A respectable and privileged financial institution engaged in the Turkish banking industry, TEB went into action in 1927 since when brokerage operations continues in a set of various fields such as investment, leasing, factoring, insurance and portfolio management in the finance industry through an extended network of branches, product and service range. Also, TEB is one of the banks that obtained the highest degree within the group as far as the notes given by the rating agencies are concerned.
As of today, ITU ARI Teknokent offers services and support under the law for the companies located in the area declared as Technology Development Zone with its “Institute of Science and Technology”, “Motor Vehicle Center”, “Mechatronics Research and Education Center” and “ITU-KOSGEB TEKMER” buildings. However companies operating in these centers must meet on the common ground of the activity topic of the building.
London Stock Exchange is one of the world’s oldest stock exchanges and can trace its history back more than 300 years. London Stock Exchange Group was created in October 2007 when London Stock Exchange merged with Milan Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana.
The Global Business Angels Network (GBAN) is a global community of business angel networks and organizations coordinated by the Global Entrepreneurship Network, (GEN). GBAN brings greater public awareness and engagement to the role that business angels play in helping new firms start and scale.
The European Trade Association for Early Stage Investment Market Players and Business Angels (EBAN) represents a sector estimated to invest 6.1 billion Euros a year and comprising 310.000 angel investors. According to its annual collection of data (2015) and exclusively through business angel networks, 2900 new small businesses were funded and 17800 new jobs were created in Europe.
The African Trade Association for Early Stage Investment Market Players and Business Angels (ABAN) was founded to facilitate the economic growth of African countries with the involvement of investor networks for early stage entrepreneurship on the continent, some of the existing networks including the Lagos Angels Network (LAN), Cameroon Angel Network; (CAN), Cairo Angels, Ghana Angel Network (GAIN), Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa) Silicon Cape, and with support from the European Business Angels Network (EBAN).
MENA Business Angel Network (MBAN) initiative started in UAE in June 2014. This initiative is responding to the growing interest in start-ups by Business Angels and early stage investors in the MENA region and their desire to find the best modality to manage their investments and guarantee the best return. Angel and early-stage Investors are well established in Europe and globally, with billions of Euros invested annually through the various Angel Network Groups. The MENA region needs to pay attention to setting up the right structure and rules for Angel and early-stage Investing, in order to have a vibrant, healthy and promising entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Established in 2011 by a group of pioneer business angels in Turkey, it represents a sector that is expected to invest an estimated 500 million Euros annually in a few years’ time and has a key role to play in Turkey’s future, notably in the funding of SMEs and the creation of wealth and jobs. Most TBAA business angel network members are accredited by the government, and over 500 angel investors are members of these 10 BANs. The TBAA has 6 committees: The Crowdfunding Committee. The Innovation & Technoparks Committee, The Incubation Centers Committee, The Start-up Committee, The Exit Committee, and The Mentorship Committee.
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