Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Welcome to Greece, welcome to Athens, welcome to the Hellenic International Business Angels Summit 2022, where global investors are coming together to drive change.
It is a great pleasure for us, the Hellenic Business Angels Network (HeBAN), European Business Angels Network (EBAN) and Enterprise Greece to host the Hellenic International Business Angels Summit (HIBAS-2022). The event will take place in Athens, Greece, on 23-24 June 2022.
The Hellenic International Business Angels Summit will bring together Business Angels, Venture Capital Funds, Policy Makers, Entrepreneurs, Accelerators, Seed Funds and Startups from all over Europe and beyond to Athens, Greece.
Key themes and sessions of the Summit:
Featuring illustrious keynote speakers, compelling parallel sessions and workshops.
HIBAS-2022 will be a gathering for the global investor and startup community, promoting innovation and creating awareness for the Greek startup ecosystem. The Summit will also serve to endorse Environmental, Social and Governance criteria for startups, as well as give valuable opportunities for networking.
Athens, a cosmopolitan modern city full of life with a glorious history of over 3400 years, serves as the ideal location for a lively debate about the key challenges for ensuring sustainable growth. We have chosen one of the best hotels in the centre of Athens to host the Summit, we have enriched the agenda with many interesting activities and we will make sure that all the latest developments around the themes featured at HIBAS-2022 will be presented and discussed during the Summit.
We hope that all the delegates will have a rewarding Summit, along with the chance to enjoy some of the traditional Greek hospitality for which our country is widely known.
We would like to cordially welcome you all to the Hellenic International Business Angels Summit (HIBAS-2022) in Athens, Greece, on 23-24 June 2022.
The Organizers of HIBAS-2022: HeBAN, Enterprise Greece, EBAN
Panayiotis (Panos) H. Ketikidis, George Filiopoulos and Jacopo Losso
The European Business Angels Network (EBAN) is the trade body that, since 1999, brings together business angels and all other early stage investors in Europe. As per the latest research conducted on the early stage equity investment market, in 2020 business angel investments accounted for more than two thirds of all the private investments made into early stage SMEs and “start-ups”.
The European business angel market has taken a very positive development since the creation of EBAN and represents a market that annually invests nearly 8 Billion Euros in early stage SMEs and start-up entrepreneurs.
The investment activity in our network is essential to finance innovation and bring it to the market, ultimately creating jobs, driving economic growth and societal wellbeing.
Approximately thirty thousand SMEs received finance from business angels in 2020 alone, therefore contributing to the creation of over seventy thousand new jobs, particularly amongst the younger generations of our citizens. EBAN – European Business Angels Network.
Enterprise Greece is the official investment and trade promotion agency of the Greek State, operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We are your gateway to the opportunities Greece offers.
Our mission is two-fold: We provide foreign investors with a one-stop shop for information, consulting, and assistance through every phase of their investment project, and we promote Greek products and services in international markets.
The Hellenic Business Angels Network (HeBAN) has been established as a national, non-profit organisation in response to a gap in the Greek entrepreneurial ecosystem in regard to providing sufficient funding and expertise to innovative start-ups in their early stages.
With a wide array of activities HeBAN aims to support the formation and cooperation of local Business Angels groups, clubs and networks and motivate and support potential and active Business Angels and other related stakeholders in Greece to contribute to the creation of a functioning eco-system for early stage investment.
HeBAN is the Greek National Member of EBAN (the pan-European representative for the early stage investor community) and the National Lead for Greece of GBAN (Global Business Angels Network). HeBAN | Advocates for Growth