EIB at the 2019 Web Summit
The EU climate bank as a leader in global innovation
- Nov 4, 2019
- Nov 7, 2019
As a leading supporter of start-ups and the digital economy and one of the largest providers of finance for innovation in Europe, the EIB will be sponsoring the Growth Lounge at the 2019 Web Summit, giving presentations on our financial products and helping people find funding. President Werner Hoyer and Vice-Presidents Emma Navarro will also be speaking at the summit.
Web Summit is an annual technology conference that brings together the people and companies redefining the global tech industry. This year, CEOs of technology companies, fast-growing start-ups, policymakers and heads of state will gather to address the question: where to next?
Described as Europe’s largest and most important technology marketplace, Web Summit draws 70,000 participants from over 170 countries. As a leading supporter of start-ups and the digital economy and one of the largest providers of finance for innovation in Europe, the EIB will be sponsoring the Growth Lounge at the 2019 Web Summit, giving presentations on our financial products and helping people find funding.
President Werner Hoyer and Vice-President Emma Navarro will speak at the summit on topics ranging from the future of Europe to funding growth through innovation to reframing inclusive growth.
Wednesday, 6 November, 10-11:30 AM
As Europe’s major venture debt providers, the EIB, Kreos Capital, Harbert European Growth Capital Fund, Silicon Valley Bank and Bootstrap Europe will be organising a workshop called “Funding beyond equity: Growing bigger with venture debt.”
Venture debt provides your business with a source of funding next to equity. It enables additional funding with less dilution of existing shareholders and fewer governance requirements (no board seats and/or voting rights). Unlike traditional bank loans, venture debt is available to start-ups and growth stage companies that may not have enough cash flow or assets to use as security. In this session, you will learn how venture debt works and how your business can benefit.
David Bateman, Luca Colciago, James Downing, Stephanie Heller and Hristo Stoykov. For more information on the participants, click here.
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