EBAN is a non-profit association representing the interests of early stage investors across Europe. Established in 1999 by a group of pioneer BANs in Europe and EURADA (European Association of Development Agencies), EBAN is today a pan-European organisation that connects early-stage market players from Europe and all over the world.

By joining EBAN, you will become part of a global community and share ideas with like-minded investors and ready-to-investment startups.

To become a member :

Download the application form, fill it and send it to info@eban.org. For the corporate membership, download the E-Xcelerator application form, fill it and send it to the same address.


Membership advantages

Membership categories


Business Angel Networks
National or regional, commercial or industry sector networks that foster means of introduction between small / medium sized companies and private investors with market experience (business angels)
Associate Members
Organisations which do not fit in full membership categories (networks, federations, accelerators, early stage funds, crowdfunding platforms) but have evident interest in the business angel industry. Special fee for SMEs (€500/year)
Affiliate Members
Business Angels or Private individuals who have invested or intend to invest in small and medium size businesses. They usually have broad market knowledge and provide both finance and expertise or business skills to the enterprise
Corporate Members
Special category that allows corporations to join the E-Xcelerator®, an EBAN group set up to develop a working alliance between Accelerators and Business Angel Networks across Europe, focusing on engagement and best practice

Early Stage Funds and Seed Funds
Private equity firms or funds investing in emerging startups in the equity gap (€500,000 - €3 million)
Crowdfunding Platforms
Platforms that provide a way for a large number of people to provide money in small increments
Academic Members and Researchers
Professors or researchers interested on entrepreneurship and the early stage ecosystem
Business Accelerators
Highly competitive programs that include full mentorship and culminate in a public pitch event

Business and Startup Incubators
Programs that help startups in their very initial phases to get the optimal conditions to grow
Government Associated Bodies
National, regional or local public or semipublic organisms with support of the public administration
Chambers of Commerce
Local associations that promote the interests of the business community in a particular place.
Network Federations
A number of business angel networks that decide to join and act as a group at some levels

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*According to the EBAN Statutes, membership will be automatically renewed at the beginning of each membership period. Any member may withdraw at any moment by sending a notice of its decision in writing to EBAN headquarters, at least three months before the end of the membership period. Any withdrawal shall take effect at the end of the membership period. Pro-data applies for mid-year registrations. Registrations in Q4 must comprise the upcoming full year. Registrations will cover a full year from the Q when the new member joined. Example: If a new member joins EBAN in April 2018, his membership fee will cover until 31 March 2019 and he or she will pay the following fees only in April 2019, April 2020, etc.