Agenda 2021

Key Topics at the 2021 Congress:

*See draft agenda below – more information on speakers and topics coming soon!*

16th June


10:00 – 12:00
Space Academy Workshops:
  • Latest trends, Deep Learning and AI Engineering – Angelo Dalli, General Partner at 111
  • Space funding opportunities inside Horizon Europe Program – Elena Giglio, Institutional Relations Manager at D-Orbit


12:00 – 13:00
Meet and Eat Networking Break

13:15 – 15:15

Introduction: Janne Jormalainen, EBAN President

Space as an Enabler

Keynote Speech by  Josef Aschbacher, Director General of the European Space Agency and Elena Flores, Deputy-Director General at the European Commission DG ECFIN

Data presentation of SpaceTech industry – Rainer HornManaging Partner at SpaceTec Partners

Keynote Speech by Anousheh Ansari,  CEO of the X Prize and the first Female Space Pioneer at the ISS – “Space as an Enabler”

Panel Discussion – Space as an Enabler: Ebru Kanat – BoschGuido Baraglia, Principal Business Development Manager AWS, Uli Fricke, CEO at FunderNation GmbH, and Candace Johnson, EBAN President Emeritus

New Space Success Stories: Frank Salzgeber, Head of Innovation and Ventures Office at ESA, and Mark Boggett, CEO at Seraphim Space Fund

15:15 – 15:45

Networking Break

15:45 – 17:00

 Innovation Showcase: 

Listen to the Best Startups Coming from the EBAN Network



17:30 – 18:30

Investor Networking Cocktail

Grab a Drink and Join Other Investors for Good Times and Interesting Conversations – Limited seats available (separate registration required)

17th June


10:00 – 12:00

Space Academy Workshop :
  • How to take advantage of crowdfunding to boost your business – Matteo Masserdotti, CEO & Founder at Two Hundred
  • Business Model Discovery: How to define your business model – Dr.-Ing. Markus Will M.A., Head of Competence Center Knowledge
    Management Division Corporate Management at Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology (IPK)

12:00 – 13:00

Meet and Eat Networking Break

13:00 – 15:00

Investing Towards Our Recovery and in The New Normal:

Keynote speech by Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank

InvestEU – Elena Flores, Deputy-Director General at the European Commission DG ECFIN

Angel Investing during the Pandemic – Latest data insights from Europe and the United States: With Helmut Kraemer-Eis, EIF Chief Economist and Head of EIF’s Research & Market Analysis) and Elaine Bolle, Board Member at the Angel Capital Association

Announcement of survey cooperation with EIF

Perspectives on Future Ways of Finding, Investing and Exiting Deals: Wim Derkinderen, CCO of Rydoo, Enrico Chiapparoli, CEO Barclays Italy and Italian Business Angel of the Year 2020, and Claudio Rojas, CEO at NACO Canada

Keynote speech on “Digital assets and the future of financial industry” by Stefan Hoops, CEO Corporate Banking Deutsche Bank


15:30 – 17:00

Innovation Showcase 

Listen to the Best Startups Coming from the EBAN Network


17:30 – 18:30

Annual Awards Ceremony

18th June


10:00 – 12:30

 Entrepreneur Workshops:
  • Becoming investment ready with a business angel – Jean-Louis Brelet, President at Entrepreneur Avenue SAS and Board Member at France Angels
  • Business with ESA – Jens Kauffmann, Head of the SME and Industry Analytics Section at ESA

12:30 – 13:30

Networking Break

13:30 – 15:30

Investing our way towards a better future:

Keynote Speech by Remy de Tonnac, Partner at ETF Partners – Environmental Technologies Fund

Solar Impulse – an overview of the 1000 best climate tech startups angels can invest in 

EIC and EASME driving the EU’s Green Agenda by Stephane Ouaki, Head of Financial Instruments Unit DG Research And Innovation

Interviews with Impact Investors on:

  • Investing with your Values : Alicia Robb, CEO, Next Wave Impact, and Cecile Sevrain, Co-founder of TIIME
  • Emerging Market Trends: Robin J. Padberg, Chief of Party Nguriza Nshore Activity, and Tobias Reiter. Founder & CEO of Viebeg

Presenting Cork as an Entry Point: Michael O’Connor, CEO CorkBIC & EBAN Board Member, Peaches Kemp, Co-founder Itsa, and Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Founder & CEO Poppulo

15:45 – 17:00

Innovation Showcase 

Listen to the Best Startups Coming from the EBAN Network


17:30 – 18:30

Annual General Assembly EBAN Members