Mayo LEO and Ultan Faherty of ESIL/HBAN)
  • Keynote speaker – Victoria Hernandez of the Early Stage Investment Launchpad (ESIL) Programme on ‘Angel Investing in High Potential Enterprises, is it for you?’
  • Fidelma McGuirk of Payslip on ‘The Investee's Perspective on the Investment Process’
  • Company Pitches 30 mins (Xerotech and ShowHouz)
  • Conclusion 5mins
  • Close and Networking

Victoria Hernandez is an entrepreneur, Business Angel and Head of the investment committee of Rising Tide Europe. Jury Expert at the European Commission, in charge of evaluating EU proposals for the Horizon2020 funding applications. Computing Engineer, EMBA at INSEAD and a Master in Digital Marketing at Columbia Business School. Victoria lives in Paris. Rising Tide Europe is an investment and educational program, cooperation between EBAN, GO-Beyond Investing and the Next Wave Foundation, part of a global movement to increase women’s participation in angels investing as an asset class.

The companies which will pitch on the night include:

Xerotech: an electrification provider which design and manufacture advanced automotive grade lithium‐ion battery packs and battery management systems (BMS) for OEMs. Xerotech is also developing its first own product, an electric APU, for long‐haul trucks in North‐America using the same advanced technology. It will be debuted in Q4 2019. Their patent pending battery thermal management technology is best in class and is currently being assessed for use by Tesla in their next‐generation vehicles.

ShowHouz: a video marketing software platform for the property and corporate sectors that enables users to quickly and easily create high-quality video content themselves, using their own smartphone. ShowHouz automatically optimizes the quality of the video footage, providing users with a structured workflow that streamlines the filming process. The video is further polished in the render process, delivering quality, branded video content in minutes.

This is an Early Stage Investment Launchpad (ESIL) Programme event run in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Offices in Mayo, Galway and Roscommon and supported by HBAN, WestBIC, The WDC, EI and the Empower Programme.

To take part please register online here

See also: Funding for Business Information Seminar

See also: Syndicate investment in Ireland