11th Winter University, Istanbul 17-18 January 2013
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11th EBAN Winter University

Highlighted Speakers

With the Winter University approaching, we invite you to check the event agenda, which in this edition is mainly focused in providing you with key information on how to improve your exits. Below you will find some of the speakers who kindly accepted our challenge to share their expertise with the European early stage investing community.

Tugrul Atamer, Co-President of World Entrepreneurship Forum

Önder Halisdemir, CEO & Board Member of Aktif Bank

Baris Aksoy, Director at Intel Capital

Jacques Putzeys, Co-founder and former CEO of NASDAQ Europe (Easdaq)

Dusan Stojanovic, Founder of True Global Ventures
Matthias Ummenhofer, Head Venture Capital at European Investment Fund

Follow the link to have an overview of all confirmed speakers' biographies.


Day 1 | 17 January | pre-Winter University
EBAN Institute Workshops
WS1 - Social Media for Business Angel Networks
WS2 - Designing Business Angel Co-Investment schemes with public funds
WS3 - Investment readiness for entrepreneurs
WS4 - Preparing and positioning a start up for the successful exit
WS5 - How to set up a successful BAN
WS6 - How to excel in pitching for angel investors?

WS7 - Gust Platform Basic Training
WS8 - Gust Platform Advanced Training
Day 1 | 17 January  | pre-Winter University
VIP Dinner
Day 1 | 18 January  | Winter University

Welcome and Opening Speeches 
- Baybars Altuntas, TBAA President
- Onder Halisdemir, CEO Aktif bank
- Nazım Ekren, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey & Rector of Istanbul Commerce University
- Paulo Andrez, EBAN President

Importance of Business Angels for the World Entrepreneurial EcosystemKey Note Speaker: Tugrul Atamer, World Entrepreneurship Forum co-President

How I did 3 successful exits which where all announced between June 27th and July 2, 2012! by Dusan Stojanovik, True Global Ventures - France

What's new in BAN activities? Current trends by Benjamin Wattinne, Gust

The European exit market perspective for the next 5 years and future EIF initiatives by Matthias Ummenhofer, European Investment Fund

How Business Angel Networks can benefit from a win win relationship with governments/European institutions. Case study: Germany by Ute Guenther, BAND-Germany, EBAN Board

Parallel Sessions

Room 1 : Syndicates : Different Forms of Investing/Exiting together
Moderator: Albert Colomer, ESBAN-Spain, EBAN Executive Committee
- Riku Asikainen, FiBAN – Finland
- Michael Culligan, HBAN –Ireland*

Room 2 : Different Business Models for  BANs
Moderator: Adnan Akdemir, Board Member TBAA - Turkey
- Baybars Altuntas, Links Angel BAN - Turkey, EBAN Executive Committee
- Peter Braun, Mountain Club – Switzerland, EBAN Board Member

Room 3 : Co-Investment Models with Public Authorities. Asymmetric exits?
Moderator: Paulo Andrez, EBAN President
- Konstantin Foken, NBAA - Russia, EBAN Board
- Jenny Tooth, UKBAA – United Kingdom*

Room 4: Angel investment and Youth entrepreneurship
Moderator: Kazim Yalcinoglu, Metutech BAN - Turkey
- Mahmut N. Ozdemir, Koc University - Turkey
- Chris Curtis, CGI International – Canada

Shared Deals Competition Part I presented by Aleksandar Cabrillo, SBAN - Serbia, EBAN Board Member

Recipes of Super Angels for successful exits
Moderator: Candace Johnson, Sophia Business Angels – France, EBAN Board Member
- Frank Motte, Business Angel - Germany*
- Ari Korhonen, Business Angel - Finland, EBAN Vice-President

Exiting on stock markets in the next 5 years
Moderator: Mehmet Onur Partal, Venture Capital & Angel lnvestment Group Leader, lstanbul Development Agency
- Jacques Putzeys, former CEO and co-founder of Easdaq (now Nasdaq Europe)
- Luis Laginha, Member of the Management Committee of NYSE Euronext

Shared Deals Competition Part II presented by Claire Munck (Be Angels - Belgium, EBAN Board Member)*

Corporate Venture and Angel’s Exits
Moderator : Yusuf Karsi, Aktif Bank - Turkey
- Tanja Kufner, Executive Director at Wayra/ Telefónica Digital - Germany
- Baris Aksoy, Director at Intel Capital - USA

Closing Session
- Baybars Altuntas, TBAA President
- Paulo Andrez, EBAN President

* to be confirmed

Short links:

WU Agenda
EBAN Institute Workshops


lstanbul Commerce University
Ragıp Gümüşpala Caddesi, No: 84
Eminönü 34378, İstanbul

Register by November 30th for Early-Bird rates

Benefit from an early-bird rate comprising a 10% rebate in both, the Winter University and the complementary EBAN Institute workshops. Please find all related information available in the event website.
Standard registration rates:
» WU EBAN Member €165
» WU Non-EBAN Member €400
» EBAN Institute Workshops EBAN Member €110
» EBAN Institute Workshops non-EBAN Member €150
» VIP Dinner €69 (no early-bird rate)
To register please proceed to the following link

The Winter University is the right setting to:

- network with peers
- debate Europe's trends (eg. exits, angel syndicates, BAN business models, co-investment funds, crowdfunding and much more)
- learn how to improve your network and investment decisions
- discover "Shared Deals" from our members

Recommended Reading:

Why Investors Are Flocking To Turkey by Informilo

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