14th Annual EBAN Congress & Awards
LAST SEATS AVAILABLE
The Power of the Collective: Business Angels, Seed Funds, Accelerators & Incubation Space
19-20 May 2014 | Dublin, Ireland
Paulo Andrez, President of EBAN
EBAN's annual congress is around the corner and I would like to highlight why this year's event is so unique. If you haven't done so, I invite you to explore the congress agenda and join the 300 professionals already registered with us before we run out of seats. Two things will not change though: our focus to deliver a great learning moment and our commitment to engage you in the solutions to our market's challenges. Why you should come:
Focus in collaboration
We will explore how angel investors, business accelerators, incubators, VCs, family offices, venture philanthropists and policy makers can better collaborate.
Learning from Ireland
Ireland is recognised for its solid angel syndicates as well for its strong links between the angel community and business incubation centers (BICs)
High concentration of investors
As never before we will welcome many investors - specially business angels, some of which worldwide references in the angel scene.
Full of surprises
We will publicly launch a few of initiatives that will help to boost European early stage investments and draw a new perspective on the impact of the angel activity.
The EBAN Awards
Our community's best practices and successes will be under the spotlight. Would that be you? Deadline for applications is Friday 9th May.
To speed up your way to the Congress find below some helpful links.
See you in Dublin!
EBAN and HBAN address a special thank you note to the local supporters of the EBAN Congress
Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. EI provides equity investment, expert mentors, incubation programs, and a unique global network of 30 offices to accelerate their growth.
Ireland’s only full service international law firm Eversheds is an expert adviser to start-ups and investors alike. At the EBAN Congress in Dublin, we will discuss the legal services available to investors, with particular focus on the areas of strategic importance when establishing the business angel/start-up relationship.
MoU signed with Istanbul Stock Exchange for the promotion of European Early Stage Investing
and Istanbul Stock Exchange
will celebrate the Signing Ceremony of the MoU on European Early Stage Investments Financing
, with the scope to establish a mutually beneficial relationship built on support, development and promotion of angels' activities in parallel to cultural cooperation. Borsa Istanbul, which has recently closed a strategic agreement with NASDAQ, will celebrate the agreement on May 14th in Istanbul (Turkey) to which will follow
a panel entitled “Early Stage Financing Techniques for Entrepreneurs with the participation of EBAN and TBAA representatives Paulo Anrez and Baybars Altuntas
EBAN welcomes 3 new members!
Fe-Ve SAS, France (Business Accelerator)
Fe-Ve is a catalyst business accelerator with a clear scope for innovation, supporting startups in developing their ideas as well as getting access to finance. With a key expertise in the field of technology transfer, Fe-Ve helps their teams by helping to make the transfer from research results to innovation and into the market - closing the “valley of death”.
SuperFounders CLUB, Macedonia (Business Accelerator)
SuperFounders Skopje is a localised full-service pre-seed startup acceleration programme. They provide local resources, international networking and esteemed mentorship in the local ecosystem towards the implementation of different level programmes to support development of emerging companies. It is a part of the SuperFounders network.
Jan M Koivurinta, United Kingdom (Affiliate Member)
Jan is a seasoned angel investor with an extensive background in M&A. As an active board member of large multinationals and an active investor, he mainly targets industrial and technological companies, driving them from the representation stage up to the transformation and acqusition.
EBAN Members & Partners' News & Updates
Support through the VP/SI method continues to increase with over €2.5 billion invested since inception and average financial support per VPO increasing almost 20% to €6.2 million from 2011 to 2012.
The level of angel investment in Western Europe took a tumble in April, according to data from Zephyr, the M&A database published by BvD.
Interview with Riivo Anton on Angel Investing
Riivo started as by founding a consulting business focused on attracting R&D funding for Estonian companies. The company [Civitta] has now 120 employees in 5 countries, becoming the largest independent consulting company in the region.
As part of the Horizon 2020 programme
, the European Commission is picking potentially disruptive businesses to invest and support as part of the SME Instrument. Your business could receive up to €3 million in funding, and world-class business support and mentorship.
Angel Investment Handbook by infoDev
Launching an angel network in any environment is challenging. A diversity of models and structures have been successful worldwide, and this guidebook -produced by infoDev- (The World Bank) will navigate the decision-making process at various stages, providing real examples.
This survey captures data and market perspectives from 125 impact investors. As in previous years, it is focused on investing organisations from foundations to financial institutions and did not include individual investors.