The European Business Angel Network (EBAN) announces the first edition of the European Business Angels Week (EBAW), the largest initiative ever implemented for the promotion of angel investment.
The EBAW will take place from 18th to 24th of November 2013 through over 130 events running in 31 countries. The week is a pan-European effort to highlight the role of angel investment across Europe and to increase the number of business angels funding SMEs in their early development stages.
In 2012 alone, 5.1 billion Euros were invested by angel investors in Europe, a 19% growth in comparison to 2011. The size of the angel community also increased to 261.000 business angels. All these factors show a growing market but still far from its full potential. The EBAW aims at increasing market awareness on both sides of the coin: attract more investors and show to SMES the advantages of angel investor’s “smart money”. (…)