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European Early Stage Investors Winter University - API Accelerator Moscow

Registration open for the Europe's leading early stage investment academy

12th EBAN Winter University & Bootcamp
2-3 October 2013  |  Moscow, Russia


EBAN and Russia's National Business Angels Network NBAA will be hosting the next European Early Stage Investors' academy in the recently launched API Accelerator in the heart of Moscow.

The academy will integrate three initiatives being EBAN's 12th Winter University, NBAA's 4th Annual Congress and EBAN's 1st full-day Bootcamp. The Winter University will combine the knowledge and interests of international and national investors in a learning-focused event targeted at bringing practitioners together to discuss common challenges.

With a booming start-up and investment community, the Winter University will bring up debate and learning on exits, business angel networks, discovering new pools of potential angels, crowdfunding, standardisation of legal documents, business accelerators and much more.

We invite you to register for a package ticket at early bird rate until August 20th. 

About the Bootcamp
EBAN's BootCamp will bring together investors and entrepreneurs for the first-time for a unique learning multi-perspective experience. With a morning common track on the state of the art of early stage investing, the afternoon will break into 4 different rooms targeted to angel investors, business angel network managers, early stage fund managers and access to finance. A practical approach with case studies and live pitches will complete the set. 

The Million Dollar Mind Game
A first time for EBAN but certainly a well known game in Russia, we will be hosting the Million Dollar Mind Game on topics related to early stage investing which will challenge you to be collect awards and reputation amongst your peers.

Learn more about the Winter University and register on wumoscow2013.com

EBAN President meets Lithuanian EU Presidency

On a meeting with the Lithuanian Finance Ministry in Vilnius, Paulo Andrez highlighted the role of business angels and early stage funds, as key players for economic recovery across Europe and challenged the recently empowered EU Presidency to act on that behalf. The visit to Lithuania was promoted by EBAN's participation in the conference "I love Europe – why? The single market" in the context of the Lithuanian EU Presidency by invitation of the French Lithuanian Chamber of Commerce on which an outlook of European early stage investment and market trends were presented to the audience. During his stay, the EBAN President also met with a group of business angels associated to the Lithuanian "Business Angels Fund I" which are doing a remarkable job and a record of 1,5 million Euros investment in 2012. 

EBAN welcomes Czech ICT Allianz and Kilburn & Strode LLP

With a new member in Czech Republic, EBAN is now represented through its members in 30 countries!

Czech ICT Allianz, Czech Republic (SME Associate)
Czech ICT Allianz has joined EBAN as a SME Associated member with interest in co-operation with other countries and sharing of international co-operation. Czech ICT Allianz provides training to startup companies, co-operation with Czech start-ups with the intention of promoting them internationally to potential investors through conferences, business missions and trade fair.

Kilburn & Strode LLP, United Kingdom (Associate Non-Financial)
Kilburn & Strode LLP has joined EBAN as an Associate Non-Financial member. With an earned reputation as one of Europe's top intellectual property firms, their interest arises in the development and protection of original business ideas and their international promotion. With a tailored service, they operate in an in-house counsel.

EBAN Partners' Updates

Gust: Highlights from the 2nd Annual Venture Forward Conference
«With the recent SEC ruling permitting the general solicitation of private securities, the timing of Venture Forward provided the perfect platform for industry leaders to discuss the future challenges and implications of regulatory change, market trends, and share their thoughts on the best way forward. “Venture Forward is unique in the way it brings together selected industry leaders, creating a special forum where exceedingly candid and thought-provoking discussions can take place," says John O. Huston of Ohio TechAngels Funds.»

Gust: Three Key Points on Term Sheets
Collection of videos from New Zealand seed fund investment director Chris Twiss from valuation to portfolio diversification.

Zephyr: Q3’s early angel investment beneficiaries include online furniture retailer
«There had been a total of 10 European transactions involving angel investors, worth an aggregate deal value of EUR 22 million. Half of this amount is attributable to one deal»

      EBAN Partner
Gust - venture forward
EBAN Research Sponsor



EstBAN: Interview with Ivar Siimar on angel investing (source: Forbes Estonia)
Serial entrepreneur, business angel with hands-on attitude, founder & godfather of EstBAN Ivar Siimar sharing his thoughts.

ACA (USA): Why is the ACA Making a Big Deal about the SEC Ruling on General Solicitation?
Last week's SEC ruling on General Solicitation sounds an alarm to angel investors in the US on several grounds.


Number of investments doubling in Turkey comparing to previous two years (source: 212)

A Look at Italy’s Enacted Regulations for Equity Crowdfunding (source: Crowd Valley)

All UK small firms now eligible for £100m angel fund (source: Business Zone)

From US to Europe: an elusive carried interest definition (source: Unquote.com)

Startups, investors, and the Brazilian Way (source: StartUp Beat)


Agreement on "HORIZON 2020": the EU's research and innovation programme for the years 2014 to 2020


Your free digital guide to angel investing
by What Investment

Bringing Culture to your Current Investments
by Delivering Happiness

EBAN Gold Members

Aktif Bank - EBAN Gold Member HERDEM&Co. - EBAN Gold Member  

EBAN represents the largest marketplace for entrepreneurs. By joining EBAN you support the leading European organisation focused in improving the investment conditions for early stage investors to reach its mission and goals. We offer a unique combination of ways to meet angel investors, combining our passion, expertise and networking within the sector.

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 non-investing Market Players

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

Restricted to EBAN Members

Some of the opportunities below may be restricted to EBAN Members.

Call for Trainers
EBAN is looking for experts interested in joining EBAN Institute's pool of trainers. Would you be willing to apply, please send your application form together with a CV and other supporting documents to info@eban.org. Damaged file from previous Flash is now corrected. 

€5.1 billion market shows European angels on the rise!
Download the European Business Angel Investment Statistics for 2012:



Raising Business Angel Investment - European Booklet for Entrepreneurs by EBAN and HBAN

Raising Business Angel Investment - European Booklet for Entrepreneurs

Request your copy and share it with your community to increase the quality of your deal flow. Would you be willing to have this guide translated into your local language please ask the Secretariat for contract procedures.

Upcoming events from the EBAN community and partners

17-18 September
Exits: Startups
San Francisco, USA
Special conditions for EBAN Members

17-20 September
The UK & Ireland Tech Tour
Dublin, Ireland
Edinburgh, Scotland

18-21 September
19th International Conference on Small and Medium Enterprises (ICSME)
Durban, South Africa 

23-24 September
Tech Growth Summit
Berlin, Germany

25-26 September
17th MedTech Investing Conference
London, United Kingdom
5 Complementary Passes for EBAN Members
40% Discount for Non-EBAN Members. More information at info@eban.org

26th September
6th Southeast Europe Private Equity & Venture Capital Forum
Zagreb, Croatia

2-3 October
12th EBAN Winter University
Moscow, Russia

12-13 November
Cleantech Summit
Milan, Italy

18-24 November
European Business Angels Week

27-28 November 
4th CleanTech Investing Seminar
Lausanne, Switzerland 

European Early Stage Investors Atlas

Presence of EBAN team across Europe

Paulo Andrez presented "Trends on early stage investing in Europe" at InnoBAN's Investment Forum in Vigo, Spain.

Paulo Andrez present in the context of the "I love Europe, Why? The Single Market" event held on the occasion of Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Baybars Altuntas appointed "Ambassador of the World Entrepreneurship Forum to Turkey and Balkan Regions".

Baybars Altuntas will speak on behalf of EBAN on the International Forum on Financial Systems in Istanbul, Turkey.


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