EBAN Institute trainings at the 12th EBAN Congress in Vienna

The EBAN Congress next week in Vienna will host a series of trainings delivered in partnership with experts and members of EBAN. These trainings aim at improving the investment capacity of our community and at building a sustainable path towards professionalisation of early stage investors.

Location: Haus der Industrie; Schwarzenbergplatz 4; 1031 Vienna, Austria  (EBAN Congress venue)
Time: May 14th; 2.30pm – 5.30pm (2.30pm – 4.30pm for the Digital Media training)


Gust Platform Training (3h)


Introduction to the management of Gust Platform from a Business Angel Network manager point of view.

Cost: free

Trainer: Benjamin Wattinne, Director of Business Development Europe, Gust


Designing Business Angel Co-Investment schemes with public funds (2nd edition; 3h)


Several States and European bodies are creating or aiming to create co-investment schemes with private investors (Business Angels). This workshop will give an overview of the different co-investment schemes (European Angels Fund by EIF, Cofund in Uk, Compete in Portugal…), that are already in place in Europe and will detail their main differences. The workshop will end with a set of recommendations to create a successful co-investment scheme. This is a second edition of the training initialy delivered in Istanbul in January 2013 during the 11th Winter University.

• EBAN and the Business Angel (BA) Co-Investment Funds
• Business Angel Investment Value Chain
• Different types of BA Co-investment Funds
• Reasons for the creation of a BA Co-Investment Fund
• Main BA Co-Investment Funds in Europe
• Different features of each type of BA Co-Investment Fund (type of structure, investment leverage, investment decisions, asymmetric exits, carried interest…)
• Comparison of Business Angels rate of return per each BA Co-Investment Fund type
• Public Authorities payback on BA Co-Investment Funds
• European Funds managed by EC and Structural Funds. An opportunity for countries to develop BA Co-Investment Funds
• Set of Recommendations

Cost: 150€+VAT

Trainer: Paulo Andrez, President of EBAN

Paulo Andrez is an angel investor. He is President of EBAN, President of Cascais Business Angels, Member of the Board of DNA Cascais (BIC). He chaired (2010-2012) the EBAN Research Committee, which produced the first EBAN Co-Investment and Tax Breaks reports, in cooperation with BDO.

Paulo Andrez was chairman of the World Business Angels Leaders Forum (Estoril, 2007) that decided to create the World Business Angel Association, and participated under FNABA scope in the design of the first Business Angel co-investment fund in Portugal. In 2010 he also participated in the design and implementation of the first Business Angels Tax Break in Portugal. Paulo Andrez has a background as serial entrepreneur and has created several companiesin areas like IT software, training, real estate and industrial resins.

In 2000 he participated as entrepreneur (seller) in the IPO in Euronext, of Novabase, the largest national IT provider in Portugal, with more than 1900 employees, working in 33 countries and from then he became Business Angel, helping entrepreneurs to achieve results. He is an IT Engineer and has a MBA from Nova University in Lisbon.



Deal Terms (3h)


Understand the general terms and conditions of shareholder agreements and the impact they may have.

Cost: 150€+VAT (Promotional price exclusively for EBAN Congress Participants)

Trainer:  Brigitte Baumann, Founder and CEO of GoBeyond

Brigitte is the Founder and CEO of Go Beyond Ltd., is an active Business Angel and serves on a number of selection and investment committees in Europe including the WEF’s Tech Pioneers. She is a Member of the Präsidium of KTI, the Swiss commission for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Brigitte is President Emeritus of EBAN, the European trade association for Business Angels and Seed Funds, previoulsy holding the title President for two terms and also chairs Young Presidents Organization’s global Angel Investing interest group.

Brigitte has 15 years of experience in bringing new technologies to market in the US and Europe. She was the CEO and Director of iWORLD Group, a VC backed, global developer of mobile content. She came to iWG from American Express Corporate Services where she held the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager Internet. Whilst there she launched a variety of new internet businesses including online travel (strategic partner of Expedia.com), e-Procurement, online servicing of cards and online payment. Prior to that, Brigitte spent three years as President for US and Canada of GEMPLUS (now Gemalto), the world’s leader in smart card technology and applications to orchestrate the introduction of smart cards to the US. She moved to GEMPLUS from American Express TRS Inc., where she had spent over six years in different Vice-Presidential/General Manager positions in the UK, France and Switzerland. She also spent five years with McKinsey & Company Inc. as Senior Engagement Manager, based in New York, Paris and Tokyo. She began her career in manufacturing and sales with Rohm & Haas, a leading specialty chemicals company.

Brigitte holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University, Boston and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been the subject of a Harvard Business School case study. Born and raised in France, Brigitte and her family now live in Zurich. Click here to contact Brigitte

Note: Go Beyond offers a wide range of trainings which can be accessed in the following link.



Impact Investing 101: Getting Concepts and Practice Right (3h)


This practical introduction to impact investment is aimed at angel investors and BAN managers. The session first provides an overview of key concepts, players and market opportunities in the impact investing space. We then look at examples to illustrate the choices to be made in making actual impact investments and risks to be addressed.

Cost: 150€+VAT (Promotional price exclusively for EBAN Congress Participants)

Trainers:  (1) Maximilian Martin, Founder and Managing Director of Impact Economy SA.

Passionate about convergence between the spheres of knowledge, business and the public good, he has created the first university course on social entrepreneurship in Europe, at the University of Geneva, and Europe’s first wealth management philanthropic advisory and knowledge exchange platform, UBS Philanthropy Services and the UBS Philanthropy Forum.

He also serves as Founding Faculty in Residence at Ashoka University (USA) and Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Gallen, in Switzerland.

As Global Head at UBS Philanthropy Services, Max conceived, created and led the Service from 2004 to 2009, built a global team in various booking centers, established the Service as the bank’s global lead offering for the ultra-high net worth segment and an industry benchmark, and created numerous sub-platforms such as the Visionaris Social Entrepreneurship Award in Latin America and the publication Viewpoints. Other engagements have included serving as Head of Research at the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, where he was responsible for Sub-Saharan Africa and research, Senior Consultant with McKinsey & Company, instructor at Harvard’s Economics Department, and Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Max serves on several international boards and has authored over one hundred articles on social business and philanthropy, corporate responsibility, impact investments, and related topics. He holds a MA in anthropology from Indiana University Bloomington, a MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Ph.D. in economic anthropology from the University of Hamburg.

(2) Hedda Pahlson-Moller, Board Memeber of EBAN and Board Member of Luxembourg BAN

Hedda Pahlson-Moller, adjunct professor, studied International Relations at Brown University before receiving a Master in Political Economics from Lund University and a MBA from Copenhagen Business School. She is currently working on a phd program with Nyenrode University.

Hedda is the Founder & Owner of Omnisource International (OMSINT) a venture capital & management firm, with a portfolio of investments in knowledge and technology-driven start-ups. She sits as an investor and board member of Chameleon Invest (seed and start-up investments) and the HUB Luxembourg, driving social entrepreneurship. Additional board positions beyond OMSINT portfolio companies include the Luxembourg Business Angel Network (LBAN) and the venture philanthropy organization, Bench2Cures.

Hedda Pahlson-Moller is adjunct professor at Sacred Heart University Luxembourg where she has been teaching since 2006 Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Marketing – and soon, Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing.



Evaluating investment proposals in digital media (2h)


The high-growth European media sector comprises media content companies (film, televisioin, video games, music, mobile…) and technology-related companies enabling to diffuse this content. The combined trends of the convergence of the media platforms and of the globalisation of the media markets makes it an imperative for media companies and media investors to develop strategies and look for opportunities beyond their national borders. With this training you will be better suited to:

1) understand the scope and potential of digital media;
2) evaluate intangible assets and disruptive business models;
3) identify opportunities for co-financing for business angels.

Cost: 100€+VAT (Promotional price exclusively for EBAN Congress Participants)

Trainer:  Thierry Baujard, Media DealsPeacefulFish

Thierry Baujard is founder of Pan European Investment Network Media Deals focussing on cross border Mediatech investment. He is also CEO of peacefulfish, a consultancy specialised in the financing of the content industry. He offers 20 years experience in the communication and entertainment industry. [complete profile]

Note: PeacefulFish is receiving registrations for its ENTER training on film industry financing until April 30th – 10% discount applies to EBAN Members.