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Victoria Global and The Soho Loft Media Group support the European Business Angel Network – EBAN 2015 Angel Summit on 6th-8th May, 2015 in the Netherlands

May 5, 2015NEW YORKMore than 300 top early stage investors including business angels, venture philanthropists, family investors, venture capital funds, seeds funds, business accelerators and entrepreneurs from across the world will gather at Eindhoven, Netherlands for a premier European early stage investor community event, the EBAN 2015 Angel Summit. This event will be held at Europe’s top research and development center and innovation hub, High Tech Campus from 6th to 8th May, 2015. The theme for this 3-day event is creating, building and financing success stories in Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.

High Tech Campus at Eindhoven. Photo credit to www.uitjestvoorouderen_nH

High Tech Campus at Eindhoven. Photo credit to www.uitjestvoorouderen_nH

On the eve of the summit, EBAN President Candace Johnson and Vice President Ari Korhonen met and discussed with the European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen concrete suggestions for the EU 300 billion Euro investment plan. They highlighted four (4) key points. They also presented EBAN’s  policy papers on “The Creation of the E-Zone” and the “Start-up Investors Manifesto” to him.

According to David Drake (, Chairman and Founder of Victoria Global, LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft Media Group, “It is encouraging to see EBAN 2015 Angel Summit appreciate crowdfunding as a way of building and financing startups. This move aids in getting crowdfunding education out to the masses, not only in Europe, but also to Middle East and Africa. Crowdfunding not only empowers the crowd, it empowers the individuals as well”.

EBAN 2015 Angel Summit agenda features an Open Forum and an Annual Congress. On day one of the event, summit attendees can expect to engage in a series of  forum activities. Some of these activities include an Investment Forum, an Early Stage Camp, and Training sessions for Entrepreneurs, Business Angel Networks and Business Angels. Summit attendees can also expect to engage in an e-Xcelerator Forum and a Global Investor Forum later in the day. The Annual Congress will kick off on day two of the event. The congress will explore topics such as “Creating E-zones virtually with Crowdfunding Platforms, Capital Market Union and Stock Exchanges”, “Expanding Venture Finance Eco-systems” and “Creating Strategic Entrepreneurial Ecosystems”. In the afternoon, attendees will engage in concurrent panel discussions on various topics. A live session on crowdfunding is scheduled to take place later on day two.

The Annual Congress continues on day three of the EBAN Summit event. Deliberations on this day will include “Identifying ways for Business Angels to create Success Stories Globally”, “Fostering Entrepreneurship Ecosystems” and “Using Business Angel Investments to make Money”. Attendees will be treated to a Gala Dinner Ceremony at the end of day two to celebrate organizations and individuals who have made significant and successful contribution in the early stage investment market. During the gala dinner, the best early stage investor in Europe will be recognized.

There are different speakers from diverse backgrounds and  expertise that  are lined up to speak during this event. They include:

Alejtin Berisha – President of KOSBAN
Alicia Robb – Senior Fellow at Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Anu Bhardwaj – Founder of Women Investing
Ari Korhonen – FiBAN Co-founder and EBAN Vice President
Baybar Altuntas – TBAA President and EBAN Vice President
Brigitte Baumann – EBAN President Emeritus and CEO of Go Beyond Investing
Catherine Mott – President Emeritus of  ACA
Candace Johnson – EBAN President and  Co-initiator,  SES & SES Global
Charles Sidman – President Emeritus of Crowdfunding Professional Association
David Rose – CEO and Founder,
David van Dijk – Co-founder, ABAN
Erik Vermeulen – Vice President and Senior Counsel Corporate of  Philips International B.V.
Florence Korhonen – Chairman, Nordic Female Business Angels Network
Hedda Pahlson-Moller – Business Angel on Impact Investing
Ilija Vuckov – President, Macedonian Business Angels
Jean-Pierre Bourguignon – President, European Research Council
Jerome Chifflet – Manager, EIT ICT Lab
Leslie Jump – CEO and Founder, Startup Angels
Luca Peyrano – Managing Director of Elite at  London Stock Exchange Group
Paulo Andrez – Vice-President, FNABA and EBAN President Emeritus
Tomi Davies – President,  ABAN

The EBAN 2015 Angel Summit is supported by the European Commission, with partners that include the MindHunter, BDO, GUST, European Research Council, European Space Agency, BiD Network, RAMPHASTOS Investment, High Tech  Campus Eindhoven, Business Angels Netwerk Nederlands,  symbid, pymwymic, and BIQGROUP.

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