EBAN (European Business Angel Network) is fueling innovation and growth throughout EMEA. Representing the early stage investor community, EBAN gathers over 150 member organizations from 50 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Our members include Federations of Business Angel Networks, Business Angel Networks, Early Stage Venture Capital and Seed Funds, Electronic Funding Platforms, individual Business Angels, Crowd Funders and Accelerators.
The International Center for Entrepreneurship (ICE) was launched in 2010 as one of the winning projects in the European Social Fund competition in the region of Lower Silesia, Poland, organised for entrepreneurial women by the Foundation in Support of Local Democracy, in 2009. The main purpose of ICE is to promote entrepreneurship and SMEs development by improving the efficiency of entrepreneurial activities, organising training courses and seminars for professionals and start-ups coaching.
Foundum is building the online Startup Ecosystem. They match innovative entrepreneurs to private investors, advisors and startup supporters to help build their startups. Foundum is the one-stop-solution matching and connecting entrepreneurs to relevant and high quality entrepreneurial stakeholders in order to create valuable relationships. The platform fosters the local ecosystem by providing entrepreneurs and their startups with easy access to structured resources, knowledge and experience for their different entrepreneurial stages to ensure the successful creation and growth of companies.
InVenture Investment Group is a Ukrainian investment company assisting in the implementation of investment and business opportunities. It promotes perspective investment projects, represent international investors and companies in Ukraine and improve investment literacy and culture within Ukrainian business sector. InVenture Investment Group is a member of UVCA (Ukrainian Venture Capital Association).
Startupxplore, the startup funding community connecting all actors of the European startup ecosystem. Our vision is a world with an open, fast and transparent startup financing system. We are working hard to create the best startup funding business intelligence tool out there. Venture capital backed, angel backed, and bootstrapped startups. Browse by location and industry. Time to search and find.
The term private equity refers to medium- to long-term financing provided in exchange for acquiring a stake in the owners’ equity of enterprises whose shares are not traded on any stock exchange. Funds are invested into companies that have potential for creating value and increasing their market share and whose business plan aims to produce and offer a highly innovative product, process or technology. If we explore the definitions of private equity and venture capital more closely, we can agree on the following explanation.
Microsoft Innovation Center Armenia provides support to the Armenian community to stimulate the development of new startups that are competitive and succes. Microsoft Innovation Center Armenia is a great chance to realize your innovative ideas, apply your imagination and creativity to design and develop real-world software solutions for a better future!
Yente is an international network for ambitious women entrepreneurs with small and medium enterprises (SMEs). We empower women entrepreneurs, strengthening their businesses through networking, capacity building and matchmaking with local, national and international partners. Our goal is to be a flourishing, interactive and internationally renowned network and knowledge center where women entrepreneurs from all over the world share opportunities, knowledge and ideas. Therefore, we aim to strengthen the Yente network on both national and international scale. Additionally, we seek to expand our activities globally, to build new public and private partnerships and to undertake fundraising activities.
The German Startups Association is currently initiating the European Startup Monitor, a European benchmark on startups to promote transparency for the European startup environment to be published in 2016. The survey is now available to all founders and c-level employees of European startups. At the end of the survey you will have the chance to win an exhibition stand at CeBIT for one full week to represent your startup, one of two tickets to Pioneers Festival Vienna and one of five tickets to Startup Camp Berlin, including flights and accommodation (for Berlin).
GoalEurope is a consultancy based in Germany with a focus on outsourcing and startups in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.
Our core business is to advise companies seeking to outsource software development to CEE, and support investors interested in the Eastern European startup scene by providing news and analysis of the industry in the region.
WannaBiz is a business incubator, that combines in itself all the features of a classic type of incubator, startup accelerator and venture capital fund as well. The main directions of WannaBiz are: the search of new projects and organizing an incubation process for them on the early stage; acceleration programs for the working projects; organizing and taking part in syndicated transactions; attracting new investments to the projects. Our motto is ” Developing businesses, working with people!”
UAngel is a Ukrainian business angels network, providing platform for entrepreneurs to meet investors and for investors to locally and internationally syndicate. It is a closed group of high networtk individuals or entities, aimed at financing startups on their early stage of development.
The Technology Centre ASCR supports the participation of the Czech Republic in the European Research Area, prepares analytical and conceptual studies for research and development, performs international technology transfers and supports the creation and development of innovation businesses.
The Technology Centre ASCR operates as well as a coordinator of the Czech part of the international platform of Enterprise Europe Network. The mission of the network, which is now represented in more than 50 countries of the world, is to support growth, development, internationalization and competitiveness of European businesses and fostering innovations, especially in respect to small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Startupolic.com is the #1 independent English-written startup blog in Switzerland. Combining the words startup and (work)aholic, the blog is dedicated to share Sébastien Flury <https://twitter.com/sebastienflury>’s passion for startups, especially in the internet space. Sharing ideas and opinions, promoting the Swiss startup scene and connect the dots locally and internationally. Startupolic mission is to foster entrepreneurship spirit and tech startups.
UnitedSucces is a unique and worldwide network of established women entrepreneurs. In a trusted interactive environment, members connect across the globe by sharing know-how and invaluable contacts. UnitedSucces facilitates secure access to both local and international markets and supports women entrepreneurs in realising their business ambitions. Cultural crossovers are key to growth and success. It is often not what you know, but who you know and who knows you: the UnitedSucces network is a personal multiplier for impact.
ABC Accelerator is the fully independent private accelerator in South Eastern Europe with technology-specific programs. We enable the best entrepreneurs in Alpe-Adria and South-Eastern European regions to accelerate the growth of their businesses. Our location in Ljubljana, Slovenia allows our companies to test and quickly implement their solutions in an ideal test market – the largest retail and business area with more than 4500 companies and . Through our global network which includes IBM’s 42 Innovation Centers, we can help them enter any market.
The Czech Leaders magazine incorporates Club Magazine and Prague Leaders Magazine. It focuses on interviews with top leaders, businesses, top-level events, EU matters, lifestyle and culture since year 2001. Their publication is probably the most read English magazine in the Czech Republic.