Global Business Angels Network (GBAN) Annual Meeting

17 Apr 2019
10:00 - 12:50
BOARD ROOM

Global Business Angels Network (GBAN) Annual Meeting

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With 80 member networks from five continents, this Annual Meeting represents a singular opportunity to share and learn about the latest achievements of the angel networks around the globe, and help building cross border connections, collaborations or portfolios among members and other ecosystem actors.

10:00 – Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jonathan Ortmans, GBAN Co-Chair

10:05 – Plenary Discussion:
Trends & Perspective of Early-Stage Investing from Around the World
Padmaja Ruparel, GBAN Co-Chair, Indian Angel Network
Baybars Altuntas, GBAN Co-Chair, European Business Angel Network
Tomi Davies, GBAN Co-Chair, African Business Angels Network

10:20 – Cross Border Investment: In-depth Discussion among Members
An interactive knowledge sharing session among members about their experiences facilitating international investments covering questions such as:
– What are the on-the-ground issues you faced?
– Did you leverage other member networks? If so, for what purposes?
– What due diligence challenges did you face?
– What routes were available to bring the ROI back home?
Presenters:
Nawaf Alkooheji, CEO, Tenmou, The Bahraini Business Angels Company
Saurabh Srivastava, Co-founder, IAN Indian Angel Network
Raman Roy, Co-founder, IAN Indian Angel Network
Chris Schroeder, Next Billion Ventures, US (tbc)

11:10 – Best Public Policy Practices for Supporting Angel Investment
Member discussion covering questions such as:
– What regulatory changes have worked for removing barriers to angel investment?
– What policy incentives have been effective for increasing angel investment in both developed and developing economies?
Presenters:
Paulo Andrez, EBAN President Emeritus
Padmaja Ruparel, GBAN Co-Chair, Indian Angel Network
Bobby Franklin, National Venture Capital Association (tbc)

12:00 – How Women Are Changing the Angel Field
Presenter: Rebeca Hwang, Managing Partner, Rivet Ventures (tbc)

12.20 – New Areas of Angel Investing / GEN Space: The Final Frontier
Presenters:
Stephan Reckie, Angel Investor & Executive Director, GEN Space
Phil Auerswald, GEN Exponential

12:50 – Closing Remarks

13:00 – Adjourn