Impact Hub Amsterdam
Impact Hub Amsterdam and their main partner, ING Bank, selected MgAubel as one of eleven participants in its 2017 Investment Ready Program. Each of the companies selected are working for a more sustainable society. This is the 4th edition of the program. Other participants in previous programs have succeeded in raising 7 million Euro in new capital. The Investment Ready Program is a unique 5-month peer-learning program that consists of 12 program days leading up to an investor forum, supported by mentors, speakers, content experts, associates and powerful business tools.
A cohort of 11 selected participants engage in a systematic review of their business strategy, model and team, before crafting a validated growth and investment plan. The program focuses on proof-of-concept stage ventures (i.e. revenue-generating and with an initial track record). It teaches participants to “look through the lens of the investor”, seeing the perspectives that they will encounter during the investment process later on, allowing them to integrate the most important input along the way. The program is supported by the partners De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, The Boston Consulting Group, Best3 Minutes, and others.
RDM Innovation Connector
RDM Rotterdam is the place for innovation and manufacturing in the port of Rotterdam and has the objective of facilitating companies to quickly realize technical ideas. The RDM Innovation Connector invests in our future. MgAubel is a partner of the Innovation Connector and drives product development that is co-financed by the European Fund for Regional Development of the European Commission.
The RDM Innovation Connector supports companies in their development of technical ideas and concepts with its one-stop shopping system. Based on the specific question of the company's innovation, professionals from different disciplines and high-tech equipment are made available. An innovation team may include students, teachers, lecturers and researchers of disciplines, often in combination with the expertise of other innovative companies.
MgAubel has also actively participated in the EIT Climate-KIC accelerator Program in 2015-2016 with very positive results. We were selected as one of two Dutch companies representing The Netherlands in the recent Venture Competition finals in Frankfurt in 2016.
Since our founding in February 2015, MgAubel has taken an active part in the Yes!Delft incubator program. We've now joined the growing group of alumni who are part of a global network of new companies making an impact in the world.
Yes!Delft, located very near the campus of Delft University of Technology, is a thriving ecosystem of entrepreneurs. It's a top-5 European incubators. In our experience being part of a top-level expertise and mentor network is essential to growth. They follow the Lean-StartUp methodology which encouraged us to go out and validate our ideas with real-world customers. They organise programs which stretch your teams to their limits. But in doing so, you understand global markets and team dynamics that are very important for later. We are also grateful for the on-going help and support we receive from TU Delft, Houthoff Buruma and EY.
If you are a startup, investor or mentor, we highly recommend checking out Yes!Delft to see if there is a match. If there is, just go for it. And your company could also be part of their wall of fame. We're proud to be part of that community.