In 2013, EBAN celebrated the first European Business Angels Week, concentrating 141 events all across Europe, reflecting an active and growing business angels community.
EBAN’s initiative was recognised and supported by Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for Digital Agenda Daniel Calleja, Director-General for Enterprise & Industry and Dusan Stojanovic, Business Angel of the Year 2013. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, inaugurated EBAW on behalf of the European Commission as an initiative for a more innovative and sustainable Europe.
In the following year of 2014, featuring 244 events, EBAN has carried out the 2014 edition in cooperation with MBAN (Middle East Business Angel Network) and ABAN (African Business Angel Network). The focus of Business Angel Week 2014 in particular involved celebrating and creating “Success Stories” and inspiring “Cross-Border and Cross-Continent Business Angel Investment and Exits”.
Business Angels Week continues to grow in 2015, reaching a record of 260 events focused on angel investment.
In 2016, the Business Angels Week became even more popular marking 313 events around the world!