The acad­e­my

At Cresco we are pas­sion­ate about entre­pre­neur­ship and fos­ter­ing the growth of our clients. We are inti­mate­ly aware that Cresco and its lawyers form an inte­gral part of the busi­ness and invest­ment com­mu­ni­ty and strong­ly believe in our duty to con­tribute to the future and suc­cess of such com­mu­ni­ty well beyond our client services. 

As part of our com­mit­ment, we have found­ed the Cresco Acad­e­my, ded­i­cat­ed to pro­vid­ing entre­pre­neurs, com­pa­nies and the invest­ment com­mu­ni­ty with the knowl­edge, know-how, insight and net­work to grow their busi­ness­es to the next level.

We have deep-root­ed rela­tion­ships with entre­pre­neurs and com­pa­nies, lead­ing investors, banks and account­ing firms, as well as uni­ver­si­ties, incu­ba­tors and accel­er­a­tors. We are keen on lever­ag­ing our net­work through Cresco Acad­e­my to pro­vide a unique learn­ing and net­work­ing platform.

Cresco net­work­ing

We reg­u­lar­ly orga­nize net­work­ing events which are open to entre­pre­neurs, emerg­ing, growth and estab­lished com­pa­nies, as well as oth­er mem­bers of the invest­ment com­mu­ni­ty, and serve as an inter­ac­tive plat­form to social­ize, share expe­ri­ences and build long-last­ing networks.

Expert guid­ance

We pro­vide expert guid­ance and coun­selling to hun­dreds of entre­pre­neurs in sem­i­nars and (group and indi­vid­ual) work­shops, e.g., con­cern­ing the fol­low­ing topics:

  • For­ma­tion, fund­ing and scal­ing of tech­nol­o­gy companies
  • Founder rela­tions and dilemmas
  • Own­er­ship struc­tures of tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­nies and opti­miza­tion of founder stakes
  • Val­u­a­tion ver­sus investor protection
  • Intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty strat­e­gy, pro­tec­tion and enforcement
  • Intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty mon­e­ti­za­tion strategies
  • Com­mer­cial con­tract­ing for tech­nol­o­gy companies
  • Open source management
  • Cor­po­rate ven­tur­ing for start-ups
  • Cor­po­rate ven­tur­ing for corporates

Busi­ness, strat­e­gy and legal education

Cresco Acad­e­my orga­nizes con­fer­ences and sem­i­nars with the aim to give back to the entre­pre­neur com­mu­ni­ty. We always endeav­or to involve expe­ri­enced indus­try lead­ers and entre­pre­neurs, investors and oth­er thought lead­ers to share their knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence with the par­tic­i­pants. Sev­er­al broad top­ics cov­er­ing busi­ness, strat­e­gy and legal mat­ters are treat­ed at Cresco Acad­e­my events. We strong­ly believe in the inter­ac­tive case study method allow­ing the par­tic­i­pants to gain insight into real life exam­ples instead of abstract the­o­ries. Since the for­ma­tion of Cresco we have part­nered with promi­nent insti­tutes and orga­ni­za­tions to share with them our exper­tise, knowl­edge, know-how and insights. 

"Cresco - which is undoubtedly considered as a thought leader on entrepreneurship and scaling best practices - is uniquely positioned to provide growth companies with solid strategic guidance thought out their entire lifecycle".