10th International Venture Capital Forum


10th International Venture Capital Forum
Athens Hilton Hotel, 16 & 17 June 2009

The 10th International Venture Capital Forum was also organised by the Invest in Greece Agency, the New Economy Development Fund (TANEO) and PRAXI/HELP-FORWARD Network, member of the Enterprise Europe Network – Hellas, with the cooperation of the Hellenic Venture Capital Association and under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy and Finance. It took place in Athens, in Hilton Hotel, on 16 & 17 June 2009.

The Forum was a unique opportunity for the 500 participants (investment professionals, policy makers, entrepreneurs, academics and researchers) to network, exchange their views and experiences. This year also, the Forum was honored to have the Minister of Finance & Economics giving the keynote speech.
The Forum was once again a unique opportunity for conducting approximately 150 closed meetings among venture capitalists and businesses from Greece and Southeastern Europe which were considered particularly fruitful.

In statistical figures, 86 % of the 95 submitted investment proposals originated from Greece and 14% from Cyprus, UK, Belgium, Bulgaria and Estonia. The requested funds amounted to 415 million euros. The majority of the investment proposals related to the sectors of information technology, consumer goods, health/safety, telecommunications and services, while the respective business plans addressed both the global and local market (46% and 34% respectively).

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