The Global Fundraising Stage (GFRS) empowered by the WBAF Angel Investment Fund

We are allocating a special area within the World Congress of Angel Investors 2022 (WBAF 2022), where 100 startups, scaleups, and high-growth businesses will each have a stand to showcase their business. They will thus have exposure to highly qualified angel investors, family office executives, co-investment fund managers, angel investment group directors, corporate venture executives, accelerator executives, technopark investment directors, venture capitalists, and members of the WBAF Executive Investment Committee of the WBAF Angel Investment Fund.

If you are an entrepreneur or an institution such as a technopark, incubation centre, co-working centre, or accelerator who would like to promote deals across borders and who is looking for additional rounds of funding or new partners for international growth, we encourage you to learn more about how your business can benefit from this unique opportunity.

Who should apply

There are two types of entrepreneurs on the GFRS 2022, and we welcome applications from both types.

Startups: Promising businesses that are seeking financing but have not yet raised any outside capital from angel investors, venture capital firms or other formal sources of seed funding. They need between €50K and €500K to scale up.

Scale-ups: Typically, these are companies that have received funding from angel investors or VCs and who are now raising €500K – €3M with the aim of internationalising.


Applications will be accepted online only through a special GFRS 2022 link. This link will go live on 1 July 2022. Please remember to click on ‘Submit’ to ensure your application is sent.

Application link:


1 July 2022        Applications officially opens online

15 October 2022         Application deadline   

Businesses that are accepted for GFRS 2022 will be notified by email. The category designation will be indicated in the acceptance mail.