Why EU funding instruments are critical in the funding structure of startups? How do you know what instrument to use? What a better way to learn more than attending the workshop ‘EU funding for enterprises & business angels’ at EBAN Helsinki 2019. Eeva Grannenfelt, with over 30 years of experience on financial markets, will share valuable insights about the diverse EU Funding possibilities from both the angel investors and entreprises point of view.
EBAN Helsinki 2019 is less than a month away! Although that gets our heart rates pumping and excitement levels through the roof - someone more skeptical maybe wondering “Great, another business conference, is that really what the world needs? Stuffy, grey and more of the same old?” Think again, my friend.
What’s common between health, education and gaming industries? These all are hot topics in Finland and sectors to keep an eye on. Three experienced angel investors, Leena Niemistö, Janne Jormalainen and Mika Reini will get on stage at EBAN Helsinki 2019 to share their secrets for successful investments during the panel discussion on 'Industries angels should invest in.'
FiBAN angels visited their Dutch counterparts during the traditional angel spring trip in March 2019. There’s been a large interest from the Netherlands towards the Nordics, to both invest in Nordic ventures and to benchmark FiBAN in running a business angels network. The outstanding feature in Dutch market is it’s profound international mindset - they have been merchants in all corners of the world for 400 years, and it still shows in their modern startup ecosystem.
Starting a new job is kind of like the first day of the school year, it’s the time for meeting your new colleagues and making a good first impression. One week ago, on March 11th, I started working as FiBAN’s Event intern. I’ll be helping organize EBAN Helsinki 2019. Here are my reflections on my first week as FiBAN’s Event intern.
East Asia has been an interesting market for the New Nordic area for a long time. Chinese and Japanese giants have purchased several Nordic companies, including Finnish decacorn Supercell. At EBAN Helsinki 2019, we’ll have a deep look into the possibilities of East Asia with Chris Rynning, advisor for Norway’s oil fund and author of several China-related writings, Marek Kiisa, partner of NordicNinja VC, Helen Wang from BGTA, and Zhu Bin, head of China at Invest in Finland (Business Finland).
In the Women’s Day special edition of the “Words from an angel” Florence Korhonen talks about enriching women’s financial capability - one of the drivers to achieve gender equality. Korhonen is known as an enthusiastic business angel empowering female business angels and investing in women-led companies. Check out her video message!
What is in common between Angry Birds, Clash of Clans, Empires & Puzzles, and Boom Beach? They are all games developed in Finland, and companies behind them are all unicorns, exited to Japanese, Chinese and American corporations. In EBAN Helsinki 2019, we want to share some of the best practices from the land of great games. Because hey - what would a Finnish Investor Conference be without talk of games?
This time "Words from an angel" tackle syndication and group evaluation of startups. How is it done and how? To answer your questions is Annukka Mickelsson, the former lead angel of Nordic Angel Program by FiBAN syndicate.
What's the recipe for companies that are good for the society with profitable business models? FiBAN's community friends Jari Ala-Ruona and Sampsa Fabritius from Oxygen2050 share their thoughts about impact investing and transformative business.