June 2014.- Under the auspices of the First Catalonia Congress on Entrepreneurship being held this coming July 16th in Barcelona, the city will also see the celebration of ACCIO’s 19th edition of its Investment Forum. This unique event - opened by a keynote speech given by Shahid Ansari, CEO of Babson Global - is ideal for people or companies contemplating investing in one of the most dynamic Southern European economies, and will showcase a total of 21 projects from a range of fields (life and health sciences, ICT and other technologies) all interested in attracting financing. Out of these 21 projects, the attending public will choose 9, which will then be presented in more detail to investors.
It represents an ideal opportunity to network and to study different business opportunities whilst getting to know the key players involved, from between the different entrepreneurs, business angels and venture capital funds participating. The Forum’s previous event attracted over 700 visitors and a prior selection of the 21 best projects were presented to over 150 private investors and representatives of venture capital funds.
European Entrepreneurial Region
The Investment Forum is one of the initiatives that contributed to seeing Catalonia recognised as a European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) in 2012, at the hands of the EU Committee of the Regions. This international award demonstrates the commitment of ACCIÓ with small and medium sized firms and with entrepreneurs as well as the Investment Forum’s capacity to stimulate alternative sources of financing and networking for the business community.