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Being A Mentor For Entrepreneurs: A Practical Guide

By hban.org Wednesday, 18th July 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, Entrepreneur, 2018.
Angels talk a lot about mentoring, but how many know what it really means? If you can’t describe what a great mentor does, you’ve probably never been one.  A great mentor relationship is actually a pretty rare and special thing.  It doesn’t come about all that often, and it’s not something that can be forced.

Top 20 Angel Gotchas: Why Startups Fail

By hban.org Wednesday, 4th July 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, Entrepreneur, 2018.
CB Insights recently published a study on the most common reasons startups fail. They looked at the cause of death on 101 start-ups and, not surprisingly, "Market," "Cash" and "Team" were major factors.  But what might surprise many is that all three of those factors out-ranked "competition" as a source of death. There is an adage that start-ups don’t get killed, they commit suicide. CB Insights' study lends some credence to that idea.  

HBAN London Syndicate Meeting on June 13th

By hban.org Monday, 14th May 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, Entrepreneur, 2018, Events.
The next Halo Business Angel Network’s (HBAN) London Syndicate event on June 13th at 17.30 in Rocketspace, 40 Islington High St, Angel, London. Annually HBAN presents 100 plus qualified deals to the Network and close out between 40 and 50 in any one year. The average angel investment in a deal a €285k, however, due to the syndicated nature of the deals 60% of individuals invest less than €50k per deal, with 30% less than €25k.In our first year with New York and Singapore we closed out 4 and 2 deals respectively and we are aiming to close out 3 to 5 deals with each annually.

Back Yourself

By hban.org Friday, 4th May 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Entrepreneur, 2018.
 This blog post was originally published on Tech Ireland and has this excerpt has been reprinted with permission by the author. To read the rest of the post please click on the image below. 

Four finalists battle for One2Watch Title

By hban.org Thursday, 3rd May 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Entrepreneur, 2018, Events.
FutureScope, Ireland’s only conference that promotes collaboration between the entrepreneurial community and multinationals, today announces the four finalists for One2Watch 2018. The competition seeks to find Ireland’s most scalable business idea and award the winning company with €2,000 and a platform to support its growth.

Incereb secures €50K angel investment in fastest deal in HBAN history

By hban.org Thursday, 8th March 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Deals Done, Angel, Entrepreneur, HBAN in the Media, 2018.
HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, today announces the fastest deal done in its history. An individual HBAN angel investor transferred €50,000 to Incereb, a neonatal monitoring sensors company, just 48 hours after hearing the Irish company’s presentation. 

Increased angel investment in Medtech, Virtual and Augmented Reality in 2018

By hban.org Thursday, 4th January 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Angel, Entrepreneur, HBAN in the Media, 2018.
HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, today announces its predictions for 2018. HBAN is forecasting a 17% increase in angel investing in Irish start-ups as the economy grows in 2018, and it will reach €25 million per year by 2020.

Acorn Angels invest in Social Peer-to-Peer Finance Platform

By hban.org Monday, 22nd May 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: Ezine Articles, Angel, Entrepreneur, 2017.
Irish-based company Flender has won a funding package including the first investment by the Derry/Londonderry Acorn Angel Group, which included Padraig Canavan, Liam Bradley and Paul McElvaney. Flender is an online platform that creates a marketplace for businesses and individuals in the Republic of Ireland to borrow and lend money safely and at better rates than those offered by the banks.

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