2019 HBAN All-Island Conference
- Have you ever thought about business angel investing but don’t know where to start?
- Are you interested in learning how you can support & invest in some of Ireland’s most exciting start-ups?
- Join us at Ireland’s only angel investment-focused all-island conference
The HBAN All-island Business Angels Conference is designed to bring together new and existing business angels from across the island of Ireland to learn, network and collaborate. The theme of this years' conference is Angel investing is a Team Sport that needs with everyone on the pitch…
The event is Ireland’s only angel investment-focused all-island conference and is targeted at new angels who are looking for structured and quality deal flow. The event will also be of interest to those looking to invest and create de-risked portfolios with likeminded investors through syndicates. This year we have a stellar line-up of speakers at the conference and have some great workshops planned.
Marianne Hudson, a serial investor and executive director of Angel Capital Association, which is the world’s leading professional association for angel investors with more than 14,000 business angel members and 260 investor syndicates, is one of the keynote speakers. Drawing on her own experience as an investor and former director of entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation, she will talk about the importance of diversity for investors using data that shows diverse investment processes yield better returns. She will also discuss the latest trends in angel investing in the US market and ideas to help the Irish industry and HBAN meet its goals over the next three to five years.
Jimmy Martin, co-founder and CEO of AMCS, the Irish company that provides software and technology for the waste, recycling and resource industries, will discuss return on investments for business angels and how new secondary markets are emerging that can facilitate this.
Former BT Young Scientist of the Year and Forbes ‘30 under 30’ listee, Shane Curran, the 18-year-old tech entrepreneur who founded QCrypt, a software platform to help companies manage how they process people's data securely, will participate in a panel discussion on how investors can engage younger entrepreneurs and how start-ups can engage younger investors.
More speaker information will be released here on the conference website
There will be representatives from all 15 angel groups at the conference including 10 syndicates and 5 regional networks in operation across the island.
Angel investing forms an important part of the start-up ecosystem in Ireland. Since HBAN was established in 2007, HBAN angels have invested over €90 million in start-ups on the island. These investments have leveraged a further €150 million from other public and private funds, bringing the total invested to €240 million.
The conference is open to non-HBAN members who want to see how the HBAN network works, connect with HBAN angels and listen to pitches from high-potential start-ups. Tickets for the conference are priced at €50 and are available now. HBAN members can attend for free. Visit the conference website for more information about the event. Please note this is an investor only event
What can I expect?
A joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, HBAN’s service includes identifying high-potential start-ups and going through a process of vetting, preparing and confirming these companies as investor-ready. These start-ups then go on to present to potential investors at different HBAN-organised investor forums and syndicate meetings.