September 17, 2014
September 18, 2014
Arabreneur, in partnership with USAID and Startup Bootcamp, the largest European network of accelerators, organizes the Third Angel Pitching Event on September 18th at the Al-Khuzama in Ramallah.
Arabreneur’s aim is to engage young entrepreneurs in their development and provide them with facilities to use their creativity and time to develop startup companies that will provide them economic and social growth. Through Arabreneur, the entrepreneurs find facilities, mentors, investors, working spaces and a global network where they get support in the setup of their own company.
After the successful first pitching event last November, four startups received investment from Arabreneur and several local and international investors. In four months these companies have already accelerated their development tremendously. One company expanded its market by signing contracts in Jordan, KSA, Dubai, Iraq and Canada. A second company was selected from among many international startups as the first Palestinian startup to take part in the Microsoft Ventures acceleration program. Another company attended the Google Blackbox program in Silicon Valley.
During the second pitching event on April 6th, Arabreneur showcased seven new promising Palestinian startups for the Arabreneur Venture Fund and other angel investors interested in new investment opportunities. The companies presented various exciting products, including an online game, a platform for MENA freelancers, an Arabic website builder, a platform for online therapy, a mobile image recognition application, and an ingredient-based recipe website. The seven companies passionately pitched their ideas to the public, showing high levels of professionalism and dedication.
During this third unique event, innovative startups will present their companies to Angel Investors and Venture Capitals.
Join this historic occasion and witness Palestinian Entrepreneurs laying the foundation for another “Startup Nation”!
September 19, 2014
The ENTER Europe expert workshop for investors and lenders will be held on 19 September 2014 in the brand new venue of Cap Digital in the heart of Paris. Please, check the full programme and apply today!
Registration is extended until 18 August 2014!
What is ENTER EUROPE?
Develop attractive lending and investment products for the audio-visual industry
You are interested in understanding how to create new and innovative funding products for the European film and games sector? You are an investor, business angel, manager of a venture capital fund, a banker, or a financial intermediary, wanting to make more educated financing decisions and to minimise your investment risk?
Apply today for ENTER Europe and get the unique chance to:
Join an intensive specialised one-day workshop in Paris or a workshop customised to support your product development if you are an organisation.
Participants will work with experienced financing and industry experts on the development of their own innovative financing tools. The focus of the training lies on better assessing the credit-worthiness of SMEs in the Creative Industries and their actual profit-margins, on dealing with ‘intangible assets’ such as intellectual property rights, on modern risk mitigation strategies and on understanding how to use the EU’s new Loan Guarantee Facility.
Furthermore, it will introduce the participants to investment leverage opportunities like European, national, and regional funds and tax schemes as well as to new lending models bringing together lenders, investors, and guarantors.
The program is complemented by a 6-week individual online training, an online access to a collection of expert data and insider publications and a high-level networking event at the Film London Production Finance Market.
Apply for ENTER EUROPE – the professional training for financiers of the European audio-visual industry, supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.
Don´t miss this opportunity and apply now at www.enter-training.net/eu
New application deadline: 18th August, 2014.
September 22, 2014 – September 26, 2014
On September 22-26, 2014, President Ivo Josipović of Croatia will host GEC2: The Entrepreneurial Mindset in Zagreb, Dubrovnik and Split. President Ivo Josipović of Croatia is the high patron. Co-hosts are Prefect Dubrovnik-Neretva County Nikola Dobroslavić and the Mayor of the City of Split Ivo Baldasar.
The gathering will explore new approaches from around the world that are inspiring and empowering more citizens to start thinking like entrepreneurs and sharpening the underlying skills that enable them to succeed. Over the past six years, the Global Entrepreneurial Congress (GEC) has evolved into a premier annual gathering of startup champions from 140 nations dedicated to building and strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems that fuel advances in innovation and economic growth.
Entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, thought leaders and policy-makers work together to help new firms start and scale. GEC2 has emerged to fill a need for more in-depth collaboration.
September 24, 2014
On Wednesday September 24, VC4Africa presents the “Future of Angel Investing in Africa” Investor Summit at DEMO Africa 2014 in Lagos, Nigeria, together with various partners.
The event will be the first time networks like Cairo Angels, Lagos Angels Network, Ghana Angel Investors Network, Africa Angels Network, Angel Africa List and others come together to meet, exchange best practices, share lessons learned and set the road map for the future. Experts from organisations such as infoDev, the WorldBank, African Development Bank, the European Business Angels Networks (EBAN), the VC4Africa Investor Network and others are invited to join the conversation too.
This Investor Summit on the afternoon of Wednesday September 24 will bring together internationally renowned investors and will conclude with an exclusive investor-only cocktail on the evening of September 24 for those who are joining DEMO Africa 2014, the annual event where innovative African entrepreneurs come to launch their products and announce to Africa and the world what they have developed, happening September 25th and 26th. Both are scheduled to take place at the Oriental Hotel Lagos, Nigeria.
The program of the Investor Summit will focus on knowledge exchange between the continent’s various angel investors and angel investor networks and focus on the roadmap of the future of angel investing in Africa. The program will consist of speakers, break-away sessions and fireside chats. Investors will be both local and international and will consist of angel investors, impact investors, venture capital funds, corporates (corporate venture capital); all focused on early stage SME investing.
Key note speakers, more info and tickets through this link: https://vc4africa.biz/
September 29, 2014 – September 30, 2014
YOU ARE A START-UP, ENTREPRENEUR ?
- Looking for investment to finance your business in the following sectors: ICT, Green Tech, Agri-food, Tourism, Energy?
- Willing to explore new international partnerships and market opportunities?
- In need of advice on investment and connections to prospect on regional markets?
Participate in the Euro-Mediterranean Investment Academy and get regional Investment & business connections!
29 September 2014, 14:00-18:30 Investor/start-up workshop (upon selection)
- Pitching of 8-10 start-ups (local & International)
- Individual feedback by investors & experts
30 September 2014, EuroMed@Change Conference & Business Forum
- An official event of EUROPEAN SME WEEK
- Meet 100 local, Mediterranean & European start-ups, SMEs, clusters and EU institutions.
- See the preliminary agenda of the conference
September 29, 2014 – September 30, 2014
BCN Business Angels, “Fundación INLEA” and the City Hall of Barcelona through Barcelona Activa, launch the Re-Invest in Future- Angel Plan, a training plan aimed to form, mainly, people with experience and equity in order to boost businesses. The program is oriented to people, generally executives and businessmen with a certain financial capacity, in order to expand their knowledge on this field and begin to make their first investments accompanied by experts.
Re-Invest in Future-Angel Plan has an accompanying format program, supporting the new Business Angels in their involvement in new projects or in companies with changes required. In addition, the speakers who are involved are professional and successful businessmen from different industries looking forward to share their knowledge and experience of this field.
This training plan takes place in Barcelona the 29th and 30th of September, from 9:30 to 18:00 hours.
The training plan requires a minimum number of 8 participants.
It will be run in Spanish.