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(EBAN Porto 2016 Scale Up for Europe Venue -The Magnificent Palacio da Bolsa)

The EBAN 2016 Congress: Scaleup for Europe
Learn all about what Europe needs to do to transform our great startups into amazing scale-ups and unicorns.

Come join us 25-27 May in Porto!

If you haven't already registered, don't miss the early-bird discount ending 16 May!
Early Bird discount code: EBAN2016

Dear Global Innovation, Entrepreneurial and Early Stage Investment Community,

We are one month away from welcoming you to Porto as Europe Scales Up with the EBAN Annual Congress 25-28 May 2016!

Whether it is learning the secrets of building Billion Euro Businesses or sharing best practices between the USA, Europe, the Middle East and Africa with the ACA, EBAN, MBAN and ABAN

Whether it is establishing cooperation and matching between Corporations and Start-Ups with the Start-Up Europe Partnership or hearing what Corporations are looking for in M&A

Whether it is continuing to build co-investment vehicles between Business Angels and VC's or between Business Angels and Crowd Funders;

Whether it is learning how Chambers of Commerce are working together with Business Angel groups around the world or how Stock Exchanges are reaching out to entrepreneurial companies and helping them learn how to go on the Stock Market or other alternative markets they are developing;

Whether it is celebrating the growing Women Effect or reaching out to create "New Space" in Europe;

Whether it is training for new Business Angel Networks and New Business Angels, Demo Days for Entrepreneurs or special Workshops on Scaling Up for both corporations and entrepreneurs, EBAN's "Scale Up for Europe" Porto Annual Congress has it all!

Full Agenda 25 May Here
Full Agenda 26 May Here
Full Agenda 27 May Here

**Please note that we have extended the Early Bird Discount until Monday midnight 16 May so that all of you coming from near and far can come and discover, participate, network, learn and celebrate !  We have also added new hotels to the hotel list as many were quickly booked out - one of the reasons we are extending the Early Bird Discount.

Have a wonderful May Day week-end, the perfect time to do your online registration here! Insert the Early Bird Discount code EBAN2016

Are you an Entrepreneur? We have a Special Entrepreneur offer on the Congress Pass for you. Just insert the code: startbusiness here

I am getting excited just writing about EBAN Porto 2016. I cannot wait to share it with all of you..and a glass of that famous Port wine !

With kindest regards,

Candace Johnson
President EBAN

EBAN Members submit your best Scale-Ups to the Startup Europe Partnership Matching Event at the Porto Congress 26-27 May!
Find out more by clicking here
Featured News
New book by David S. Rose: The Startup Checklist

David S. Rose will be at the Porto Congress to autograph copies!

David S. Rose, renowned angel investor and CEO of Gust.com, has written a new book entitled The Startup Checklist: 25 Steps to a Scalable, High-Growth Business. Targeted towards high-growth entrepreneurs, the book outlines the specific ins-and-outs of starting up a high-growth business in the 21st century, detailing solutions that can save founders tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of Euros on the path of scaling a venture. Some of the topics covered include allocating equity, incorporation, online fundraising, valuation, and much more.

The book is available here.

EBAN Vice President Baybars Altuntas meets Qatar PM
Baybars Altuntas, Vice President of EBAN, was invited to visit the Qatar Prime Minister in Doha, as a member of an SME delegation during the 12th Annual Meeting of the International Network for Small and Medium Enterprises (INSME 2016) Summit on the 13th of April. The Prime Minister of Qatar expressed hope that constructive outcomes would be reached during the discussion and would contribute in enhancing co-operation to serve the advancement of SMEs locally and globally. [Full Press Release here]
EBAN Partners with Viva Technology
EBAN is pleased to participate in innovative challenges in the framework of Viva Technology and invites you to join the event.

From June 30th to July 2nd, 2016 in Paris, Viva Technology, a major digital event that Publicis Groupe is co-organizing with leading business newspaper Les Echos, will bring together the world’s major players in digital transformation.

5,000 start-ups will have the opportunity to link up with 100 leading venture capitalist firms, 30,000 senior executives, academics and opinion leaders from all over the world. Viva Technology is also running 250 inspiring conferences with the sharpest speakers (kind of combination of mini Davos and micro CES) and 40,000 sq. feet dedicated to the latest best technological show case. Read the full press release here
News From Space
INNOspace Masters "Satellite 4.0"
Conference and awards ceremony set for 4 May 2016 in Berlin

On 4 May 2016, the INNOspace Masters conference will shed light on the New Space Economy and other trends in the aerospace industry under the theme "Satellite 4.0". The topics discussed will include the increasing level of commercialisation and new paths to global competitiveness and innovative ability. Register Now

In the Press

Interviews with Hedda Pahlson Moller
Luxembourg, 18 March 2016 – EBAN board member Hedda Pahlson Moller was recently quoted in the main article of the March-April issue of LEO magazine focused on Capital Markets Union. Hedda talks about the importance of creating a supportive tax environment for Business Angels so that the business thrives and ultimately leads to economic development. She emphasizes that it is imperative that the public-private partnerships flourish, especially in the social impact investing sector. Several other hurdles in the angel ecosystem such as inefficient matching making platforms are also discussed in this section. Read the full press release here.

Luxembourg, 4th of March 2016 – Hedda Pahlson Moller, Board member of EBAN and Chair of EBAN's Impact Committee, was also recently interviewed by LËTZEBUERGER Journal on the impact of social investing by Business Angels. Read her whole interview on page 6 of the journal here.


Members News

K-Startup Grand Challenge
The Korea Startup Grand Challenge (or K-Startup Grand Challenge) is a project conducted and financed by NIPA (National IT Industry Promotion Agency) of South Korea. The ultimate objective of the K-Startup Grand Challenge is to promote the expansion of an open entrepreneurship ecosystem in Asia and to assist in South Korea’s evolution into a prominent start-up business hub in the region.
The driving idea behind this project is to endorse the inflow of promising foreign startups interested in the Korean or the broader Asian market through a global startup acceleration programme followed by a Domestic Settlement Programme.
This project gives startups the opportunity to:
- Expand into the Asian market through Korea, thereby using this country as a foothold for their international cooperation in Asia
- To be exposed to large Korean corporations such as Samsung, Hyundai, LG or SK; and
- To receive mentoring and financial support in order to grow their business in Asia




Upcoming Events:

May 25
InvestHorizon Early Stage Camp & Investment Forum at EBAN Annual Congress
Porto, Portugal

2 June
Stakeholders Seminar: Investment Readiness for European Entrepreneurs ad Investors
Eindhoven,the Netherlands

Eureka Innovest Programme

8-9 June
E!nnovest Venture Forum
Stockholm, Sweden


Upcoming Events:

May 25
10th FI Investment Forum at EBAN Annual Congress
Porto, Portugal


June 16-17
Innovative City Convention
Nice, France

June 18
Benelux Venture Forum
Leuven, Belgium

June 21-22
Heidelberg Innovation Forum 2016 “IT meets mobility“

Heidelberg, Germany

Apply for:
Startup Europe IoT accelerator
Arena 42 – IoT Accelerator


Save the date

25-27th May 2016
Scale Up for Europe: EBAN 2016 Congress Porto
Porto, Portugal

29-30 November 2016
EBAN Winter University
Zagreb, Croatia

Events of the Month

May 9
Coworking spaces, social entrepreneurship and the future of Europe: From Davos to Lesvos
Lesvos, Greece

May 11-12
PODIM Conference
Maribor, Slovenia

May 18- 20
Gdansk, Poland

May 31
FundersCon 2016
Zurich, Switzerland

June 8
HVCA-Portfolio CEE Private Equity, Venture Capital & Corporate Finance conference 2016
Budapest, Hungary

June 8-9
AngelSummit Europe
Dublin, Ireland

June 9
E-Xcelerator FinTech Investor Day

Past Events Featuring EBAN 

7-8 April
Disrupt Space
Bremen, Germany
Candace Johnson, EBAN President
Emanuele Blasi, EBAN Operations Manager 

11 April
EIIC Investor Meeting
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Jacopo Losso, EBAN Assistant Director

12 - 14 April
INSME Annual General Meeting
Doha, Qatar
Baybars Altuntas, EBAN Vice President 

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