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From Prototype to Production: Going to Market with Large(r) Volumes

Join Jeroen de Kempenaer, Senior at Philips Engineering Solutions, for a workshop on how to prepare your startup to scale up and sell larger volumes. Or partner-up with a larger organization. You’ll learn how to identify what you need to do, what you’re actually allowed to do based on technical and regulatory requirements, and how to navigate the intricacies behind the process.

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Secrets of VC & Angel Investing

March 22, 2022 at 12:00EDT

Learn the fundamental math and other secrets of investing in startups, and how to avoid common pitfalls as an angel, and how to identify the right venture funds to invest in.

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Kamal Hassan
Managing Partner at Loyal
Kamal is an entrepreneurial CEO and angel investor. His professional and philanthropic experiences include: time as a Global Director with the Founder Institute accelerator, former INSEAD Alumni Association President, a consultant at Bain & Co, and an engineer at IMAX.

Kamal has an INSEAD MBA and a degree in engineering physics from Queen’s University. He has traveled to over 100 countries and speaks five languages.

Growth Workshops

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From Prototype to Production: Going to Market with Large(r) Volumes

December 14, 2022 12:00 PM

Join Jeroen de Kempenaer, Senior at Philips Engineering Solutions, for a workshop on how to prepare your startup to scale up and sell larger volumes. Or partner-up with a larger organization. You’ll learn how to identify what you need to do, what you’re actually allowed to do based on technical and regulatory requirements, and how to navigate the intricacies behind the process.

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Jeroen de Kempenaer
Senior at Philips Engineering Solutions

Jeroen is a Senior at Philips Engineering Solutions which he joined in 2014. Engineering Solutions, with some 1,000 technical and consultancy staff, provides technical, business development and consultancy services to Philips and 3rd parties. Jeroen’s activities range from supporting Boards of Directors in setting up innovation portfolio management, to functional design and business modelling of novel devices. Industries worked in, include medical devices, vaccine manufacturing, health institutions, applied science research, food-manufacturing equipment.

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August 25, 2022 at 12:00pm EDT

In this workshop, Monarch Wadiawill discuss the different types of outsourcing models, how to create a contract with an agency, common problems you may run into, and the best practices for maintaining a mutually-beneficial relationship with an outsourced tech agency.

How to manage an outsourced tech agency

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Monarch Wadia
Founding Partner at Loyal

Upcoming Events

From Prototype to Production: Going to Market with Large(r) Volumes

December 14, 2022 12:00 PM

Join Jeroen de Kempenaer, Senior at Philips Engineering Solutions, for a workshop on how to prepare your startup to scale up and sell larger volumes. Or partner-up with a larger organization. You’ll learn how to identify what you need to do, what you’re actually allowed to do based on technical and regulatory requirements, and how to navigate the intricacies behind the process.

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How to Manage an Outsourced Tech Agency

Jeroen de Kempenaer

Jeroen is a Senior at Philips Engineering Solutions which he joined in 2014. Engineering Solutions, with some 1,000 technical and consultancy staff, provides technical, business development and consultancy services to Philips and 3rd parties. Jeroen’s activities range from supporting Boards of Directors in setting up innovation portfolio management, to functional design and business modelling of novel devices. Industries worked in, include medical devices, vaccine manufacturing, health institutions, applied science research, food-manufacturing equipment.

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How to manage an outsourced tech agency

August 25th, 2022 at 12:00 EDT

Startup founders face many resource constraints, and there are rarely enough in-house engineering resources to develop all of the functionality that customers are asking for. So, many founding teams turn to outsourced development firms to help create the software, hardware, and firmware for their MVP or subsequent iterations of their product.

In this workshop, Monarch Wadia will discuss the different types of outsourcing models, how to create a contract with an agency, common problems you may run into, and the best practices for maintaining a mutually-beneficial relationship with an outsourced tech agency.

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Investing in Women

June 15, 2022 at 12:00 EDT

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Join Jeroen de Kempenaer, Senior at Philips Engineering Solutions, for a workshop on how to prepare your startup to scale up and sell larger volumes. Or partner-up with a larger organization. You’ll learn how to identify what you need to do, what you’re actually allowed to do based on technical and regulatory requirements, and how to navigate the intricacies behind the process.

From Prototype to Production: Going to Market with Large(r) Volumes

December 14, 2022 12:00 PM

Previously Recorded

Jean-Michel Deligny

Are you M&A ready?

Join Jean-Michel Deligny in this Loyal Growth Workshop exploring current trends in the M&A market and what it means for small, early-stage companies. Jean-Michel will discuss the roles of advisors and investment bankers, who the most active buyers are, and how to navigate the deal process.

What does it take to get your company M&A ready?

Jean-Michel has been working with Silverpeak since its inception.  He has over 30 years’ experience of working with European technology companies and regularly speaks at industry events.

Previously, Jean-Michel was the European Head of Technology Investment Banking at UBS. This followed a tenure at Broadview International (now part of Jefferies), where he worked on more than 35 public and private transactions. Jean-Michel started his career as a Strategy Consultant at Coopers and Lybrand.

Jeremy Zaretzky

This workshop will be focused on strategies that founders can use to support and improve their mental health during the ups and downs of building a startup. We will also discuss tools and coping mechanisms to manage high stress situations and maintaining a healthy work/life balance as a founder. This panel will be moderated by Loyal Venture Partner, Jeremy Zaretzky, with portfolio company founders Colleen Hilton, Torrey Smith, and Daan Weddepohl as speakers.

How to Build a Company and Stay Sane: Mental Health Tips from Fellow Founders

Kamal is  a Managing Partner at Loyal VC, an entrepreneurial CEO and angel investor. His professional and philanthropic experiences include: time as a Global Director with the Founder Institute accelerator, former INSEAD Alumni Association President, a consultant at Bain & Co, and an engineer at IMAX. Kamal has an INSEAD MBA and a degree in engineering physics from Queen’s University. He has traveled to over 100 countries and speaks five languages.

Carbon X: What Startups Need to Know About Environmental Markets

Pan Pan is a seasoned alternative investments professional, entrepreneur and advisor with +20 years of experience. She is Co-Founder of NPK Capital and a Venture Partner at Loyal VC.

Alfred Evans has 25 years of experience in international finance with sectoral expertise in energy and agricultural communities. He has served as regional CEO for a global agri-industrial processor, has set up and managed financial services divisions of global commodity companies, and been CEO of a UK regulated investment manager with more than $1B in investor commitments focused on climate change.

This workshop will provide a broad overview of the carbon market while also exploring its relevance and impact to investors and startups. Pan Pan, a Venture Partner at Loyal, and Alfred Evans, Principal at NPK Capital, will then narrow in on the environmental market economic model and carbon market operation. The talk will also discuss how the environmental metrics that investors are expecting to see will impact fundraising, and how startups can credibly use environmental metrics as a marketing tool.

Alfred Evans

Pan Pan

Shayak Mazumder

International growth doesn’t have to be painful; learn how to leverage technology and AI to enable global access easily and profitably. 75% of e-commerce customers have purchased cross-border, and international sales will be more than half of all e-commerce orders within 4 years. Cross-border and omnichannel growth are rapidly becoming essential components of any retail brand’s growth plan.

Selling Across Borders: Omnichannels, AI, and the Future of E-Commerce

Shayak Mazumder is the CEO and co-founder of Eunimart. An INSEAD MBA alum, he started his career in the Indian Navy, becoming one of the youngest staff officers in its history. Before starting Eunimart he led ecommerce crossborder growth as a Managing Director at Rocket Internet in the EU. Shayak is currently based in LA.

Adib Saikali

This talk is aimed at non-technical founders that are looking to level up their game for collaborating with technical people. How do you go from idea to a working prototype to production-ready applications to a scalable system that can meet your growing companies’ needs? What kind of skills should you be looking for in the technical people that you are hiring? What are technical risks that you should keep an eye on? How do you work with contract software developers/teams? How to think through technical decisions from a business perspective? What are frameworks/rules that you should use for evaluating technical options?

Managing Your Tech Deployment

Adib has over 25 years of experience in various technical leadership roles with everything from startups to enterprise technology companies like VMWare and Research in Motion. He has been a top technical advisor to Loyal portfolio companies for years and has mentored so many of our startups on similar technical foundations that he offered to lead a workshop to share best practices as scale.

Ashley Connell

Loyal is proud to showcase a selection of our portfolio companies and other high impact startups working to improve the lives of others through improving mental health. Presenting companies come from Australia, Canada, and around the world.

Featured Companies include:

Ashley Connell, CEO and Founder of Prowess Project, has been an unstoppable tech marketer and entrepreneur in both Austin and London over the past 12 years of her career. With a keen ability to marry the art and science of marketing, she has honed her dynamic skills in key positions including launching and driving all European marketing initiatives during her tenure at Spiceworks, and managing Global Field Marketing at SanDisk.

Mental Health Startup Showcase

Dominic David

Don’t get caught unprepared: Selling a business takes time and planning in order to maximize net proceeds while minimizing risks. Join us on December 8th to learn about the sales process, deal phases and items to prepare to ensure an orderly transaction.

Preparing for an Exit: How to Maximize Proceeds and Minimize Risk When Selling Your Business

Dominic has over 15 years of M&A deal experience. He has worked on over 80 transactions both on the buy and sell side, across multiple industries and countries. He has spent most of his career at Big 4 firms EY and Deloitte and has also held senior positions at Schlumberger, TELUS and Trialto. Dominic holds a bachelor of aerospace engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Sneha Lundia Agrawal

In this workshop, learn tactics to help you break through the noise and generate and convert leads. You’ll learn how to create your buyer’s/customer’s journey to effectively run campaigns, measure results, and get customers.

Getting the First Few Customers: Lead Generation & Conversion for B2B Startups

Sneha is the Founder & CEO of Step2Growth, a marketing strategist & startup mentor. Sneha has been helping startups build a strong and scalable marketing foundation for growth and efficiency. For her outstanding work with startups, she has been honored as the Women of Influence, 2021 by Silicon Valley Business Journal. Her contributions have also helped in 2 major startup acquisitions. She was recently invited to be a Council Member at Forbes Business Council to share her thought leadership.

Jens Voges

In this workshop, experienced startup COO Jens Voges will cover how the current chip shortage is impacting companies of all sizes, how to source more of the parts you need, how to make better use of the parts you already have, and how to make sure you’re being as effective as possible in managing parts and your supply chain.

Getting When Everything is Out of Stock: Tips for Startups Dealing with Supply Chain Issues

Jens is a mechanical engineer and operations manager by training, with over 25 years of hands-on and leadership experience driving innovation, developing products from concept through volume production, scaling operations, and delivering customer success at both hardware and food companies.

Court Lorenzini

You don’t need to be a superhero to have superpowers. In fact, everyone has at least one true superpower… something that you do far better than almost everyone you know. Unfortunately, most of us go through life not fully understanding our core superpower, or how to use it, so we struggle with jobs, relationships, fulfillment, and purpose. In this workshop, Court Lorenzini, the founding CEO of DocuSign, will demonstrate a methodology that can help you discover the superpowers of yourself and the rest of your team, and put you on a path to entrepreneurial success.

Unlocking Your Team's Superpowers with DocuSign CEO

Mr. Lorenzini is the founder and CEO of multiple successful technology startups including DocuSign, Point.com, Primus BioVision and MetaBrite Inc. His latest venture, Founder Nexus, aims to radically increase the success rate of early stage startups, and his work with the Lorenzini Family Foundation is aggressively investing in building a stronger and more equitable society.

Kole McRae

Just because you built something doesn’t mean people will magically show up and love your product. I’ll give you the tools and foundation to build a sustainable marketing machine, for little to no cost, that will stop you from wasting your time on useless tactics and instead invest that time into your business.

Why Viral Marketing and Growth Hacking are a Waster of Time

I’m a digital marketer with over a decade of experience who has worked with some of the largest corporations in Canada but also with hundreds of startups. You only care about the latter part obviously – the startups I have worked with have seen double digit returns YoY from their marketing after my consultations.

Ian Lurie

Great digital marketing thrives on content. From articles to social media, what you say impacts customer growth, brand perception, and long-term marketing success. Learn how to consistently create quality content on scarce resources with Loyal advisor Ian Lurie.

Big Content , Small Budget: How to Jumpstart Online Content Creation for Your Startup

Ian Lurie is a digital marketer with a twenty-five-year intolerance of trendy concepts and nonsense. Someone told him not to say bull3h!t, so he’s trying really hard not to. Ian founded Portent, a digital marketing agency, in 1995, and sold it to Clearlink in 2017. He’s now on his own, consulting for brands he loves and speaking at conferences that provide Diet Coke. He’s also trying to become a professional Dungeons & Dragons player, but it hasn’t panned out.

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