Congress Early bird registration until April 5th
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March 2013
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EBAN Congress & Awards

Early Bird registration for the EBAN Congress until April 5th

13th EBAN Congress & 8th Awards Ceremony
13-14 May 2013  |  Vienna, Austria

This year's Congress aims at recalling the crucial role of early stage investors towards a growth oriented Europe while calling to stage some of the challenges we face today.
Register by April 5th and enjoy an early stage fee that will give you access to the following Congress highlights:

» Keynote speeches of Ms. Maria Fekter, Austrian Finance Minister and Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director-General of UNIDO;
» Special panel with entrepreneur turned investor backing entrepreneur in a virtuous cycle... and with a women touch;
» Most "valuable" panel with some of Europe's super-angels;
» Open your eyes to investments which impact much more than your pockets;

This and much more to unveil soon in the charming and blooming Vienna. Special rates apply for EBAN Members. Book your tickets now! 

The EBAN Awards

FiBAN's Business Angel Network of the Year 2012 Award

The call for the EBAN Awards was launched and applications are already popping in. On May 13th we will get to know the winners and recognition leaders of the European early stage investment market. Categories in competition are:
- Business Angel of the Year
- Early Stage Fund of the Year
- Business Angel Network of the Year
- Business Angel Federation of the Year
- Best Performing New EBAN Member 
- Cross-Border Deal of the Year

If you have not received the application form please e-mail Deadline for submission is April 15th. We recall the submission of applications is exclusive to EBAN Members.


EBAN's Annual Collection of Statistics: Your collaboration is highly appreciated

As in previous years, we invite members and non-members of EBAN to take part in EBAN's annual collection of statistics about the European angel investment market in 2012. By taking part in the survey you provide EBAN with valuable information which will be used to define policies, identify challenges and point the way to a stronger early stage investment market at regional and European level. The survey is mainly targeted to Business Angel Networks and Federations but also welcomes contribution from other actors of the early stage sector.
We highly appreciate your cooperation and we thank you in advance for taking your time to fill in this survey by April 30th. In acknowledge of your valuable time, we will award all contributors submitting information by April 22nd with a 10% discount in one registration to the EBAN Congress 2013 (Vienna, 13-14 May).
- Survey to EBAN Members
- Survey to non-EBAN Members


EBAN, EVCA, Euro Chambers, UEAPME, EARTO and Taftie sign joint letter to the European Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

Standing for a better Horizon 2020 to SMEs
Back in January, EBAN together with EVCA, Euro Chambers, UEAPME, EARTO and Taftie held a joint reception at the European Parliament to address the need to stress the importance of active and extensive participation of SMEs in the Horizon 2020. Following this initiative, the same organisations signed a joint letter to the European Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn high-lighting the following points related to the SME Instrument and supporting the proposal made by the European Parliament:
1. A single management of the SME Instrument
2. A dedicated budget to the SME Instrument
3. Support for a bottom-up approach


EBAN welcomes 3 new members

Business Angels Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (Business Angel Network)
EBAN welcomes its first Business Angel Network member from Denmark. BAC is a privately funded BA Network (non-profit) with circa 65 BA and 11 partner organisations.

Brandeis Bellamy, Oslo, Norway (Affiliate)
EBAN welcomes yet another private investor focused in SMEs investments and how to better network with the angel community to learn and share best practices.

Tecnologías Avanzadas Inspiralia, Madrid, Spain (SME Associated)
Inspiralia is a unique private initiative involved in Research, Development and Innovation services to companies. It offers its clients a complete cradle to grave service from product or process conceptual design to the delivery of market-oriented technology. Inspiralia currently has over 50 full time innovation consultants, researchers and technicians, locating its headquarters in the North of Spain (La Rioja), together with technical and commercial facilities in Madrid. Inspiralia has joined EBAN to reach out and collaborate with the best and greatest European investors.

EBAN Partners' Updates

Gust European Users Group to meet at the EBAN Congress in Vienna
Following the success of the training delivered in Istanbul earlier this year, Gust will deliver a new training on the usage of its platform during the EBAN Congress in Vienna. Additionally, Gust users are invited to meet at lunch time on May 13th with Gust's President and COO Tom Pace and with Business Development Europe Director Benjamin Wattinne. This will be a privileged opportunity to optimise your user experience by speaking directly with those designing and managing the platform. If you are not yet a Gust user you can contact Jerome Burgaud ( who will support you setting up your network or your account prior to this meeting. Please note when registering with Gust that special conditions apply to Federations of BANs and to BANs in countries without Federations.

Trends in European Startups Seeking Angel Capital - Infographic Q4-2012
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      EBAN Gold Sponsor
Gust - venture forward
Gold Sponsor

Research Sponsor



ESBAN: "Investor needed within a 100km radius" (Spanish only)
Spain's newspaper Expansion draws a picture of business angel activity reported by ESBAN with the comments of Albert Colomer. 

ACC1Ó: Reports 11,7 Millions of investments (Catalan only)
The private investor network ACC1Ó operating in Catalunya closed last year 66 investment transactions with a value of 11,7 million euros.

FiBAN & Finvera: Business angel activity in Finland 2012
Angels invested over 14M€ in potential growth enterprises.

UKBAA: Chancellor extends the SEIS Capital Gains Tax Relief for 2013-14 at 50% and announces a further £50million to be added to the Angel CoFund


Statement by Commissioner Michel Barnier as proposals to create European funds for venture capital and social businesses are agreed by the European Parliament

Business angels investments in Spain: n.1 source of funding for entrepreneurs (source: WebCapitalRiesgo; spanish only)

NASDAQ OMX, SharesPost To Form Private Market

The Story of One Profitable Crowdfunding Exit (source: Crowdsourcing)


Inside The Investor's Mind - Infographic by SoftTechVC


"Startup Europe" campaign: Leaders Club
The Startup Europe Leaders Club is the first part of Startup Europe, the European Commission's 6-part plan to accelerate and connect local entrepreneurship ecosystems in Europe to help tech start-ups to start and grow in Europe and to scale up to a global level.

LIFE+ 2013 call for proposals
€278 million available for co-financing of projects under three headings: Nature and Biodiversity (NAT); Environment Policy and Governance (ENV); and Information and Communication (INF)
(deadline 25/06/2013; earlier deadlines may apply in different countries)

Restricted to EBAN Members

To access the following advantages you need to contact

Some upcoming opportunities and deadlines for EBAN Members:

» Submission of Proposals for the 8th EBAN Awards to take place during the Congress in Vienna - Deadline April 15th

» Submission of companies for the Shared Deals initiative taking place in the upcoming EBAN Congress - Deadline April 15th

» Call for applications to host the 12th EBAN Winter University (2013/2014) and the 14th EBAN Congress (2014) - Deadline April 15th

In case you have missed these communications please contact the secretariat at

ENTER - Training Financiers for the Film Industry

ENTER EUROPE - training financiers for the European film industry

Peacefulfish launches ENTER EUROPE, a training programme enabling equity investors, business angels, fund managers, bankers and other financing actors to develop their understanding of investment needs and opportunities in the European audio-visual sector, allowing participants to build tailored attractive finance products and services for this industry. Top industry and finance experts will guide participants through a unique financing landscape of European, national, and regional funds and tax schemes to complement and to mitigate risk investment.

1st Workshop in Paris: June 3–4, 2013 

On-line registration until 30th April 2013. Enjoy a 10% discount for EBAN members.


Upcoming events from the EBAN community

11 April
"¿cuánto vale mi startup?: workshop de valoración de empresas en fases iniciales"
Vigo, Spain

11 April
Sophia Business Angels Spring International Venture Academy and Plenary Session
Nice, France

15-17 April
PYMWYMIC Impact Days
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

17-19 April
2013 ACA Summit
San Francisco, California, USA
EBAN Members benefit of ACA Members' rate

18-19 April
FundraiseIT Conference
Belgrade, Serbia

23-26 April
3rd Russian Tech Tour
Moscow & Kazan, Russia

25-26 April
16th MedTech Investing Europe Conference
Lausanne, Switzerland
40% discount for EBAN Members

9 May
Workshop "¿cómo presento mi Proyecto ante Inversores?"
Vigo, Spain

13-14 May
13th EBAN Congress & 8th Awards Ceremony
Vienna, Austria

3-4 June
ENTER - Training Financiers for the Film Industry
Paris, France (1st workshop)
10% discount to EBAN Members for registrations until April 30th

4 June
Nordic Business Angel Training & Dinner
Helsinki, Finland

26 June
Healthtech Summit
London, UK

3 July
SECA Private Equity & Corporate Finance Conference
Zurich, Switzerland

European Early Stage Investors Atlas

Presence of EBAN at events across Europe

Paulo Andrez participated in the University Politécnica de Catalunya Investor's Day 2013 held in Barcelona, Spain.

Paulo Andrez participated in the European Commission Interim evaluation meeting of the Risk-Sharing Finance Facility (RSFF) in Brussels, Belgium.

Alicia Gómez Campos attended the Bulgarian Investment Forum hosted by InvestBulgaria Agency and the Bulgarian Ministry of Economy in Brussels, Belgium.
Alicia Gómez Campos represented EBAN at the EBN Annual Policy Conference in Brussels, Belgium.

Ari Korhonen participated as a speaker in AppCampus, global initiative from Aalto University, Microsoft and Nokia in Espoo, Finland.

Ari Korhonen will speak at the Business Angels Assembly in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Candace Johnson will represent EBAN at EDGE Monaco, event organised by MVCA - Monaco Private Equity & Venture Capital Association.

EBAN membership categories

Full members:
- Business angel networks, federations of networks set up to promote the angel market, business angel groups, angel funds or angel syndicates;
- Early stage venture capital and seed funds

Affiliate members (business angels/private individuals)

Associate members (other organisations)

For additional details and to apply for EBAN membership please follow this link.

EBAN - The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and other Early Stage Market Players

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T: +32 2 626 20 61
F: +32 2 626 20 69

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