Motivating and educating 1,000 new angel investors in Europe by 2015
Angelsbootcamp London Sept 2014
Berlin, Germany – July 11, 2014 – Startupbootcamp Berlin has announced its third Angelsbootcamp September 29 & 30 at The Rainmaking Loft, London. Participants will join angels from around the world for an intense two days of interactive investing sessions run by seasoned veterans and industry insiders. The event culminates with hands-on start-up pitch sessions and applied evaluation discussions.
“There are about 300,000 active business angels in Europe, but an estimated three million people with the means to be angels” says Angelsbootcamp founder Alex Farcet. “Crowdfunding platforms are taking off and activating a new generation of investors.
“Investing in tech startups, and making it work over the long term, takes knowledge and experience. Our objective with Angelsbootcamp is to encourage would-be angel investors with a two-day crash course on the fundamentals of angel investment so that European tech startups can tap into a new class of skilled investors.“
Angelsbootcamp participants learn through shared stories of success and failure. Battle scars will be revealed in a judgment-free and supportive environment. Connections will be made with other angels, many of which will continue to network and syndicate far after the event has completed.
Startupbootcamp Berlin is pleased to announce that joining the third Angelsbootcamp are partners EIT ICT Labs, Imperial College, Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) and media.net.
“We are pleased that the next “Angelsbootcamp” takes place in London as a part of the “Investors Dinner goes Europe” said Agnes von Matuschka, director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, Technical University Berlin.
The event coincides with the “Investors’ Dinner goes Europe” – an exclusive dinner where venture capitalists, investors and promising seed-stage startups from the digital media and technology sectors meet and team up. At this highly exclusive event European Angel Investors and Venture Capital firms meet with innovative and promising SEED/EARLY-stage start-ups from the ICT sector. EIT ICT Labs and Imperial College are proud to invite 15 start-ups and 30 investors to join an exclusive two-day event in London on Sept 29-30.
‘We are pleased that the next Angels Bootcamp is taking place in London’, says Dennis Moynihan, Director of the London Node of EIT ICT Labs. ‘The city is a huge financial centre and has an extraordinary number of individuals wanting to become Angel Investors – we’d love to help them’
The international matchmaking event including the Angelsbootcamp has been successfully organized in Berlin for European technology start-ups and investors by TU Berlin in partnership with “media.net Berlin-Brandenburg” and “Startupbootcamp”.
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Founded in 2010, Startupbootcamp is Europe’s leading startup accelerator with a mentor and alumni network from 30+ countries across the globe. The program offers startups access to world class industry expertise during an intensive three month program. At the end of the program, startups pitch at Demo Day to more than 150 investors. Programs are currently active in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, Eindhoven, Tel Aviv and Haifa (Israel) and Istanbul, with other cities and vertical programs to be announced soon.
About EIT ICT Labs
EIT ICT Labs is a pan-European education and research-based innovation organisation founded on excellence. The mission of EIT ICT Labs is to drive European leadership in ICT innovation for economic growth and quality of life.
EIT ICT Labs is a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. By linking education, research and business, EIT ICT Labs empowers ICT top talents for the future and brings ICT innovations to life. The ecosystem is characterised by an open and collaborative way of working with partners representing global companies, leading research centres, and top ranked universities in the field of ICT. Since 2010, EIT ICT Labs is consistently mobilising talents, ideas, technologies, investments as well as business across Europe and beyond.
About Centre for Entrepreneurship / TU Berlin
University of Technology combines expertise from research, education and startup support to create a startup one-stop shop: the Centre for Entrepreneurship. Here all stakeholders concerning entrepreneurship meet in a highly developed network including members of university, alumni founders, teachers, investors, business angels and more. The Centre for Entrepreneurship of TU Berlin is headed by Prof. Dr. Jan Kratzer, Department of „Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management“, and Agnes von Matuschka, Director of TU-start-up service. The German Ministry of Economics awarded TU Berlin with the distinct honor of the designation of “EXIST Founders University” www.entrepreneurship.tu-berlin.de
About Imperial College, London
Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, Imperial College London is a science-based institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research.
media.net berlinbrandenburg is the cross-sectoral business association of the creative industries in the capital region – ranging from music, film, TV and multimedia to advertising and design.