This year, the investment in Europe will exceed 6 billion €.

Zagreb, on November 29th. The European Business Angels Network (EBAN) has recently celebrated the EBAN Winter University, one of the most important events about entrepreneurship and angel investment. This winter the event has been held in Zagreb, Croatia.

During two days, the invited people have seen a lot of interesting debates, speeches and predictions about entrepreneurship and finance tendencies. Also, entrepreneurs have had the opportunity to meet investors.

In this edition, there have been more than 1700 guests, 400 investors, 100 start-ups and 500 European students.

Spain has been represented by Business Angels Network de Catalunya, the Business Angels Network of Catalonia, his CEO, Albert Colomer, and his manager, Alex d’Espona. They were part of the jury in the Global Investment Forum celebrated the day before, where 18 projects were presented by the entrepreneurs.


As a curiosity, Bruce Dickinson, the Iron Maiden singer, was one of the influencers and he gave an advice to the entrepreneurs.  “Ideas are like mosquitos – you need to catch them!”

During the event there were different panels, for example, about the secrets of business angels, globalization, space startups, etc. The investment in Europe has increased to more than 6 billion and the investor community grew to more than 300.000 investors.


The EBAN Winter University has been the last event of the Business Angel Week, a period of time that has generated more than 900 events in 60 countries.


About Business Angels Network de Catalunya (The Business Angels Network of Catalonia)

Business Angels Network de Catalunya was the first Catalan and Spanish private Business Angels Network. Its founders were the CECOT employees and the Private Foundation for the Promotion of Self-employment in Catalonia (AUTOOCUPACIO) with the collaboration of ICF Institut Català de Finances. Business Angels Network de Catalunya belongs to the Xarxa d’Inversors Privats (XIP), and it is a member of the Spanish Association of Business Angels Networks (AEBAN) and the European Business Angels Network (EBAN). It is a promoter in Spain of the Global Business Angels Network (GBAN).