Fundraising in Times of Crisis: 8 Ways Start-up Founders can adjust to the “new normal”

Oct 20, 2020, 4:00 – 5:30 PM

How can you and your start-up raise funds during a crisis? Learn from our expert start-up fundraising 8 ways how to raise money despite the decline in global funding activities.

Virtual event

About this event

We live in challenging times for businesses, even more so for start-ups that operate with super-slim margins.

In this gloomy environment, a pertinent question arises - How can start-ups raise funds during a crisis?

Barbara Fischer, founder at Arena Ventures AG and expert in start-up fundraising will share 8 ways how start-ups can raise money despite the decline in global start-up funding activities.


18:00-18:15 Online Networking
18:15-19:30 Online Workshop with Barbara Fischer

Barbara Fischer is the founding partner at Arena Ventures AG, a start-up consultancy based in Zurich and specialising in early-stage financing for European technology start-ups. Prior to founding Arena, Barbara held senior management positions in global corporations such as Swarovski, Lithium Technologies and Löwenbrau Group Australia. Between 2006-2012, Barbara also started and grew her own marketing technology firm, Trendhaus Pty Ltd, in Sydney, Australia which she successfully sold in late 2011.

Barbara says about herself that she “eats tech for breakfast”. She understands the challenges of tech entrepreneurs from first-hand experience. In her Masterclasses on Start-up Fundraising, she teaches founders how best to prepare for and close their funding rounds.

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  • Barbara Fischer

    Arena Ventures AG

    Founding Parnter



Tuesday, October 20, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM UTC


Virtual networking
Workshop (virtual)


  • Jens Wernborg

    Startup Grind Hong Kong

    Chapter Director

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