VentureConnect enters a new development stage: partnership with the leading EU initiative for Business Angels

VentureConnect, the first pitching event for technology and IT entrepreneurial projects organized in Romania, announces today a new strategic partnership with ESIL, grouping together EBAN, Business Angels Europe, Business Angels Romania, Go Beyond Early Stage Investing and META Group (www.meta-group.com).

Therefore, for the upcoming VentureConnect edition on 9th June in Bucharest, VentureConnect will invite business angels in Romania and the region to attend a series of dedicated meetings and practice orientated workshops with the objective of building capacity for seed and early stage investments. The first session will be run by Brigitte Baumann (Go Beyond Early Stage Investing) and Marius Ghenea (VentureConnect board member and Investment Director at 3TS) who will focus on an overview of early-stage start-ups and key insights from business-angels’ own experiences and their investment know-how. Attendance will be free of charge and by invitation only.

“The purpose of starting VentureConnect was to offer the means through which the local entrepreneurial ecosystem could develop. After a number of investments and success stories for the IT industry here in Romania, we believe it is time to also focus on potential Romanian business angels. The partnership with local and established international business angels networks will create the means through which potential Romanian business angels will be able to obtain substantial investment know-how”, mentioned Daniel Visoiu, Partner BAC Investments and President of the VentureConnect Foundation.

In the past six years, VentureConnect has been recognized for its continuous efforts to bring together early-stage start-ups as well as more mature companies with potential investors such as VC funds and business angels.

Entrepreneurs wishing to pitch their businesses on 9th June 2016 to international and Romania-based investors can submit their projects until 3rd June, by submitting the information indicated on www.ventureconnect.ro. A selection of up to ten companies will be announced prior to the event.