Business Angels Week 2015: the world’s largest cross border
angel investment awareness initiative
Business Angels Week (BAW) is the world’s largest cross-border angel investment awareness campaign featuring Business Angels and Entrepreneurs from Europe (EBAN), the Middle East (MBAN) and Africa (ABAN). In 2013, EBAN celebrated the first Business Angels Week, with 140 events in 34 countries across Europe. Last year 244 events took place in 55 countries all across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in partnership with MBAN and ABAN. The 3rd Business Angel Week is scheduled for the week of 16-22 November 2015.
“This is a time to bring awareness about the importance of Angel Investing throughout the world. It is a time to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation and to make certain that entrepreneurs have enough experience, expertise, networking and financing to accompany them to success and sustainability.” Candace Johnson, President of EBAN explains.
How can you take part in the BAW?
Setup your own event and publish it to BAW’s website. You are also welcome to add the week’s logo adapted to your city and into your event website. Identify your initiatives and organisation with the week and contribute to the week’s visibility.
Ask EBAN, MBAN or ABAN for speakers
Would you like to bring into your event some cross-border experience? Ask ABAN for a suggested speaker and we will be pleased to introduce you to some of the sector’s leading investors and experts. In most cases they will be happy if you pay for their travel arrangements only.
Share our events on your website
Share the calendar of the BAW with your audience and invite your community to take part. Others will do the same for you. This will definitely be a good opportunity to learn more about angel investing and invite them to learn from other ecosystems.
Joining the BAW is free and requires nothing but your motivation. Contact the BAW team from start collaborating with EBAN, MBAN & ABAN for this initiative.
ABOUT ABAN: ABAN started when a group of organisations joined forces to create a new not for profit networking association with one goal: Promote a culture of Angel investing across Africa. The founding organisations are Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa), Lagos Angels Network (LAN), Cameroon Angels Network (CAN), Silicon Cape, Ghana Angel Investors Network (GAIN), DEMO Africa, European Business Angels Network (EBAN) as well as a number of individual Angel Investors.