As FiBAN is turning 10 years, we want to celebrate the ‘People of FiBAN’. This time we are introducing you to a new member. What activities should you participate in when you are a new member? Jorma Heinonen, who joined FiBAN in 2017, shared his thoughts on becoming a full-fledged FiBAN member, and making the most out of his membership.
In the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, US, you can still find places which are called Kuparisaari or Amerikan Lappi. Besides the joint cultural heritage, Michigan offers Finnish startups great opportunities to soft-land in the US. FiBAN talked with Patrick Visser, the co-director of FinnZone, how Finnish startups can seize these opportunities.
Business Finland has multiple means and tools in helping startups enter foreign markets. The US is one of the most appealing markets for Finnish startups, but it can also be a difficult one to breach. Read more to find out how Business Finland can help.
Christian Jantzen is one of the most active investors in the New Nordic region. After he lived in all the major cities in the region, he relocated to London to help his portfolio companies get access to the potential future investors. Read Christian's pro tips on how to be a successful investor while being founder friendly.
GUEST BLOG. What’s the role of emotions in angel investment decisions? This is what Kirsi Snellman and Gabriella Cacciotti have studied in their research on ‘The role of angel investors’ emotions in socially situated investment opportunity evaluation’. Now we get to hear some highlights of the matter of hearts in angel investing by researcher Kirsi Snellman.
EBAN Helsinki 2019 is coming! As with almost anything in life, the better prepared you are, the more you will get out of it. To make sure you get the most out of this two-day investor festival we compiled a checklist for you. Also, equally important, we noted down a few things on how to make sure everyone else has the best possible EBAN Helsinki 2019 experience, as well.
Networking events can be tricky as they tend to become habitual to attend and as you find yourself at the 3rd event in a row, it’s getting more and more challenging to actually be present. By following some tried-and-tested tips to networking, you can break free of tired routine and focus on making meaningful connections. This is how to make #ProfitableNetworking during the EBAN Helsinki 2019 - Europe’s biggest business angel congress.
Unveiled, sweaty, good vibes. That’s how Finnish people describe both business due diligence and sauna. At EBAN Helsinki 2019 you can book your business meetings in a real traditional sauna. They say you need to put some skin in the game, well, this is your chance! We invite you to experience the Finnish due diligence 3-4 June.
We are excited to announce that Adeo Ressi, a serial entrepreneur and early stage investor based in Palo Alto, will be speaking at EBAN Helsinki 2019, sharing his insights on new funding instruments angels and entrepreneurs can use to replace (once and for all!) the use of convertible notes.