12th EBAN Congress: Access to Finance to Fuel Entrepreneurial Growth
|Date:||23 April 2012 - 24 April 2012|
|Location:||Moscow, 09:00 - 17:00|
The European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and other Early Stage Market Players (EBAN) and the Russian National Business-Angels Association (NBAA) are organising the 12th EBAN Congress in Moscow, Russia, from 23-24 April 2012.
The theme of the conference is “Access to Finance to Fuel Entrepreneurial Growth.”
The annual EBAN Congress is the leading meeting point for the European early stage investment community bringing together over 350 participants from Europe and abroad.
Participants to the congress can expect world reference keynote speakers, lively debates with practitioners, multiple networking opportunities and an extensive set of activities that go further beyond the congress rooms.
The EBAN Congress and Awards are organised in the context of Russia's First National Business Angels Week, an initiative that reaches out to 35 various early stage VC events across 28 regions spread from Irkutsk (Lake Baikal area) to Saint-Petersburg.
09.00 Opening session
9.30 Opening ceremony
10.00 Keynote speech
10.55 Networking Break
11.30 Panel: How to Foster Win-Win Relations by Working Together With Entrepreneurs
13.00 Lunch Break with Affinity Tables
Impact Investment, Women Investment, Corporate Venturing and Cross Border Investment
14.00 Break-out sessions
Session 1 - Public Financial Mechanisms Used to Support/ Stimulate the Early Stage Market in Europe and Russia
Session 2 - Topic: How to Find and Grow a Google?
Session 3 - Cross-Border Investments & International Syndicates
Session 4 - Pre-Angel Stage: The Role of Crowdfunding & Accelerators
Session 5 - Structure of Syndicates: Different Ways Investors Pull Together
Session 6 - Shared Deals: Presentation of Companies
15.00 Report From the Moderators of the Break-Out Sessions
15.25 Keynote Speech
16.00 Networking Break
16.15 Panel: The Role of Corporate Ventures to Successful Exits
17.00 Close of Day 1
19.00 Cocktail & Gala Dinner at the Boat
7th European Awards Ceremony
Business Angel of the Year, Early Stage Fund of the Year, Business Angel Network of the Year, Breakthrough Service/Tool by a BAN and Deal of the Year