How to be a part of the conversation, how to find investors to pitch to, and events where you can network.
Understand your audience and understand the broader financing priorities in the green economy. Once you developed and tested your business idea, the next step is to find financial resources for its implementation. What can you do, and how to find your audience? The key word is networking and connecting with the right people and stakeholders. How will you know who the right people are, or who are the stakeholders you should approach? To get the answer to this question, you must conduct detailed stakeholder research and analysis in your community, on the local, regional, national, international levels, to map stakeholders relevant to the topic you are tackling:
If you want to find some funds for your business through investors, the advice is to seriously inform yourself/learn as much as possible about how the business system of the company that can be an investor in your business works.
The terms Business Angels and Venture Capital were imported from the USA to describe two basic ways of investment financing of companies – investments up to $500,000 US as Angel investments and investments over $500,000 US as Venture investments.
Incubators are business premises intended for new business ventures and their development. The aim of the incubator is to take someone with a good business model and help them develop from an idea to an initial product. Most incubators are related to some thematic area, for example, IT (tech-startups), improvement of health and environment, biotech, etc. In addition to the space for work, they also provide mentors who assist members, advising them on how to best develop their business model.
Accelerators are a continuation of incubators. They receive those who have already developed their business model, reached the first product (left the incubator), and help them to “accelerate” their development. That “acceleration” is mostly done to advanced networking, i.e., creating connections and contacts with larger firms, companies and individuals who can improve your business to a higher level that you could not reach on your own at this stage of your business development.You can also search for business hubs and business support organizations and contact them to join their networks and business communities.