International Assembly of business angels — 2015

International Assembly of business angels — 2015

International Angel Investors Assembly is a communication platform for professional dialogue between entrepreneurs and investors, from all over Russia ,and foreign countries offering the ability to set up business contacts, exchange experience and innovation, attract investments.

The purpose of the event is to help budding entrepreneurs from all regions of Russia for presentation their projects to investors. The distinguishing feature of the Assembly is in the "club" nature which is important for the establishment of business communication between the innovation process participants - innovation companies and investors interested in investment in the promising projects.

The event has been conducted since 2010 and has occupied its rightful place in the industry events schedule. On June 24-26, 2015, the Assembly was held for the fourth time, under the symbolic name "Northern Bridge", which contributed to cooperation between the Russian entrepreneurs and foreign angel investor communities.

The following events were conducted as part of the Assembly:

  • industry congress, where issues related to the current situation on the investment market were discussed; they included arrangement of syndicate investments (financing) in innovation and minimization of risks, creation of a favourable climate for investments in the Russian companies of early stages, strategies of entering into new markets, regional partnerships of angel investors and angel investor networks;

  • exhibition of innovation projects, demonstrating more than 100 projects selected by the expert council and representing a competitive product or business model in the field of the newest technologies in the industry, energy, new materials, IT and electronics and medicine;

  • Angel Investor School training, where investors exchanged their opinions with  colleagues, gained knowledge in the area of investment culture and became acquainted with the best foreign practices of the investment ecosystem;

  • Best Start-up for Angel Investor competition.

Match Making was very popular among the Assembly participants; it was conducted between the investors and entrepreneurs, and the parties were able to find all possible meeting points for further communication.

368 delegates from all over Russia participated in Assembly 2015: private investors, representatives of Russian and foreign angel investor associations and networks, venture funds, large corporations, institutes for development and authorities, entrepreneurs and many others. The next Assembly will be conducted in June 2016.

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