Saturday, 10 May 2014

5 speakers not to be missed at European Business Angel Congress in Dublin



Second largest business angel conference in the world - taking place on 19-20th May

Speakers include:
- David S. Rose - “New York’s Archangel.”
- Loretta McCarthy of Golden Seeds - investing in female led organisations
- Duŝan Stojanović - European Business Angel of the year 2013
- Ciaran O'Connell, DecaWave – record number of angel investors in one company
- Darren Westlake – Founder of crowdfunding company Crowdcube which is experiencing year over year growth of 560%.

When: 19th to 20th of May
Where: Dublin Castle

HBAN, the all-island umbrella group responsible for stimulating angel investment, is today announcing the final speaker line up for the European Business Angel Congress 2014, which will include internationally renowned investors, business angels and entrepreneurs. 350 delegates are expected, including very high net worth investors and 'super-angels'.

The conference will be held in Dublin Castle on 19th and 20th May (www.ebancongress2014.org) and is the largest business angel event in Europe and the second largest in the world. It will be opened by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD.

Among the highlight speakers are:
- David S. Rose, one of the most active angel investors in the US who has been described by Forbes magazine as “New York’s Archangel”;
- Loretta McCarthy of Golden Seeds, the most active angel investment organisation in the US, whose 300 strong investor network invest in female led organisations;
- Duŝan Stojanović, who was named European Business Angel of the year 2013 in recognition of his track record, including exiting 3 companies in one week;
- Ciaran O'Connell, CEO of Ireland's DecaWave. Ciaran has led the fund-raising of over €24 million for DecaWave from individual and institutional investors. The angel investment in DecaWave is unique, as €20M of the €24M raised came from more than 150 different angel investors from Ireland, UK, the US and France;
- Darren Westlake, founder and CEO of crowdfunding company, Crowdcube, which has funded 103 companies, 71% of which were technology companies. Investments can range from £10 to £250,000. The year-over-year growth of Crowdcube has been over 560%.

To attend the EBAN congress and hear from these leading speakers and many more register at: www.ebancongress2014.org

The EBAN Congress 2014 is being supported by Eversheds, Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, all of whom will be attending the conference to discuss insights on the Irish start-up and entrepreneurial market. The Irish Business Innovation Centres (BICs), Invest Northern Ireland, Wayra and Fáilte Ireland are also supporting this important event for Business Angel investment.