Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Get to know about

European Investment Project Portal


The European Investment Project Portal (EIPP, the Portal) is a public web portal established by the European Commission in order to provide greater visibility to EU projects and transparency about EU investment opportunities. By creating a common meeting point for EU project promoters and investors, the EIPP supports investment in the real economy and it is an important component of the Investment Plan for Europe.

The Portal provides a transparent forward-looking pipeline of EU investment projects spread over 25 high-economic-potential sectors with a considerable number of projects coming from the sectors of R&D and Innovation. As of March 2017 the Portal has published 140 projects, many of them being cross-border ones.

For publication on the EIPP, a project must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:
·       Have a total cost of at least € 5 million,
·       Fall under one of the 25 pre-determined high-economic-value-added sectors,
·       Be expected to start within three years of submission,
·       Be promoted by a public or private legal entity established in an EU country,
·       Be compatible with all applicable EU and national laws.

Published projects' information is presented in a structured format which can be filtered according to investor's preferences (e.g. country, sector, project cost). To make the Portal more attractive for the promoters, the minimum permissible project size was recently lowered to EUR 5 million. Furthermore, the EIPP actively continues to develop its features, such as the registration process and search tools in order to further improve the service offered for both investors and promoters.

For additional information about the EIPP, please visit its website https://ec.europa.eu/eipp or contact eipp-project@ec.europa.eu.



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March fundraising - acceleration programs and competitions

Spring is here! So are new accelerators and competitionsDon't miss the opportunity to apply to the ones that suits you best! Check out the awesome list we've prepared for you in March!


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

How to Attract Investors: A Subjective Guide to the Mindset of Investors and their Requirements



More and more entrepreneurs believe that the route to success is blocked unless they get a bit of help from investor money. They often forget that money does not make the success – only the excellent business case does – sometimes in combination with investor money. Attracting investors and live with them as co-owners is also a big challenge. The webinar addresses the challenges connected to developing a convincing business case, investor search, and negotiation.

Webinar: 99 Questions From Investors


Many founders are really good at pitching their companies because they know their business and how to present it. The biggest difficulties come when founders need to answer questions from investors. During this webinar, Thibaut Claes, an investment manager at WING by Digital Wallonia & Innovation Manager at Startups.be, brings out the most common questions from investors.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Fostering Investment Readiness with EBAN’s InvestHorizon ePitches



An entrepreneur’s pitch is often the end-all and be-all for their company’s success – it is how they present themselves to the world of investors, who could be persuaded to invest or forget the company ever existed based on the strength of their presentation. Having a great startup idea is not the sole ingredient of a great pitch as practice, dry runs, and feedback from expert investors can go a long way toward improving pitches.

There’s no better way for an entrepreneur to make sure that he or she is getting feedback from the best investors, regardless of where their startup is located, than to participate in EBAN’s InvestHorizon ePitches. These take place online and give entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch to experienced investors from the comfort of their homes. The ePitches have given entrepreneurs from 3 thriving sectors – Health, ICT and Clean Tech – a chance to have their pitches evaluated by some of the most prominent investors across Europe.

EBAN organized InvestHorizon ePitches on 3 separate occasions in 2016:

· ePitch in the Health Sector on 8 December 2016 – take a look at the panel of investors and the presenting companies;

· ePitch in the ICT sector on 8 December 2016 – take a look at the panel of investors and the presenting companies;

· ePitch in the Clean Tech sector on 9 December – take a look at the panel of investors and the presenting companies.

In addition, there are 3 more ePitches scheduled to take place in March 2017, with 20 more startups active in the ICT sector and 10 in the Clean Tech sector delivering their online pitches and getting valuable advice:

· ePitch I in the ICT sector taking place on 2 March from 16:00 to 17:40 CET;

· ePitch in the Clean Tech sector taking place on 16 March from 16:00 to 17:40 CET;

· ePitch II in the ICT sector taking place on 30 March from 16:00 to 17:40 CET.

Each company gets 6 minutes to pitch followed by 4 minutes of Q&A from the investors. Before pitching, the participating startups also attend a compulsory dry run session that prepare them for what to expect at the actual ePitch.

The ePitches present a unique educational opportunity in that the presenting startups are all early stage companies that are looking for their first round of investment, so the focus is more on the investors giving feedback on the business models and pitches and helping them improve for future meetings with and pitches in front of investors. In the best case scenario, some interesting projects could even lead to more discussions with a participating investor!

Are you a startup? The last ePitch focusing on the ICT sector taking place on 30 March is still open for applications! Follow this link to apply! Are you an investor interested in joining the panel and listening to selected entrepreneurs active in your sector? Register at the following link - it truly is one of the easiest ways to contribute to the development of the early stage ecosystem: you only need to sit comfortably in your office chair with a cup of coffee and log into the platform!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February fundraising - acceleration programs and competitions



In the winter new editions of acceleration programs and competitions arise. Don't miss the opportunity to apply to the ones that suit the best start-up for you. Check out the list we prepared for you in February!


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

January fundraising - acceleration programs and competitions



Winter season brings new accelerators and competitions and January can be part of your New Year, New Me moto. Don't miss the opportunity to apply to the ones that suits you best! Check out the awesome list we've prepared for you!