Soaring to Helsinki
Over 350 Angels Commute to Helsinki, Finland.
EBAN Helsinki 2014 Winter University starts today Monday 17th November bringing the world's top early stage investors together with Slush, Finland's signature entrepreneurial event, lasting for three great days until Wednesday 19th November.
Mobile gaming, impact investing, creative industries, crowdfunding trends and cross-border investments will be amongst the most prominent sessions. Follow us on Twitter
for the live debates and news.
EBAN Helsinki 2014 is around the corner and EBAN anticipates an exciting event at starting this Monday 17th November running together with Slush, lasting until Wednesday 19th November.
Mobile gaming, impact investing, creative industries, crowdfunding trends and cross-border investments will be amongst the most prominent sessions.
Winter University Sponsors
Business Angels Week & Global Angels Day
17-23 November 2014
Business Angels Week
, the world’s largest cross-border angel investment awareness initiative including Business Angels and Entrepreneurs from Europe, the Middle East and Africa, featuring 200 events in 55 countries, will be launched on center stage this morning at EBAN Helsinki!
In cooperation with MBAN (Middle East Business Angel Network) and ABAN (African Business Angel Network), this second edition of Business Angels Week (BAW) will cross the borders of Europe by fostering events in the Middle East and Africa. In particular, this year’s Business Angel Week will focus on celebrating and creating “Success Stories” and inspiring “Cross-Border and Cross-Continent Business Angel Investment and Exits”.
There is still time to organise an event and join Business Angels from around the world for the BAW and the GBAD. Please contact Ana Barjasic at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
The highlight of the BAW will be the celebration of the Global Business Angels Day
in cooperation with the Global Entrepreneurship Week on 20th of November.
We are particularly pleased that all of these Angel events are taking place concurrently with the Global Entrepreneurship Week
and salute our entrepreneurs from around the world!
Baybars Altuntas Speaks for the ICT Community
in Pristhina, Kosovo
On the 30th of October, Baybars Altuntas, EBAN's Vice-President gave a keynote speech on entrepreneurship and open innovation for the ICT community in Pristhina, Kosovo.
The ICT community, start-ups, angel investors, policymakers and academicians all came together for KosICT, one of the top ICT event in SSE- South-East Europe. This 3-day event was attended by more than 250 members of the start-up ecosystem of the SSE.
The most important output of KosICT for the European entrepreneurship ecosystem was the official announcement of the launch of KOSBAN: the Kosovo Business Angels Network.
COSME and Horizon 2020 unlocking massive budget for SMEs in Europe
As we observed during these last years, SMEs were creating and supporting jobs across Europe. Creating new policies to foster their activities could only be a great benefit for the European Economy.
COSME, the programme of the EU for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, will run from 2014 until 2020 with a budget of EUR 2.3 billion. Its purpose is to help SMEs to get better access to finance and markets, support entrepreneurs and supply favourable conditions for business creation and growth.
In addition to that, The European Commission already announced the first SMEs that will benefit from the SME instrument of the Horizon 2020 programme. This programme is still the biggest one launched by the European Commission, with a total budget of EUR 80 billion, which its only goal is to fund research and innovation across Europe. Nevertheless, globally, Europe has to do more and better to stimulate investment.