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New Seal of Excellence awarded companies pitching next 30th of April at 5:00 PM CEST!
We made this time again a selection of 8 companies among the best European Seal of Excellence companies, all looking for funding from 0.5 k€ to 6 M€.

You can see them speak online 5 minutes each on Tuesday, April 30th, at 5 pm CESTregister  here .

All Seal of Excellence companies were certified by the European Commission thanks to their high potential innovation business plan that passed the threshold of selection of SME Instrument call (only 7% get financed).

This session is dedicated to “tech 4 industry”. Nanosensors, mass product of peptides for the pharmaceutical industry, 3D bonding for textile, IoT management platform… Here is the program below.

If your schedule is too busy, you will still be able to watch the recorded session by registering . Don’t miss it!
Nanotechnology / Machine Learning
We patented printable nanotechnology-based sensors turn any object to a self-aware object sensing its structural integrity, deformation and pressure. The unique design makes the ink extremely sensitive to stimuli. Our machine learning algorithms convert data to valuable insights.
Partner with European and Japanese OEMs - Awarded the Sanford Kaplan Prize for Innovative Technologies - BizTec accelerator demo day Finalist - 1st place in PwC annual TED style startup presentations | 0.5M€ sought – Israel

Biotech / Life science / Chemical Engineering & Manufacturing 
We provide a new generation of automated instruments for large scale synthesis of peptides and oligonucleotides using flow through column technology. This reduces the peptide synthesis time by 10x from 1-2 months to 1-2 days per batch. One of our instruments can replace 5 of the customers’ existing instruments which saves money on resources and consumables and also improves the product quality. First customer committed for order of large-scale instrument for 750,000 EUR. | 1.5M€ sought in two financing rounds – Sweden

Smart cities / Green energy / Smart Building 
We developed the world’s first smart solar blinds allowing most of households and commercial buildings to utilize window area for green energy generation and reduce electricity bill and CO2 emissions. By being smart we blind automatically adjust the angle for the most effective solar energy capturing and better shading performance. 1.1m grants received according to Horizon 2020 and EBRD climate vouchers, 700k investments attracted, 300k in revenue from early adopters, 50+ installations worldwide, 70% of Kickstarter is shipped,  B2C product development is finished, product will be available in Spain, Italy, Norway, UK and Israel in 1 month, 2 B2B pilots are already signed | 1M€ sought – Ukraine

3D Bonding / Textile
Rethinking manufacturing processes with three-dimensional bonding of materials. Game changer in footwear sector by reducing manpower requirements up to 70%, allowing local production and enabling a sustainable and socially responsible industry. Worldwide Top 7 Finalist in the Industry 4.0 category at Hello Tomorrow - Partner with technology leaders in different sectors - Various Seal of Excellence - NDAs and agreements signed with important brands and manufacturers - IF Design Award | 6M€ sought– Spain

IT / Mixed Reality / Industry 4.0
A modular Mixed Reality platform for the B2B market covering Remote Support, Augmented Collaboration and Workflow Support integrated in a single unified application. The features and versatility make it the most universally applicable solution available in the market. Product in use or piloted at several companies (Airbus, Deutsche Bahn, RUAG, Swisscom, etc.) – 1.2mn raised during Seed Round – 1st place Swiss Industry 4.0 Award – 2nd place open automation Industry 4.0 Award – 9 Distributers & Tech Partners. | 5M€ sought – Switzerland
IoT Security / Industrial IoT
We provide a Secure IoT device lifecycle management platform. Based on our own operating system we are able to reduce CAPEX and OPEX of IoT deployments by 60% offering a remotely manageable software designed with security in mind and for the industrial sector. Partner with companies such as Alcatel Lucent Enterprise, Tech Data, Alhambra-Eidos, Izertis, etc. Awarded with Neotec grant from Ministry of Industry.  Our product has already been tested in the agritech sector, in logistics, in solar production plants and multinational groceries distribution group.  | 500K sought – Spain
Media and communications / AI / Social media
We have an AI-powered media platform solution for creating, managing, searching, verifying and licensing user generated content in real-time (e.g. videos, media). Our platform brings authentic content to the hands of media, sport teams, live events and brands for engagement, experience, personalization, rewarding, marketing, integration and campaigns. LOIs and deals signed with e.g. IOC (International Olympic Committee), US Espat (e-Sport), Eurovision Song contest 2019, Finland-KHL Jokerit ice-hockey team, and many other customers whose names cannot be disclosed due to confidentiality agreements. Ranked to Finland’s most promising start-ups (0.3% passed the test), (ETLA- Center for Research Institute of the Finnish Economy, 2018). | 2 M€ sought Finland
Construction industry / Machine manufacturers / shareconomy
We built the only digital ecosystem in Germany, which integrates a neutral shareconomy platform within the construction and machine manufacturing industry, an internal resource management solution, and a cross-manufacturer telematics system. We are disrupting the traditional buy and sell business model and successfully replacing it with a rent and lend business model, strongly supported by advanced telematics and IoT.
Contract with Strabag AG (Top 5 in Europe) / Over 60 partner companies/Over 25 signed LOIs, including Bauer Gruppe and Implenia Hochbau (Switzerland’s largest construction company)/ Winner of the Ströer Innovation Marketing award. | 1M€ sought – Germany

E-pitch is an online pitch session based on a web conferencing system. No installation is needed on your side.
> Companies will each have 5 minutes to pitch, and investors may ask questions via a chat window throughout the pitch.
> You will be able to see the company profiles and their presentation documents on the EuroQuity platform after the event.

To get the web conference link, register now on:


Wednesday, April 17th 2019
Register to the third ESIL e-pitch session, on April 24th at 5:00 PM CEST
We selected five companies dedicated to impact investing. The following sectors will be represented: HRTech, disability, senior healthcare, accessibility, tech4good… from 200 k€ to 2M€ tickets. Some companies are just looking for partners, not funds. That would be appreciated if you could help them with connections.

Come and see them pitching for 6 minutes each next Wednesday, April 24th at 5 pm CEST.
Register here! - Do not hesitate to share it with your members. If your schedule is too busy, you will still be able to watch the recorded session by registering.

Here is the program. You are most welcome to join us! 
Accessibility / Inclusion / Education / eHealth & MedTech & Wellbeing / Artificial Intelligence / Software
We have patented a technology that enables the blind and visually impaired to become digitally sighted. With our technology they can feel pictures and shapes, learn Braille, geometry, draw and much more. Our goal is to build an easily accessible digital marketplace, which will unite all the blind and VI with our content and app developers.
WSA Global Champion 2019 – the best digital content solution in the world; Winner of European Social Innovation Competition 2017; Feelif is the one of the three leading projects on Accessible Europe Forum 2018; listed by UNESCO as the best 150 global innovations that will change the world | 2M€ sought – Slovenia

IOT / Senior / HealthCare

We are building a patent-pending technology to analyze and detect abnormal situations in every senior's hospital room, allowing to alert night caregivers. We would like to provide the only technology that, besides determining the situation in the room, also allows to personalize the alert according to the care path of each patient. 
Winner of a call for project from the Regional Health Agency - Strong partnership with Le Gerontopole des Pays de la Loire and LNA Santé | 200K€ sought  – France

3D printed / Fashion Industry / Disability
We provide an open 3D printed adaptation for Industrial sewing machine for physical disabled people. A new job and training opportunity for a vulnerable group.
Starting August 2018. Partner with Althaia for manufacturing with medical materials. Expanding to Poland with Imago foundation. Schools in Barcelona and Madrid start Sept 2019. Interested organizations in Mexico, Slovenia and Hungary. 1000 units product downloaded in 48h. | Looking for partners to scale and UE funding sought – Spain

HRtech / GovTech
We have the first AI-based digital career advisor that helps job seekers to land a job faster and supports Institutions to digitalize their career supporting services. As a human career coach, we assess users’ CVs, provides recommendations to improve it, delivers job offers or courses and trains for interviews based on the user’s background. 
Clients: 20 Italian Institutions (Universities, Municipalities, Schools) and 3 Portuguese Institutions, serving +15.500 jobseekers. Awards: Winner at DesignScapes, Winner at Marzotto Award, Winner at “Welfare what a business!”; EU Finalist at “Social Innovation Tournament 2018”; EU finalist at “MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge,” + 7 others | 0.5M€ sought – Italy 

Entrepreneurship Education / SaaS / EdTech / Tech 4 Good
We offer online incubation programs that help early-stage entrepreneurs from around the world to develop their projects. Backed with a platform providing a top-notch methodology and a network of mentors, our mission to democratize access to quality entrepreneurial support.
580 teams of entrepreneurs supported in 3 years - Network of 560 mentors - Forbes 30 under 30 – Ashoka Fellows - Our online program is used by clients such as Accenture, BMW, the United Nations, Coca-Cola, Ashoka.... | Looking for new clients & ecosystem builders – Spain
E-pitch is an online pitch session based on a web conferencing system. No installation is needed on your side. 

> Companies will each have 6 minutes to pitch and 2 minutes for answer your questions that you might ask via a chat window throughout the pitch. 
> You will be able to see the company profiles and their presentation documents on the EuroQuity platform after the event. 

We will be pleased to explain to you the details. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Register here

Tuesday, April 16th 2019
TAFTIE Online Pitch - Meet high-potential European companies next 12th of March
Dear investment funds and business angels networks,
The next European startup online pitch will be held on Tuesday March 12th, from 5 to 6 PM CET (register).

This session will feature companies in: biotech/medtech, greentech, industry 4.0, martech.
Early diagnosis of lung cancer and Alzheimer’s, ageing biomarkers, AR for industry, micro hydroturbines for renewable energy… from 0.8 to 5M€ tickets.

Companies were selected in collaboration with TAFTIE, the association that gathers all innovation agencies of European countries. This will be the opportunity to discover from your office high-potential profiles from 8 countries and  ask questions to these companies by registering here.

See you next Tuesday 12th March at 5:00 PM CET.

Here is the program:
Biotech [Croatia]
The most reliable biomarker for ageing. It is a simple, ground-breaking test which is designed to enable people to test their real biological age and track how lifestyle changes improve it. It is a simple, credible, scientifically based and reliable test. We provide knowledge to give people control of their health.
Leader in quantitative high-throughput glycome analysis; over 100 research papers published and 7 international patents applications; funding from 6 FP7 and 5 H2020; European Universal Biotech Innovation Prize in 2013, Paris; The Scientist Magazine, International Glycoconjugate Organisation, 2015 | 2M € sought

AI / Medtech [Turkey]
Early diagnosis of lung cancer using an AI decision support system adjunct to flexible bronchoscopy system in use. Using the 3D Lung Navigation System, pulmonologists (lung doctors) diagnose the suspicious lung lesions earlier, safer, cheaper by taking biopsies with perfect target localization and high accuracy. 
Winner of Royal Academy of Engineering 2018 “Leaders in Innovation Fellowships” programme – Finalist of the 2018 Yildiz Technopark Entrepreneurship Contest – TTGV HIT programme attendance | 1M€ sought 

Greentech / Energy [Belgium]
We develop resilient, cost efficient micro hydroturbines designed for rivers with minimal height differences without impact on its local environment. Ideal for remote communities to large companies.
Partnering with Belgian top research institute VITO and IMEC - Winner of "innovators under 35" MIT - Winner of the "future of Logistics award 2017" Orcelle - Winner of the "Endeavour award 2016" Engie - "Best startup in the world 2015" Startup Nations | +5M€ sought

Medtech / 3D Printing [France]
Our team composed of PhDs, praticians and engineers develops, produces and commercializes 3D printed medical devices for the maxillo-facial, orthopedic and neurosurgical field.
40k€ sales on creation year, awarded by IGEU Honor loan, public market contracts, international customers, 3 international patent application for medical devices. We already helped 40 patients | 1M€ sought
AI / Medtech [Portugal]
We developed the 1st CADx (computer assisted diagnostic software) running on conventional MRI, enabling a “first time right”, earlier and accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Our software has been designed from ground-up to be seamlessly integrated in the current diagnostic work-flow, leveraging mainstream imaging equipment.
Winner of 2nd position of the EiT Digital Health Catapult and chosen by the UK founders forum as 1 of 5 AI rising stars. With many partnerships with renowned institutions such as Philips, Banner Hospital (USA), Kings College Hospital (UK) or the Norwegian Centre for Movement Disorders | 1.5M€ sought

AR / Industry 4.0
We provide an industry grade Augmented Reality remote collaboration solution, which is used by over 20 000 users in 125 countries every day. Secure and reliable collaboration with video, audio and AR annotations using mobile devices, PCs or industrial wearables.
Customers such as KONE, Schindler (Elevators & Escalators), Wärtsilä (Maritime & Energy), Schneider Electric (Energy & Automation) | 1M€ - 3M€ sought
IT / Aviation [Poland]
We support airlines reveal new saving potential and optimize flight operations by analyzing flight data in areas of fuel efficiency and aircraft performance. Our solutions allow to reduce fuel consumption by monitoring and compliance of all industry recognized fuel initiatives.
Services for leading airlines from the global aviation market: LOT, WizzAir, Volaris, Frontier / Chosen by Indigo Partners to perform engine benchmarking analysis worth billions of $ / gained 3 EU R&D grants / The most precise aircraft performance models on the market | 0.8M€ sought
Martech / Conversational interfaces [Austria]
We automate customer communication via chatbots and voice assistants and have developed an integrated conversational AI-platform to create, manage and distribute content for customer interactions in our focues verticals as financial services, retail, tourism & utilities.
Clients as IKEA, Tamaris, Vienna Stock Exchange, ErsteBank, Wien Energie, Österreich Werbung, adesso and many more. Awarded as “Born Global Champion” by the Austrian Chamber of Commerce (Vienna) - Winner of the Wien Energie Innovation Challenge (Vienna) - Winner of Startup Live CLASH (Tel Aviv) | 2.0M€ sought

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us:

Thursday, March 7th 2019
The ESIL is an EU-funded initiative 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 and you could be a part of it.
Find the next Webinars offered to investors and Business Angels:
  • Angel Investing for you – Monday 11th March 2019
  • Due Diligence – Monday 18th March 2019
  • Crowdfunding Platforms, Building a portfolio – Monday 25th March 2019 
Angel Investing for you – Monday 11th March 2019
Why should you join this webinar?
Angel Investing connects companies and investors. Who are Business Angels, what do they do and why? Learn when the Business Angels usually invest and their chances of success. Understand the four stages of the Investment cycle, define your own investment strategy and your involvement with the start-ups.
What will be covered:
Who are Business Angels and what are their motivations?
What is the typical investment process?
How to get started?
How much time is needed to be a Business Angel?
Target audience:
Individuals who have the potential of being an angel
Individuals who want to become an angel
Nascent, actual and experienced angels
Register for this webinar:
ESIL Webinars: All events in March

Due Diligence – Monday 18th March 2019
Why should you join this webinar?
Before investing money in a start-up, investors and entrepreneurs have to go through a Due Diligence process. Get familiar with the eight basic components you need to analyse and what exactly to dig deeper into. Learn where to find the information, how to structure the full process and do it as efficient as possible for both parties.
What will be covered:
Why do investors conduct Due Diligence?
What do they look for?
How do they perform a Due Diligence?
How long does it usually take?
How do entrepreneurs check out potential investors?
Target audience:
Individuals who have the potential of being an angel
Individuals who want to become an angel
Nascent, actual and experienced angels
Register for this webinar:
ESIL Webinars: All events in March

Crowdfunding Platforms, Building a portfolio – Monday 25th March 2019
Building a diversified investment portfolio via crowdfunding
Become a professional investor with our ESIL free webinar series!
This webinar will take place on 25 March 2019, 3:00 PM CEST.
Join our webinar and learn:
– Get an overview of what opportunities alternative finance can offer investors
– Understand the risks associated with it
– Get tips and tricks from a professional investor on how to build a diversified investment portfolio via crowdfunding across multiple crowdfunding platforms
Register for this webinar:
ESIL Webinars: All events in March

Tuesday, March 5th 2019
Paris, one of the most inspiring cities in the world and the new tech- and start-up hotspot of Europe, will be the second stop of the ESIL Study Visits tour. Scheduled for the 27 and 28 of March, this is a unique opportunity to get to know the French angel investment market in-depth, to meet aspiring French entrepreneurs, and to network with local and foreign investors.
Participants will be able to benefit from 20+ years’ worth of expertise of the ESIL local leader, France Angels. The French federation of Business Angels comprises 75 networks in the country with more than 5.000 individual investors.

The ESIL angel for France and chairman of France Angels, Tanguy De La Fouchardière , is hosting this two-day event. He is pleased with the growth of Business Angels in France: When France Angels was started in the year 2000, nobody in France knew what a Business Angel was. Today everybody uses the term ‘Business Angel’ referring to a good business investing in startups, investing in the future. Our position will make France a startup nation”. 

The programme will allow participants to attend another major international event: the France Angels Spring university, which gathers angel investors form all around France.
Why should you attend this event?
For those interested in networking:
  • Meet lead angels and French investors
  • Workshops for network managers with lead regional club managers
For those interested in these subjects:
  • Market trends + legal and fiscal insights / takeaways
  • Innovative tools for co-investment and syndication
  • Partnerships and sponsorship - case studies
  • Representing angels towards - public authorities

Practical details

ESIL Study Visit: A guided tour through the heart of the new “startup nation”

Tuesday, March 5th 2019
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: . For content-related questions, please contact: .
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 -
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:

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
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