European Angel Investment Summit

Europe’s leading Angel Investing event!

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October 15-16th, 2024

Watch the recap and relive the EAIS 2023 experience!

What you will experience

Inspiring keynotes

Speeches on relevant topics from some of Europe’s best early stage investors.

Quality networking

Connect and build new relationships with entrepreneurs, business angels & investor groups in more than 50 countries.

Pitching competitions

Pitches from some of Europe’s most promising startups, raising seed and series A rounds.

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Core topics of EAIS 2023

The European Angel Investment Summit is the annual conference where early stage investors, entrepreneurs and change-makers get together to fuel Europe’s growth. The EAIS will allow participants a glimpse into the future, a chance to influence the course of tomorrow and a unique opportunity to connect meaningfully with other international colleagues that enable innovations to come to life.

This event is a must-attend for business angels, but also for any other early stage investment actor, supporter of entrepreneurship or innovation at large. Our audience is typically made up by 50% business angels, 20% VCs, CVCs and PEs; 10% start-up entrepreneurs; 10% policy makers; 10% other start-up ecosystem stakeholders.

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Fueling Europe's Growth with Ecosystem Collaboration and More Gender Inclusion

Including driving inclusion and diversity within angel and startup communities; partnerships between public-private entities, corporates and open innovation; and much more

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Discovering Angel Investment across the World and Building Bridges within Europe and Beyond

With focus on cross border angel investing between EU countries; between Africa-Europe; and much more

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Latest EU regulations and Instruments for Angel Investors and Angel Backed Startups

Including new AI, IP and ESG regulations; programs to co-invest with angels and angel led funds; and much more!

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Exploring Industry Trends and the Sectors to be investing in this year

With focus on Impact Investing; DeepTech and science driven startups; SpaceTech,  and much more!

EAIS 2023 Speakers

Guillen Lopez

Guillen Lopez

Founder at Discovery Ventures

Guillen has an interdisciplinary background, with over 15 years of experience in venture capital, technology, and life sciences entrepreneurship. Before transitioning to venture...

Alessandro Tappi

Alessandro Tappi

Chief Investment Officer at European Investment Fund

Alessandro Tappi is the Chief Investment Officer at the European Investment Fund (EIF), responsible for the investments in venture capital and private equity funds, as well as...

Keith Ippel

Keith Ippel

CEO and Co-Founder at Spring

With over 25 years experience, Keith is a serial entrepreneur and impact leader. Keith co-founded Spring Activator, a Vancouver based organization that exists to change the...

Anna Magiera

Anna Magiera

Executive Partner at ICLUB

Anna has over 15 years of corporate, venture, and startup experience and a vast business and investor network in the CEE region. She worked as a part of EY, and PwC advisory...

Tomi Davies

Tomi Davies

Collaborator-in-Chief at TVC Labs

Harry ‘Tomi Davies (TD) is Collaborator-in-Chief (CiC)' at TVC Labs, an entrepreneurship support organisation working with technology-enabled innovation in Lagos, Nigeria which...

Leo Largillet

Leo Largillet

President at Junior Enterprises Europe
Daniela Haunstein

Daniela Haunstein

Managing Director at invest.austria
Laurence Gillois

Laurence Gillois

Deputy Director at UN Women Brussels Office

Laurence Gillois is the Acting Head of UN Women Brussels Office. She has held several positions within the office, including as the deputy director and as a programme and...

Michal Kosina

Michal Kosina

Senior Officer, Mandate Management – Equity at European Investment Fund (EIF)

Michal is responsible for the management of several EIF-advised investment programmes, particularly the multi-country Central Europe Fund of Funds, the European Angels Fund and...

Merete Clausen

Merete Clausen

Director for Investment at DG GROW

Merete Clausen, Director for Investment in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW). The Directorate is...

Christer Fuglesang

Christer Fuglesang

Swedish physicist and astronaut

Christer Fuglesang is a Swedish physicist and astronaut, the first Swedish citizen in space. Fuglesang earned a master’s degree in engineering physics from the Royal Institute of...

Nina Dremelj

Nina Dremelj

President at Business Angels of Slovenia

Nina Dremelj is the president of Business Angels of Slovenia. Her greatest passion is to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into real, successful businesses. In last 5 years she...

Simone De Toni

Simone De Toni

Growth Manager at LEVA

Simone has a business background with a strong focus on entrepreneurship. He has graduated in Business Administration from the University of Trieste and has completed an MSc in...

Janne Jormalainen

Janne Jormalainen

Entrepreneur and angel investor, President of EBAN

Janne Jormalainen is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He is active in the angel investment scene in Northern Europe, he has invested to over thirty high tech and...

Kerstin Jorna

Kerstin Jorna

Director General at DG GROW

Kerstin Jorna is Director General of Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW). She is a German national and a civil servant at the...

Candace Johnson

Candace Johnson

President Emeritus at EBAN

Candace Johnson - Chair of Advisory Board and Partner of Seraphim Space Fund, Founding Vice Chair and Member of the Board of NorthStar Earth and Space, and Non-Executive Director...

Cyril Golub

Cyril Golub

Chairman of the Board at Latvian Business Angels Network

Cyril is a venture capital professional and well-known business angel in Baltic countries. In 2023, Cyril was awarded as a Business Angel of the Year in Latvia. Co-founder of two...

Fadilah Tchoumba

Fadilah Tchoumba

CEO at African Business Angel Network

Fadilah Tchoumba is CEO at ABAN and the fund manager for Catalytic Africa, a matching fund for early stage startups in Africa. Before joining ABAN, Fadilah managed investment...

Tomas S. Jonsson

Tomas S. Jonsson

CASSINI Space Entrepreneurship Initiative at European Commission
Christine Bjärkby

Christine Bjärkby

Member of the Board at EBAN

Christine has a broad experience from business development worldwide from large public global companies, as Electrolux, Saab to small start-up companies and representative for...

Andrew Crawford

Andrew Crawford

Head of Finance at Founder Institute

Andrew is currently the Head of Finance at the Founder Institute, overseeing global financial, legal and asset management strategies for the accelerator. Additionally, as the...

Rešad Začina

Rešad Začina

Co-founder and co-CEO at Ministry of Programming

Rešad Začina is a founder, product leader, and investor focused on innovation and startups. After a software engineering career where he managed to work on 3 of the top 50...

Angelo Dalli

Angelo Dalli

Director at 111 Holdings

Angelo Dalli is a serial entrepreneur with involvement in a number of companies in the Technology, Entertainment and Gaming industries. Since the late nineties he has...

Ted Elvhage

Ted Elvhage

Founding Partner at Rymdkapital

Ted has over 20 years of investor experience in early stage and scale-up companies in Sweden, Norway, USA and Taiwan, and has a solid network in Europe and Silicon Valley. His...

Cheyenne Lake

Cheyenne Lake

Sales & Customer Success Lead at bunch

Cheyenne is leading sales and customer success at bunch, the OS for private market investments. The bunch platform makes navigating private markets easy, cost-efficient &...

Kambis Kohansal Vajargah

Kambis Kohansal Vajargah

Head of Startup-Services at WKÖ

Kambis Kohansal Vajargah is the Head of Startup-Services at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. He is also the founding partner of several startup companies, incl. Carployee,...

Dr. Gianluigi Baldesi

Dr. Gianluigi Baldesi

Head of Ventures and Financing Office at ESA

With 20+ years of business and technology leadership experience for future aerospace missions in a cross-cultural environment, he has served several positions in the Technical...

Rita Sakus

Rita Sakus

Board member at Lithuanian Business Angel Network

Rita Sakus is an active business angel investor, board member & advisor in innovative start-ups and is one of the founding members and currently proud board member of best...

Thomas van Halen

Thomas van Halen

CEO at VC4Africa
Maria Hala

Maria Hala

Business Angel, Head Startups’ Cluster at ICC WOMEN HELLAS

Maria Hala is a senior strategist consultant and an angel investor. She has been concentrated on the expansion of the Greek technologically innovative startups’ ecosystem and on...

Hüseyin R. Demirhisar

Hüseyin R. Demirhisar

Founding CEO at BiD Capital Partners

Hüseyin R. Demirhisar, a luminary in emerging markets with a specific focus on Africa, impact investment, asset management, and finance, brings over 25 years of seasoned...

Anu Oks

Anu Oks

Managing Director at EstBAN
Ana Carvalho

Ana Carvalho

CEO at Banco Português de Fomento
Ricardo Luz

Ricardo Luz

Founder & Partner at Gestluz Consultores, Matching Ventures

Founder of Gestluz, Invicta Angels and FNABA. Board Member of EBAN and member of the Fiscal Council of 321 Crédito. A former member of the Board of Directors at Instituição...

YeSeul Kim

YeSeul Kim

Founder and CEO at Constitute Meta

YeSeul Kim is a Korean American serial entrepreneur based in Treviso, Italy. She graduated from MIT with degrees in Urban Planning. Her career has spanned across multiple...

Viktorija Trimbel

Viktorija Trimbel

Managing Director at Coinvest Capital, Board Member at LitBAN

Viktorija Trimbel manages EUR 25,5 million early-state venture capital fund Coinvest Capital, mandated to co-invest into promising Lithuanian startups and strengthening business...

Selma Prodanovic

Selma Prodanovic

Vice President at EBAN

Named Startup-Grande-Dame by the media and elected “TOP 100: Europe’s most influential women in the startup & VC space” in 2022, Selma is an internationally celebrated...

Martynas Kandzeras

Martynas Kandzeras

Chairman of the Board at JUNICORNS Endowment Fund

Martynas has over 19 years of experience in establishing and growing business ventures across Europe. He holds board positions in various companies and NGOs, with a keen emphasis...

Alex Farcet

Alex Farcet

Partner at Rainmaking

Alex Farcet is a partner at global innovation and venture building firm Rainmaking. He leads the Rainmaking Impact syndicate, a group of 2.100 individuals co-investing with VCs...

Audra Shallal

Audra Shallal

Board Member at EBAN

A bilingual (English, French) American national and French Resident received her International Business and International Economics degrees from the American University of Paris...

Jaak Ennuste

Jaak Ennuste

Senior Managing Partner at Elevator Startups
Gabriele Mazzini

Gabriele Mazzini

Team Leader AI Act at DG CNECT

As officer of the European Commission since August 2017, Gabriele has focused on legal and policy questions raised by new technologies. In that role, he contributed to shaping...

Barbara Belvisi

Barbara Belvisi

Founder and CEO at Interstellar Lab
Steven Laken

Steven Laken

CEO at ACI

Steve is President and CEO of Advise Connect Inspire, LLC (ACI), a strategic consulting firm formed in 2018. ACI operates a European Accelerator called GOLDTRACK. The program is...

Erick Yong

Erick Yong

Co-Founder at Zeitec Investment Office

Erick Yong is an accomplished investor and venture builder who has dedicated his career to empowering African startups. Fueled by a deep-seated commitment to the continent's...

Juan Alvarez de Lara

Juan Alvarez de Lara

CEO & Founder at Seed&Click
Erik Ehasoo

Erik Ehasoo

Creative Strategist, Project Lead at CIVITTA

Erik Ehasoo is a creative innovation leader who has built and launched new businesses in both large companies as well as a startup entrepreneur for 9 years. He is currently...

Giorgio Chiarion Casoni

Giorgio Chiarion Casoni

Director of Directorate L at InvestEU and financial institutions, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

Giorgio Chiarion Casoni, Director of Directorate L – InvestEU and financial institutions, DG Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission. Giorgio Chiarion Casoni...

Janneke Niessen

Janneke Niessen

Co-founder at CapitalT

Janneke is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, board member and mentor for startups and co-founder of CapitalT, a VC fund that invests in technology companies using...

Stefania Quaini

Stefania Quaini

Managing Director at Angels4Women

Master's degree in Economy and Management of Arts and Cultural Activities at Ca' Foscari University in Venice completed with an in-field study on young European designers and...

Polona Cigoj

Polona Cigoj

Policy Officer at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN).

Polona Cigoj is a Policy Officer at the European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN). She is mainly involved in work on the InvestEU...

Ron Levin

Ron Levin

Managing Partner at Alumni Ventures

Ron invests in early-stage startup companies as Managing Partner and Head of the AV Seed fund at Alumni Ventures, the most active VC firm in the United States. Ron has spent his...

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When will the event take place?

EAIS will take place October 15-16th, 2024 in Brussels

Is there a cost associated with joining this event?

You need to purchase a ticket in order to attend the event. Start-ups that get selected to pitch at the event will receive complimentary tickets.

Members of these organizations may contact info@eban.org for EBAN member discount code