Money follows ideas – a myth or the reality?

In 1783, when a would-be lawyer, Frederic Tudor, came up with the idea to sell ice cubes, his contemporaries deemed him a madman. Despite the initial failures, the stubborn Bostonian was not discouraged and finally, after many years, achieved success and made a fortune. This is just one of many life examples proving that risky ideas may turn into prosperous businesses! However, in order for this to be possible nowadays, start-up capital is necessary. 

We invite everyone brave and creative to the “Money follows ideas – a myth or the reality? SME versus the capital market” panel discussion. During the session, the participants will learn, among other things, where to seek capital for development of micro and small businesses when dealing with theequity gap.The invited experts will share their experiences in financing interesting projects and will also try to answer the question of what kind of support, apart from financial, do SME expect from financial institutions.The session will also provide valuable tips for businesses interested in receiving EU funds in the 2014-2020 financial framework.

The session will be held as a part of the V European Congress of SME on the 13th of October 2015 at 11.30 to 13.30 at the International Congress Center in Katowice. Participation in the Congress is free of charge. We invite you to register at