- November 27, 2020
- Posted by: EBAN Team
- Category: News
As a partner of the EU-funded project THE NEXT SOCIETY, EBAN has launched Ask an Angel, a brand-new virtual mentoring program for start-up entrepreneurs based in the MENA region. The program is backed by ANIMA Investment Network as the coordinator of THE NEXT SOCIETY.
The program is a highly customized service that supports +25 start-ups from 6 countries in the MENA region during these times of uncertainty and challenges post-pandemic. Each entrepreneur receives up to 8 hours of virtual coaching by a business angel in the form of 1:1 sessions, and participates in 5 Academies delivered by top-notch entrepreneurs and investors on key topics related to investment readiness, such as customer acquisition, validation & prototyping, financial planning, going global, and pivoting. By connecting entrepreneurs from the Mediterranean area with seasoned international investors, the program represents a great opportunity for founders to validate and accelerate their business and establish meaningful relationships.
Mentors are sourced from EBAN’s diverse network and matched with companies operating in their industry of expertise. Our 2020 class spans from ed-tech to VR, biotechnology, mobility, health-tech and enterprise software.
The program was officially launched on October 28-29th 2020 when Ask an Angel founders were invited to the European Angel Investment Summit, hosted annually by EBAN and gathering +300 investors, innovators, policymakers, and ecosystem partners. During the event, the class of entrepreneurs worked on their business model and investment strategy through closed-door dedicated sessions, networked with peers, investors, and investment experts over seminars and roundtables.
Ask an Angel is the perfect opportunity for entrepreneurs to obtain advice from the best mentors on how to grow their business and thrive in the new normal!
If you are interested in becoming a mentor for Ask an Angel, get in touch with us by dropping an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .