Get your startup ready for an investment!

Get answers, great investor mentors, valuable connections and much more from NewNordicLeads Startup Investment Readiness.

What are we looking for?

● Readiness

Company raising or ready to raise an investment.

● A Team

Does your team have the potential and experience to make this product/service successful?

● Traction
and revenue

Do you already have existing clients and revenue?

● Regional Aspect

You need to have a connection to the Central Baltic Region (team members, registration, or similar).

● Market

Do you understand your target group and does your product/service align with the needs of the target group by solving a concrete problem?

● Growth Potential

Does your product/service have high growth potential and is it suitable for markets outside of Estonia/Finland?

Meet the trainers

Trainers and mentors include the top angel investors and VC fund partners from the region!

Riina Einberg

Co-founder of Estonian Founders Society, Startup consultant

Riivo Anton

Founding Partner at United Angels VC

Will Cardwell

Partner, Courage Ventures Funds (Finland) and Open Circle Capital (Lithuania)

Tuomas Maisala

Hands-on start-up advisor

Heidi Kakkov

Partner of Growth Fund at BaltCap

Yrjö Ojasaar

Investment Partner at Change Ventures

Petri Rinne

CEO at Rinne & Partners

Tomas Novotny

Chairman @ 720 Degrees

Rein Lemberpuu

CEO and Founder at Contriber

Nea Welling

Senior Legal Counsel at Fondia

What and when?

22.03.2021 (EE) 15:00 – 17:00 / 30.03.2021 (FI) 15:00 – 17:00

Raising investment and matchmaking with your mentor:

The different types, sources and routes to funding;

Communicating and reporting to investors during the investment process;

Find your mentor for the program.

22.03.2021 (EE) 15:00 – 17:00 / 30.03.2021 (FI) 15:00 – 17:00
13.04.2021 15:00 – 17:00

Startup financials and valuation

Planning and managing finances as a startup;

Preparing startup financial statements;

Company valuation and CAP table.

13.04.2021 15:00 – 17:00
27.04.2021 15:00 – 17:00

Due diligence process and managing a high-performance teams

Practical tools to lead your company;

Team management and expansion;

Due diligence process and requirements for startups.

27.04.2021 15:00 – 17:00
11.05.2021 15:00 – 17:00

Legal documentation and practice pitching

Preparing and understanding key legal documents for startups (SHA, term sheet, investment agreement);

Legal resources available for startups;

Pitching to investors for feedback.

11.05.2021 15:00 – 17:00

To back up the talk.

● Startup investment readiness in numbers

Hours of mentoring

● Top 5 startup industries

Data & Analytics
Software & Services


Raising investment & matchmaking with your mentor.
Startup financials & valuation.
Due diligence & team management.
Legal documentation & pitch practice.

● Quote from Natalia Rincon, Chaos, a startup from the first batch.

“The speakers were  really well chosen, and i really liked the group that was formed with me (2 mentors & 3 startups). They all helped me with my questions and it really felt like a safe space to ask things. Regarding my mentor, he also has been really following up with me regarding my works and needs.”

Top teams from the program get to pitch at the EstBAN or FiBAN pitch event to a panel of potential investors!

Join hands-on startup investment readiness training and get great mentoring from EstBAN and FiBAN angel investors!

● 4 no-bullshit online training and mentoring sessions from top-notch investors in the region.

● Real life experience sharing from EstBAN and FiBAN angel investors. 

● Grow your network of cross-border investors and fellow startup founders.

● Be in the pipeline for the next EstBAN or FiBAN syndicate.

Application deadline

February 28

We’ll let you know when you are accepted at the latest by March 15.


Startup investment readiness trainings are
coordinated and organized by Civitta. Feel free to contact.

Civitta Training Coordinator

Grete Gutmann