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Month: July 2021

Matthew Caruana, CEO, Zaar

Matthew Caruana is a business innovator, coach and mentor with a proven track record for driving project success from the grassroots up. Passionate about start-ups and entrepreneurship, Matthew’s involvement has been integral to the successful launch of countless projects across various economic and social spheres. His extensive career so far has seen Matthew’s role extend …

Nuno Brito Jorge, CEO, GoParity

Nuno Brito Jorge is an environmental engineer and project manager by training and an innovation and sustainability enthusiast. He has worked in the European Parliament (Belgium) as an advisor for energy and environmental policy, in innovation consulting in Spain and as a project manager for large renewable energy projects in Portugal before becoming a dedicated entrepreneur. He is …

Olivier Houdaille, CEO, Lumo

Olivier is the CEO of the investment platform Lumo, focused on the energy transition projects and companies, founding member of the French crowdfunding association and EUROCROWD. Olivier joined Lumo in 2014, to manage the successful license application and then participated in Lumo’s development. He worked later on the acquisition of Lumo by the French banking …

INCrowd

Funding Programme: Erasmus+ Duration: January 2021 – December 2022 (24 months) Website: https://www.incrowdproject.eu/ Description: “InCrowd” – Inclusion through Crowdfunding – is a project aimed to empower the “NEET” (Neither in Employment nor in Education or Training) young people, between 18 and 30 years old, with a new and innovative form of self-expression and economic determination: …

EUROCROWD’s Position on MiCA Regulation: Are Token Offerings A New Business Opportunity For Crowdfunding Platforms?

The European Crowdfunding Network welcomes the initiative of the European Commission in facilitating with the proposal for Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) regulation new frontiers in the financial system and beyond. To shed light on some of these matters we prepared the EUROCROWD Position Paper on MICA Regulation, Reinforcing European Innovation in Crypto-Assets, where we (i) …

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Finance By Establishing Blockchain Ecosystems

After two intense and successful years our Blockpool acceleration programme has ended – for now – but stay tuned, we will continue! The main goal of Blockpool, was to set up and run an acceleration programme for 25 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop and test blockchain-based innovations in 7 different sectors and through …

How Do SMEs In Europe Deploy Blockchain And Distributed Ledger Technologies?

Early insight and assessment around this new technology to guide SMEs and investors. Blockchain technology and other Distributed Ledger Technologies (BDLT) possess several unique attributes that have a potential to disrupt many industries and their respective markets. The innovative aspects of this new technology concern particularly the ability to record and share information between parties …

Proposal For a New Directive By the European Commission Sets Out to Harmonise Consumer Credit-based Crowdfunding

On 1 July 2021, the European Commission issued the long-awaited proposal for a Directive on Consumer Credits which will repeal and replace the current Consumer Credit Directive. This revised proposal is a direct response to the increasing digitalisation of consumer credit services, notably also during Covid. It has been written to clarify the rules at Union level …

EUROCROWD Joins the Crowdfunding Festival in Italy, 13-16 July

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re the official partners of the upcoming Crowdfunding Festival, gathering in one place the most important actors and stakeholders of the crowdfunding sector in Italy. The festival, organized by Fondazione Fenice, taking place at the Guida Fenice Green Energy Park in Padua, Italy, and live streaming from 13th to 16th …