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EYnovation™ - Are you brave enough to take on a giant?

EY strongly believes in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Through our EYnovation™ program, developed specifically for startups and scaleups, we support the Luxembourg government policy around Start-up nation by bringing our in-house expertise of dedicated multidisciplinary EY professionals and our international network to ambitious entrepreneurs to grow big.
For the past years of engaging with entrepreneurs and international start-ups/scale ups with willing to step in our ecosystem or grow abroad, we proudly look back to great experiences, enriching encounters and promising discoveries.

We want to continue this exciting journey together from idea to exit and as part of EY’s mission to build a better working world, we offer specialized guidance for sustainable growth. Our goal is to enable innovators within startups & scaleups, within our corporate clients and within the local and international ecosystem.

Upon being selected, within our 6-month long program, startups and scaleups will benefit from 20 hours of advice to address their business needs, a dedicated Account Manager and program mentor to accompany through their journey, 4 hours of strategic workshop session with our experts, and further additional advantages to leverage from, at no costs.
This website details our services, events, other initiatives and startup information. Go ahead and explore EYnovation to find information relevant to YOUR needs and drop us a line to see how we can help you further!

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EY supports cross Service Line - From idea to exit

  • Stand up phase | Building a strong foundation

    In the very earliest days of your company, we help you make the right decisions when it comes to choosing a legal structure, obtaining approvals and protecting intellectual property rights.

    We will help you answer the following questions:

    • What is the best legal structure for my company?
    • What is the best location?
    • What is my social security status as a founder?
    • How should I handle the registration and approval process?
    • How do I set up an accounting system?
    • What do I need to consider with regard to taxes?
    • How do I create a business plan?
    • What is the best name for my company?
    • Where can I find advice on founding a company, creating company agreements and drawing up other basic documents?
    • Who can help me implement a tax-optimized company structure?
    • How do I protect trademarks and IP rights?
    • How do I develop the best strategy?
    • How do I identify the best opportunity?
    • Who can help me understand working capital requirements?
    • What is the best way to monetize my product?
    • How do I define my roadmap?
    • Who can help me design my prototype?
    • Etc.
  • Startup phase | Gaining momentum

    Your business plan is picking up pace. We support you in reporting, approaching investors and many other topics. At this stage, it is vital to make the right decisions in the areas of funding, planning and due diligence.

    We will help you answer the following questions:

    • How do I incorporate first supporters (family and friends) and set up shareholder agreements?
    • Is there a business angel who can help me?
    • How should I approach potential investors?
    • How can I apply for grants/incentives?
    • What are the different possibilities for types of funding and participation?
    • How do I set up contracts such as General Terms and Conditions, purchasing and supply contracts?
    • How do I create employment contracts for managers, employees and others, including matters of social security law?
    • What accounting and reporting systems should I adopt?
    • Who can help me with due diligence and company valuation?
    • How do I design my MVP?
    • How do I structure my Product department?
    • Who can help me with UX/UI reviews/improvements?
    • Is my product viable?
    • Etc.
  • Early Growth phase | Speeding up

    Your sales are increasing and your company is growing. We help you source venture capital and put growth on a sound foundation. Your EY team will offer you all the support you need to make your success sustainable for the long term.

    We will help you answer the following questions:

    • How do I attract venture capital to progress from a start-up to a market-ripe company?
    • Where can I get assistance with conducting negotiations, financing and incorporating investors?
    • How can I develop employee loyalty and incentive programs?
    • How can I efficiently and effectively protect IP and company data?
    • Who can help me implement a tax-optimized company structure?
    • How can I achieve transparency through reliable company information and figures?
    • How do I stay on top of tasks?
    • How do I make sure I comply with IFRS standards?
    • How do I make sense of international legal systems?
    • How do I enter new markets?
    • Who can help me understand my customer?
    • How do I retain my talents?
    • Do I have the right talents and resources?
    • How can I improve my customer support service?
    • How do I strategize and improve my product?
    • What do I need to improve in my products?
    • Etc.
  • Expansion phase | Aiming higher

    Your start-up is growing fast and becoming a strong brand. You begin to act successfully in the markets. We support you with finding more funding and managing partial exits or IPOs. It is crucial for you to find the right answers to the major challenges that inevitably arise as companies progress to the next stage.

    We will help you answer the following questions:

    • How can I best prepare myself for entering international markets and/or an IPO?
    • How do I conduct negotiations with strategic investors?
    • Who can advise me on preparing for a (partial) exit?
    • How do I go about expanding globally and founding international operations?
    • Where do I get legal advice on company and capital market laws when preparing an IPO?
    • How can I increase profitability?
    • How should I handle investor exits?
    • Should I restructure my company to prepare for an IPO?
    • What has to be considered when creating an issue prospectus?
    • Etc.

EY Finance Navigator is a web-based portal containing financial planning software for start-ups. EY Finance Navigator helps the Client to build a financial plan. Based on the forecast of the Client, an algorithm will provide the Client with explanations of important metrics, will challenge the Client on its numbers and will provide the Client with benchmarking data of its industry to help the Client improve and understand its financial plan.

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