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1 11-12/ October,2007

2 Why Portugal? Entrepreneurisal environment and investment capacity are both growing in Portugal. In the last years, more entrepreneurs are finding their way with the support of many entities, development programs (FINICIA), venture capital funds (e.g. InovCapital) and business angels clubs. SOME KEY FIGURES (2006) - Booming Business Angels acivity; - From 1 BA network in 2004 to 6 BA networks in 2007; - 24 millions invested in seed and start-up capital; - Available funds growth of 14%; - 4 new VCs; - Private VC investment growth of 83%; - Strong public investment program (FINICIA).

3 Why Portugal? Inovcapital Creating Innovation Partnerships 101 companies Venture Capital Society focused on supporting SMEs and entrepreneurs Countrywide focus Increased investment capacity Focused on start-ups, innovation and international ventures Originating new projects through partnerships with entities that promote entrepreneurship and Business Angels networks

4 Why Portugal? EU Presidency Portugal will be helding European Union Presidency from July to December 2007, responsability that will naturally bring to Lisbon the discussion of european wide topics.

5 Why Portugal? Entrepreneurship financing events taking place in Lisbon area: 16-17th April European EBAN Congress 8-9th May Venture Capital IT 8-9th October Portuguese EU Council Presidency Forum Financing Innovation - From Ideas to Market. 10th October Gesventure Meeting 11 12th October EASI Investment Forum

6 Why Portugal? 8-9th October Portuguese EU Council Presidency Forum Financing Innovation - From Ideas to Market. With the participation of: Durão Barroso (European Comission President), José Sócrates (Portuguese Prime-Minister), Anthony Clarke (EBAN President), Jaime Andrez (IAPMEI) and Esko Aho (President of SITRA).

7 Why Portugal? EASI Investment Forum 8-9th October Portuguese EU Council Presidency Forum Financing Innovation - From Ideas to Market. 8th October - Morning Sessions Durão Barroso (European Comission President) José Sócrates (Portuguese Prime Minister) Jaime Andrez (IAPMEI) António Capucho (Cascais City Hall) Carlos Costa (Vice-President of BEI) Francis Carpenter (Ceo of European Investment Fund) Javier Loizaga (President of EVCA) European Mutual Guarantee Ernest Selliere ( Business Europe) Jeff Skinner (President of ASTP) Gordon Murray (University of Exeter) 8th October Afternoon Sessions Workshops: From Ideas to Market Investment Readiness The Right Environment Savings for Growth 9th October Estoril Letter (Outputs) Esko Aho (President of SITRA)

8 Why Portugal? Available facilities in Lisbon: HOTELS 5* * - 34 CONGRESS SITES - Lisbon Congress Center - FIL International Fairs - Culturgest - Taguspark - Lispolis - Estoril Congress Center - Universities -...

9 Why Portugal? With an airport 15 minutes away from the city center, it s the chosen place for hundreds of economic and cultural events, some of them with amazing international impact such as: EXPO 98 (1998), Euro Football Cup (2004), Cow Parade (2006), Rock in Rio (2004,2006), 7 Wonders of the World (2007) Lisbon s Airport» easy access» modern facilities» hi-tech support» plenty tourist attractions

10 Goals for the Forum participants Presentation of companies Poster sessions for every interested participating company

11 14/06 Evaluation of SITRA s Investment Forum 27/06 Sponsors and partners selection 29/06 Website launch Event Calendar 12/07 Selection of companies and coaches 16/07 Company descriptions, instructions and invitations 19/07 Nomination of Investors 3 21/09 Pre-event Coaching Sessions 1/10 Presentation material deadline 10/10 Company presentations at Gesventure Meeting (Portuguese Entrepreneurship and VC conference 11/10 Company Presentations 12/10 Investment Meetings 18/10 Investment Negotiations

12 Organization Responsabilities EASI partners - Nomination of companies & coaches (EASI selection criteria) - Delivery of company descriptions (Guidelines from Gesventure) - Nomination of Investors (online registration) - Pre-event coaching sessions with companies (Guidelines from Gesventure) - Delivery of company presentations - Leading the investment meetings

13 Organization Responsabilities Gesventure - Event framework - Publication of company descriptions - Registration of participants - guidelines for pre-event coaching sessions - Coordination and print of Forum summary - Coordination of investment meetings (during the Forum) - Delivery of contact data of potential investors - Raise partners - Logistics FNABA - Raise partners

14 Gesventure Gesventure was created in 1999 by Francisco Banha (Gesbanha) and Christophe Chausson (Chausson Finance). This partnership gathered Francisco Banha determination in supporting Portuguese entrepreneurs and Chausson s expertise in catalysing projects with venture capital. In this 7 years of activity, Gesventure has largely contributed to the awareness of entrepreneurship in Portugal, in result of the annual events realized, books and articles publishing and conference participation. As a result for all these efforts, Gesventure as so far raised 16,2 million euros. Intervention Areas Fund Raising Mergers & Aquisitions Company Incubation

15 Gesventure Projects supported confidential MOVE Interactive MTB Marcas, Trade & Branding Hardware - Distrib Video Jogos Biotech Localisation Systems Trade MBO Gluco Prime M confidencial I.T./ Infrastructures Biotech Distribution Watercoolers Biotech Publicity Acquisition

16 FNABA Projects supported National Federation of Business Angels Associations was created in the beginning of 2007 by 5 different clubs. FNABA objective is to foster Business Angel activity in Portugal, organizing national innitiatives as the national Business Angels week and supporting regional clubs.

17 Contacts Gesventure Fund Raising Business Angels Club CEO - Francisco Banha Partner Sérgio Póvoas Rua 7 de Junho de 1759, Nº 1 Lagoal Caxias Tel: (+351) Fax: (+351) FNABA National Federation of Business Angels Associations President - Francisco Banha

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