Following the recent announcement about the changes to the event calendar of our ‘Invest and Connect’ exclusive event series, we are pleased to confirm the two new dates in Autumn for the rescheduled live-events. Registered member will be able to access all our events for free and get documents with more detailed information on the listed deals in addition.
Our investment activity has not slowed down, its rather the opposite – members have been supporting follow-on rounds and new investments already this year at almost record-breaking numbers. Today’s announcement follows close alignments with our partners in the respective countries, taking into consideration all aspects about the current health and economic circumstances.
Due to the development of the global Coronavirus outbreak, the event in Barcelona is postponed to 17th September. The event is hosted by Caixa Bank as a continuation of partnership at previous events’ in Spain. Edinburgh will be staged on 29th October, for the 3rd time together with our long-time partner, the leading Scottish law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn. For international members joining in the capital of Scotland, there will also be an exclusive side event taking place the evening before the event. The theme of the side event is “Introduction to the heritage of Scottish Whiskey” – make sure you pre-register now.
Kick-Off with Virtual Event in Paris
The exclusive startup award series is scheduled to kick off on 4th June in Paris. Since health is top priority for ESAC, a virtual event is planned as alternative. The exact rundown for the online event will be published in the upcoming weeks.
‘We hold the health of our partners, colleagues and all participants as our top priority and no doubt we are going through very challenging times at many different levels. However, we aim to continue to follow our mission to support the European Startup ecosystem and its great talents. We’ve seen many events being canceled, partially rescheduled or switching to online. Startups face greater difficulties to meet and negotiate with investors in this new normal, which will ultimately result in a market consolidation, attractive valuations and ultimately higher rewards for those financially backing and accelerating startups today. ” – said Berthold Baurek-Karlic, President of the European Super Angels Club and CEO of Venionaire Capital.
Registration for event participation is open, qualified investors can apply to attend here – all applications are subject to approval. Free admission is available to all ESAC Members. Apply for Membership and Member services will activate your event ticket upon approval.
Welcoming Partners and Startups
Other countries this year, where the private investment and networking event series is planned to take place, include Austria (July), Sweden (September), Italy (October) and Switzerland (October), with the European Finals taking place in Germany (3rd December). Further updates will be shared at a later stage.
Interested startups in the field of Smart Mobility are still welcome to apply and share their pitchdecks here. Our team provide feedback to all submissions. Under the umbrella of ‚Smart Mobility‘ we are looking into the latest disruptive solutions on a broad scale. Concrete areas include shared-economy, traffic reducing measures, wireless communications, real-time data analytics and machine learning used in autonomous vehicles, solutions related to parking and traffic signals, various sensors used in transportation, logistics, connected vehicles and related marketplaces.
We are proud to work with sponsors and partners who share our vision in nurturing the European startup community and see them grow and succeed. Main partners include Deutsche Börse Venture Network, ZKB, LLB, e&Co or motec Ventures. If you are interested in collaboration and event sponsorships, please email to .
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