EBAN Space: Bridging the Gap Between Space Entrepreneurs and Investors

EBAN Space stands as a beacon in the world of space innovation, uniquely positioned as a gathering place for space entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, and governmental and institutional organizations.

EU-LAC Digital Accelerator Launches the Second Open Call for Digital Business Parnterships

EU-LAC Digital Accelerator launches the second Open Call for European, Latin American, and Caribbean Digital Business Partnerships EU-LAC Digital Accelerator’s Open Call supports Digital Business Partnerships, with a specific focus

Fostering International investments and Investor Light Houses: Connect2Scale at the 2024 EBAN Annual Congress

The Connect2Scale project panel discussion at the EBAN Congress in Tallinn, held by our project manager Jacopo Piccagli, was an engaging session aimed at addressing the critical role of Business

Addressing the Impact of the EU Elections on Startups and Innovation Policy

With the European Parliament elections taking place in the beginning of June the results have the potential to impact the world of startups, business angels and venture capital investors. This

Lessons Learned episode 8: featuring Jesper Jarlbæk

Up until 2006, EBAN Angel of the Year and professional board member, Jesper Jarlbæk h workedin professional services, culminating as  managing partners for over 1.100employees in the Nordic region. From then onwards

Investing in AI During the 2024 EBAN Annual Congress

Having AI be at the forefront of technological progress, investing in it has become more precarious than ever before. Within this gold rush of progress the EBAN Annual Congress brought

UN Women EXPO Capital Quest at the 2024 EBAN Annual Congress

 Partnering with UN Women Europe and Central Asia to empower women led startups During the 2024 EBAN Annual Congress we had the amazing opportunity to host the final leg of

Startup Mentoring – Should Investors Even Care?

by Andrey Kostyuk, CEO & Co-founder of AAlchemy Ventures Modern mentoring is successor to apprenticeship, the main form of safeguarding and passing knowledge before industrial revolution. It existed long before

Pitfalls to be aware of if you do exits: 2024 EBAN Annual Congress panel session

As an Angel Investor it is key to have a proper exit strategy in place even before you decide to invest in a startup. This can prove to be especially

Premiere Workshop at This Years EBAN Congress: Pregancy, Parenthood and Terms Sheets

This year during the 2024 EBAN Annual Congress, in accordance with our EBAN Gender Community, we have showcased the premier workshop on Pregnancy, Parenthood, and Term Sheets: A New Paradigm

Introducing SWEBAN, The Newest Nordic Investment Lighthouse

Special Announcment during the 2023 EBAN Annual Congress, SWEBAN! We would like to formally announce the creation of the SWEBAN Network! Having been established on April 25th, 2024 at 15:00,

2024 Rundown of the #EBANCongress

2024 EBAN Annual Congress Press Release The 2024 EBAN Annual Congress in Tallinn, co-organised with Estonian Business Angels Network (EstBAN), has been a rounding success, bringing together 600+ angel investors

Lessons Learned 7: Featuring Andrey Kostyuk , From Theory to Practice

Starting his investment journey as a commercial banker, Andrey Kostyuk realised early on that he could not apply the same assumptions he used to have in the financial industry to

THE ESA Investor Network supporting space startups: The story of SPAICE

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euvc Super Angel: Angel investing insights with Mikko Silventola, Bolt’s and Hugo’s First Investor

Today, the team at euvc is joined by Mikko Silventola for a new episode of the SuperAngel podcast. Mikko is an angel investor, Venture Partner at Superangel and speaker at

Lessons Learned 6: Featuring Paulo Andrez, Zero Risk Startup

From a young age Paulo Andrez has always had the mindset of a true entrepreneur. Starting by selling wooden tubs at 18 years of age, he now recounts the success

UN Women hosts EXPO Capital Quest at the annual EBAN Congress 2024 in Tallinn, Estonia

26 women entrepreneurs from across Europe and Central Asia will attend the EXPO Capital Quest event co-organized by UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and EBAN at

Delving into the world of CVCs

Ivo Ronner: From Tech to CVC With an intitial background in tech and economics, Ivo would soon find success when he was directly introduced to venture capital investing at the

Sports Tech: A Thriving Vertical in Investment Fueled by Fitness Mega Trends, Pro-fessionalization of Sports Competitions and “Sportstainment” Dynamics

By: Juan Fuentes Fernandez, SportsTech Angel Investor and FIBAN Memeber As an angel investor and practitioner in the sports industry with a global overview (as I have worked Middle East,

HackTheBusiness Bulgaria

ENTREPRENEDU PROJECT ASSEMBLED SUSTAINABILITY INNOVATORS IN SOFIA, BULGARIA FOR THE FINAL HACKTHEBUSINESS EVENT On the 26th and 27th of March 2024, young entrepreneurs, researchers and early-stage startups gathered at the

EBAN was at ChangeNOW in Paris with AEDIBNET

EBAN, in collaboration with the AEDIBNET project and with the support of ABAN, organised a side event titled “African Diaspora Success Stories Meet Investors” at ChangeNOW. This final AEDIBNET event

The Ready2Scale Project has 1.5 million Euro of Equity-Free Grant Funding for Startups!

Ready2Scale is an EU funded project that is providing 25 digital and deep tech startups with €1.5 million of funding through 60k equity-free grants! The project will also be providing

Lessons Learned 5: Featuring Ulla Sommerfelt, the tiger in the desert.

Introducing a fresh episode on angel investing, where Ulla Sommerfelt, CEO of Mother Hen Ventures, shares her candid experiences and invaluable insights in the latest episode of Lessons Learned by

Meet Angels For Women, the first Italian Business Angels Network that empowers women-led startups

About Angels for Women Angels for Women is the first mostly-women Business Angels Network focused on investing in female-led startups. Founded in 2018 by AXA Italy and Impact Hub Benefit

EBAN is Celebrating Women’s Day with 25 Top Women in Angel Investing

top women angels list by EBAN

Bridging the healthtech funding gap: The crucial role of collective angel investments in early-stage healthtech innovation by Nanna Liebregt

Authors: Nanna Liebregt, Content Manager at NLC Health Ventures , Lars Olthof, Investment Manager at at NLC Health Ventures Bridging the healthtech funding gap: The crucial role of collective angel

EBAN and EULAC were together in 4YFN in Barcelona

EBAN hosted a high level side-event during the 4YFN in Barcelona on 27-28 February that gathered European and Latin American investor and startup ecosystem players to launch the European-Latin American

Do Good While Doing Well: Lessons Learned featuring Marcia Dawood

In our latest Lessons Learned episode, Marcia Dawood, a seasoned angel investor, shares candid reflections on navigating investments that didn’t meet expectations. Drawing from her experience as Chair Emeritus of

Introducing SWEBAN: Strengthening Sweden’s Angel Investing Ecosystem

  From EBAN we want to share with you exciting news from the world of angel investing in Sweden! With the backing of many supporters, including our very own Christine

Call for Startups: Make your startup a success story by joining the 2024 EBAN Congress in Tallinn!

Are you a startup looking to secure funding and network with some of the best angel investors in the world? Look no further than the EBAN Annual Congress co-hosted by EBAN and EstBAN in Tallinn on

Estonia: A Success Story of the Startup Ecosystem

Estonia, a small Baltic sea region nation known for its mystical language, picturesque landscapes and rich history, has emerged as a powerhouse in the global startup ecosystem. Over the past

Empowering Female Investors: The Success of SUPERNOVAS Business Angels Training Programmes

We are excited to share the remarkable outcomes of the SUPERNOVAS Business Angels Training Programme, an initiative to foster gender diversity in angel investing, developed by the EIT Community with

From Emotions to Decisions: Ulla Heurlin’s Path in Angel Investing

In the latest Lessons Learned episode, Ulla Heurlin, experienced business angel, reflects on a crucial case where she learned the importance of making decisions promptly, especially when facing issues with


What better way to start the year than with a calendar of 15 must-attend angel events? But before you start buying (discounted if you’re an EBAN member 😉) tickets and

Press release: EBAN Space and ESA Join Forces to Propel Investments in Space Tech Startups


Press Release: EBAN Congress Tallinn in 20-22 May 2024

Read full press release here:   

The Science & Technology Angels Network (STAN) marks its 5th anniversary with a major transformation!- by STAN

Introduction With the first Armenia-born unicorn Picsart, a unicorn founded by Armenian founders ServiceTitan in the United States and many other startups either born in Armenia or founded by Armenians

Dubai Airshow´23 – VISTA Investors by Ricardo Luz

Written by Ricardo Luz for LinktoLeaders (Portugal) on the 28th of December 2023.  Recently, for the second time, I was in the Dubai Airshow, together with delegates from almost 100

Top EBAN moments from 2023!

Have you been wondering what we have been doing this year at EBAN? Before the final countdown begins, let’s hit pause and relive the standout moments that made 2023 a

Charlie Sidman takes the floor in Lessons (L)earned Episode 2: The 6 failures that built his success

Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others. That is why EBAN is launching Lessons (L)earned, the podcast on angel investments

Doubled startup support will give measurable results to Latvian economy by LatBAN

Originally posted by LabsofLatvia here. The Ministry of Economics (ME) hopes to double government support for startups in 2024 to €400,000. In return, the startup ecosystem promises specific, measurable results

BANA Angels held the Angel Conference 2023 event Press Release

BANA Angels recently hosted the 6th Angel Conference in collaboration with EBAN at the Komitas Museum-Institute hall. Distinguished guests included Janne Jormalainen, President of EBAN, and Anna-Kaarina Lipsanen, former VP

EBAN Annual Statistics Compendium for 2022

EBAN presents the EBAN Annual Statistics Compendium for 2022, Europe's most extensive annual research on the activity of business angels and business angel networks. The Compendium offers comprehensive insight into

Launching Lessons (L)earned – Episode 1 featuring Peter Cowley

  Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others. That is why EBAN is launching Lessons (L)earned, the podcast on angel

ENTREPRENEDU | Press Release #5 – HackTheBusiness – Greece

The concept of ENTREPRENEDU is focused on closing the innovation and educational gap between different regions of the EU, causing unbalanced business activity and fewer job opportunities in less developed

UN Regional Women’s Entrepreneurship EXPO 2023

The third edition of the UN Regional Women’s Entrepreneurship EXPO 2023 on the 17 November 2023 was an enlightening session with our very own Vice President, Selma Prodanovic, discussing ‘Being

Empowering Women in MENA: EBAN’s Commitment Takes Center Stage at UNESCO Regional Forum

Inspiring developments unfolded at the recent UNESCO Regional Forum on “Angel Investing: The Missing Link towards an Innovation Economy in the Arab Region.” EBAN, represented by board member Dr. Nicolas

Breaking barriers: empowering women in finance for economic growth at the European Economic and Social Committee

Our Vice-President Selma Prodanovic represented EBAN and delved into the pressing issue of gender inequality in financial markets during a compelling webinar hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee.

EBAN at the Invest in Moonicorns: The First Angel Investing Event in CEE Region in Romania

Growceanu Angel Investment, the leading angel investing network in Romania, hosted the first edition of Invest in Moonicorns, a two-day event dedicated to angel investors in Central and Eastern Europe

EU Commission President von der Leyen pays tribute to EBAN President Emeritus Candace Johnson for her work on the EU “Women on Boards” directive

EBAN is very pleased to announce that EBAN’s President Emeritus, Candace Johnson, was received by EU Commission President von der Leyen this past Tuesday, 07 November. During the meeting, von

Business Angels can’t fly, and 4 other truths by Ulla Sommerfelt.

Ulla Sommerfelt, a seasoned business angel with over seven years of experience, recently stepped up her angel investing game and met with startups and global business angels. In her latest

Creating a Strong Angel Community and Humanising Angel Investing- Insights from Sara Bentsen

Creating a Strong Angel Community and Humanising Angel Investing: Insights from Sara Bentsen Meet Sara Bentsen, a dynamic force in angel investing, tirelessly working to humanise investor relations with VC

Mastering Diversification in Angel Investing or the art of building a Portfolio

By Caroline Sai, Angels Santé (Angels4health) Director & EBAN Board Member Are you ready to embark on a rewarding journey as a Business Angel? How exciting to give your resources, time, and expertise back to

Breaking barriers: UN Women and European Business Angel Network collaborate to boost women’s entrepreneurship and investment


We are glad to announce that yet another very successful edition of the European Angel Investment Summit was concluded on the 10th and 11th of October 2023 gathering more than

Unpacking Gender Bias in Angel Investing: Key Insights from the “Gender Bias in Angel Investing Webinar”

The "Gender Bias in Angel Investing" Webinar, organised by the EBAN Gender Community, captivated international audiences. This event, held in preparation for the European Angel Investment Summit, provided a forum

Africa offers fertile ground for the success of innovative start-ups

An interview with Fadilah Tchoumba, Head of ABAN, conducted by Link to Leaders – original publication here. What is the role of ABAN in the entrepreneurship that is done on

Innovative Approaches to Solving the Early-Stage Funding Crisis

Rock Your Pitch at EBAN Events – An Article for Bionanopolys

 This article was drafted by EBAN and originally featured on the Bionanopolys newsletter.    Welcome to the world of EBAN events, where nailing the perfect pitch goes beyond mere skill

FiBAN’s Startup Survey: 80% of startups seek angel investors for networks and industry expertise

Startup founder pitching at FiBAN’s Pitch Finland at Elo offices. Image: Wasim Al-Nasser, FiBAN ry.   FiBAN’s June startup survey results collected answers from 90 startups that have sought funding

Exclusive Interview with #EAIS23 Keynote Speaker Christer Fuglesang

In anticipation of the European Angel Investment Summit 2023 (#EAIS23), we had the privilege of sitting down with astronaut and keynote speaker Christer Fuglesang. As the first Swedish citizen in

Insights from Anthony Clark’s Trailblazing Journey – An Exclusive Interview with EBAN

The landscape of angel investment has experienced a remarkable evolution over time, and at the heart of this transformation lies the insightful journey of Anthony Clarke. Clarke’s experiences offer a

BAE Systems & EBAN Space Innovation Day Brought Together New Space Firms

Brussels, 31st August 2023   BAE System and  EBAN Space Innovation Day bring together cutting-edge new space firms at BAE Systems AI Labs, the historic former home of the Marconi


Rev up your engines and fasten your seatbelts because last week, in the heart of Jyväskylä, Finland, the Jyväskylä Business Rally – Investor Day, organised by Business Jyväskylä that has

Exclusive Interview with #EAIS23 Keynote Speaker, Janneke Niessen

  In an exclusive interview with Janneke Niessen, a founding partner at CapitalT, a serial entrepreneur, and a passionate advocate for diversity, we delved into her remarkable career path. As

EBAN and EIT Digital are joining forces to foster entrepreneurship in Europe

Brussels, 26th July 2023 The partnership between EIT Digital and EBAN signifies a powerful collaboration to foster innovation and drive growth within Europe’s tech ecosystem. By combining the strengths of

Funding Rounds with no name?

By Caroline Sai, Head of Angels Santé & EBAN Board Member   Like any industry, the startup investment world has its very own lexicon that one must master to appear as

Marcel Dridje – A Journey of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Discovery


ENTREPRENEDU’S First HackTheBusiness Competition

ENTREPRENEDU, a project dedicated to supporting young entrepreneurs in transforming their ideas into successful businesses, is organizing a series of 3 business competitions named HackTheBusiness. The first event took place

European Innovation Scoreboard 2023

    European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) Overview The European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS) serves as a valuable tool for comparative assessment of the research and innovation performance of EU Member States,

RiEcoLab: Graduating with Honours and Ready to Spin Off into Success!

After two exciting years in academia, RiEcoLab has “graduated” as the project ends today, June 30th! We wish to congratulate this ambitious graduate on its amazing university journey and shed

Lev Dolgatsjov: A Journey in Angel Investing and the EBAN Board of Directors

  In an exclusive interview with Lev Dolgatsjov, a  former board member of EBAN, we delve into his personal journey as an angel investor as well as his involvement with

Powering Innovation: Highlights from the Bionanopolys Sessions at the EBAN Congress 2023

  The EBAN Congress 2023 hosted three sessions powered by Bionanopolys, focusing on investment readiness, public and private initiatives supporting research to become innovative, and the collaboration between research centres,

3rd ANNUAL EUROPEAN IMPACT INVESTING SURVEY 2022 (#EIIS2022): Shaping the Future of Impact Investing in Europe

EBAN (The European Business Angels Network), through the EBAN Impact Investing Committee, invites Investors to participate in the 3rd ANNUAL EUROPEAN IMPACT INVESTING SURVEY 2022 (#EIIS2022). If you are a

Exploring the Sessions Powered by Spread2Inno at the EBAN Congress 2023

The EBAN Annual Congress 2023 featured a series of insightful sessions powered by Spread2Inno, a project funded by the European Union that aims to spread the global potential of developing

EBAN Annual Congress 2023: Emphasizing Gender Equality in Entrepreneurship

The EBAN Annual Congress 2023 served as a global gathering for investors, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals, providing a platform for meaningful discussions and exchanges. Among the diverse range of topics explored, addressing

The Sum-Up of #EBANCongress!

The 2023 EBAN Annual Congress in Thessaloniki brought together 500+ angel investors, entrepreneurs, and industry experts from around the globe to explore the latest trends, opportunities, and challenges in the

“Full speed ahead” for the first Greek investment by the President of EBAN

Interview conducted by El. Alexiadou – Article originally published in Greek on the ANA-MPA website The Finnish serial entrepreneur and investor Janne Jormalainen, president of the European Business Angels Network

Interview with Angel Gambino, Keynote Speaker at the EBAN Annual Congress 2023

  Angel Gambino is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, and keynote speaker who is set to take the stage at the highly anticipated EBAN Congress 2023. With an impressive career trajectory spanning

Discovering Web3: Navigating the Metaverse’s Innovation and Investment Frontier

“The metaverse has emerged as a dynamic hub of innovation and investment, disrupting multiple industries such as gaming, entertainment, social media, e-commerce, and education,” stated Jess Ford, CEO and Chairman

Interview with Mark Schneider, Keynote Speaker at the EBAN Annual Congress 2023

In an exclusive interview, Mark Schneider, a seasoned entrepreneur, angel investor, and Keynote Speaker at the EBAN Annual Congress in Thessaloniki this May, shares valuable insights on team building, leadership,

J. Jormalainen: “Greece has some unique advantages on the global scene of start-ups”

Interview conducted by Alexandra Gouta – Article originally published in Greek on the ANA-MPA website  In an interview with the Finnish serial entrepreneur and investor Janne Jormalainen, president of the

Unlock the potential of gender equality in  your Business Angel Network

The representation of women in business angel networks (BANs) is disproportionately low at currently about 10% across Europe.The European Business Angel Network established the EBAN Gender community to address this

Nurturing and Expanding Angel Investing from Scratch: BANA Angels and its Mission

by Sona Mirzoyan, Head of Communications at BANA Angels With the disruptive and impressive growth of the tech ecosystem in Armenia, new startups suggesting innovative and cutting-edge solutions have started

“Message in a Bottle “ or Writing to Investors

By Caroline Sai, Head of Angels Santé & EBAN Board Member Just a castaway, an island lost at sea, oh Another lonely day, with no one here but me, The lyrics

EBAN and HRP Showcase CleanTech Startups to Angels

EBAN and HRP hosted a pitching session on March 30th 2023, aimed at driving investment in the cleantech sector and facilitating connections between entrepreneurs and angels. The event was a

Interview with Lars Rasmussen, Keynote Speaker at the EBAN Annual Congress 2023 

Lars Rasmussen, co-founder of Google Maps and angel investor in Canva as well as EBAN Congress 2023 keynote speaker, recently sat down with EBAN for an interview ahead of his

EU LAC Digital Accelerator

  Ahoy mateys! Set sail with EBAN on the EU-LAC Digital Accelerator ship! Have ye heard of it? EU-LAC Digital Accelerator is a treasure of a project that aims to

Interview with Marcia Dawood, Keynote Speaker at the EBAN Annual Congress 2023 (Part II)

This is part II of EBAN’s interview with #EBANCongress keynote speaker Marcia Dawood of ACA. To catch up the part I of the interview,  click here! And to  get more

Unlocking Profits with Gender Diversity: EBAN’s Commitment to Angel Investing

By Janne Jormalainen, EBAN President and FiBAN Chair Emeritus In recent years, there has been a growing focus on gender diversity in the investment world, both in the venture capital

Part I: Interview with Marcia Dawood, Keynote Speaker at the EBAN Annual Congress 2023 ( held in Thessaloniki, Greece on 24-26 May!

    EBAN:  Thank you so much for being here, Marcia, and thank you for agreeing to do this interview! Our first question for you is why you got involved

The finest hour of the seed funding

The global financial crisis continues to impact the world, causing central banks to raise interest rates to combat inflation. The COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war have also resulted in

Demystifying Deal Flow: Is your team coachable and ready to take feedback?

By our member FiBAN (originally published here) What can startups learn from applying for seed funding? In this article we continue discovering the learnings from our last article “5 tips

Finnish Business Angels Network’s new CEO “Angel Investing Is A Patriotic Act”

Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN) has appointed a new CEO, Tiina Laisi-Puheloinen, who’s not afraid to be a pioneer and drives a vintage Beetle she purchased “at a price of

CASSINI Business Accelerator

CASSINI Business Accelerator is a six-month acceleration programme offering top-level business and investment coaching, training, events, and more that brings together 20 of the top space startups in Europe. The

Fasten your seatbelts as the 5th CASSINI Hackathon is about to take off!

Orginisally published here Innovative go-getters are asked to develop concepts, products, or services to strengthen the EU defence industry and security capabilities. The global security environment is becoming more contested,

Slovenia as a European touch point for startups and angel investors

by President of Business Angels of Slovenia & EBAN Board Member, Nina Dremelj Business Angels of Slovenia is a 15-year-old organization located in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Our organization collects

The power of many: syndication in angel investing and how to navigate the admin jungle

by EBAN member Supporting entrepreneurs in their early stages is a meaningful and rewarding endeavor. Nonetheless, each investment opportunity requires a significant commitment of capital, time and risk. As

Galactica Final Event and EBAN Impact Summit: A Breathtaking Finale to the Galactica Project

Ladies and gentlemen, the Galactica Final Event and EBAN Impact Summit have officially concluded with a bang! The energy was palpable at the stunning World Trade Center in Barcelona, Spain,

Uniting for Success: How EBAN Members Are Strengthening the Nordic Ecosystem

At the gathering of EBAN members from the Nordic countries, held at GOWEST on February 8th, 2023, EBAN President Janne Jormalinen emphasized the importance of the Swedish Venture Capital Association

Should female angels only invest in female-founded businesses?

Julia Elliott Brown, founder of Enter The Arena and author of RAISE, considers one possible solution to address the funding gap for women founders. The dial is still not moving on the gender

EBAN supports Turkiye and Syria

The EBAN Board extends its sincere sympathies to all impacted by the devastating earthquake in Türkiye and Syria. We are deeply concerned about the destruction caused by these earthquakes, and

EBAN Congress 2023 in Thessaloniki on May 24-26th: An innovation friendly destination

by  Co-Founder of the Hellenic Business Angels Network (HeBAN),  Chairman of the South East European Research Center (SEERC), Vice President for Research and Innovation of CITY College & EBAN Board

PRESS RELEASE WifOR Study: HDB contributed €7.7 billion to Greek GDP and supported 306,000 jobs

Significant economic, social and environmental impact of HDB financial schemes in the Greek Economy, according to WifOR Institute’s study. For a second year in a row, WifOR Institute has conducted

EIC Fund and Accelerator: Driving Innovation and Growth in Europe

2022 was a milestone year for the European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund, with the announcement of its first 71 investment decisions. The EIC Accelerator, which is part of the fund,

EBAN Summit 2022: Interstellar Lab’s Vision for a Sustainable Future Secures €228,700 Investment

Interstellar Lab, a female-led company that’s taking farming to new heights by combining agri- and space-tech, secured a €228,700 investment  through a special purpose vehicle (SPV) at our 2022 European

How we’re putting Georgia on the map of successful tech startups

by Co-Founder at Axel & Startup Büro, Co-Director at Founder Institute Georgia & EBAN Board Member, Guri Koiava If you Google searched “Angel Investing” in Georgian about a year and

Can You Spot All the Space Puns in This Article About Galactica?

GALACTICA is an EU funded project that is reaching for the stars! It aims to support the creation of new industrial value chains around textile and aerospace based on advanced

Goodbye AgTech7!

A week ago, we bid farewell to AgTech7, an EU project that has been a part of the EBAN history for the past three years. To finalise this fantastic project,

The EBAN Board is Looking Back at 2022

By the EBAN Board Another year is nearing its end and typically this is the time when we reflect on the previous 12 months in order to formulate some conclusions

3 Trends in European Angel Investing You Should Follow in 2023

By Elena Nikolova, Community Manager of CEO Angels Club and co-founder of ESCREO  Earlier this year I represented the CEO Angels Club during EBAN’s last Summit in Brussels. In the

Angel Investing in Lebanon: Helping to Build an Early-Stage Ecosystem

by IM Fndng CEO & EBAN Board Member, Nicolas Rouhana Economic growth in Lebanon has been slow to rebound since the beginning of the Arab Spring in 2010, averaging less than

Joys and Tribulations of Setting up and Managing Angel Syndicates

By Brigitte Baumann EBAN President Emeritus who is also the Founder of efino and GoBeyond When I created my first angel group, GoBeyond, in 2008, my aim was to democratize

Poland’s Business Angel of the Year 2022

The fifth edition of the competition for the best business angels just started. The contest is organised by COBIN Angels – the largest Business Angels Club in Poland. The best

EBAN Space and Access Space Alliance are joining forces to foster the SpaceTech sector

Brussels, 28th November 2022 EBAN, the European Business Angel Network, and Access Space Alliance (ASA) are starting a collaboration focused on supporting the SpaceTech ecosystem through best practice sharing, networking

Slush 2022: The aftermath

Slush, one of Europe’s largest tech conferences, was held in Finland earlier this month – read the official wrap-up here! Despite being in a somewhat smaller setting than previous years,

Making a Difference Through Angel Investing

by Rita Sakus, co-founder of the Lithuanian Business Angel Network (LitBAN) & board member of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN) There’s a great story called  The Star Thrower, by

Tatum, StartupYard and DEPO Ventures are launching a unique acceleration program

This article first appeared on the DEPO Ventures website here. App development for blockchain-based tech is often long and tedious. The founders are often unaware of how exactly to continue

Fundraising strategy – Knowing your investors (Part III)

By Caroline Sai, Head of the Investor Network, Angels Santé (Angels4health) Director & EBAN Board Member Drive with open eyes You are the head of a young innovative company and you need to

EUSPA’s #myEUspace competition is on again

EUSPA/PR/22/09 Prague, 20 October 2022   The #myEUspace competition seeks innovative commercial solutions leveraging the power of EU Space with the mission: to support entrepreneurs developing innovative commercial applications that

Happy Birthday to Sophia Business Angels and EstBAN!

This year, two EBAN members celebrated significant anniversaries: Sophia Business Angels turned 20 and the Estonian Business Angels Network turned 10! They commemorated the occasions with the Grand SBA 20th

#EAIS2022 WrapUp!

We are glad to announce that yet another very successful edition of the European Angel Investment Summit was concluded on the 11th and 12th of October 2022! As always, the Summit was

Manifesto For a Gender Balanced Angel Investing Ecosystem by EBAN

Driving successful and responsible angel investing has been at the heart of EBAN’s identity since 1999, a mission we try to serve with every action. As a core value of

Statistics Compendium 2021 European Early Stage Market Statistics

EBAN Publishes its Annual Statistics Compendium - Reporting on the Activity of Business Angels and Business Angel Networks in Europe Data on the investments made across the 38 different European

The European Angel Investment Summit 2022

Glimpse into the future, influence the course of tomorrow, make innovations come to life, and connect meaningfully with international investors, entrepreneurs, VCs and more at the European Angel Investment Summit

A Comparison Of Life Sciences Outcomes Compared To Other Verticals

This article was first published on the ACA newsletter and was written by John Harbison, Tech Coast Angels As angels, we often ask ourselves whether returns in one industry are

Leapfunder: An International Business Angel Club

By Tienko Rasker, CEO & C0-Founder at Leapfunder Leapfunder is the first truly international angel club that’s fully online. It aims to introduce startups to an extensive angel network and

Meet Alvicus, the Company that Ensures Higher Returns by Investing in Women

By Désirée Dosch, Managing Partner & Owner Alvicus AG Who we are and what motivates us to get up every morning Alvicus AG was founded with the aim to support

It’s time to start making huge investments in defense technology

By Petr Šíma, partner at DEPO Ventures It’s been a few months since Russian military planes, tanks, armored vehicles, and cannons invaded Ukraine. And many people in Europe have their

AEDIBNET Launches the Digital Innovation Portal

AEDIBNET, the EU project that brings together European and African digital innovators, is launching the Digital Innovation Portal, a platform that redefines connection for DIHs in the context of our

RAISE-ing to the Occasion for Startups and Angels!

Successful startups aren’t RAISE -d to the top only because of their products or services, but rather due connections, action plans and access to important resources. However, not all early

EBAN Member TechAngels Invested 3.3 Million EUR in S1 2022

TechAngels Group invested 3.3 million EUR for the development of local startups in the first half of 2022 EUR 3.3 million invested in total in S1 2022, up 10% compared

Strong Opinions, Weakly Held by Peter Cowley

Strong Opinions, Weakly Held A lifetime of learning by Peter Cowley

EBAN at the Jyväskylä Business Rally 2022

Last week EBAN had the chance to co-organise the wonderful Jyväskylä Business Rally, a combination of multiple business and rally events hosted by the City of Jyväskylä during the official

EBAN and IT Ukraine are joining forces to help advance the Ukrainian tech sector

EBAN, the European Business Angel Network, and the IT Ukraine Association are starting a collaboration focused on supporting the Ukrainian tech ecosystem throughBest Practice Sharing, Networking and Capacity Building Activities.

Tips for a Smooth Transition to Dealum

by Dealum Tips for a Smooth Transition to Dealum Migration to a new platform can feel like a jump into the unknown, but in our experience, it is a straightforward

Why Investors are Eyeing up Greece for their Next Tech Startup

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Its Startups Raised Over €30m. Now StartupYard Invites More Tech Startups to Join its New Programme

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Irish MedTech Company CroíValve Raises €3.2M in Oversubscribed Funding Round Including €1.5M from 48 HBAN Angel Investors

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I once talked to a successful businesswoman and philanthropist — let’s call her Jane — who had set up her own foundation to give money to educational causes. I was

Oil-rich Nigeria Moves to Boost Renewables to 30 Percent by 2030

From Norway to the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, big oil producers are becoming big backers of renewable-energy. Now, Nigeria has signed two agreements with solar developers to guarantee the payment

How One Entrepreneur Turned a Lack of Funds Into a Competitive Advantage

Semtive has created the world’s most innovative wind turbine: a cost-effective, compact, and extremely quiet device called the NEMOI, which can generate power for anyone, anywhere. The NEMOI is made of aircraft-grade

How Impact Investing Links Big Business and Small Farming

This story has been adapted from the Ecosystem Marketplace Series “Of Milk and Money” Bernard Giraud spent the late 1990s encouraging Americans to invest in French companies as regional head

Social Innovation Forum 2017

A Social Innovation Forum 2017 was organized in Belgrade on the 6th April 2017 by the Smart Kolektiv, EBRD and NESst. The forum gathered different stakeholders from the Region of Western

Positive Impact Finance Stands on Principles

A crowd waits for a Bank of Africa branch to open in Madagascar, Oct 1, 2014 (Photo by Bruce Thomson) Creative Commons license via Flickr By Sunny Lewis PARIS, France,

Video Games Might Be the Answer to Mexico’s Education System

Today, Mexico ranks last in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for educational attainment. Recent policy improvements in the country now require mandatory full-time education for all children aged

NASA Opens Software Catalog to the Public

NASA has released its 2017-2018 software catalog, which offers an extensive portfolio of software products for a wide variety of technical applications, all free of charge to the public, without

BVB and Nomination Committee for Made in Romania select 50 companies to enter the last stage of the project invites the public to vote for their favorite

Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB) announces that the process of shortlisting 50 companies that will enter the last stage of Made in Romania project has ended. 25 companies were selected through the votes casted

The Best Countries to be a Social Entrepreneur 2016

Social entrepreneurs using businesses to help tackle social problems are emerging across the globe but there is little data to see which countries are encouraging this growing sector. To fill

The Best Countries to be a Social Entrepreneur 2016

Social entrepreneurs using businesses to help tackle social problems are emerging across the globe but there is little data to see which countries are encouraging this growing sector. To fill

A Big Step: How One Foundation Overcame Doubts and Moved Forward with Impact Investing

For very good reasons, more foundation leaders are taking steps to align their investments with their missions. It makes sense, especially for justice or environment funders concerned that the great

Social Impact Investing Is Attracting New Funds As Well As New Startup Ideas

Jessica Droste Yagan, Chief Executive Officer of Impact Engine. Photo by Andrew Collings If you’re looking for a respite from the daily parade of rancorous headlines and doomsday predictions, might

Getting Real About How to Solve the Problems That Matter

Article by Cheryl Heller. If we learned anything from the 2016 election (and I’m not yet sure we have), it’s that every single one of us is capable of believing only the

Impact Sourcing: Transformational Change through Public-Private Cooperation

As Davos is underway, and we gather to discuss what is meant by “Responsive and Responsible Leadership”, we reflect on what our respective organizations are doing on action-oriented solutions. The Davos platform

This Entrepreneur’s Obsession With Waste Could Fuel Clean Energy

Article by Brittany Lane. Uwe Rolli was destined to work with waste. As a child growing up in Germany, he would routinely investigate the trash his mother took out and to her

Making the Girl Effect Real For Millions of Women

In 2014, Daniel Epstein, founder and CEO of the Unreasonable Group, sent me a message on Facebook to inform me that Zoona had been selected for the inaugural Girl Effect Accelerator. I

Angels and Entrepreneurs Come Together in Warsaw

  On 14 December, representatives from the European Business Angels associations, Polish Business Angels Networks, local stakeholders and polish Business Angels held a meeting for the Early Stage Investing Launchpad Pilot in

EBAN Strengthens Presence and Activity in CEE Countries with Launch of EBAN CEE Community

Taking into account the increased importance and presence of Business Angels and the growth in the entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout the entire CEE region, EBAN is delighted to announce the launch

The First EIF Impact Event

On 10 October the European Investment Fund held the first Impact Event in Luxembourg. The EIF material presented during the event regarding fundraising and impact measurement can be downloaded here: EIF

EIIC at Amsterdam Capital Week

On 28 September, EBAN Board Member and Impact Committee Chair, Hedda Pahlson-Moller (pictured in the middle), together with  Cécile Sevrain, Operational Manager at EIIC spoke during Amsterdam Capital Week at

10 Social & Environmental Innovation Trends from Europe Tomorrow

For a year and through 20 countries, Europe Tomorrow team met the most inspiring social and environmental innovations of Europe. Here are the trends and the key insights of this

iEurope Investment Forum

iEurope had a great Investment Forum in Budapest on 23 September. iEurope is one of the pioneering VC’s in the CEE Countries with great backers including Howard Morgan, Esther Dyson, Karen Gordon Mills, Gil

Are you investor ready? Or: Why we need better education in impact investing – and how to go about it

“There’s a real hunger to understand impact investing. Everyone’s talking about it, saying, “I have to go speak to my boss about it and don’t know what to say”, David

Wharton Research Shows “Doing Well While Doing Good” Is Viable Investment Strategy, Investors Seeking Social Impact Can Receive Comparable Returns

Findings suggest that – in certain market segments – investors might not need to expect lower returns as a tradeoff for impact PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Wharton School of the

Off-Grid Clean Energy Services Will Be Worth $12 Billion by 2030

On 18 June 2014, the Sierra Club released a report – Clean Energy Services For All (CES4All) — analyzing the future growth of the booming global off-grid solar market. According to CES4All, catalyzing the

DeLab and EUROMED Grand Opening

On 14-16 September 2016, The University of Warsaw Library hosted one of the greatest and most prestigious conferences presenting scientific research on innovative business processes: the 9th Annual EuroMed Conference

EBAN participates in Dubrovnik Forum – Three Seas Conference – Strengthening Europe: Connecting North and South

On 25-26 August, EBAN and a number of its members were invited by the President of Croatia, H.E. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović to participate in and speak at the Three Seas — Adriatic, Baltic, and

Confronting the 4 Myths of Impact Investing

It is no secret, I’m a firm believer that impact investing is a movement that is taking off and here to stay. In the U.S. and around the world we’ve seen

4 Steps To Making A Difference In Impact Investment

Over the last half decade in the trenches of impact investing, I have collected a few lessons learned: the opportunities, what’s going well, and what needs improvement. What I have learned

UAngel Celebrates Its Second Birthday

UAngel, the Ukrainian Business Angels Network, celebrated its second birthday on July 21 in Kyiv. During the event the team shared insights on the activity of the club, as well

Building The Business Angel Community In Romania With The ESIL Project

The ESIL (Early Stage Investing Launchpad) project consortium where EBAN is a partner together with Business Angels Europe (BAE), META Group, GoBeyond and LINC Scotland, is proud to announce the successful launch of the

Hungarian BAN DEMO Day

Hungarian BAN just had their first DEMO day event where 40 attendees, including partner BANs in Croatia and Slovenia, listened to the pitches of 7 companies from a variety of industries. HBAN Demo Day

EBAN cooperates on “Investment Opportunities for European Emerging Markets”, a Huge Success in Bucharest

For the first time ever, Romania played host to a Business Angel conference focused on investment opportunities in European emerging markets. Organised by the Romanian Business Angels, the first day

Sir Ronald Cohen: A Revolution in Financial Markets as Impact Joins Risk and Return

Merida, Mexico — On his trip to Mexico last week, the Pope called for a more ethical capitalism. “The flow of capital cannot decide the flow and life of people,” he said

Societal Issues are Bound to Stay in the Impact Investing Space

Interview to Uli Grabenwarter, Strategic Adviser of Stone Soup Consulting and Deputy Director – Equity Investments at the European Investment Fund. By Pilar Balet. Posted on February 23rd 2016 1.

Shifting Investment Priorities of High Net Worth Individuals

The lackluster performance of major markets and the depressing outlook in the Eurozone and North America have made high net worth individuals (HNWIs) and their families rethink their investment strategies

7 Things We’ve Learned About Impact Investing in 7 Years

Judith Rodin President, The Rockefeller Foundation Margot Brandenburg Former Senior Associate Director Today, our new e-book hit the digital shelves, “The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to Work for Profit

Crowdfunding Our Natural Resources: A Way to Ethical Mining? #crowdfundmining

Natural resources, which include minerals, metals, oil or gas, occupy a central role in our everyday life. Minerals are essential to our economic development. The minerals, particularly the metals, have

South African Entrepreneurs Map out Coworking Space for Refugees

Coworking is often considered to be a conduit to address various needs faced by communities, whether that be the lack of affordable infrastructure, community and support. For today’s freelancers, entrepreneurs

Who Dares to be the next Ben and Jerry’s or Fundrise to Raise up to $50 Million through Regulation A+?

By David Drake All startups need capital to innovate, launch, scale and grow. For companies seeking additional financing for their working capital or to expand its operations but do not yet

The 6 Waves to Watch in the World of Crowdfunding

by David Drake One of the outcomes of the 2008 global financial crisis was the “funding gap”. Banks were less willing to provide #loans and #investors moved #capital into more stable platforms. In general, the market

Press Release: Fresh Food Solution for Refugees Receives Funding from Dutch Impact investor

Bolstering the container-farming industry both locally and internationally, Hivos Food and Lifestyle Fund, based in the Hague, the Netherlands invested EUR 500,000.00 in a closed investment round in Cape Town-based

Omidyar Network Report: We’re At A Tipping Point For Impact Investing

By Devin Thorpe Omidyar Network, an impact investing pioneer, recently published a new report entitled “Frontier Capital” on impact investing. Given the attention that has been paid to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative,

Fostering Business Angel Activities in Support of SME Growth

EBAN is proud to present the Guidebook on “Fostering Business Angel Activities in Support of SME Growth”. Written by EBAN for the European Commission as part of a series, this

OPIC commits up to $200m to LeapFrog Investments

10 December 2015 – London and Washington DC LeapFrog Investments is set to receive up to $200m from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the OPIC Board of Directors announced today.

The next challenge for impact investing: Scaling up support to early stage social enterprises

By Bertil van Vugt, Inclusive Business Accelerator and Mirko Zuerker, SEED The growth and success of green and inclusive business models with high impact potential is central to the challenges

Refugee Projects Catch the Imagination at Social Innovation Investor’s Fair

On Thursday morning, the European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute and the European Commission held the Social Innovation Investor’s Fair at the EIB in Luxembourg-Kirchberg. Guy Clausse, Dean at the EIB

Fast and Furious: 10 Leading Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms Outside the US in 2015

by David Drake The crowdfunding wave that took off in the US and Europe in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis has since spread into different countries of

Fast and Furious: 10 Leading Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms Outside the US in 2015

by David Drake The crowdfunding wave that took off in the US and Europe in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis has since spread into different countries of

Global ​Crowdfunding Update: Will the Pan-European Law Overtake the US JOBS Act?

by David Drake In an exclusive report, Reuters says EU will come out with a document next week that will implement a #pan-european#crowdfunding law. And yet the US JOBS Act for equity crowdfunding

Jan D. Oker Blom – Impact Investing is NOT Charity

Making an impact and doing charity is not the same thing – and you should do both. In general, business angels a lot of capability and resources and are therefore

1st Social Entrepreneur Competition

  Impact Investing is a rising phenomenon in the Nordic region. NFBAN (Nordic Female Business Angel Network), in partnership with the EBAN Impact Investment Committee (EIIC), launched on the 20th of

The Business Case for Sustainable Investing

According to several studies, the World’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion in the next 3 decades. This means that roughly 9 billion humans will look for food,

Taskforce Calls for Action to Unleash $1 Trillion in Social Impact Investment

Even though Social Impact Investing has never been a pressing issue as much as today, several misconceptions still remain the primary obstacle to raise relevant financial resources. For this reason the

Guide to Finding an Angel Investment

SWEAT, NETWORKS, EQUITY – Guide to Finding an Angel Investment – has been written by Sami Etula, a sweat equity investor and active meber of Fiban, with the aim to

About Impact Investing

Read this article to know more about: What is Impact Investing – Core Characteristics of Impact Investing – What is The Role of the Global Impact Investing Network: About Impact Investing. We wrote also a special

Hedda Introduces Impact Investing and the EIIC

Impact investing has captured the world’s imagination – the tables have turned and we are learning to harness the power of markets to solve social problems. EBAN recognizes and embraces

EBAN Launches the Impact Investing Committee

As member of EVPA – European Venture Philanthropy Association, we are proud to announce the publication of a presentation article on their website. Link: EBAN Launches Committee on Impact Investing

Funding Social Businesses on Mainstream Markets

This article tries to show ways towards the co-existence of these two mindsets as shareholders of the same company and the opportunity this presents for all stakeholders of social enterprises.

What Good Is Impact Investing?

Find and read important reports about Impact Investing with a quick presentation in this special article. Link: What Good Is Impact Investing?

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