Ahead of The Big Score 2021 happening in-person in Belgium, we had a quick chat with Celine De Cock, Marketing Communications Coordinator at Startups.be | Scale-Ups.eu to sum up all the exciting things at the event this year.
The Big Score is a great event for entrepreneurs wishing to make a big splash. What's the story behind it?
The Big Score is focused on squeezing time and accelerating interaction between three essential tech branches: high growth data tech solutions, international venture capital and corporate innovation sourcing. At The Big Score on day 1 (Nov 30) and day 2 (Dec 1) we welcome 50 VC curated rocket growth stage European scale-ups. They will pitch LIVE on stage in front of 400+ growth stage investors and corporate sourcing profiles. On day 3 (Dec 2) 35 super prospect corporates will present their operational and budgeted challenges towards tech startups and scale-ups. This corporate track is open for all and people can attend live or remote. Both tracks have one goal in mind: to boost funding and sales. The event takes place in MeetDistrict Ghent, part of the famous Ghelamco arena.
The event will take place in person, in Belgium. Would it be possible for VCs and Investors from around the world to take part in the event virtually? If not, why do you prefer to keep it as a physical event only?
The scale-up pitches on day 1 and 2 are only accessible live. On day 3 people can tune in via the live stream to follow the corporate challenges, and will also have to opportunity to (pre)schedule one-on-one meetings, face-to-face or via video call.
Attendees will have numerous opportunities to network during the event. What are the methods of reserving one-on-one meetings, and are there any limits to how many meetings each person can have?
We use a networking tool called Conversation Starter so participants can (pre)schedule meetings during the event. Each attendee can have up to +-10 meetings per day (15min per meeting), not including the spontaneous connections being made on site. Via the networking tool they can browse easily and check the relevance of meeting invites, they can also set their availabilities or just exchange contact info if no ideal meeting slot is found. Furthermore it is possible for people who attend on site to have a meeting with people who are participating remotely, and vice versa.
In what ways is The Big Score an event that startups cannot afford to miss?
Forget keynotes and workshop, we're certified in boosting deals, lean and mean. With years of experience, we intertwine live presentations with prescheduled one-on-ones, all essential info on attendees and companies on stage, luxurious meeting rooms, upscale catering and plenty of service. The Big Score is very much curated event and we make sure only relevant stakeholders are present (investors, VCs, corporate buyers, innovation managers, etc.). We aim to squeeze time and connect you with the people you need to meet, in order to boost your deal flow the fastest way possible.
🔥 Score BIG in-person at Ghent this year. Grab your tickets before November 30th!