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World Congress of Angel Investors Istanbul
February 17, 2019 - February 19, 2019
World Congress of Angel Investors WBAF 2019 – An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership of Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) promotes angel investment as an innovative financial inclusion tool at the global level. At the G20 meetings in Riyadh, it was announced that WBAF 2019 is now an affiliated congress of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI).
World Congress of Angel Investors WBAF 2019, the world’s biggest annual gathering of early-stage equity and investment markets, will have 5 important summits running concurrently and will host more than 1500 delegates from around the world. WBAF 2019 will also salute the global successes of the year at the World Excellence Awards & VIP Gala Dinner at the Swissotel The Bosphorus Istanbul.
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 2019.
An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) will focus on angel investors partnering with private equity funds at the World Congress of Angel Investors in 2019. The discussions will explore how private equity funds can foster open innovation and deliver more business value through partnerships with angel investors, start-ups, scale-ups, high-growth businesses, and SMEs. The CEO-Preneurship Summit will focus on connecting angel investors with corporate ventures, while the FinTech Summit will deal with issues of financial inclusion and ways to democratize access to finance from start-up to scale-up to exit. LPs, start-ups, scale-ups, and angel investors will be able to connect at the Take Investment Summit and on the Global Pitching Stage.
On their retirement, corporate CEOs will have more time to mentor start-ups, scale-ups, high-growth businesses, and SMEs. They come with a good financial package and a vast network that they have built over the years. The only thing they may lack is know-how: they need to learn about the principles of investing in start-ups and about founding a company from scratch. The time is now right for the CEOs of today to take a smart step — to focus on the potential of their future role as angel investors. The World Business Angels Investment Forum is taking the initiative, creating an international platform to support the transitioning of today’s CEOs to the qualified angel investors of tomorrow. WBAF believes that G20 countries can do more to foster economic development by involving CEOs more directly in early-stage equity markets.
The FinTech Summit at WBAF 2019 in Istanbul will address the challenges and opportunities of the global fintech ecosystem. Global equity market leaders — family office managers, wealth management executives, stock exchange executives, financial experts, policymakers, academics, active members of early-stage investment markets, bank executives and WBAF delegates — will come together to discuss a wide range of topics related to transformations in the finance industry through the incorporation of cutting-edge technology.
Aside from presentations by renowned thought leaders in the field of entrepreneurship and global angel investors, the Take Invest Summit at WBAF 2019 will feature keynote speeches, fireside chats, presentations and panel discussions. Each one will offer important insights into the start-up ecosystem. The summit will be also an open learning space for entrepreneurs to increase their understanding of the investment strategies of angel investors.