EBAN welcomed 300 early stage investors at the 13th Annual EBAN Congress in Vienna earlier this year (13th-14th May). The two-days meeting was the privileged setting to debate the role of early stage investors in Europe as key players to foster growth. Featured speakers, ranging from leading super-angels to national and European policy makers, provided a unique learning experience aimed to bring the European early stage investment sector to a new level of excellency.
Keynote speakers such as Julie Meyer (Ariadne Capital), Wilhelm Molterer (Vice-President of the European Investment Bank) and Veith Sorger (former President of the Austrian Federation of Industry) stressed the importance of business angels and other early stage investors in funding innovation and visionary entrepreneurs in creating Europe’s future jobs and wealth. The European Crowdfunding Network had been invited to participate in a panel discussion on the future of early-stage investment and online Matchmaking of Angels and Entrepreneurs.