Become a host of the European Business Angels Week
Join the organisation of the European Business Angels Week
(EBAW) by hosting your own event
or by opening the door of your existing event to angel investment
. The EBAW will take place from 18th to 24th of November
and will feature a wide diversity of events organised by EBAN members and other organisations willing to contribute to a stronger angel investment market. Would you be willing to actively contribute to the EBAW get in touch with our team
which will help you to set up your local event or link your existing initiative to our calendar of events
EBAN reported earlier this year an European angel investment market size of 5,1 billion Euros
. This represents the highest level ever recorded and confirms angel investing has finally picked up. Although global figures have evolved very positively, significant differences remain in the angel activity levels in different countries. With the EBAW we aim at increasing awareness in emerging angel economies and keeping angel investing in the top of the agenda for those markets where they already perform.
Shape the European angel investment future!
12th Winter University: major early stage investment classroom held in Moscow
The recently created API Accelerator in Moscow turned into an European classroom earlier this month. Over 150 investors and entrepreneurs participated in the 12th EBAN Winter University
co-organised by EBAN and NBAA
. The Winter University is EBAN's leading best practices sharing event and this recent edition in Russia was as expected a unique networking opportunity to early stage market players in Europe. The Winter University was complemented with a full day training which for the first time opened its doors also to entrepreneurs.
Participants of the Winter University can e-mail the Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org
) to access the presentations featured at the event. EBAN members can access them through the Members' Area
EBAN signs MoU with Malaysia BAN
EBAN and MBAN – Malaysia Business Angels Network
, signed on October 8th in Kuala Lumpur a Memorandum of Understanding to increase cooperation between the two organisations. The main objective of this initiative is to provide MBAN with EBAN’s tools to support the development of the emerging local angel investment community, while at the same time learn from Malaysia’s implementation of a recently approved investors’ tax-break. [read press release
The MoU was signed following the visit of a delegation from EBAN to Kuala Lumpur for a a two-days angel investing workshop and per invitation of the EBAN member European Union – Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EUMCCI
). [read visit report
EBAN welcomes 5 new members
APPCampus is a Seed Acceleration Program from Aalto University with 18Million € fund from Microsoft and Nokia to help develop the WP ecosystem across the world bringing innovative Windows Phone Apps to the market. They provide Grants, education online and via a seed acceleration camp, Marketing support and Alumni Network.
EMD Solutions is a consultancy firm based in Russia, which has as its clients a number of organizations and/or start-ups looking for investors who wish to participate in diverse businesses within Russia or in foreign territories. Professional activities include:Multi-disciplinary professional services organization providing business and Government advisory services, IT services, Human Resources services and international business services.
, Malaysia (Reciprocal Membership)
MBAN is the official trade association and governing body for angel investors and clubs in Malaysia. Malaysia has currently 6 BANs and an estimated angel community of 150 angel investors nation-wide. MBAN’s goal within 2013 is to have at least 50 active accredited angel investors in Malaysia.
, United Kingdom (Affiliate)
Stewart Craine's mission is to make solar energy affordable to everyone through long term energy loans. His organisation's activities encompass cross-border deals in emerging markets that focus on investments in infrastructure for the poor in remote villages, such as rural electrification. Craine aims to complement this with sidecar-style funds from other angels groups which are interested in poverty alleviation, impact investment and microfinance communities.
György Halmos Help2Startup,
György Halmos is the first Hungarian Business Angel Affiliate joining EBAN. Halmos is the Managing Director of Help2Startup, a newly created incubator house in Budapest aiming at investing in
50 - 60 startup companies in the first 2 years of its operation. Moreover, Halmos also leads the development of a franchise in order to establish a major regional angel network in Central and Eastern Europe.