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EUROCROWD supports the Alternative Finance Forum in Thessaloniki, Greece

by Sanja Lazic on 05.10.2021

The second edition of the Alternative Finance Forum on 13 October 2021 under the auspices and support of the EIB Institute will be held by the Business & Cultural Development Centre (KEPA) in Thessaloniki, Greece,

We are delighted to be joining and partnering with KEPA to support and shed light on the work of financial innovators and social entrepreneurs from Europe, exploring the usage of new technology and design principles to transform access to finance and bring financial services to all consumers.

The Alternative Finance Forum is a two-track event, aiming to highlight:

Financial Innovations

  • Financial Technology Innovations
  • Capital for Small Businesses
  • Online Business Lenders
  • Blockchain
  • Data and Digital Identity
  • Payments and Transactions

Social Capital

  • Financing Social Entrepreneurship
  • Impact Investing and Social Bonds
  • P2P Lending Platforms
  • New Microfinance
  • Collaborative Finance
  • Government Supported Platforms

The moderator of the fourth session in Social Capital will be our Executive Director Oliver Gajda, tackling the topic of Collaborative Finance. The session welcomes three speakers offering different perspectives on the matter:

Crowdfunding for a social good
Chiara Rutolo, Project Manager & Communications Officer, Goteo.org

Civic Crowdfunding: the “Blue Crowdfunding” Case
Vassilis Tsanidis, Senior Policy Officer, Directorate of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Region of Central Macedonia

Crowdfunding for Sustainable Business
Christin Friedrich, CEO & Co-founder, Innovestment / EUROCROWD Chairwomen

Participants will also get the chance to hear other industry experts coming from the public and private sector, such as the European Investment Fund, La Bolsa Social, European Center for Social Finance, Impact Ventures Lt, the European Parliament and many others.

To get the full agenda and speaker info, click here.

Registrations are still open - save your spot right now!