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France confers Legion of Honour on LSE CEO Xavier Rolet
Dear Global Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Early Stage Market Community,

It was with great emotion that I was honored to attend the ceremony yesterday where Xavier Rolet, the CEO of the London Stock Exchange Goup was presented with the Legion of Honor by the French government. Xavier Rolet is a "grand homme" in the truest sense of the word. He has been a consistent promoter of the Capital Markets Union of Europe and has stewarded the proposed London Stock Exchange Group - Deutsche Boerse merger which will make theory into reality. Not only this, Xavier has been a visionary in creating the Elite program for Europe's most promising start-ups to scale-up and has been an entrepreneur and angel investor himself. Congratulations, Xavier Rolet and thank you for your commitment to a unified Europe of entrepreneurs and investors.

With kindest regards,

Candace Johnson
President
EBAN 
Featured News
European Summer Academy on Technology & Entrepreneurship in Thessaloniki
On  July 14th, 2016, the Hellenic Business Angels Network (HeBAN), together with the Alexander Innovation Zone of Thessaloniki, OK!Thess, Thessaloniki Business Angels and the Municipality of Thessaloniki, organized a very successful public event on “Business Angels and Startups Opportunities: Incentives for Investors” in Thessaloniki, Greece. The event aimed to raise awareness among Greek investors and startups on potential practices and strategies for increasing the success rate of startups. It comprised keynote presentations and round-table discussions featuring the following distinguished experts:
  • Baybars Altuntas (President of TBAA and Vice-President of EBAN)
  • Angelos Angelou (Founder of Angelou Economics & International Accelerator, Austin, USA)
  • Dimitris Tsingos (Founder of StartTech Ventures and Co-founder of HeBAN)
  • Giannis Papadopoulos (Chairman of the Hellenic Venture Capital Association, Co-Founder and CEO of Attica Ventures)
  • Theodoros Karaoglou (Member of the Greek Parliament)
  • Simon Bensasson (Thessaloniki City Council, Coordinator of OK!Thess)
  • Pantelis Angelidis (President of the Alexander Innovation Zone)
Read the full article here.
EBAN Leads Workshop on Startup Funding at TechnologyBIZ in Naples
 On July 7, 2016, EBAN’s Director of Secretariat Jacopo Losso together with BANC’s Coordinator Alex D’Espona, led a workshop titled “In the Investor’s Mind” in Naples, Italy at the TechnologyBIZ. The workshop focused on defining the characteristics of a business angel and the ways in which entrepreneurs can raise their chances of obtaining funding from these. Specific advice on what to include in a pitch and how to present it, as well as how to attract more investors were discussed.

Read the full article here.
 
GEN Accepting Applications for Startup Open
The Global Entrepreneurship Network recently opened applications for the 2016 Startup Open to identify, recognize and support promising new startups from around the world. The global champion receives a free trip to Johannesburg, South Africa in March 2017 for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. 
High-Tech Venture Days
HighTech Startbahn presents High-Tech Venture Days on October 18th – 19th, 2016, Dresden, Germany

Featuring pitches from 40 hightech ventures (excluding apps and eCommerce) from all over Europe, this is the 4th such event organized by Startbahn and is expected to attract more than 70 investors from all over the world. High-Tech Venture Days distinguishes itself from other pitching events by foregoing speeches and keynotes in favor of focusing solely on pitches. Attendees will include Startbahn partners and leading representatives in ICT, Telco, Laser & Manufacturing - #Vodafone, TRUMPF and GmbH + Co. KG, among others.
European Commission Projects
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Save the Date
29-30 November 2016
EBAN Winter University
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Events of the Month
July 17-22
World Investment Forum 2016: Investing in Sustainable Development
Nairobi, Kenya
Past Events Featuring EBAN
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Business Angels & Startups Opportunities: Incentives For Investors
Thessaloniki, Greece
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Important Early Stage Market News

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Opportunities
European Commission is accepting suggestions from entrepreneurs, start-uppers and stakeholders through a public consultation on how to improve the start-up ecosystem in Europe. The ‘Start-ups in Europe' questionnaire includes queries related to the phases of the life cycle of a company. Contribute!
Web Summit 2016 in Lisbon
Web Summit is “Europe’s largest and most important technology marketplace”. This year there are 50,000+ Attendees, 7,000+ CEOs, 65% Senior Management, 20,000+ Companies, 150+ Countries.
 
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EmTech  Venture Point 2016
Tech startups can participate at an investment forum with the aim of gaining visibility and to meet investors who can be interested and can accelerate their projects.

20% discount for EBAN MEMBERS (Get in touch with us!)

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EBAN 2015 Statistics Compendium


GUST and Fundacity 2015 Accelerator Report


European Small Business Finance Outlook, June 2016
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