Additional Special Events

As in last year’s World Business Angels Investment Forum, this year’s event will also include other special events.

Fintech2017 Investment Forum

In response to the incredible growth that Fintech has seen over the last two years, WBAF2017 will connect the world’s best Fintech start-ups with angel investors during the Fintech2017 Investment Forum at the World Business Angels Investment Forum this year. This will provide a great opportunity to raise funds for Fintech start-ups.

World Business Angels Investment Forum Excellence Awards

The World Business Angels Investment Forum Excellence Awards—to be presented at WBAF2017—will recognise notable activities in various fields and salute outstanding contributors to entrepreneurship, SMEs and angel investment ecosystems.

Given the diverse challenges the world faces in the twenty-first century, it is important to recognise that entrepreneurship can have a major impact on our future, offering new ways to increase economic opportunities and to foster social justice.

From business angels to policymakers, and from academics to corporate ventures and SMEs, the awards will salute those who stand out in imagining, discussing, and shaping the future of an entrepreneurial world.

WBAF Academy Trainings

WBAF2017 will include WBAF Academy training sessions for potential angel investors, angel investors and pipeline managers of BANs (business angel networks). These sessions will be delivered by some of world’s best trainers.

Innovation Tour

By visiting the ITU Technopark— the biggest technopark of South East Europe, you will find an excellent opportunity to explore Turkey’s approach to innovation and to gain insights into the local innovation culture. This visit will create networking opportunities for mutually beneficial collaboration.

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’Today, stock exchanges throughout the world are more keen to open their doors to SMEs’’

Luca Peyrano, CEO of ELITE - London Stock Exchange Group

London Stock Exchange Group proposes a unique programme, ELITE, an integrated service designed to help SMEs prepare and structure for the next stage of growth through access to long term financing opportunities.It targets SMEs with a sound business model, clear growth strategy and a desire to obtain funding in the near future. It now accounts for more than 200 companies of different sizes and sectors, more than 150 partners and more than 70 long term. Enjoy the exclusive interview with Luca Peyrano, Head of Primary Markets Continental Europe, London Stock Exchange Group


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