Euronext’s educational pre-IPO programme to familiarise innovative businesses with capital markets
Launched in September 2015, TechShare is a unique pan-European educational programme that helps Tech SMEs leaders to familiarise with capital markets and give them all the information they need to reach the next stage of their growth and go public within 18 to 36 months.
TechShare is a 10-month programme already set in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Portugal with 145 participants in 3 classes since 2015 of which 4 alumni listed on Euronext: Osmozis, Balyo, Theranexus and Oxatis.
For the edition 2018-2019, the programme opened 4 new European countries, welcoming Tech companies from Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.
The participants selected receive a structured teaching articulated around 3 modules:
- Academic campuses: Twice a year in September and in March respectively, seminars are organized with leading Academic Partners (HEC Paris & Vlerick Business School this year). The aim is to gather all stakeholders (partners, companies, Euronext staff) and have all top executives work on strategic topics with professors in small groups, in order to create a class spirit;
- Workshop sessions: Interactive workshops will be held every month by a different Session Partner to familiarise business leaders (CEO/CFO) with capital markets. Topics will notably include: why to get listed, different steps to listing, valuation strategy, financial communication etc. These conferences are hosted by the partners and followed by a networking cocktail;
- Individual coaching: Participants will receive individual training sessions on a monthly basis in four areas by dedicated professionals: Investment Banks, Auditors, Lawyers, and Communication/IR Experts. Those one-to-one coaching sessions are a unique opportunity for participants to be provided with customized advisory on their business.
The programme is free for all participants.
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In September 2018, 135 companies from 8 European countries joined the programme, compared to 30 in 2015.
The participants are Tech companies that represent the vibrancy and diversity of the technology world, including biotech, software, medtech, electronics, hardware, cleantech, e-commerce and fintech. With a quite mature stage of growth, they generate annual revenues of around €15 million with 100 employees on average. Most of them developing highly scalable businesses, 2/3 are venture capital-backed, having raised €17 million on average before joining the programme.
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