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Investment & Innovation Academy

The Investment and Innovation Academy is not just about investment methods in general. It’s also about understanding the bigger picture of what investment and innovation mean nowadays and what role they play in the current dynamic economic environment. During the programme, an investment syndicate will be created and all the participants of the Academy will be able to experience real-life investment opportunities.

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Practice-based Experience

Bring your evaluated investments to another scale!

BMI Executive Institute in cooperation with the Lithuanian Business Angel Network (LitBAN) and the Baltic Sandbox start-up accelerator community has launched the Investment and Innovation Academy. Academy’s content partner is Ellex Valiunas law firm.

This project is intended to not only talk about investment methods in general. It also aims to provide an understanding and broader view of what investment and innovation mean nowadays and what role do they play in the dynamic economic environment.

This is a practice-based programme that brings participants quickly and efficiently up to speed on assessing ventures, creating investment strategies, discovering, evaluating diverse investment options and much more.

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For Whom?

The programme is intended for:

  • Investors – beginners and mid-level private investors, business angels, investor funds managers.
  • Corporate investment decision makers – C-level executives, CEOs, CFOs, board members, decisions makers of financial investments.
  • Experienced entrepreneurs, who want to benefit from provided know-how on how to be more efficient in positioning themselves.

Join the programme and sharpen your investment skills!

 Better assessment of investment opportunities, risks and higher success rate for investment decision making and innovation creation. 

Programme Goals

  • To provide knowledge and tools to understand investment in more details, carefully assess investment opportunities, and learn how to manage its processes and risks;
  • To help participants identify the potential of the idea, be able to measure risks and make the right decisions.
  • To enable participants to develop their entrepreneurial mindset.
  • To increase the success rate of innovation development within enterprises
  • To raise discussions on secure and beneficial investment through real-life cases, revealing the great potential of innovation and real competitive advantage for businesses. 
  • To foster the understanding of how corporate and private players invest and what do they have in common for collaboration and co-creation;
  • To expand a community/network of like-minded innovators, who would mentor each other on finding new market potential and mutual co-creation opportunities.

Key Deliverables

After graduating from the Investment and Innovation Academy you will:

  • Apply the entrepreneurial mindset implementation in your daily activities.
  • Use the know-how and tools learned to invest and innovate taking advantage of the best opportunities in the market.
  • Independently seek, assess and select the most valuable investment options – from startups to corporate innovation projects.
  • Measure and mitigate risks and thoughtfully finalize deals applying the key principles of both pre- and post-deal management.
  • Initiate, evaluate and cultivate the process of innovation development.
  • Join the broad network of highly skilled like-minded innovators.
  • Continue your journey by becoming a member of LitBAN for a year free of charge.

Join the programme and sharpen your investment skills!

 Better assessment of investment opportunities, risks and higher success rate for investment decision making and innovation creation. 

Programme Structure

The Faculty

The programme will be delivered by world-class lecturer-practitioners and well-known start-up gurus’, angel investors, and corporate innovators.

Joan Riera

Esade Business School, Barcelona

Gloria Lloveras Batllori

ESADE Business School, Barcelona

Prof. Rudy Aernoudt

Co-founder of EBAN and European Chair of the WBAF, Belgium

Sandra Golbreich

Baltic Sandbox, Lithuania

Prof. Ivan Bofarull

Esade Business School, Barcelona

Dr. Robertas Čiočys

Ellex Valiunas, Lithuania

Miglė Petkevičienė

Ellex Valiunas, Lithuania

Dr. Ąžuolas Čekanavičius

Ellex Valiunas, Lithuania


Vladas Lašas,
entrepreneur, Carbon War Room Co-Founder, TED Patron, Lithuania
Siim Teller,
Lemonade stand VC, Estonia
Kristjan Raude,
Superangel, ex EstBAN President, Estonia
Erik Bhullar,
angel investor, co-founder of Snacka App, Estonia
Toma Sabaliauskienė,
co-founder of Tesonet, angel investor, Lithuania
Agnė Vaitkevičienė,
Lithuanian Biotechnology Association, Lithuania

Daina Senapedienė,
founder of FO Consulting Group, Lithuania
Jonas Vitkauskas,
M&A Manager at Maxima Grupė, Lithuania
Paulius Vilemas,
Founder and CEO of Energenas, super investor into life sciences, Lithuania
Eglė Šimelionienė,
Head of Corporate Development at TESONET, Lithuania
Andrej Pometko,
Head of Digital Channels at IKI, Lithuania
Paulius Motiejūnas,
Director of BC Žalgiris, Lithuania

*The list of speakers is not final.

Academy’s Main Partners

The Lithuanian Business Angel Network (LitBAN) is a community of angel investors who invest in early-stage companies with exceptional growth potential. Ex-entrepreneurs and other curious, experienced professionals dedicate their knowledge, energy and financial resources to founders with exciting projects in Lithuania and across the Nordics.

Baltic Sandbox is not just an accelerator but also a community grower. They are driven on a mission to help start-ups skyrocket, business angels widen their competencies with hands-on practices, and investors not to run out of outstanding founders. Baltic Sandbox is committed to creating an impact on societal problems and forming lasting relationships with same-minded people to build an impact together.

Content Partners

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Contact Us

Dovilė Vyčinė
Director, Business Development
+370 653 95 959

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