“Biti poduzetnik znači živjeti nekoliko godina na način na koji nitko ne želi kako bi mogao provesti ostatak života na način na koji većina ne može.”
“To be an entrepreneur means to live a few years in a way that nobody wants in order to spend the rest of your life in a way that most can’t.”

Investors Day 2017 – “share | learn | connect“ investors

Last week, Vienna hosted a conference for investors called “Investors day”. The conference was organized by the Austrians Angel Investors Association (AAIA), the European Business Angel Network (EBAN), the Austrian Venture Capital and Private Equity Organization (avco) and the Pioneers Festival & Speedinvest.19022415_444333422609801_1135517973_o

The leading investors of Central and Eastern Europe gathered at this exclusive one-day event. The investors were focused on the exchange of knowledge and ideas as a means of better connecting with each other and networking. The Croatian Business Angles Network (CRANE) was represented by its President, Davorin Štetner.

The theme of the conference was the interesting slogan and message: “share | learn | connect” investors.

During the conference, there were several panel discussions and presentations of various experiences by successful investors and also interesting and creative startup-s. Technology, investments, preparing investments for financing and VC funds are still the focus and a great interest of the attendees.

18986603_444333245943152_1242533838_o The President of CRANE, Davorin Štetner, presented his ideas and experiences at the “Meet the super angels” panel, along with his colleagues Branko Drobnak, the President of the Slovenian Business Angels Network, Hansi Hansmann, an investor who has invested over €20 million into 45 startup-s and who is also the President of the Austrian Business Angels Network, and Antal Karolyi, the President of the Hungarian Business Angels Network.

Štetner pointed out the importance of cooperation and talked about the recently founded EBAN CEE cluster, which is gathering associations of business angels from Central and Eastern Europe. The cluster has recently made its first syndicated investment worth over 200,000 EUR into the Slovenian startup Datafy.

After the conference, there was a dinner during which the attendees exchanged their experiences. The pictures in the enclosed gallery will relay to you a bit of that positive ambience.