Events

BOOK NOW: 3rd ECN Crowdfunding Convention, 11-12 December 2014, Paris

 Join 300 key stakeholders in Europe's crowdfunding, innovation and early-stage investing sectors at the ECN Crowdfunding Convention on 11 - 12 December 2014 in Paris. The Crowdfunding industry is the fastest growing financing source for Small and Medium Businesses in …

CrowdTuesday, 25 November 2014, Lisbon

 CrowdTuesday lands in Lisbon for the first time! On the 25th of November, at the Fabrica de Startups the crowdfunding ecosystem in Lisbon is invited to get together for two hours of presentations, informal discussions and networking around drinks. This …

CrowdDialog, 20 November 2014, Munich

 As a future-oriented decision-makers in the company, whether CIO, CEO, owner, staff developers or CFO, CrowdDialog offers a scientifically sound and comprehensive state-of-the-art insight into the phenomenon of swarm-based innovation processes, financing scenarios and working models to potential new business and …

CrowdTuesday, 18 November 2014, Paris

 On the 18th of November, at the Espace Startup of Bpifrance, the monthly CrowdTuesday Paris is back. The crowdfunding ecosystem in Paris is invited to get together for two hours of presentations, informal discussions and networking around drinks. This edition …

EVPA Annual Conference, 17-18 November 2014, Berlin

 This event will bring together hundreds of venture philanthropy and social investment experts and practitioners from Europe and beyond to discuss this year’s theme: ‘Collaborating for Social Impact: the next 10 years’ Themes that will be covered range from crowdfunding …

EBAN Winter University, 17-18 November 2014, Helsinki

 On the 17-18 November FiBAN has the great honor to host the upcoming EBAN Winter University Conference in Helsinki. During the conference, a must-go for European Business Angels, our Chairman, Oliver Gajda, will intervene on crowdfunding. For more information please visit: …

G-Forum, 13 November 2014, Oldenburg

 "Sustainable Entrepreneurship" is the main theme of the “18th Forum Enterpreneurship Research (G-Forum) – Annual Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship Conference” that will hopefully attract many interested and curious participants to the Weser-Ems-Halle in Oldenburg on 13th and 14th November 2014. The main …

CrowdTuesday, 4 November 2014, Milan

 After, Paris, London, Bruxelles and Vienna CrowdT its Italy for the first time.  On the 4th of November, at the accelerator TIM #WCAP in Milan the crowdfunding ecosystem of the area is invited to get together for two hours of presentations, informal …

Workshop: Finance for SMEs, 3 November 2014, Bruxelles

 EUROCHAMBRES brings together on the 3rd of November a group of discussants, together with the audience,  that will brainstorm on how to resolve problems related to access to finance of businesses at different stages of development. Cases will be presented by …

Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Conference, 30 October 2014, London

 Investment in renewable energies is key to drive our society away from the worst consequences of climate change and to prepare a more sustainable future for the next generations. However, access to finance is often a strong barrier to the …

News

The Exciting Agenda of the Upcoming ECN Crowdfunding Convention

 In the past weeks, we have been working hard on the ECN Crowdfunding Convention's agenda to make this an unmissable event for all those into crowdfunding and early stage investing. International high level speakers from different fields decided to join …

Speed UP! Europe Accelerates “Future Internet” Business Ideas

 Speed UP! Europe is an EC project aiming at accelerating “Future Internet” related business ideas, start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises active in smart cities, clean tech and agri food, by providing coaching, office space (Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Hamburg) and …

ECN seeks professional staff to expand in Brussels

 ECN is now expanding its professional reach and is looking for highly motivated, entrepreneurial staff with relevant expertise and experience. Are you interested in a dynamic and challenging position in Europe’s leading non-governmental crowdfunding association, the European Crowdfunding Network? ECN …

Finnish Financial Authority Publishes Guidelines for Securities Crowdfunding

 At the beginning of July a new section dedicated  to crowdfunding was published on the website of the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority (FIN-FSA). The Nordic Country, which  has been hosting for a few years a flourishing securities crowdfunding scene, now …

ECN elected into the European Crowdfunding Stakeholders Forum

 The European Commission has announced the names of the members of the European Crowdfunding Stakeholder Forum (ECSF), which has been set up in order to support and advise the EC on how to raise awareness, establish best practices and develop …

Facts and Figures

How peer-to-peer lending works

 Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending or social lending is essentially debt crowdfunding. P2P platforms bypass banks by connecting online lenders with borrowers for mostly small loans — like credit card debt — using proprietary technology to assess risk, creditworthiness and interest rates. …

Tips to launch a crowdfunding platform

 Are you planning to launch your crowdfunding platform soon? Here are some suggestions that might be of help: With the market growing every day, you need to have a clear, well defined value proposition and a narrow focus. In what …