As the lack of access to finance remains the main obstacle for innovative companies in the MENA region, co-funded EU open community of change makers THE NEXT SOCIETY introduced the 1st Investment Academy, a privileged 16-hour coaching on “Preparing for due Diligence” on 3 and 4 October 2019 in Barcelona.
This coaching session has been designed to help participants take their business to the next level by improving market penetration, their sales strategy, financial business plan and pitching skills with the ultimate goal to convince an investor to sign a deal during a power meeting. Countries covered are Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia.
THE NEXT SOCIETY is an open community of change makers engaged in innovation and economic development, launching a four year action plan (2017 - 2020), co-funded by the European Union up to 90% for a global amount of EUR 7.8 million budget. It aims at reinforcing innovation ecosystems and fostering value creation as well as pushing forward concrete solutions for a shared prosperity in the Mediterranean and tomorrow in Africa. It gathers already a large network of over 300 business & innovation, research and investment organisations, 2,500 international SMEs and entrepreneurs from 30 countries.