Monday, May 19 10:34:20
The European Business Angel Congress opens in Dublin Castle this morning, bringing 350 elite business angels from across Europe and the US to Dublin to hear from world renowned investors, business angels and entrepreneurs.
HBAN, Ireland's all-island umbrella group responsible for stimulating angel investment, said that the event will feature the launch of a major new investor-driven initiative to double European early stage investment funds.
The objective is to create 1.5 million new jobs in European startups by doubling the early stage investment funds from E7.5 billion today to E15 billion in 2017.
The two day conference is the largest business angel event in Europe and the second largest in the world. It is being opened by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton this morning at 9am.
The annual congress is the most significant event in the European business angel calendar. International investors and business angels, including some of the leading "super-angels", along with venture capital firms and early stage fund managers, will meet to promote business angel investing and share knowledge and experience.
A group of Irish and other European high potential startups will have the opportunity to pitch their businesses to the high powered attendance.