The 14th Annual Congress of EBAN was not a place where only investors’ points of view were presented. It rather was an arena exposing the apparatus of multisource information production. As such, the EBAN Annual Congress unavoidably served also as a statement which disclosed results on academic research related to Angel Investment.
What does Ohio and Northern Ireland have in common? On first thought, probably not a lot. However, according to John Huston, founder and manager of the Ohio Tech Angels Fund, there are a lot more similarities than you think. Often seen as a ‘flyover state’ and ‘a backwater’, Ohio has only 4% of the US population but has over 700 angels across 7 angel groups and this is all without the tax benefits that investors enjoy in Northern Ireland.
The EBAN Congress was, as well as many other things, the stage for the launch of the Startup Investors Manifesto which called up for the early stage investment community to support a series of actions and policies aimed at increasing European early stage investment to 15 billion Euros and creating 1,5 million new jobs by 2017.
The 9th annual EBAN awards ceremony took place in evening of the first day and recognised European business angel federations, networks and investors who have demonstrated excellence and commitment to driving business angel investment over the last year. The distinguished "winners" include:
The 14th annual European Business Angel Congress commenced in Dublin Castle yesterday. The conference is hosted by HBAN, the all-island umbrella group responsible for stimulating angel investment. This is the first time the congress has come to Ireland and it has brought more than 350 elite business angels and investors from across Europe and the US to Dublin. The congress was opened by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD.
Loretta McCarthy & David Beatty - Golden Seeds
Join us at the EBAN Congress on Monday afternoon for the "Investing in Female Entrepreneurship" session led by Loretta McCarthy, Golden Seeds Managing Partner & David Beatty Golden Seeds Business Angel Investor (USA)
If you‘re a high potential Start Up that has a new innovative product or service ready for commercialisation and/or have achieved some early traction and are raising finance to scale internationally please contact us.