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How to Survive (&Thrive) in a Downturn

How to Survive (&Thrive) in a Downturn

Supporting the startup ecosystem has always been close to our hearts, as such we have mobilised our resources to deliver a special program; This is not a regular program with a bootcamp structure; we are your partner through this crisis and aim to provide you with incremental business opportunities as well as expert coaches who will guide you through to the other end.

Optimise your time; this isn’t your average corporate startup program, it’s a program specifically designed to help in times like these. We are excited to help you navigate through the murky waters that come with crisis management.

We are launching our program with a virtual Welcome Dinner on May 12th at 7.00PM. Join us here

Find the rest of the scheduling below. Note time zone GMT+2:

Week One: Leadership & HR

May 12 - May 15
Date & Time
May 13, 2020 3:00 PM
Expert
Martin Reckel
Session
1

Making hard decisions, Building culture & Future Actions

COVID-19 forces us to review the way we run a company, but can also allow us to strengthen our internal systems and culture. Let's talk about the continuity plan beyond the crisis.
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Date & Time
May 14, 2020 3:00 PM
Expert
Brian Formato
Session
2

Navigate Through Change and Uncertainty

Learn the links between resistance, adaptability and resilience. We will share the seven-factor resilience model and discuss tactics for leading through crisis.
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Date & Time
May 14, 2020 6:00 PM
Expert
Aman Narang
Session
3

Get CONNECT-ed: Founder Story with Aman Narang

The co-founder of Toast, the restaurant management platform valued at $4.9 Billion shares his experience and hard decisions navigating through this crisis.
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Week Two: Sales & Negotiation

May 18 - May 22
Date & Time
May 19, 2020 3:00 PM
Expert
Laurent Kaestli & Dr. Patrick Flesner
Session
1

Negotiation: Getting to Yes, The Harvard Method

Presenting the framework of the Harvard Negotiation Method, we will apply it for negotiation with employees, investors, & customers to build a stronger consensus.
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Date & Time
May 20, 2020 3:00 PM
Expert
Lars Conrad & Marc Schröder
Session
2

Building a Smart Sales Structure & Selling in a Downturn

This session discusses a range of challenges that come with a crisis; from lead qualification, optimizing customer relationships, to building & structuring a strong sales team.
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Date & Time
May 20, 2020 7:00 PM
Expert
You!
Session
3

Get CONNECT-ed Drinks

Share key takeaways with other founders and connect on a deeper level - we are in this together!
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Week Three: Finance

May 25 - May 29
Date & Time
May 26, 2020 3:00 PM
Expert
Johanna Campion
Session
1

Strategic Finance: Your next big move and how to get ready for it

Whether its considering repositioning your business or laying foundations for your next raise, we explore different scenarios for the future & how to get there
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Date & Time
May 27, 2020 10:00 AM
Expert
METRO Strategy
Session
2

METRO's Attack Strategy

From inside METRO, Tim van der Linden, Director Digital Projects, & a MCC Strategy representative share pain points METRO came across during COVID-19, & tips on how to interact with METRO.
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Date & Time
May 28, 2020 7:00 PM
Expert
You!
Session
3

Get CONNECT-ed with Olaf Koch

METRO's CEO joins us to answer any questions you may have, not a founder story but to speak openly and get insights on leading a large company through a crisis, we are in this together!
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Week Four: Funding & Legal

June 1 - June 4
Date & Time
June 2, 2020 3:00 PM
Expert
Sabine Flechet & Patrick Flesner
Session
1

Investment & Funding

We cover questions like how to raise during corona, how to readjust valuation, what are the impacts across the startup stages and more.
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Date & Time
June 3, 2020 3:00 PM
Expert
Dr. Norman Röchert
Session
2

All Your Legal Questions

The coronavirus poses new challenges not only for the global economy, but also for you as founders and leaders of your company. Here to answer your most pressing questions from a legal perspective.
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Date & Time
June 4, 2020 7:00 PM
Expert
You!
Session
3

Wrap-up Quarantinis with serial Hospitality Entrepreneur, Mani Kulaso

Wrapping up the virtual program with a fireside chat with serial hospitality entrepreneur, Mani Kulaso. Let's share our best take-aways, what we will implement and what the future looks like!
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