InvestHorizon Early StageCamp and Investment Forum will be held on 25th May 2016 in Porto

BRUSSELS, 14-Mar-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of its AnnualCongress 2016, EBAN is glad to announce that we will be organising an InvestHorizon Early Stage Camp and Investment Forum on 25th May 2016.

This event will take place in beautiful Porto with the collaboration of EBAN member FNABA (Federação Nacional de Associações de Business Angels) and the support of Câmara Municipal do Porto.

The selected presenting companies at the InvestHorizon Investment Forum on 25th will be offered to attend for free the EBAN Congress taking place on 26th and 27th May.

In the Palácio das Artes, the Early Stage Camp will offer to the participating companies the opportunity to learn from the best as coaches and experts (names TBC shortly) will be giving interactive workshops on investment readiness for their venture before offering them the chance to test their pitch in a dry-run exercise.

Investors will then gather in the afternoon for the Investment Forum to listen to the companies’ pitches and provide them with direct feedback on their idea, their business plan and pitching performance. This will also be a great opportunity for them to network with the investor ecosystem and to exchange with peers in the Portuguese ecosystem!

More information about the event can be found here.

About EBAN
EBAN is the pan-European representative for the early stage investor community, gathering 170 member organisations in 59 countries today.Established in 1999 by a group of pioneer angel networks in Europe with the collaboration of the European Commission and EURADA, EBAN represents a sector estimated to invest 7,5 billion Euros a year and playing a vital role in Europe’s future,notably in the funding of SMEs. EBAN fuels Europe’s growth through the creation of wealth and jobs.

About FNAB
FNABA is the Portuguese National Federation for Business Angels Clubs andAssociations. It aims to strengthen the business angel activity in Portugal,act as liaison between the business angels and the key governmental stakeholders, disseminate information about our activities, incentives and investment opportunities.

FNABA represents around two hundred business angels with activity in Portugal, affiliated to our 16 association and 17 investment company members. As key achievements, we have successfully contributed to the recognition of the business angels in Portugal, within the legal framework of other economic sectors, the recognition of the importance of fiscal incentives to our investment activity and the implementation of co- investment public funds,which do strengthen the investment capacity of the business angels. Within this framework we have reached record investments in the latest years.

About the City of  Porto
The city of Porto has more than 2,000-year history and it’s the second-largest city in Portugal and one of the major urban areas in Southern Europe. Porto has more than 250,000 inhabitants and it’s the centre of a large metropolitan area with more than 1,8 million inhabitants. One of the oldest European centre, and registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996,Porto was the European Capital of Culture in 2001. 

Porto has a strong entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem. Scientific production, private and public partners and a strong entrepreneurial sector make the local innovation ecosystem, boosted by the Municipality, a vibrant and competitive one.

The City Council is the collegial executive body responsible for the municipality of Porto which also includes all the services and agencies of the municipal universe. As executive body of the city, it is responsible for the strategy and the overall management policy and municipal administration.



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