31 May 2021

Looking for the Latest Developments within the Cycling Industry?

CIE is excited to announce the Cycling Innovation Network LinkedIn Group! Open to both CIE members and non-members, this group is a public and collaborative platform for the cycling sector’s entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers and disruptors to share and exchange new ideas, resources and opportunities – stay in loop and join us here!


Recruiting 101 with Daniel Glaubitz

On April 14th, CIE’s Cycling Innovation Network kicked off the first in their monthly workshop series with Building a Winning Team & Best Practices Models, hosted by session leader Daniel Glaubitz, Managing Director at biciTalent.

In this interactive session, Daniel detailed the dos and don’ts of the recruitment process, from creating the perfect job ad to onboarding new hires. While applicable to companies of all sizes, Daniel also addressed the specific needs for SMEs and startups.

Missed out on the live webinar? Strengthen and expand your recruiting skills here:


Creating Sustainability in Your Business with Pete Lillie & Geraint Florida-James

In the second edition of the CIN Workshop Series, session leader Geraint Florida-James, Lead Academic at Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland (MTBCOS), moderated the webinar, Bridging Academia and Industry, and illustrated the benefits of establishing academic partnerships within the cycling sector.

Cohost Peter Lillie, Co-Founder of Presca Limited, shared his company’s sustainability journey through the collaboration with various university research departments. Participants heard Presca Sportswear’s mission to take those materials polluting our planet and redesign them into performance sportswear that was built to last.

Guest speakers, Prof Christof Backhaus and Prof Miles Weaver, from Edinburgh Napier University joined in the second half – exploring consumer attitudes towards brands’ environmentally oriented activities, and supporting the industry to build for purpose, sustainability and amplifying Sustainable Development Goals Impact through purposeful stakeholder relationships, respectively.

Keen to hear these stories? The recording will be published in the coming weeks, so be sure to join CIN’s LinkedIn Group if you’d like to see the full session!


What’s Next?

How does the equity funding process look like? What are investors looking for? How do you pitch your business to real investors? 

Join us on 14 July 4PM CEST for How to Attract Investors for Your Bike Business: The Art of Pitching with session leaders Till Kraemer, Headhunter & Investment Matchmaker, Anders Hedgren, Senior Advisor at MCF Corporate Finance, and Ruth Cremer, Entrepreneur & Pitch Expert. This time, we'll be focusing on both sides of the pitch: viewpoints from the investor and the company. 

Secure your free spot here!


Rescheduled: The Entrepreneur’s Journey: From the Kitchen Table to a Successful & Well-Funded Business will explore the individual company journeys of Irene McAleese, Co-Founder & CSO of See.Sense, and Bart Visser, Co-Founder of Conneqtech.

Date: TBA

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