Raising funds without losing equity – the H2020 SME grants


Raising funds without losing equity – the H2020 SME grants

Tel Aviv – November 1st 2017

In partnership with Rhoomai, EU Startup Services is hosting a workshop to present the opportunities offered by the H2020’s SME Instrument for your startup, outline the new changes introduced in the 2018-2019 work programme and to highlight key experiences and tips to successfully apply.

EU Startup Services is one of the leading consulting services company specifically aimed at supporting and guiding startups and innovative SMEs in securing EU funding for their projects, in particular through the Horizon 2020 Programme. EU Startup Services offers rapid consulting, project evaluation and project writing for startups who want to apply for EU funding from Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 1 and 2.


Time What’s happening
18.00 Registration (& snacks)
18.30 Introduction and Welcome

Assaf Mendelson, Founder & Managing Partner, Rhoomai

18.35 Introduction and review of H2020/SME Instrument

  • What is Horizon 2020 / SME Instrument?
  • What is there to gain? Why there are no strings attached..
  • Phases and process overview + Tips for increased chances
  • Changes expected in 2018-2020
19.00 Overview of EU Startup Services – vision, how we help startups

Nicholas Zylberglajt, Co-founder and Director, EU Startup Services

Louis Papaemmanuel, Director, Sales and Customer Relations, EU Startup Services

19.05 Testimonials of process: Mobius – Latest SME Instrument Phase 2 success story

Exchange  with Shy Mindel from Mobius Protection Systems

19.15 Q&A
19.30 Networking and one-on-one feedback sessions with each startup

Presentation of Speakers:

Nicholas Zylberglajt is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of EU StartUp Services. He oversees the operations of of EU StartUp Services, develops the partnerships and expansion strategy of the company across Europe. Nicholas has an extensive experience of almost 10 years in EU Affairs, working first as French Diplomat and then as a European Public Servant at the European Parliament. He is a speaker on EU funding and e-skills in different conferences and events across Europe.

Louis Papaemmanuel has been working at the interface of  technology, innovation and funding for over 7 years. He has worked with a wide range of clients and organisations as a senior grant consultant, including non-profits, research groups and top European universities. He joined EU StartUp Services to focus more intensively on start ups. He is currently responsible for outreach, partnerships and business development and is heavily involved in technical writing, adding his extensive expertise in grant applications to the team.

Assaf Mendelson is the Founder and Managing Partner of Rhoomai, EU StartUp Service’s partner in Israel. Assaf a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the technology and startup world. His passion is helping great ideas reach the market. Assaf built five startups and an accelerator for European startups. Today, he regularly mentors and consults SMEs, entrepreneurs and startups all over the world on business strategy, product, go-to-market, and fundraising – bot private and public like H2020.

Shy Mindel is a technology expert and co-founder of Mobius Protection Systems, a company which secured 2.48M EUR in funding from the SME Instrument Phase 2 through the services provided by EU Startup Services.


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