Global Startup Committee


In 2018, more than 340,000 startups in Europe and more than 320,000 startups in the USA and Canada were funded by angel investors. The Global Startup Committee of the World Business Angels Investment Forum gathers the most influential pipeline managers, deal flow experts, business angel network managers, fund managers and qualified mentors to find innovative solutions that provide entrepreneurs easy access to smart finance.
 

Mission statement

The Global Startup Committee of the World Business Angels Investment Forum is committed to helping the next generation of great companies move forward and to showcase the world’s top startups and scaleups (typically, funded companies in the process of raising €100K–€1M) at the Global Fundraising Stage (GFRS),* establishing a superior deal flow pipeline that connects investors with superior startups, and through training and mentorship, to help the next generation of companies that are seeking to raise funding in order to grow and scale their businesses, bridging qualified investors and entrepreneurs and creating a global community that attracts the best deal flow, the most knowledgeable experts and fosters continuous and evolving interactions amongst community members.

*The Global Fundraising Stage (GFRS)  is an international co-investment platform for angel investors, startups, scaleups and high-growth businesses.

 

Global Board Members of the Committee:

Prof Inderjit Singh, President of the World Entrepreneurship Forum
President of the Committee
Singapore
 

Israel Pons, President of the AngelsNet Holding
Vice President of the Committee
Mexico
 

Maryam Najafi, Founder & Chair of the Hooman Consultant
Vice President of the Committee
Iran
 

Md Sabur Khan, Chairman, Daffodil International University
Vice President of the Committee
Bangladesh
 

Miguel Martin, Founder and Co-investor at Immerxing Hub
Vice President of the Committee
Spain
 

Dr Nikhil Agarwal, CEO, FIRST@IIT-Kanpur, India
Vice President of the Committee
India
 

Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes MD MBA
Board Member of the Committee
USA
 

Christoph Drescher, MBA Managing Partner, MyPrivacy
Board Member of the Committee
Austria
 

Deniz Misir, Family Officer – Financial Wellbeing Consultant
Board Member of the Committee
Turkey
 

Ivan Jovetic, President of the Montenegro Television Broadcasting Company (RTCG) and Co-founder of MEBAN
Board Member of the Committee
Montenegro
 

Mohammed Elhadi Ahmed Elsayed, National Consultant of the Social Entrepreneurship Program,
Board Member of the Committee
Sudan
 

Mohammed Sh. Al-Rashidi, Founder and Executive Chairman of One Global Group
Board Member of the Committee
Kuwait
 

Paula Petkova, Co-Founder, Wethaq
Board Member of the Committee
UAE
 

Septi Bukula, Founder & Director, Osiba Holdings
Board Member of the Committee
South Africa
 

Zsolt Katona, Former CEO of Budapest Stock Exchange
Board Member of the Committee
Budapest


Washaya Washaya
Secretary General of the Committee
Zimbabwe

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