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On 19 March 2019 the European Commission is organizing the InvestEU Matchmaking event 2019, powered by the European Investment Project Portal (EIPP) , the EU's online matchmaking Portal connecting EU-based project promoters with investors worldwide; and the Seal of Excellence (SoE). The event will take place at The Egg, Rue Bara 175, 1070 in Brussels.
 
Why should you participate?
The objective of this unique event will be to allow Seal holders based in the EU with a Phase 2 proposal that requires financing above 1M€ to meet investors and pitch them their idea.

After welcome and keynote addresses by Vice-President Jyrki Katainen and Commissioner Carlos Moedas, public and private sectors will discuss sustainable finance and innovation, and the European Commission will outline the main supporting initiatives in these areas, namely the Investment Plan for Europe, the InvestEU programme as well as the Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe programmes. Private investors will provide their views and advice on how to attract ideas and increase chances of securing financing.

After the panel discussions, 200 selected Seal of Excellence holders will attend a dedicated matchmaking session, where they will be able to pitch their ideas bilaterally to up to 50 interested investors.

If you wish to be considered among those 200 participants, please submit your project proposal awarded with the Seal of Excellence by clicking this link.

The deadline is next 15 February.
 
What if you are selected?
After the deadline, the Commission will shortlist 200 potential participants and will notify by email if your organization has been selected to participate in the event.

You will receive a personal link, which will allow you to register, and further information and instructions from Brella .
NB: For all attendees participating the full day and travelling from outside Belgium, accommodation but not travel costs will be covered by the European Commission.

For questions or technical issues related to application submission on the EIPP website, please contact: eipp-helpdesk@ec.europa.eu . For content-related questions, please contact: ec-investeu-matchmaking@ec.europa.eu .
Pitch your business at InvestEU Matchmaking event in Brussels on 19 March 2019


Monday, February 11th 2019
On 4-5 March 2019, you could have the chance to travel to beautiful Milan to learn about the investment opportunities there.

Why should you attend this event?

Italian experts will discuss co-investment and crowdfunding and there will be a section dedicated to building regional and women-only business angel networks. You'll also hear pitches from three Italian companies, so you might even discover a new investment opportunity. Interested? Hear what Paolo Anselmo, president of the Italian Business Angels Network and #ESILangel for Italy, has to say about it, take a look at the programme and sign up here today.
You can address any queries about to IBAN - projectmanager@iban.it
Are you an angel investor interested in learning about the Italian business angel scene?

ESIL Project

This Study Visit is being organised as an initiative of the ESIL project (Early Stage Investment Launchpad) which is an EU-funded project that connects networks of business angels and crowdfunders across Europe. With a focus on developing and expanding the angel investment and crowdfunding scene in Europe, and on increasing cross-border investment between European countries, ESIL is connecting the leading investors across Europe.

You can join ESIL by checking out our website and getting in touch with your #ESILangel Local Leader.


Wednesday, February 6th 2019
IBAN - ESIL Webinar : Why you should invest in Italy?
IBAN, a non-profit association, was founded in March 1999 with the aim of sharing the experience of business angels - BA in Italy and developing a national platform for the business angels network - BAN.
IBAN is the Italian National Association focused on the development and growth of the Business Angel ecosystem in Italy.
IBAN members are professionals in matching between investors (formal and informal) and entrepreneurs. In addition, some individual business angels are involved in IBAN activities. There are examples of public sector, private sector and "non-profit" organisations concerned by the association's actions.
To promote its action and results in Italy, IBAN is organising a webinar in partnership with the European ESIL programme.
 

The Agenda
This Wednesday, 13th of February from 5pm to 6pm
 
Paolo Anselmo - IBAN President 
​The role of BAs in Italy: figures and challenges

Giovanni Fusaro - AIFI Association
The Italian venture capital market: figures and best practices

Milena Prisco & Luca Scarani  ​- CBA
The Italian scenario in terms of innovation: legal tools and important tax information

Silvano Spinelli - Venture Partner at Sofinnova Partners 
Paola Pozzi & Lucia Faccio - Partner at Sofinnova Telethon Fund 



Friday, January 25th 2019
ESIL Webinars : All events in February
Early Stage Investing Launchpad (ESIL) has the overall objective of developing and boosting the activities for Business Angels through an international capacity building program.

In 2019, you will find a series of webinars offered to investors and Business Angels in order to continue to gain skills.

February program:


- Deal Terms II : Tuesday 5th at 1pm : register here 

- Company Valuation : Monday 18th at 1pm : register here 

​- Crowdfunding Plateforms : Starter Guide : Thursday 28th at 4pm : register here 

If you have any questions, please contact ESIL at the following address: clara@gobeyondinvesting.com


Friday, January 25th 2019
Pitch&Win replay: Discover the 13 startups that have pitched in the HUB Bpi France
Hub Bpi France and EuroQuity are proud to present the companies selected and supported by Pitch&Win.
 
Pitch&Win is a training provided by BPI France that allows young startups to train to deliver an effective and powerful pitch. At the end of this training, the best projects are invited to pitch in front of investors. 

In this end of 2018, it is the companies of the Grand-Est/Bourgogne Franche-Comté  regions that are being highlighted. From Reims to Strasbourg via Metz and Nancy, find the 13 startups that pitched this Tuesday, December 11, 2018: 
- HYPNO VR: Medical Hypnosis through Virtual Reality
- NEOBRIDGE: The collaborative platform that disrupts training
- THEPLACETOWISH: Thanks to our unique solution, you can finally receive the gifts of your dreams!
- BIOPTIMIZE: Intelligent profiling (I.A.) at the service of the human being
- SIKIM: Optimized patient health path thanks to artificial intelligence
WINALIST : Wine tourism trip in Augmented Intelligence
- SPORES: Aerial robot and automated environmental control
- GEMECOD: Connected lock and remote secure access management
MONEWAY: The neobank that values your ideas 
ALDARIA: Easy to use image wall for professionals
ARCHEON: AI in the service of life-threatening emergencies
ILLICOVETO : Digitisation of the veterinary care path
KWIT: Quitting smoking has never been easier! 

Did you miss that appointment? Don't panic!
EuroQuity offers you to see (or review) these pitches in replay:
 
Pitch&Win : Grand Est/Bourgogne Franche-Comté  Selection 
Click here to see the replay


Thursday, December 13th 2018
The accelerator of start-ups, By Air Liquide

Are you a tech startup specializing in Deep Tech?
Air Liquide provides you with shared spaces, but also individual offices and laboratories, a FabLab, and access to experimental equipment to accelerate your industrialization phase in its new start-up accelerator!

Integrated in the new Saclay Campus, it represents the Group's "open innovation" approach, particularly in energy transition and the environment, health and digital transformation. This accelerator includes the Group's largest R & D center, a completely renovated building with 48 laboratories and pilot platforms covering 15,000 m2.

Selected start-ups will also have access to a tailor-made acceleration program. During one year (renewable), you will have access to 10 days of expertise to choose in scientific, industrial, business, support functions and financing. This program will also allow you to expand your network by creating a direct contact between Air Liquide start-ups and customers in 80 countries around the world, thanks to its global network of Campus Innovation which extends to the United States, Asia and Europe.

Today, we want to ask a large number of startuppers about the content of this acceleration program. It will not take you more than five minutes to complete.

è You are startupper: could you fill out the questionnaire using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/E1kY9Y1PqrJEpZB03

è You are a structure that works with startups (incubator, accelerator, ...): you can forward this email to your startup contacts.



Thursday, December 13th 2018
View again the best Seal of Excellence companies present in Vienna - All raising capital - from 0.5 to 6 M€
The Innovative Enterprise Conference took place in Vienna at the Austria Center Vienna  on the on the 21st and 22nd of November.
 
EuroQuity in partnership with Access4SMEs, EIPP and TAFTIE organized a pitch session with 20 of the best potentials awarded with the Seal of Excellence. 
 
Click on companies' name and check out the videos, featuring CEOs introducing  their new technologies! 
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CLEANTECH


MASCARA - Cleantech / Desalination
We developed and patented the world’s first solar powered desalination technology, without battery, to produce emission free and cost competitive fresh water for the growing populations suffering from water stress.
Our pioneering technology for solar powered desalination, acknowledged as the future of the sector, supplies communities up to 20 000 people in any location with drinking water produced from sea or brackish water.
SUEZ Innovation Trophy – Certified Efficient Solution by Solar Impulse Foundation – Performances tested and approved for 2 years in Masdar’s Renewable Energy Desalination Program – 6 projects implemented on 3 continents | 1.5 M€ sought - France

SOLARDRIVE - Cleantech / Solar
We save lives, fuel and money (and reduce pollution) by replacing traditional power generators with our patented plug&play solar power generator for ISO shipping containers. 
Tested and approved by the US Army Aberdeen Test Center (ATEC/FCT). Huge market for both military and civil applications.| 1.5 M€ sought - Denmark

LIGHTHEAT - Cleantech / Energy
Robotic concentrated solar thermal collector with Fresnel lenses, brings the power of the big solar power plants on the roof of every building, and effectively reduces the fuels used for heating (40% of Europe’s total energy consumption),  in a practical and cost effective way.
Top-ranked climate solution in the European Commission’s  “World You Like Challenge”, winner in the Climate Colab’s competition “MIT Climate Mitigations Solutions”. | 2.0M€ sought – Greece
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MEDTECH
 

MULTIPLEX DX - Biotech / Cancer
Innovative platform aimed at eliminating cancer misdiagnosis and becoming the worldwide standard. Our cross-validation approach creates a precise, 100% accurate cancer profile for each patient, allowing oncologists to suggest specific, personalized cancer treatments better able to save patients' lives.
StartUp Awards 2016, 2017 “New Europe 100” Challengers, JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur 2018, Biotech Standard of Excellence WebAward 2018, Health Hub Vienna accelerator 2018, €176K€  grant from the Slovak Ministry of Education 2018, CESAwards 2018 | €1.95M sought – Slovakia

HIBERGENE - Medtech / Healthcare
Rapid, highly accurate and easy to use test platform for human infectious diseases for prompt hospital admission or discharge, accelerate appropriate patient treatment, reduce hospital costs and spread of antibiotic resistance.
CE marked 10 products, backed by Cantor Fitzgerald & Chinese Distributor | €3.5 m sought – Ireland

SZELESTIM - Medtech
We fight chronic low back pain by our non-pharmaceutical therapy adapted to the individual needs of the patient. Our product is a wearable stimulating the vagus nerve in the ear, achieving a minimal-invasive, sustainable, and clinically proven pain reduction.
Winner of Pioneers’18, Winner of Techsauce Global Summit 2018, Winner of the Vienna #glaubandich CHALLENGE 2018, Awardee of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce Prize 2017, Partner of the largest University Hospital in Europe, the largest Private Hospital and Hospital Group in Austria | 3 M€ sought – Austria

RESPINOVA - MedTech / Drug delivery
Clinically proven and patented device for treating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), the 4th leading cause of death with over 300M affected patients worldwide.
Strategic partnerships in the US and China - Winner of Chiesi strategic partnering pitch contest - Horizon 2020 Phase I Grantee and Phase II Seal of Excellence - Team with over 100+ years of medical device commercialization experience.) | 6 M€ sought – Israel

EPIGUARD - Medtech
Facing the global threat of widespread epidemics, we have developed a unique transport isolation unit for safe and comfortable transport of patients with highly infectious diseases. The design allows easy access to the patient for intensive care treatment and multiple use leads to lower costs for the operator.
Winner of the DNB healthcare prize 2016 – DOGA Design award 2017 – DIA - Design Intelligence Award 2017| 2 M€ sought – Norway

HANDINSCAN - MedTech / FoodTech
We are  dedicated to the prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAI), control of outbreaks and biological contamination. Our device provides technology-based, quality assured solutions that includes hand hygiene education and control – leading to a safer and more efficient operation in healthcare, food industry, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals. Fostering technology-induced behavioral change in hand hygiene saves lives on a global scale.
20+ international innovation and business awards, 20+ peer reviewed articles supporting the technology, partners and early sales in 20+ countries | 5 M€ sought – Hungary

MINDTHEBYTE - AI / Personalised medicine

We are an Artificial Intelligence (AI) company developing software for drug development processes. We work hard to help find better treatments for all patients and make Personalised Medicine a reality.
Already 70 platform users and more than 300 projects. Partner of Amazon Web Services. Last year we acquired our main competitor. | 1.5M sought - Spain
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AgTECH
 

DRYGRO - AgTech / Animal feed
Growing system for growing a soy replacement crop for animal feed. Our technology allows us to grow on cost-effectively arid land, 10x faster than soy, using 99% less water. Under this method we can undercut the soy import value chain (~$65 B/ year). Oxford-founded with proprietary technology.
Winner of H2020 phase 1 (2018),  Innovate UK funding (2017), Climate KIC (2017),  European Space Agency funding (2017), Mass Challenge (2016) | 2.3 M€ sought – UK

SYHA - Robotics / AgTech
We build robots to help farmers address workforce shortage and improve their competitivity. Combining vision, robotics and AI, we automate monotonous and repetitive tasks (harvesting, deleafing) in high tech tomato greenhouses.
France Agrimer grant, I-Lab Laureate (grant from French Ministry of Research), LOI letters from main French tomato cooperatives | 1 to 2 M€ sought - France

LITHOS - AgTech
As the only alternative to toxic pesticides, we developed a fully biological product to combat the "Western Corn Rootworm" (WCR), which is the economically most important corn pest worldwide. Using the mating disruption method, our solution prevents the reproduction of the dangerous WCR bugs in a way that is completely harmless for the environment and other organisms.
Patented solution, innovation award as most innovative SME in Lower Austria and Econovius prize | 1.6 M€ sought – Austria
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IoT - VR - AUDIO - OPTICS - MATERIALS - SPACE
 

T4i - Space Tech / Propulsion systems 
We provide the space market with innovative propulsion systems and services and develop new disruptive space technologies to answer demanding aerospace market requests: our mission is to satisfy the need of smart solutions for miniaturized satellites and small rockets. Our key products are electric and chemical propulsion systems for in-space and launcher applications.  
Winner of the Italian Master Startup Award 2018 | 3M€ sought - Italy

NODEWEAVER - IoT / Edge computing
NodeWeaver delivers reliability as a service for any application running at the edge. A flexible virtualization solution that runs VMs, containers and serverless applications requiring zero maintenance and totally autonomic - handling faults, changes in configuration and environment through our AI-based infrastructure, that automate all the tasks that a dedicated system administrator would doPartner with Google cloud, Docker and Tata communication; winner of CorporateLiveWire 2017/2018 technology awards, CRN Emerging Vendor 2017 | 0.5M€ sought - Italy

SCIENTIFIC VISUAL - Optics / Quality Inspection  

Innovative technology to reveal defects in industrial crystals prior to the crystal processing. The automated inspection ensures that only high quality crystals enter the value stream. The current offering includes two fully-built systems that are used in production of industrial sapphire for high volume markets such as LED, watch and touch screen devices.
Swiss Alliance Prize for Innovation (2015). Patent granted. Two scanners sold + service revenue stream. LOI from 4 top semiconductor manufacturers to extend to new market verticals. | 1.8 M€ sought - Switzerland

IMMERSIVE4 - VR / EdTech

We provide an intelligent cloud-based platform, powered by Artificial Intelligence and novel pedagogical models, for creation of Virtual Reality (VR) courses for education and enterprise training. The platform integrates behavior and cognitive tracking modules enabling personalized and more efficient learning process in the VR and web based environments.
Received 1st round of funding from Serbia’s Innovation Fund supported by the EU Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA), and administered by the World Bank. Seal of Excellence from SME Instruments (Phase I), Horizon 2020. | 0.5 M€ sought - Serbia

COMPOSITE RESEARCH - New materials

An ultralight composite sandwich material panel design, foldable on the one face and rigid on the other.  Flexibility and structural performance in one single fully customizable solution.
Winner of the EIT Raw Materials Startup Booster Program in 2016 ; Finalist at the JEC World Start-up Booster 2018 in Paris ; Finalist at the Mondial Tech 2018 in Paris| 1.1 M€ sought – Italy

FLEXOUND - Electronics / Audio

Our product is based on a path braking acoustical Finnish innovation with international patents granted and pending. The instrument creates balanced high-quality sound and distributed physical vibration in unison which is a hugely pleasurable and immersive human experience. | 5 M€ sought – Finland

AD TELECOM -
Space Tech / Satellites
New generation DSP modules for satellites, fully reprogrammable in orbit, to simplify space exploitation.
Awarded most innovative solution for disaster management at Copernicus Master (ESA / Astrosat) | 2 M€ sought – Spain

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Friday, November 30th 2018
The Stanley Venture is looking for innovative startups!
Stanley Venture Fund is the corporate fund of US corporation StanleyBlack&Decker (https://www.stanleyblackanddecker.com/)   whose 2017 revenues amounted to $12.7 Billions.
The company has 3 main business activities:
  • ​Tools & Storage (world's leader with such brands as Facom, Stanley, ...)
  • ​Security (advanced electronic safety, security and monitoring solutions, smart and eco-firendly automatic doors, and sophisticated patient safety, asset tracking and productivity solutions)
  • ​Industry (Stanley's fastening systems connect the world's cars and electronics, and Stanley's infrastructure solutions build the world's roads, pipelines and sewer systems)
The fund objective is to deliver cutting-edge innovation to StanleyBlack&Decker coming from early stage start-ups which can have no revenues yet
Stanely Ventures contributes to the startup growth by:
  • ​Investing $1 to $3M per startup - off the balance sheet as a minority investor with no control
  • ​Providing internal resources in terms of engineering test, access to world's markets, help in reducing industrialisation & commercialization costs
​ Stanley Ventures is looking for French Early Stage Innovative Start-up in the area of automotive diagnostics :
  • The objective is to fund start-ups that can provide garages with tools to improve diagnosis and repair
  • Areas of interest are: Vibration analysis, Open Database Connectivity, Fluid viscosity, gas emissions, tyre wear
Note that the diagnostic method may have been initially developed for another industry but may apply to automotive repair.

If you are interested in this opportunity, send Laurence Curti (laurence.curti@parisregionentreprises.org) a one-page executive summaries in English by November 26 at the latest, for a return of Stanley Ventures by December 6.


Tuesday, November 20th 2018
LIVESTREAM INNOVATIVE ENTERPRISE VIENNA : Watch the pitch of the most innovative companies in Europe.
Acces4SME's and EuroQuity are pleased to present the Innovative Enterprise Vienna 2018

Inno Enterprise Vienna is a conference that presents the best start-ups and innovators in Europe to an audience of local and international investors looking for opportunities.

Any difficulties in getting to Vienna where the event is taking place? Don't worry!
EuroQuity will stream the main session live:

- Elevator pitchs + Open Deals : Thursday 22 november from 10:15 a.m. to 13h15 p.m. (UTC +1)

 To connect to this live session, click on this link at the indicated time and discover the best of European innovation!

Unique link to access the live stream: http://bpifrance.adobeconnect.com/r6ax7dz766d/  
 


Tuesday, November 20th 2018
AfricArena replays : discover the best African startups !
AfricArena and EuroQuity are pleased to present the AfricArena Tour 2018. 
  
AfricArena is a conference that presents Africa's best startups and innovators to an audience of local and international investors looking for opportunities.
 
You missed that appointment? Don't worry ! 
EuroQuity offers you to see (or review) the best pitchs in replay:

​1st session :  "Best of African Ecosysteme Selection" start-ups 
Click here to see the replay

​2nd session : "VC4A Selection" start-ups 
Click here to see the replay

​3rd session : "Partners and Sponsors Selection" start-ups
Click here to see the replay

 


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