TechShare 2019 – 2020
A unique programme
TechShare is a pre-IPO programme launched by Euronext in 2015, that helps entrepreneurs to familiarise themselves with capital markets.
This educational programme is currently available for Tech companies in eight countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland.
TechShare is also a networking enabler, connecting Tech entrepreneurs and market professionals throughout the year.
The programme is free of charge for the selected companies.
Who can apply?
Selected for their innovation capacity and impressive performance, participants are businesses active in the Tech industry.
Tech companies from TMT, Life Sciences and Cleantech sectors
with aspiration to grow
likely to consider capital markets within 18-36 months
and sufficient maturity in terms of development
TechShare provides three different modules of knowledge sharing: academic campuses, technical sessions and individual coaching.
The content is provided by committed partners from the financial industry: investment bankers, auditors, lawyers, financial communication and investor relations experts. From September 2019 to April 2020, the participants will attend European events, local group sessions but also one-to-one trainings to benefit from customised advice.
- Academic campuses: Twice a year in September and in March, academic seminars are organised with prestigious European business schools to encourage networking between partners and participants as well as interact through breakout sessions, plenary keynotes and discussions with entrepreneurs;
- Technical sessions: Interactive courses are held on a regular basis locally by different partners to educate the participants on capital markets. Topics include why to go public, the IPO process, the legal perspective, the valuation strategy, financial communication, how to attract investors and life as public company;
- Individual coaching: Throughout the year, all participants receive individual training and tailor-made mentoring with dedicated professionals: auditors, lawyers, financial communication experts. These one-to-one coaching meetings with partners are a unique opportunity for companies to receive customised advice.
After TechShare, they decided to go public on Euronext markets
“We are very proud to be the first company to graduate from the TechShare programme to go public on Euronext Growth. This financing round represents a key stage in our company's development, raising our profile and funding a new cycle of profitable growth. We would like to thank all of the institutional and individual investors that stood by our group and our outlook for their strong support.”
Gérard Tremblay, CEO
IPO - February 2017
“Choosing to pursue an IPO has been one of the most important decisions of my professional life. Only a few months after the listing, I can already measure the significant benefits, not just in terms of our cash position, but also the positive impact the increased market visibility has had on our daily business. The TechShare programme was instrumental in understanding the implications of our decision, and without it we would probably have passed on this great opportunity.”
Fabien Bardinet, CEO
IPO - June 2017
“After benefiting from a helpful insight into the financing mechanisms on the stock exchange thanks to TechShare, we looked at the market as an opportunity to turbocharge our growth plans. This initiative was key in ensuring the success of this operation and we are very happy to have been part of it.”
Franck Mouthon, CEO and Chairman
IPO - October 2017
“I had a few friends who did an IPO years ago. Speaking with them, I realised that there were a lot of parties involved in an IPO and you had to pick the right ones to succeed. TechShare was a great opportunity to understand each role and get to know a lot of them. The programme is very dense, professional, with a lot of content, and the agenda was appropriate for entrepreneurs with evening sessions and campus seminars.”
Marc Schillaci, Founder & CEO
IPO - April 2018