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Investment Forum 2020

Catalonia and Barcelona’s main Investment Forum celebrates its 25th anniversary this November 6th, and it will be its most global edition ever. Current times call for online gatherings, and the good news is that everyone, from literally anywhere, will be able to discover the dynamism and strength of Southern Europe’s leading startup hub.

Catalonia and Barcelona are home to 1,500 startups, a number that has increased 38% over the last three years. Barcelona is Europe’s 3rd most popular city among startup founders and, over the last 5 years, the region has attracted 2,800 million euros of private investment.

Online networking

The Investment Forum 2020 is the ideal place to network and do business with entrepreneurs, investors and major companies from Barcelona and Catalonia in one digital space. They will all meet up on the Investment Forum platform during the week prior to the main event on November 6th. Register now and you will be able to vote for the best ones, divided into three categories: Life & Health Sciences, ICT, and Other Technologies.

On November 6th, the 9 finalists will be given 5 minutes to explain their projects to the world and answer any questions posed by a panel of top-class investors.

Welcoming the Netherlands as our guest country

The Netherlands, named 4th most competitive nation in the IMD World Competitiveness Ranking 2020, will be this year’s guest country.

With over 2,700 active startups, the Netherlands has become the 3rd European hub in this field.

Connecting virtually from the Netherlands, Marleen Evertsz, CEO of nxchange, will be the 2020 Investment Forum’s keynote speaker. She specializes in developing new decentralized and digitalized financing formulas, particularly for small businesses.

Investors Panel

The Investment Forum 2020 panel  will include a total of 9 investors and venture capital firms. The local ones will be Asabys PartnersCaixa Capital Risc, Inveready, Lanai Partners, Swanlaab Venture Factory and BStartup-Banc Sabadell.

Representatives of Dutch venture capital funds BGV, Endeit and ICOS Capital will also be panelists at the Investment Forum.

 

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