GBAN, part of the Global Entrepreneurship Network, has more than 80 members that meet regularly to share mentorship, training and support to improve investor capacity, amplify the angel voice on regulatory issues, facilitate cross-border investing and remove policy barriers faced by investors.
“As economies recover from the pandemic, a collaborative global approach is needed to ensure entrepreneurs – who are leading the charge when it comes to regenerating jobs – have access to the right capital at the right time,” said Jonathan Ortmans, president of the Global Entrepreneurship Network and board director at GBAN. “We are thrilled that COBIN Angels is committed to joining us in this work.”
COBIN Angels is the largest professional club of business angels in Poland. Since 2015, COBIN has supported private investors in making investments in young, fast-growing technology companies from Poland and the Central European region.
“Joining GBAN is a perfect continuation of our activities in the Central and Eastern Europe region and beyond,” said Robert Lugowski, founder and managing partner of COBIN Angels. “As part of our mission, we are supporting the development of the startup ecosystem, especially by educating and encouraging angel investors. Together with our new GBAN partners, we are looking forward to increasing international cooperation, cross-border investments, and sharing of know-how among angel networks around the world.”
The GBAN annual meeting will be held November 14-17 at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC). GEC 2021 is anticipated to be one of the first live global gatherings of entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other startup champions since the onset of the pandemic. GBAN delegates will examine the new global landscape through an investor lens.
GBAN is led by a global board of directors with members based in Africa, North America, Asia and Europe. For more information on the Global Business Angels Network, visit www.gban.co.
About the Global Entrepreneurship Network
The Global Entrepreneurship Network operates projects and programs in 180 countries to make it easier for anyone, anywhere to start and scale a business. By fostering deeper cross-border collaboration and initiatives between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurial support organizations, GEN works to fuel healthier start and scale ecosystems that create more jobs, educate individuals, accelerate innovation and strengthen economic growth. For more information, visit www.genglobal.org.