Building Successful High Tech Businesses - Alpine High Tech Venture Forum
The Alpine High Tech Forum, an event hosted by the Eureka High-Tech Investment Programme which EBAN is part of, was a unique opportunity to get to know the most innovative and promising startups in the fields of ICT, life sciences and cleantech operating in the Alpine regions of Europe. From the 24-25 of June in the Swiss Tech Convention Centre of the EPFL campus of Lausanne, Switzerland, 56 SMEs from the EUREKA community, Canton de Vaud and surrounding French, Italian and German regions pitched to a broad audience of VCs and Business Angels from all over Europe.
Before the award ceremony which entitled the 15 winners of the Alpine High Tech Venture Forum to participate in the European Venture Summit this 7-8 December in Düsseldorf, the closing ceremony of this 2 day event consisted in a panel on the steps entrepreneurs have to take after raising funding.
The panel discussion was moderated by Ms. Patrice McCauley (Tech Tour) and saw the participation of 6 high profile investors and business angels among which Peter E. Braun, EBAN Board member and CEO of Mountain Club. The other panellists were: Alexander Stoeckle (b-to-v Partners AG), Claude Florin (A3 Angels), Jean Schmitt (Jolt Capital), Alessio Beverina (Panakes Partners) and Adrienne Corboud (Innovation and Technology transfer at EPFL).
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Rising Tide Venture Europe Fund - 99 Women Angels Making History
It is with great excitement that EBAN is also reporting on the initiative it had announced at its Global Angel Summit Annual Congress on 06-08 May in Eindhoven with the official launch of its Rising Tide Venture Europe Fund in cooperation with Kauffman Foundation, Rising Tide Fund USA/Next Wave and Go Beyond Investing under the leadership of EBAN President Emeritus Brigitte Baumann and EBAN President Candace Johnson. This will gather 99 women across Europe with some slots held open for our colleagues in Africa, MENA and the USA to put together a 1 million +Euro fund for Early Stage Investments. The Fund will invest in 7-10 deals over a 12-18 month period. The lead investors are nine women with significant angel investing experience who want to support a new generation of angel investors investing a minimum of € 10 000 each. The other 90 investors will be women that are new and emerging angel investors (investing € 10 000 - € 30 000 each) and will learn about angel investing both via training sessions and being able to see how the 9 experts conduct due diligence and make the investments. All will be accredited investors as applicable in various countries. Go Beyond Investing is managing the European program. It is led by Brigitte Baumann, President Emeritus EBAN, EBAN Angel Investor of the Year 2014. Brigitte and Candace will be one of the 9 leaders of the Fund.
Registration is now open for the 90 women who would like to join the program that will start shortly.
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Congratulations to our Partner Gust for the Launch of Tech.London
On June 15th in London’s City Hall, Gust
, the leading platform for startup funding, presented its innovative Tech.London platform to the World.
is a comprehensive online platform connecting and supporting London’s expanding entrepreneurship ecosystem. It includes all the latest information and resources that people in London need to access opportunities in the tech sector, connect with each other, and grow their businesses. It is also includes an updated database on London's startups and early-stage business investment opportunities, London’s startup events, career opportunities, education courses, and news on the city's technology and digital community.
Tech.London is the result of intensive collaboration between Gust, IBM, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson and a wide number of partners from London’s tech community . The Platform was built by startup investment specialist Gust and is delivered via IBM's Bluemix cloud platform.
EBAN, represented by its Board Member Peter Braun, was present at the official launch of Tech.London along with Gust Founder and CEO David S. Rose (in picture).
We want to congratulate Gust for this ground-breaking platform that will ensure London’s position as a leading tech hub in Europe!
Dusan Stojanovic - EBAN Angel of the Year 2013 - Donation to Best Women Entrepreneurial Project
After his last exit, Super Angel and serial entrepreneur Dusan Stojanovic decided to donate 35’000 Euros to the three best female entrepreneurs that respect the following criteria: Watch the Video!
As of the closing date, 157 candidates completed the application. 32 were from Stockholm, 26 from San Francisco, 19 from Singapore, 12 from Gothenburg, 9 from New York, 6 from Paris, 3 from Berlin, 3 from Hong Kong, 2 from Beijng and the rest from 32 other cities/countries.
After narrowing down to 12 candidates from 157 in the first phase and completing a first round of judging on the projects, Dusan selected 4 amazing candidates who will be doing a 4 min pitch each on the 1 July via webex. The 4 remarkable ladies are:
Adrianna Tan (Singapore) - Wobe
Elsa Dsilva (Mumbai, India) - Safecity
Kristina Lagerstedt (Gothenburg, Sweden) - 1928 Diagnostics
Patricia Compas-Markman (San Francisco) - DayOne Response
The other 8 outstanding women in the top 12 will also be doing 2 min introductions during the webex.
These 8 outstanding ladies are:1) Anu Bhardwaj - San Diego 2) Bonnie Roupe - Stockholm 3) Keren Wong - Beijing 4) Anna Omstedt - Sweden 5) Jennifer Schenker - Paris 6) Ghazaleh Koohestanian - Berlin 7) Ariane Smith - NY 8) Karena Belin - HK
Judging criteria will be based on:
1) Having Key Milestones
2) Potential to change the world
3) Motivation for donation
Stay tuned to know about the winners! The final is this July 1st.