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Hellenic Business Angels Network

The Hellenic Business Angels Network (HeBAN) has been established as a national, non-profit organisation in response to a gap in the Greek entrepreneurial ecosystem of providing sufficient funding and expertise to innovative start-ups in their early stages. While in many countries across the globe it is increasingly Business Angels who can offer this required input when other resources are not available, in Greece there is still a lack of successful and visible angel investing models.
HeBAN is envisioned to create a national platform for bringing together the stakeholders of the Greek start-up ecosystem and help implement a sustainable Business Angels and early stage investors network in the country. While not being active in funding start-ups by itself, HeBAN aims to support with a wide array of activities the formation and cooperation of local Business Angels groups, clubs and networks and motivate and support potential and active Business Angels and other related stakeholders in Greece to contribute to the creation of a functioning eco-system for early stage investment. Services entail, among others, education and training for private investors, interest lobbying, facilitation of networking and high-quality deal-flow, as well as dissemination of latest research and best practices. For entrepreneurs and start-up facilitators, such as incubators, accelerators and others, HeBAN serves as an access point in their search for private investment.

HeBAN is emphasizing the link to the international early stage investor community. HeBAN is the Greek National Member of EBAN (European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and other Early Stage Market) and the National Lead for Greece of GBAN (Global Business Angels Network).


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Aims of the association
TThe main goals of HeBAN are to: Create, grow and maintain a large network of business angels and other early-stage investors, professionals, policy makers, technologists and innovators. Foster public awareness and understanding of the importance of a strong early stage investment ecosystem for the economy. Advocate the needs of the Greek angel community towards the relevant local, national and international bodies. Adopt and promote, in cooperation with national and international stakeholders within the angel community, relevant market and business know-how, training and best practices through the provision of a common platform (teaching, training, toolkits, workshops, events, news, communication, etc) Serve as an access point for foreign Business Angels networks and early stage investors to Greek Business Angels and start-up investment opportunities as well as connect local Business Angels with the international early stage investor community. Serve as a reference point for local Business Angels. Help the certification process of Business Angels in Greece. Encourage the engagement of women as Business Angels Channel deal-flow to local BANs and facilitate match-making of equity investors and start-ups Foster syndicated investments (private –private & private – public, on national and international level)
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Address: 24, Proxenou Koromila St
City: Thessaloniki
Post code: 54622
Country: Greece
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Telefax: Web site: www.heban.gr
  
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Registration and Classification
Registration date:2015 Geographical coverage:national
Registration place: Type of the association:formal
Beginning of operation:2012
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