Come and join us in Cork in 2021

Due to EBAN Cork 2020 being postponed to April 2021, the agenda will be updated nearer the time of the congress. Currently all keynotes have reconfirmed for the 2021 event and we anticipate that the format will stay more or less the same with some changes to keynote titles, Workshop themes and panel discussions.

Keynote speakers include Investors and Serial Entrepreneurs like Dr Hermann Hauser, Peter Cowley, Candace Johnson and Julian Costley. They will lead the Plenary Sessions exploring topics such as; Becoming ‘Angels’ of Change; Creative and Impact investing, Cross Border investments, Succeeding in The New Global Economy for the coming decade and scaling your business with strategic funding; Showing how leadership and authenticity are key to successful collaboration between investors and entrepreneurs, as well as many other topics.

Entrepreneur and Investor led breakout sessions will challenge how new technology in the spheres of the life sciences, agriculture, maritime and blockchain can shape the future. Investor-ready start-ups will also have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of angel investors, VCs and entrepreneurs.

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Wednesday April 14th 2021 - Cork County Hall

08:45 – 12:30     SpaceUp Project Workshops

  • Tech Transfer & Innovation
  • Business Model Discovery
  • Latest Trends, Deep Learning & AI Engineering
  • Crowd-funders
  • European Space Ecosystem – Doing Business with ESA
  • Getting Investor Ready

13:00 – 16:30     Global Investor Challenge

Pitching & Coaching Session for Startups & Entrepreneurs across all Sectors including

  • Tech for Good – Health & Life Sciences
  • Deep Tech – CyberSecurity, Blockchain, AI & Science
  • Environment, Climate, Maritime

17:00 – 18:30     EBAN Board Meeting

19:00 – 23:00     VIP Dinner – Invite only

The Farm Gate Restaurant, The English Market Cork city Centre.

The English Market is a roofed food market and has been trading since 1788. Developed and still owned by Cork City Council, the Market is one of the oldest municipal markets of it’s kind in the world.

Thursday April 15th 2021 - Cork City Hall

09:30 – 10:10          Opening Keynotes – EBAN 2021 – People, Purpose & Passion

  • Government Minister
  • EBAN President
  • CorkBIC CEO

10:10 – 10:50         Panel Discussion – Creative Public/Private Sector Partnership – Investing in the New Global Economy

  • Government Minister
  • EBAN President
  • Cork City Council
  • Cork County Council
  • Enterprise Ireland

10:50 – 11:10         Keynote 

11:10 – 11:15         Startups Pitching

11:15 – 11:45         BREAK

11:45 – 11:50         Startups Pitching

11:50 – 12:30         Panel Discussion – Becoming ‘Angels’ of Change – Social & Sustainable Impact Investing

12:30 – 12:35         Startups Pitching

12:35 – 13:00         Keynote 

13:00 – 14:00         LUNCH – Locally sourced & produced

14:00 – 16:00         Parallel Workshops & Roundtable discussions – Investor & Entrepreneur led looking at Best Practice Initiatives

  • Leadership, Leading a Deal & Angel Investment Syndicates Best Practice
  • Deep Tech Dive – Crossing the chasm for Investors
  • Impact & Sustainable Investing
  • Cross Border Investing – Instruments & Tools
  • Networking & Deal Making

16:00 – 18:00          EBAN Annual General Assembly (EBAN members ONLY)

19:00 – 23:00          Gala Awards Dinner – Páric Uí Chaoimh

  • Pre-dinner networking reception
  • Locally produced and prepared food
  • Lively discussions
  • Entertainment with an Irish Twist

Páric Uí Chaoimh, the Gaelic games (GAA) stadium in Cork, is a state of the art facility with a capacity of 45,000 people. The GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) is the Irish international amateur sporting and cultural organisation, focused primarily on promoting indigenous Gaelic games including the traditional Irish sports of hurling, camogie and Gaelic football, all of which are played here on a regualar basis.

Friday April 16th 2021 - Cork City Hall

09:30 – 10:10           Keynote Speaker: 

10:10 – 10:50           Getting Tech out of Universities & getting Investors to Invest

10:50 – 11:15            BREAK

11:15 – 11:40            KEYNOTE

11:40 – 12:15            Panel Discussion       

12:15 – 12:30            Closing Announcements

12:30 – 14:00           LUNCH

14:00 – 16:00            Parallel Workshops & Roundtable discussions – Investor & Entrepreneur led looking at Best Practice Initiatives

  • Ecosystem – Working with VCs
  • Tech Dives – CyberSecurity, Maritime
  • Angel Best Practice
  • Internationalisation

14:00 – 16:00            Social & Cultural Programme also available for all attendees

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