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Early Stage Investing Launchpad - Unleashing the potential of early stage investing in Europe

Objective

"ESIL will establish an EU Framework for capacity building for early-stage investors in Europe, facilitating the take up of Angel Investing, overcoming obstacles related to market outreach and engaging key actors e.g. entrepreneurs, unconventional early stage investors and crowdfunding.
To maximise impact ESIL will deliver dedicated actions, tools and mobilise expertise for every investor at any given stage of his/her experience, from awareness to actual investment to ""bring on board” local and international investment capacities, increasing the conversion rate in the journey from the awareness raising to the actual investments
ESIL will use state of the art on line material and best in class technology platform, but at the same time will engage top Business Angels in intimate events with local champions boosting the process in an informal, peer2peer fashion especially in countries with a younger Angel market
The potential is huge, even if we want to count on the most optimistic estimates of 250k business angels today active in Europe this is still far from e.g. the 3mln HWNI Europe can count on
ESIL will take special care of less developed market, transferring and adapting all the knowledge of its partners but will also work on improving the more developed market that have big challenges such as illiquidity and co-investments
ESIL will target all the members of local BA groups, as well as individual investors, successful entrepreneurs, institutional players in EU28 and H2020 Associate Countries
Connecting ecosystem actors (including policy makers) and investors and demonstrating how this pays off will contribute to short-term impact and sustainability. The interaction among different communities and typology of stakeholders (for profit and not for profit, conventional and unconventional, etc.) made possible by the nature of the consortium partners, will promotes cross-fertilization, mutual understanding and open up opportunities for further cooperation and take up.
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Call for proposal

H2020-CBBA-2016-1-1
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Coordinator

META GROUP SRL
Address
Viale Umberto Tupini 116
00144 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 553 825

Participants (6)

BUSINESS ANGELS EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 709 000
Address
Kunstlaan 6
1210 Brussel
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 235 975
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168/25
1150 Brussel
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN CROWDFUNDING NETWORK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 206 125
Address
Rue Montoyer 51 Neo Building 7Ieme Etage
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
GO BEYOND LIMITED
Malta
EU contribution
€ 468 375
Address
93 Mill Street
QRM3102 Qormi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BPIFRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 226 250
Address
Avenue Du General Leclerc 27-31
94710 Maison Alfort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LINC SCOTLAND VENTURES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 93 750
Address
Queens House 19 St Vincent Place
G1 2DT Glasgow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)