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 …

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 CrowdTuesday hits 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 …

ECMI Annual Conference, 29 October 2014, Bruxelles

 The ECMI Annual Conference is a major event in Brussels that brings together policy-makers, academics and international experts to discuss challenges for European capital markets integration policies and global financial reforms. This year's conference will discuss options for European capital …

CrowdTuesday, 28 October 2014, London

 CrowdTuesday hits London for the first time.  On the 28th of October the crowdfunding ecosystem in London is invited to get together for two hours of presentations, informal discussions and networking around drinks. The speakers at this CrowdTuesday London include : …

SME Week 2014: Business Incubation to Crowdfunding, 23 October 2014, Malta

 ​For the sixth consecutive year, the European Commission will be organising the SME Week during which insight will be offered into what the EU and national institutions do to support micro, small and medium-sized businesses. The European Commission also encourages Member …

CrowdTuesday, 21 October 2014, Paris

 The first CrowdTuesday Paris of this fall is coming.  On the 21st of October, at the Espace Startup of Bpifrance, the crowdfunding ecosystem in Paris is invited to get together for two hours of presentations, informal discussions and networking around …

ManagEnergy, 9 October 2014, Brussels

 The energy transition at local level: its economic impact and financing opportunities ECN is back at ManagEnergy in Brussels. This event will: showcase the positive impact of energy transition policies on local economies and illustrate them with concrete examples. Show …

News

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 …

MANGOPAY becomes sponsor of CrowdTuesday

 Tuesday 17 June 2014   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MANGOPAY becomes sponsor of CrowdTuesday The European Crowdfunding Network is happy to announce that MANGOPAY, one of the main European payment providers, has accepted to become a gold sponsor of CrowdTuesday, the …

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 …