Startups

Join hundreds of investors and corporates attending the EBAN Congress 2023 – make connections, learn from experts and pitch in front of the world’s best angel investors and become the next success story!

Grab Your Chance to Pitch!

Please follow the instructions carefully and submit your investment project on the InvestEU Portal by 9th April 2023.

More detailed instructions below ↴

You could be eligible to participate in the EU Project SPREAD2INNO (further information below)

How to Apply

  • Click “Add your project” on »THIS« page
  • Log in or create a new profile
  • Please complete all 3 parts of the application form: profile – organization – project.
  • You will know that your application is complete once you receive an email confirmation indicating your unique reference number (format: INPO-20XXXXX)
  • After completing all 3 parts, navigate to: Promoter’s corner – My Profile.
  • Register for the Annual Congress from the drop down menu
  • A green popup box will appear on the top right corner upon successful registration.
  • If you are applying to pitch at the Scaleup of the Month, please give references to the EBAN member angels backing your company in your application

Note: If you already have an existing profile on the InvestEU Portal and would like to apply to pitch, please simply head to Promoter’s corner – My Profile and register for the Annual Congress from the drop down menu, there are no further steps necessary for the application to be submitted in this case.

Please follow the Startup Application Instructions carefully

What we Offer

  • Complimentary EBAN Annual Congress tickets for all applicants
  • Pitching slot
  • Profile listed on Congress website and promotional campaigns
  • Access to all workshops and sessions
  • Access to networking area and possibility of 1-1 matchmaking meetings facilitated by the InvestEU Portal
  • Selected companies receive additional tickets and discounts in order to bring along bigger team

Who can apply

  • Early stage companies from all industries and sectors
  • Actively fundraising for an equity investment of between €50K – €5M
  • Company based or operating in any EU country
  • Scaleup of the Month session: EBAN member portfolio companies raising follow-on rounds

EBAN Investment Prize

The EBAN Investment Prize is a prestigious award that is presented to innovative and promising startups at the annual EBAN events. The prize was introduced for the first time during the 2022 European Angel Investment Summit. The success story of the 2022 EAIS Investment Prize was Interstellar Lab. Their pitch caught the attention of investors, and they were able to secure an impressive €228,700 in funding as a direct result of the prize. Ready to be our next winner? Apply now!

Scaleup of the Month

Scaleup of the month will feature pitches from our EBAN member portfolio companies raising follow-on rounds of €500K – €5M.

Innovation Showcase

The Innovation Showcase will feature pitches from selected startups raising €50K- €500K and coming from all sectors.

SPREAD2INNO will cover part of the expenses of selected Greek startups that:

  • Generate larger benefits than their market and are replicable in different contexts
  • Are located in less developed regions
  • Are involved in sustainable innovations
  • Have TRL4 level or above
  • Have a gender balanced team
Selected Greek startups will be invited to fill the SPREAD2INNO registration link and provide additional information to prove their eligibility.
 
Once selected, the startups will not only have free access to the Congress and receive partial reimbursement of the travel and accommodation in Thessaloniki. They will also profit from other SPREAD2INNO advantages:
  • An online platform as a single point of reference for information about opportunities, events, funding, and exchange between different innovation ecosystems
  • 2 innovation academies
  • Tailor-made feasibility studies for participants
  • A one-week business case and investor training for finalists
SPREAD2INNO focuses on closing the geographical innovation gap that exists due to unequal connectedness and development of different regions of the European Union. Via the SPREAD2INNO working program and activities, the less developed innovation ecosystems will have a chance to adopt practices that will make them more attractive to international companies and tapping into the potential of local ecosystems. Discover more