HiT Barcelona took part in the 9th European Business Angels Network Congress in Madrid on the 27th of April. The world innovation summit sponsored the 2008 Most Outstanding Investor in Europe Award.
EBAN is the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and other early stage market players, an independent and non-profit association representing the interests of business angels networks (BANs), early stage venture capital funds and other entities involved in bridging the equity gap in Europe. EBAN was established with the collaboration of the European Commission in 1999 by a group of pioneer BANs in Europe and EURADA (the European Association of Development Agencies).
At the Congress, organized by the Foundation for the Promotion of Business Angels Networks in Spain (ESBAN), HiT Barcelona hosted the ceremony for the fourth edition of the gala awards EBAN, awards reward individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions in the field of investment in Europe.
The 4th European Award Ceremony awarded the most successful angel-backed company, cross-border deal, business angel network manager, early stage fund manager, and business angel of the year. The event took place in the beautiful Casino de Madrid, with a dinner elaborated under the auspices of Ferran Adria himself from the world-famous restaurant El Bulli.