Wednesday, March 16
14:30 to 15:30
Venue: 
Plaza Mayor - Comisiones 3+4
-Invite Only

The Global Business Angels Network held its innagural meeting at the 2016 GEC, after the organization's creation last year. GBAN is a network of angel investors from all over the world, who are working to share best practices and utilize tools and resources to help encourage new firm formation everywhere. 

The meeting served to ratify primary objectives of the network, and establish direct contact between its members to help further promote the organization and connect entrepreneurs to sources of capital, research and competitions across the world. 

During the meeting, it was recognized as a primary task of collecting timely information of each country to form a global database that can allow a comprehensive reading of the conditions in which innovation is developed. To achieve this, it has made a call to members of the network, inviting them to participate in the creation of this database, so that they can further strengthened the tools available to help investors in all matters related to your role in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Global Business Angels Network (GBAN) is a global community of business angel networks and organizations coordinated by the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN). GBAN brings greater public awareness and engagement to the role that business angels play in helping new firms start and scale. GBAN interfaces with entrepreneurs, policymakers, other early-stage finance actors and leading entrepreneurial support programs to strengthen the global entrepreneurial ecosystem. Whether helping local entrepreneurial ecosystems recruit more investors, expanding geographic investment arenas beyond local markets or amplifying the angel “voice” to regulatory issue discussions, GBAN seeks to provide an inclusive, supportive community of early-stage investors around the world.

Speaker Bios: 
John May
New Vantage Group
Candace Johnson
European Business Angels Network (EBAN)

France

Claire Munck
Be Angels

Belgium

Jonathan Ortmans
Global Entrepreneurship Network

United States