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Europe Wakes Up for Banner Year 2016!
 
Dear Global Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Investor Community,
 
 
On this last working day of January, we at EBAN would like to extend our best wishes for great investments, great entrepreneurs, great innovation and great Success Stories, which we will be able to celebrate all year long in 2016 !
 
Everyone today is talking about start-ups and scale-ups.  Well, we think that Europe is waking up for a Banner Year 2016!
 
Whether it is at the CES, Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas where French Tech walked away with 5 Innovation Awards; whether it is in Berlin with Tech Berlin, Scandinavia with amazing mobile, video, and Internet companies coming out of Finland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway; whether it is our Estonian colleagues with its ever growing e-Residency program; Spain heating up for the Mobile World Congress, or our Central European colleagues going full force with innovation and investment in Science or our ESA BIC colleagues conquering Silicon Valley; not to mention the closing of the Rising Tide Europe fund gathering 80 women across 22 countries to invest in Europe's best start-ups, Europe is Waking UP  and showing the world its stuff !
 
We look forward to welcoming all of you physically or virtually at the events below -- the World's first Global Business Angel Forum, InvestHorizon at 4YFN and the MWC, our annual EBAN Congress which will feature Scale-Ups for Europe in May etc. -- all of which will continue EBAN's tradition, now extended to our colleagues at MBAN and ABAN of bringing together the best entrepreneurs with the best Angel Investors to make great Succes Stories !
 
Let us work hard and celebrate together !
 
With kindest regards,
 
Candace Johnson
President
EBAN
Featured News
TBAA, GBAN and EBAN will come together for the World Business Angels Investment Forum in Istanbul!

A truly global gathering of early stage market players across business angel organisations, government institutions and agencies, and the private sector, the 2016 World Business Angels Investment Forum promises to impress. Graciously organised by the Turkish Business Angels Association with EBAN and GBAN, the event offers a series of high-level speakers and international panel discussions. WBAF2016 takes place 21 - 23 February in Istanbul - More information and registration for early-bird tickets here
EBAN Invites you to the 4YFN, World Congress, and InvestHorizon Investment Forum in Barcelona! 
                
              
 
EBAN is pleased to announce that in partnership with IESE and BANC, it will be organising an InvestHorizon Early Stage Camp and Investment Forum in Barcelona in connection with the 4YFN and Mobile World Congress. The Early Stage Camp will offer participating companies the opportunity to learn from the best as 4 coaches will give interactive workshops on investment readiness before they have the chance to test their pitch.
The GSMA Mobile World Congress, the largest mobile industry exhibition on earth, takes place at the same time as 4YFN, an international gathering enabling discussions, meetings, dialogues, and networking among thousands of digital startups, corporations and investors, including accelerators and media from around the world. 
For more information please send us an email at info@eban.org!






Look out for the EBAN 2016 Congress in Porto: Scaleup for Europe! 
The EBAN 2016 Congress is a three day event attended by more than 300 representatives of the early stage financing industry and entrepreneurs from all over the world. The event will take place in Porto, Portugal from the 25-27th of May. The summit will centre on the theme of scaleups and how to help solidify the startup ecosystem in Europe to support startups into the scaleup phase. Business angels, family investors, VC funds, business accelerators, seed funds and venture philanthropists are invited to interact with entrepreneurs from all over Europe and the World! To learn more visit our page here
News From Space
Re-live TEDxESA, fascinating talks on a great stage!
 
The official videos of the first TEDxESA "Science Beyond Fiction" are online now! Take a look at them and get inspired by 3D printing, intelligent robots, space missions, chefs in space, astronauts, space oddities and much more!
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbyvawxScNbvkq6flW2L83cJuCDT9MHmV
EU Comission Workshop on Accessing Finance in Space Industry
The EU Commission's GROWTH is conducting a workshop about access to finance in the space industry on 25 January in Brussels, Belgium. Based on the large number of services and applications it enables, space has a high potential for growth in areas such as telecommunications, navigation and Earth observation. The aim of this event is to provide practical information about available sources of financing and opportunity to meet access to finance experts. It will be an occasion to get a better understanding about practical tools for access to finance including EFSI, COSME and Horizon 2020, both for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and bigger companies. More information about the event and registration can be found here.
The EU Commission's GROWTH is conducting a workshop about access to finance in the space industry on 25 January in Brussels, Belgium. Based on the large number of services and applications it enables, space has a high potential for growth in areas such as telecommunications, navigation and Earth observation. The aim of this event is to provide practical information about available sources of financing and opportunity to meet access to finance experts. It will be an occasion to get a better understanding about practical tools for access to finance including EFSI, COSME and Horizon 2020, both for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and bigger companies. More information about the event and registration can be found here.

In the Press

EBAN Member Startupbootcamp HighTechXL in Top 5 High Impact Incubation Programs 2015
UBI Global presented the five World Top High Impact Incubation Programs 2015 today and High Tech Campus Eindhoven’s Startupbootcamp HighTechXL accelerator is one of them! UBI Global is an influential performance analysis group with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Each year they compile a comprehensive benchmark review of more than 400 incubation programs in over 70 countries...[more]
All-female Nigerian Startup DIYlaw 
takes first place at the Innovating Justice Awards in The Hague
 
DIYlaw.ng, a Nigerian female founded technology company recently won the Innovating Justice Award for the SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge for East and West Africa organised by The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL). The Challenge, which took place over several stages, had over 200 innovators apply. DIYlaw emerged as winners at the finals, which were held in December 2015 during the Innovating Justice Forum at The Peace Palace, The Hague, Netherlands. DIYlaw is made up of Bola Olonisakin, Funkola Odeleye and Odunoluwa Longe...[more]
This month’s section of entrepreneurs of the month features 3 startups that are participating to ePlus Ecosystem, one of the European Projects of which EBAN is an active partner. Click on their logo to watch here their video pitch!
 
EnTech Scientific develops and integrates new underlying technologies resulting in leading edge products and services. 

StemCell2MAX is a biotechnology startup in the field of regenerative medicine with proven market acceptance: internationally recognized innovating discovery (patented and published in Nature) and sales growing track-record. 

The company yottabyte is developing DigMap solution – an open, cloudbased Geographic Information (GI) delivery system for public and private sector users to help them disseminate online spatial and nonspatial digital data.


 
“Vilynx is run by a team of dedicated indviduals who are passionate about changing the way people consume video content. We think there is a better way to showcase video inventory and we are determined to bring a new face to online videos.”
Members News
EBAN Member NFBAN to host Women Economic Empowerment Summit with PwC in February

  
  
The Women Economic Empowerment Summit is an exciting event taking place on 16 February in Helsinki. The summit will focus on barriers to female economic inclusion and opportunities to overcome such barriers, with special emphasis on economic impacts in the areas of social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Guest speakers include Finnish Minister of Transport & Communications Anne Berner, Finnish Parliament Member Elina Lepomaki, Nordea Bank Executive Vice-President Rikka Laine-Tolonen, Women Entrepreneurship and Business Angel Expert Audra Shall, Equileap Co-Founder Diana van Maasdijk, Amara Collaboration Co-Founder Heidi Gutekunst, and PwC Partner Sirpa Juutinen. More information and event registration can be found here

 

EBAN Member Invesdor Opens Europe's Growth Investing Markets to Retail Investors

 

January 12, 2016 - In addition to Finnish businesses, investors can now start to expect to find British, Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish growth companies on the platform. ”This year Invesdor is sure to have something for every investor”, promises Invesdor COO Hanna-Leena Back. ”We have got our international processes up and running and will begin to offer international share offerings right away”, Back says. ”We aim to more than double the number of equity and bond offerings on our platform this year. A large number of these offerings will be cross-border ones”...[more]
 

Amadeus and Sophia Business Angels, EBAN, UNSA and SKEMA, 
Welcome 11 
Entrepreneurs to the International                                                       Venture Academy
                                                 Travel Edition
 
December 30, 2015 - “Open Innovation” and “Entrepreneurship" are the key take-aways of the day at this 2015 autumn edition, where SBA collaborated with Amadeus, the IT technology player fueling the Travel industry, to create a travel-focused day for entrepreneurs and investors alike. The winner for “The Most Investable Company” was the Bulgarian Team from the Austrian-based BliTAB, who also won at EBAN Winter University/Creative Business Cup in Copenhagen in November 2015 through Invest Horizon...[more]

EBAN European Projects


Next Events


February 4

Investment Pitch for Games during Gaming Istanbul 2016
Istanbul, Turkey


February 23-24
Green Innovation and Investment Forum – “Smart Green Industry”
Stuttgart, Germany


February 24
6th ePitch on Sensors & IoT Hardware


February 24

Early Stage Camp & Investment Forum Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain


June 21

HealthTech Summit Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland

EU Project Announcements



Read the Latest Blog Article on the InvestHorizon Early Stage Camp in Copenhagen

Apply for a ePlus Micro Grant here and go to one of the following events:

Fablab Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal

February – June 2016
Arena 42 – IoT Accelerator

March 23
BA06 Event
April 4-7
MIP TV

May
Benelux Venture Forum

June 16-17
Innovative City Convention

June 21-22
Heidelberg Innovation Forum 2016 “IT meets mobility“

      Index

Save the date

25-27th May 2016
Scale Up for Europe: EBAN 2016 Congress Porto
Porto, Portugal

Events of the Month


January 8 - 10
Greek Innovation Forum
Athens, Greece

January 12
"Common Mistakes in Scaling Your Business" Keynote and Pitch
San Francisco, California

January 14
Invesdor Bond Webinar with ICON Real Estate Funds
Online

January 19
seif Impact Investing Congress 2016
Zurich, Switzerland

January 20 - 21
Fast Track HELSINKI / Bootcamp
Helsinki, Finland

January 22
French Private Equity Conference
Paris, France

January 25
Investing in France - Part 1
Online

January 27

Investing in France - Part 2
Online

January 28
Financing Overview for Entrepreneurs - Part 2
Online

February 2 - 3
West Nordic Venture Capital Forum
Gothenburg, Sweden

February 4
Investment Pitch for Games
Istanbul, Turkey

February 10 - 12
LIft Conference
Geneva, Switzerland

February 16
Women Economic Empowerment Summit
Helsinki, Finland

February 17 - 18
CIS Wealth Moscow
Moscow, Russia

February 21 - 23
World Business Angel Forum
Istanbul, Turkey

February 22 - 25
4YFN & World Mobile Congress
Barcelona, Spain

February 23 - 24
Green Innovation and Investment Forum
Stuttgart, Germany

Past Events Featuring EBAN 


25 January
Business Innovation Observatory Conference "Disrupting the future"
Brussels, Belgium
Jacopo Losso, EBAN Assistant General to Secretariat 

19 January
seif Impact Investing Congress
Zurich, Switzerland
Hedda Pahlson Moller, EBAN Board member and Chair of EBAN Impact Investing Committee

17 December

"Porto Scaleup Strategy"
Porto, Portugal
Ricardo Luz

27 November
Amadeus International Venture Academy

Sophia Antipolis, France
Candace Johnson. EBAN President

New Members


 


  Fabrice Testa





 Denis Avrilionis





  Hungarian Business Angel       Network

From the Blog

Important Early Stage Market News


China Equity Group sets up in London to back European                                 Startups
 

Crowdfunder MyMicroInvest self-crowdfunds 
€1 million in 17                         minutes
      
Resources








2015 Co-Investment with Business Angels Compendium

 
 





"Fostering business angels activities in support of SME growth" Guidebook



Raising Finance for Europe's Small & Medium-Sized Businesses



Business Angel Feature - January 2016
 
Opportunities
 

Seedstars Summit: The Entrepreneur Summit for Emerging Markets takes place on 3 March in Lausanne Switzerland. Get your tickets here and enjoy at 15% discount pass until January 31! 
 
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