BAKE Project Event in Matera Fosters Networking and Knowledge Sharing through World Cafés

On May 9th, Materahub hosted a successful event organized by the BAKE project, an initiative dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills necessary to secure funding and build strong relationships with private investors, at the Università degli Studi della Basilicata in Matera (COMIN CENTER). The event not only provided valuable insights into the world of angel investing but also facilitated networking and knowledge sharing among participants through engaging World Cafés.

World Cafés: Enriching Discussions and Fostering Connections

World Cafés, a dynamic and interactive networking format, played a central role in the BAKE project event. These facilitated discussions provided a platform for participants to exchange ideas, share experiences, and build connections with fellow entrepreneurs and business professionals.
The World Cafés were structured around key themes relevant to the event’s focus on angel investing and startup financing. Participants rotated between tables, engaging in brief discussions on specific topics such as:

  • Identifying and approaching potential business angels
  • Preparing a compelling investment proposal
  • Negotiating and structuring investment deals
  • Building and maintaining relationships with investors

The World Cafés fostered a collaborative and engaging atmosphere, allowing participants to gain diverse perspectives, learn from each other’s experiences, and expand their professional networks.

Key Takeaways from the World Cafés:

  • Networking and knowledge sharing are crucial for entrepreneurs seeking angel funding.
  • World Cafés provide an effective platform for exchanging ideas and building connections.
  • Diverse perspectives and shared experiences can enrich the entrepreneurial journey

The Bake Project: Empowering Entrepreneurs through Knowledge and Networking

The BAKE project, funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, is a two-year initiative that aims to bridge the gap between entrepreneurs and business angels. By providing comprehensive training, support, and networking opportunities, the project empowers entrepreneurs to navigate the complexities of securing funding and building successful ventures.

The Matera event, with its focus on angel investing and the incorporation of World Cafés, exemplified the Bake project’s commitment to empowering entrepreneurs through knowledge sharing and networking.

Additional Resources for Entrepreneurs:

Bake project provide numerous resources, available to entrepreneurs seeking angel funding and support.These resources include:

  • Toolkit on fairer financing schemes with business angels
  • Development of an innovative curriculum on funding schemes for entrepeneurs
  • Development of an open source learning management system (LMS) and integration of the training course content

Entrepreneurs in Matera and beyond can leverage these resources, along with the valuable insights and connections gained from the #Bake project, to propel their ventures forward and achieve their entrepreneurial goals.