Business Angels Week Breaks Global Records


Business Angels Week is the world’s largest cross-border angel investment awareness campaign featuring Business Angels and Entrepreneurs from Europe, the Middle East (MBAN) and Africa (ABAN). Business Angels Week not only addresses the entrepreneurs, but has a completely different approach by adding the investor flavor, opening the doors for matchmaking between entrepreneurs and investors by raising awareness of the early stage market.

13 – 19 November 2017

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  • As the Business Angel of the Year, I am happy to support BAW, the world’s largest angel investment awareness initiative. This year’s outcome of Business Angels Week with 241 events in 55 countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa, shows that unification of the angel investment efforts on a global level is an important objective to foster, for mutual benefit of both investors and entrepreneurs.

    Jari Ovaskainen
    Business Angel of the Year 2014
  • In 2013, EBAN has launched the European Business Angels Week with the aim of promoting the role of Business Angels in European growth and prosperity. After an impressive response from the ecosystem, the initiative emerged to be a great success, with 141 events in 34 countries across Europe. Under the leadership of Candace Johnson, the Business Angel Week extended to Africa and MENA region, and I would like to congratulate her on this significant milestone for EBAN. With Middle East and Africa involved in the Business Angels Week in 2014, the impact and the importance of this initiative becomes unquestionable. The world is becoming smaller, but the Business Angels all around the world keep contributing to overall prosperity, making dreams of many entrepreneurs come true!

    Paulo Andrez
    Business Angel, President Emeritus of EBAN
  • EBAN’s Business Angels Week is a great reminder of the role small businesses and business angels are playing in recovering Europe’s failed economy, in Finland we will during the week especially emphasize the importance of small businesses going global.

    Jan D. Oker-Blom
    CEO FiBAN
  • Given that Vienna has historically been a bridge between the “East” and the “West” and a hub for CEE & SEE, Austrian Angel Investors Association (AAIA) acknowledges the Business Angels Week as an important initiative for connecting European markets. Our markets are small and we need to think cross-borders.

    Selma Prodanovic
    AAIA
  • In 2007 I had the first meeting in EBAN, and pitching in 2008 as an entrepreneur. Since then I’ve met many entrepreneurs, angels investors becoming my friends. EBAN members have unique business ethics, knowledge and experience in creating value. In 2013 I had the honor to host the President of EBAN Mr Paulo Andrez in Macedonia. I know that the Business Angel Week will spread that positive energy through all Europe creating innovative businesses and new jobs while starting the implementation of 5 points action plan for growth of SME’s.

    Ilija Vuckov
    EMKICE
  • The Business Angels Week is crucial to bring together entrepreneurs and business angels, and to highlight the importance of business angels in the promotion of new business initiatives. Portugal, with the realization of his 8th National Week of Business Angels, integrated in the BAW initiative, will hopefully represent a major contribution to its success. The BAW constitutes one landmark in the systematic action that the EBAN is undertaking, with strong impact into the deepening of relations between business angels at European level.

    Ricardo Luz
    Invicta Angels Porto, President; FNABA, Vice president