WHAT IS ELITE?
ELITE, launched in 2012 by Borsa Italiana and now part of Euronext Group, is the European network of private SMEs which accelerates the process to access private and public capital markets. Our mission is to support companies by connecting them to capital, skills and network to drive their sustainable growth in the long-term. In Portugal the programme is developed in partnership with our outstanding Partners: Associação das Empresas Familiares, BBVA, Deloitte, Nova Business School, Viera de Almeida, WTC Lisboa
Who is it for?
Ambitious private companies from any sector looking to scale up their business and explore funding options.
How this benefits you?
ELITE companies are better prepared to access capital markets. Our 12-month programme ensures companies are investment ready and connected to top-class executives and new business opportunities.
How do I join?
Participating companies typically have €10m+ revenues and have good historic growth and future potential. After you apply we are looking forward to going through an in-depth assessment with you in order to be able to join the ELITE programme.
We offer you a wide a range of live and on-demand training courses from leveraging on top business schools faculty and our network of partners.
Being part of an innovation-driven network has never been more important. Also, all ELITE members are selected and approved from an internal committee, and this means you can access top class executives.
PARTNERS AND ADVISORS
Access a high-touch service through relationship managers; a one-stop-shop for strategic initiatives and receive support through the expertise of ELITE qualified advisors and partner.
ALTERNATIVE FUNDING OPTIONS
ELITE is the most time and cost-effective way to connect you with multiple funding solutions to scale your business.
- Strategy Series
- Growth Labs
- Europe-wide events
- Outstanding peers and advisors
- Coaching & Mentoring
Access alternative funding options
Business matching opportunities
Financial Advisory and IPO Support
Through immersive one-day Growth Labs, you have the opportunity to deep-dive into key growth’ drivers. In-person meetings of the year will be:
Workshop Amsterdam - Strategic Entrepreneurship: make people and organisations thrive in dynamic and global business environments
This workshop explores how in complicated situations, such as those of today, entrepreneurs need to adapt their skills and knowledge, including soft skills, to ensure continuity of the team and business results.
09:30 Registration of participants and welcome coffee
10:00 Welcome Simone Huis in t’Veld, CEO EURONEXT AMSTERDAM and Marta Testi, CEO ELITE - EURONEXT GROUP
10:30 Keynote Speech by Peter Waasdorp, Director of Entrepreneurship at the MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS - The Netherlands
11:00 STRATEGY AND STRATEGIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THE ROLE OF THE ENTREPRENEUR IN LEADING AN ORGANISATION TOWARDS GROWTH
Justin Jansen, Professor of Corporate Entrepreneurship ROTTERDAM SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
11:45 Coffee break
12:00 A CHAT WITH ELITE ENTREPRENEURS
Hans Kornmann CEO and Founder DIVITEL,
Peter Muller Director of Possibilities SPECIAL EFFECTS
Corso Biagioni, Managing Director LEM Industries
Moderated by Giordano Sassaroli, Head of Product Development and Management ELITE
12:45 ELITE NETERLANDS: PRESENTATION OF THE PROGRAM
14:00 FUELING ENTREPRENEURIAL GROWTH: LEARNINGS FROM SCALING UP COMPANIES
• Kees de Jong, Growth Entrepreneur, Co-founfer NLGROEIT
• Mirik Castro, CEO SCALEUP COMPANY
14:45 FOUNDER'S MENTALITY. MAINTAINING THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT WHILE ACHIEVING SCALE
Sjors van der Zee, Partner BAIN&COMPANY
15:30 Closing remarks
Marta Testi, CEO ELITE – EURONEXT GROUP
Workshop - Sustainability - Paris
This workshop is focusing on sustainable transition to create competitive advantages and sustain long-term growth
with positive impacts on the environment and people.
Workshop - Capital Markets - Milan
This workshop provides an overview of all the capital-raising tools available to companies, including the presentation of case
studies and discussions with investors.
World Trade Center Lisbon
The largest business and investment platform in the world. Promotes and develops business worldwide, and is a reference for its iconic ventures made more than 50 years ago. WTC’s mission is to stimulate business and investment opportunities.
Global Finance Group founded in 1857 that has always had a customer-focused perspective. Leaders in the Spanish market and the largest financial institution in Mexico, present in Portugal since 1991. Their business is geared towards high-growth markets and sees technology as the key to competitiveness.
Associação das Empresas Familiares
We are a private non-profit Association established in 1998, working nationwide and across all business sectors. All our members are Directors, Shareholders or managers of their own Family Businesses. We currently have over 300 national and international Associated Companies of various sizes and economic importance,.
For over 175 years, Deloitte has worked with leaders around the world—from the Global 500® to private businesses—to help them build better futures. With a workforce made up of the industry’s greatest minds, Deloitte continues to shape the future by delivering real, measurable results.
Nova School of Business & Economics
Nova School of Business & Economics (Nova SBE) is a leading business school in Portugal and one of the best business schools in the world in the areas of Economics, Finance and Management. It offers Bachelor's, Master's, Ph.D., MBA as well as Executive Education programs.
Viera de Almeida
VdA is a vibrant, creative and innovative organisation which affirms itself in the aspirations of a community that strives to play an active role in overcoming the social and environmental challenges we face as a society, by mobilising action based on an example of respect, justice and humanity.
THE EUROPEAN ELITE COMMUNITY