The World Business Angels Investment Forum


The World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF2016) brings together the world’s best SMEs and public and corporate early-stage market players to collaborate on ways to improve the global entrepreneurial landscape.

(Istanbul) This year’s Forum is presented by the Global Business Angels Network and organised by EBAN (European Trade Association For Early Stage Investment Market and Business Angels), MBAN (MENA Business Angels Network), ABAN (African Business Angels Network) and TBAA (Turkish Business Angels Association) and will take place in Istanbul, Turkey over a 2-day period (22 – 23 February). 

With the sponsorship of Borsa İstanbul, Türk Ekonomi Bankası (TEB), ITU Teknokent, Çalık Holding and the partnership of Forbes Para Conferences, the event is sure to be a global success for angels and start-ups around the world.

The Forum’s primary aim is to facilitate access to finance for SMEs and entrepreneurs. Key players from the world’s major business angel investment ecosystems will be joining forces to develop new financial instruments to help with finance and liquidity — all the way from start-up to the early-exit stage.

Entrepreneurs from around the world, public authorities, angel investors, venture capitalists, executives of stock exchanges, and representatives of financial institutions will discuss how to better connect the early-stage market ecosystem, what regulatory and fiscal changes are necessary, and ways to foster better understanding. 

The event will also include talks from the presidents of business angels associations of more than 20 countries and will feature over 50 sessions comprising individual presentations, panel discussions, workshops and EBAN Institute trainings.

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