The EBAN Annual Congress is one of Europe’s largest and most international business angel events. In its 20th edition, this year the congress was held at The Cable Factory - a scenic venue in the heart of Helsinki, Finland - in connection to Arctic15 startup conference, where the investors could also meet the best 450+ startups in the region.
On 3rd June at the Gala Dinner of the EBAN Helsinki 2019 congress, an international audience of business angels from 35 countries joined EBAN and FiBAN on a number of awardings making the night exceptionally festive. As a result of an intense first year of activities, the Nordic Angel Program (NAP) received the EBAN award by the European Business Angels Network (EBAN) as the Best in Globally Engaging the Early Stage Investment and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in 2018.
The Nordic Angel Program is an international 3-months training and investment program for business angels. The goal is to make more cross-border investment with an experienced group of angels into the best startups that the region can offer. The program is financed by EU-Horizon2020 with duration of two years. So far, the NAP program engaged almost 400 investors into 12 training programs simultaneously ran in 4 countries. More than a thousand startups already passed through the funnel and 15 companies have been selected and received investments from the angel syndications in a sum of almost 2 million euros
"Both the angel investors and their portfolio startups today need more than ever access to international markets as well as access to follow-on funding to achieve scale and sustained growth. The NAP is an excellent initiative that not only brings more people in the region closer to angel investing, it also introduces the cross-border dimension to the learning and investing process, something that is very close to our heart as an association. By bringing all of these elements to the table, the NAP is able to create an impact that goes well beyond the activities it organizes". Jacopo Losso - Director of EBAN
The 2019 NAP Fall programs are the last chance for you to take part in this amazing endeavour! The last NAP batch will be also dedicated to increasing cross-border investments based on the numerous learnings from the previous trainings.The national programs are hosted by the local angel networks EstBAN (Estonia), FiBAN (Finland), DanBAN (Denmark) and BAN Norway in close cooperation with the main startup events in each region.
Stay Tuned! New calls for applications are coming soon!
Investors and Startups can apply here: www.nordicangelprogram.com