For the first time ever, the World Business Angels Investment Forum is providing a unique opportunity to 66 selected start-ups and scale-ups to pitch their businesses on the Global Fund Raising Stage (GFRS) of the World Congress of Angel Investors. On 17 – 19 February 2019, angel investors will come together in Istanbul at the annual conference of the World Business Angels Investment Forum with the goal of creating new ways for start-ups, scale-ups and high-growth businesses to access finance.
At this gathering of angel investors — the biggest angel investment forum in the world — WBAF wants to give 66 start-ups, scale-ups and high-growth businesses an opportunity to connect with hundreds of highly qualified angel investors from five continents.
For the first time ever, the World Business Angels Investment Forum opens its main stage to start-ups, scale-ups and high-growth businesses
We are therefore allocating a special area within the World Congress of Angel Inestors 2019 – World Business Angels Investment Forum where 66 start-up or scale-up or high-growth businesses will each have a 4-square-metre area to showcase their business. They will thus have exposure to highly qualified angel investors, family office executives, co-investment fund managers, angel investment group directors, corporate venture executives, accelerator executives, techno park investment directors and venture capitalists.
The mission is to showcase the world’s top start-ups and scale-ups, which, typically, are funded companies in the process of raising €500K – €3M, with the aim of globalizing. The GFRS – Global Fund Raising Stage 2019 will essentially be a co-investment platform for angel investors, start-ups, scale-ups and high-growth businesses.
The GFRS – Global Fund Raising Stage for Startups & Scaleups 2019
The 66 start-ups and scale-ups that are selected to comprise the WBAF 66 will receive two passes per exhibition to the World Congress of Angel Investors 2019 – World Business Angels Investment Forum on 18 February and 19 February 2019. This offers an excellent opportunity for global networking with high net worth individuals, co-investment fund managers, bank executives, stock exchange executives, and VCs from all over the world. WBAF is pleased to sponsor these passes (a total value of €1500) to underline its commitment to helping the next generation of great companies move forward.
If you are an entrepreneur or an institution such as a techno park, incubation center, co-working center, or accelerator who wants to promote deals across borders and is looking for additional rounds of funding or new partners for international growth, we encourage you to learn more about how your business can benefit from this unique opportunity.
Please note the following links to download important documents about the GFRS – Global Fund Raising Stage 2019. These documents include more information about:
• What does WBAF 66 package include?
• How to participate?
• The WBAF 66 selection process
• Application Requirements
ONLINE APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted online only through email: Please send your 2 pages Executive Investor Deck or Executive Business Summary at firstname.lastname@example.org
START-UP HANDBOOK: Start-ups and Scale-ups are invited to download the following document to learn more about application process:
Startup and Scaleup Handbook 2019
WBAF will accept applications for the GFRS – Global Fund Raising Stage 2019 from 15 August 2018. The last day to submit a complete application is 15 January 2019. TThe WBAF Investment Committee will identify 66 start-ups, scale-ups and high-growth businesses to attend the Global Fund Raising Stage (GFRS) 2019 with a special reduced participation fee of €500. To be eligible for the WBAF 66, you have to participate in the WBAF Startup and Scaleup Process of the WBAF Investment Committee.
15 August 2018: Online application officially opens
15 January 2019: Deadline for applications
Every Tuesday: Acceptance letters mailed after WBAF Investment Committees
17 – 18 February 2019: GFRS -Global Fund Raising Stage
Important Note: If the first 66 startups and scaleups are approved by the WBAF Investment Committee before 15 January 2019, applications will not be accepted even they are before the deadline ( 15 January 2019)