On 7-9 June 2017, more than 500 attendees from 46 countries across the world gathered in Malaga (Spain) for three days of celebrating the spectacular developments in the innovation, entrepreneurial and early stage investment ecosystem. Guests of the event included angel investors, entrepreneurs, corporates, politicians, accelerators, incubators, crowd, and funders.

EBAN Panels

This year’s EBAN Congress focused on what the future holds for many of the hot-topic sectors of today, be it Connected Mobility, Artificial Intelligence, Sustainable Energy, or Entrepreneurship and Investing itself.

A large number of panels covering a multitude of fascinating topics took place, such as “Investing like a Super Angel“. In this panel, Tom Schulz (Founder and CEO of AQAL AG) together with Ari Korhonen (Angel Investor and Founder Lagoon Capital); Jose Martin Cabiedes (Angel Investor and Partner at Cabiedes & Partners SCR), and Elissa Freiha (Angel Investor and Founder at WOMENA) gave the audience a chance to hear from angels who have years of experience and great advice to give to those just starting out.

EBAN Malaga Gala Dinner and Awards

The EBAN Malaga Gala Dinner and Awards hosted 220 guests and celebrated individuals and organisations who work tirelessly to improve the venture and entrepreneurial finance eco-system the world over. Among the honourees, AQAL Capital GmbH, Tom Schulz and Dr. Mariana Bozesan (AQAL Capital GmbH) awarded as “Best European Early Stage Investor 2016”. 

Read the full press release here.

EBAN President and Vice President Presenting the Award to Tom Schulz