As part of its AnnualCongress 2016, EBAN is glad to announce that we will beorganising an InvestHorizon Early StageCamp and Investment Forum on 25th May 2016.
This event will take place inbeautiful Porto with the collaboration of EBAN member FNABA (FederaçãoNacional de Associações de Business Angels) and the support of Câmara Municipal do Porto.
The selected presentingcompanies at the InvestHorizon Investment Forum on 25th will beoffered to attend for free the EBAN Congress taking place on 26thand 27th May.
In the Palácio das Artes, the Early Stage Camp willoffer to the participating companies the opportunity to learn from the best ascoaches and experts (names TBC shortly) will be giving interactive workshops oninvestment readiness for their venture before offering them the chance to testtheir pitch in a dry-run exercise.
Investors will then gather inthe afternoon for the Investment Forum to listen to the companies’ pitches andprovide them with direct feedback on their idea, their business plan andpitching performance. This will also be a great opportunity for them to networkwith the investor ecosystem and to exchange with peers in the Portugueseecosystem!
More information about theevent can be found here.
EBAN is the pan-European representative for the early stage investorcommunity, gathering 170 member organisations in 59 countries today.Established in 1999 by a group of pioneer angel networks in Europe with the collaborationof the European Commission and EURADA, EBAN represents a sector estimated toinvest 7,5 billion Euros a year and playing a vital role in Europe’s future,notably in the funding of SMEs. EBAN fuels Europe’s growth through the creationof wealth and jobs.
FNABA is the Portuguese National Federation for Business Angels Clubs andAssociations. It aims to strengthen the business angel activity in Portugal,act as liaison between the business angels and the key governmentalstakeholders, disseminate information about our activities, incentives andinvestment opportunities.
FNABA represents around two hundred business angels with activity inPortugal, affiliated to our 16 association and 17 investment company members. Askey achievements, we have successfully contributed to the recognition of thebusiness angels in Portugal, within the legal framework of other economicsectors, the recognition of the importance of fiscal incentives to ourinvestment activity and the implementation of co- investment public funds,which do strengthen the investment capacity of the business angels. Within thisframework we have reached record investments in the latest years.
About the City of Porto
The city of Porto has more than 2,000-year history and it’s thesecond-largest city in Portugal and one of the major urban areas in SouthernEurope. Porto has more than 250,000 inhabitants and it’s the centre of a largemetropolitan area with more than 1,8 million inhabitants. One of the oldestEuropean centre, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996,Porto was the European Capital of Culture in 2001.
Porto has a strong entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem. Scientificproduction, private and public partners and a strong entrepreneurial sectormake the local innovation ecosystem, boosted by the Municipality, a vibrant andcompetitive one.
The City Council is the collegial executive body responsible for themunicipality of Porto which also includes all the services and agencies of themunicipal universe. As executive body of the city, it is responsible for thestrategy and the overall management policy and municipal administration.