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12th EBAN Congress: Access to Finance to Fuel Entrepreneurial Growth

Date: 23 April 2012 - 24 April 2012
Location: Moscow, 09:00 - 17:00
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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.

Conference Programme

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

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