Global Startup Committee
WBAF holds that, with the participation of individuals and institutions from multiple sectors and from all parts of society, real progress can be achieved. WBAF committees comprise the world leaders of the World Business Angels Investment Forum — High Commissioners, Senior Senators, Senators and International Partners who represent diverse regions and industries — who are committed to the idea that interaction between multiple stakeholders can be a positive force in creating change.
Committee members work in close cooperation with each other to help shape regional and global agendas in the global and regional investment markets. Through this cooperation, they all contribute to the global knowledge base and benefit from it as they develop the focus of Forum initiatives.
WBAF convenes a Global Startup Committee, an international gathering of founders, leaders, and mentors for learning, connecting and innovating. It is the first WBAF committee dedicated to start-ups, and its focus is on propelling start-ups, scaleups, SMEs and high-growth businesses. This group includes global luminaries from the realms of business, art, politics, and philanthropy to shape and shake the future of the universal entrepreneurship ecosystem and start-up economy through global partnerships.
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.
President of the Committee
Prof Inderjit Singh, Parliament Member of Singapore (1996-2015)
Prof Inderjit Singh, President, WBAF Global Startup Committee
Parliament Member of Singapore (1996-2015)
H.E. Eduard Shalsi, Vice President, WBAF Global Startup Committee
Former Minister of Entrepreneurship Protection of Albania
H.E. German Rueada, Vice President, WBAF Global Startup Committee
Former Deputy Minister for Digital Transformation of Colombia
H.E. Prof Hykmete Bajrami, Vice President, WBAF Global Startup Committee
Former Finance Minister of Kosovo
H.E. Manuel A. Gonzalez -Sanz, Vice President, WBAF Global Startup Committee
Foreign Affairs Minister of Cosa Rica (2014-2018)
Sinan Tumer, Senator World Business Angels Investment Forum, USA
Kevin Hin, Secretary General, WBAF Global Startup Committee
Senior Senator for Monaco, World Business Angels Investment Forum
Muliandy Nasution, Senator World Business Angels Investment Forum, Indonesia
Natalia Limonova, International Partner World Business Angels Investment Forum, Ukraine
Sandra Damijan, Senator World Business Angels Investment Forum, Slovenia
Kevin Hin, Senior Senator for Monaco, World Business Angels Investment Forum
Secretary General JCI International USA, Board Member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) France, Board Member of the Ban Ki-moon Center Austria
Global Partnerships of the Committee
G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), World Federation of Women Entrepreneurs (FCEM), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), International Finance Corporation – World Bank (IFC), Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce (ASCAME), Dhaka Chamber of Commerce (DCCI), Bahrain Chamber of Commerce (BCCI), London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), The Latin America and the Carribeans Federation of Angel Investors (XCALA), Africa Business Angels Network (ABAN), Middle East Business Angels Network (MBAN), Junior Chamber International (JCI), World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA).
Committee Web Pages
Please follow the Global Startup Committee on the Committee’s LinkedIn page: WBAF Global Startup Committee: Overview | LinkedIn