EBAN launches Business Angels Week 2014 with MBAN and ABAN to create world’s largest cross-border Business Angel event and celebrate Global Business Angel Day.
EBAN, pan-European representative for the early stage investor community, gathering 146 member organisations in 41 countries, announced this year’s edition of Business Angels Week (BAW) that will take place from 17th to 23rd November 2014.
It is the world’s largest cross-border angel investment awareness initiative featuring Business Angels and Entrepreneurs from Europe, the Middle East (MBAN) and Africa (ABAN). The BAW will officially be launched on 17 November at EBAN Helsinki-SLUSH 2014, whereby events leading up to and following those dates up through the end of 2014 will all be included under the Business Angel Week umbrella. In particular, this year’s Business Angel Week will focus on celebrating and creating “Success Stories” and inspiring “Cross-Border and Cross-Continent Business Angel Investment and Exits”.
Candace Johnson, President of EBAN, a founder and architect of the European/Global Success Story, Societe Europeene des Satellites said: “’Success Stories’ drive entrepreneurship and private/angel investment around the world. In today’s global markets, a company must be born global. That is why we are pleased to be celebrating Business Angel Week 2014 17 – 23 November 2014 with our partners MBAN and ABAN as well as joining our colleagues from the Global Entrepreneurship Week to initiate Global Business Angels Day during that week on 20 November.”
Dr. Abdulmalek Al Jaber, President of MBAN remarked: “What better place to converge and launch the Business Angels Week than in Helsinki which has brought us so many wonderful Success Stories, inspiring the world over. We are bringing a large number of business angels and entrepreneurs to Helsinki to celebrate global Angel investing at EBAN Helsinki-SLUSH and will be organizing BAW events in the Middle East in December amongst Business Angels from Europe, America, the Middle East and Africa.”
Jonathan Ortmans, president of Global Entrepreneurship Week said: “Business angels are an essential element to strengthening entrepreneurial ecosystems – providing mentorship and capital necessary to start and scale new firms around the world. By partnering with EBAN and highlighting early stage investors in the 150 countries that Global Entrepreneurship Week represents, we are building a dialogue on how angels can contribute even further to their communities and why more citizens should consider investing in startups that birth the new.”