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For a risk-ready Europe: Bridging the gap between start-ups and investors

Level: European Level Event
Title of the Event: For a risk-ready Europe: Bridging the gap between start-ups and investors
Description of the event:

Providing better access to venture capital for SME’s and start-ups has for many years been a key priority of the EU, which is lagging substantially behind the United States in this regard. Improving financing of the real economy through further developing and integrating capital markets is how the new European Commission plans to tackle the issue. We want to analyse best practices and problems in venture capital investment in Europe, with a look to the European legal framework and to the current stage of the Capital Market Union.

The event is organised by the SME confederation 'European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME', the Ludwig von Mises Institute-Europe and the German Mittelstand Association BVMW.

It sees the participation of BVMW and European Entrepreneurs president Mr. Mario Ohoven, of Mr. Ciprian Cristea, Head of Unit “COSME - Financial Instruments", DG GROW, Mr. Luigi Amati (Business Angels Europe and CEO Metagroup), Dr. Bernhard Meyer (CEO CONFIMO International and Senior Partner at Greycoat Partners, London), Mr. Stefano Ermacora (Owner at ErmAGora L. Ltd) and Mr. Antonio Tajani, vice-president of the European Parliament.


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Estimated Number of Participants: 80
Attachment(s): Invitation Conference on Startups (399 KB)
Where & When
Language(s): English
Countries involved: Belgium (BE)

12:00 to 14:00

Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom
Avenue de Cortenbergh 71
Belgium (BE)

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Type of Event: Lecture/Conference
Topic(s) addressed: Starting up a business
Tax and legal issues
Business strategy
Access to finance
National/regional/local incentives for SMEs
Promotion of EU programmes for SMEs
Youth entrepreneurship
Target Audience: Established Entrepreneurs/practitioners
Potential Entrepreneurs
Members of business support organisations
Venture capitalists/bankers/providers of finance
Policy makers/civil servants
Citizens/general public
New entrepreneurs
Female entrepreneurs
Members of youth business associations

Main Organiser

European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME

European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME

EU-level Business Organisation
Bundesverband Mittelständische Wirtschaft e.V.

Bundesverband Mittelständische Wirtschaft e.V.

National Business Organisation/Association