Tagged: ecn

European Crowdfunding Network Launches Survey on Cross-border Crowdfunding & Online Lending

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has launched a survey dedicated to addressing the challenges of cross border transactions in the investment space. More specifically, the ECN is seeking input on cross border crowdfunding and online lending, including peer to peer / marketplace lending. The ECN… Read More

The European Crowdfunding Network Schedules General Assembly for June 21st

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has scheduled its Assembly of Members to take place on June 21, 2017. The gathering will be held at the ECN offices in Brussels. All ECN members are invited to stand for and vote on the ECN Board of Directors. The Board… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Schedules Annual Conference in Vilnius

  After several years of hosting their annual conference in Paris for several years, the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has moved locations for the event to Vilnius the capital of Lithuania. The Baltic region has been boosting its entrepreneurial credibility during the past several years… Read More

Crowdfunding4Culture: Get Involved! EU Initiative Launches Publish Discussion

In Europe, the cultural and creative sectors (CCS) are not very familiar with crowdfunding. In order to better understand and evaluate the potential of crowdfunding for creatives and cultural organizations, the European Commission has launched Crowdfunding4Culture. The initiative seeks to pinpoint what actions public authorities should take… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Calls for Members to Assist with EU Crowdfunding Regulatory Review

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), a pan-European alternative finance advocacy group, is asking members to participate regarding input on the Capital Markets Union.  Specifically, the ECN will be working with the Directorate‑General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA) regarding input on… Read More

EU Horizon 2020 Future & Emerging Technologies Applications Due January 2017

Backed by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation grant, the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) initiative aims to bring together investors and entrepreneurs to work on research and design projects focused on technology that advance European interests domestically and internationally. The Horizon 2020… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Crowdfunding Convention – Paris

5th Annual ECN Crowdfunding Convention Learn   Latest and upcoming trends in the alternative finance industry Best practices in crowdfunding in all its models Emerging technologies and processes in the sector Updates on legal frameworks of crowdfunding in the EU What role EU institutions are… Read More

ECN Set to Tackle Tough Topics at Annual Crowdfunding Convention

The 5th annual European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) convention is scheduled to take place in Paris this fall and ECN has set high expectations regarding the diverse range of topics to be covered. Oliver Gajda, ECN Executive Director, labeled the gathering a must attend event as… Read More

Crowdfunding the European Transition to Renewable Energy

The transition to sustainable energies, away from fossil fuel, is a political agenda that creates a huge need for capital investments. The role of crowdfunding in funding this transition was the topic of the 2nd annual European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) CrowdCamp that gathered 200 representatives… Read More

ECN Crowdcamp Will Tackle Investments in Renewable Energy at Forthcoming Event

Climate change and renewable energy are two hot topics today. Policymakers and other stakeholders continue to debate the specifics while a growing majority of people view clean energy as an important and strategic goal for the world. The United Nations in their most recent report… Read More

Document: European Crowdfunding Industry Response to European Parliament Proposal

Below is the joint response delivered by several European crowdfunding associations including: The European Crowdfunding Network, The UK Crowdfunding Association, Financement Participatif France and Nederland Crowdfunding.  The document is in support of an initiative to raise the prospectus exemption to €10 million (the Committee on Economic… Read More

EU Parliament’s Draft of New Prospectus Directive Meets Crowdfunding Sector Demands

  Earlier this year, the crowdfunding sector represented by the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) the UK Crowdfunding Association, Financement Participatif France and Nederland Crowdfunding had called on the Parliament and the European Council to be very ambitious with the planned revision of the Prospectus Directive…. Read More

MangoPay & ECN Renew Partnership to Promote European Crowdfunding Ecosystem

MangoPay and the European Crowdfunding Network have renewed their partnership to promote a stronger, more vibrant European crowdfunding ecosystem via the CrowdTuesday meet-ups. The ECN is the leading pan-European representative group that fosters communication across the crowdfunding industry while championing the cause with policy makers…. Read More

ECN to Host CrowdCamp Focused on Renewable Energy Finance

The European Crowdfunding Network will be hosting its 2nd edition of CrowdCamp that will target the renewable energy sector.  Scheduled for May 24th in Brussels, this CrowdCamp will focus on crowdfunding for clean tech and renewable energy projects. The event is expected to have the… Read More

Brief: ECN Makes it Easier to Join with Supporting Associate Member Level

The European Crowdfunding Network has made it easier for young investment crowdfunding platforms to join the pan-European advocacy group. In recognition of the fact that startups typically try to keep costs as low as possible, ECN is now allowing aspiring members to join at less… Read More

It’s a Long Way to European Equity Crowdfunding Regulation

Insights from the European Crowdfunding Convention 2015 The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has been holding its 4th Convention in Paris. The main topic of the first day was the Capital Markets Union and its implications for crowdfunding. The European equity funding gap The Capital Markets… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Releases Final Agenda for Annual Conference

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) has published its final agenda for its annual gathering which is scheduled to take place in Paris later this month.  The 4th annual conference that connects crowdfunding platforms and Fintech entrepreneurs from across all of Europe will see speakers like… Read More

Crowd Business: More Innovation, Less Risk

Crowdfunding, in particular in its presales form, has proven an excellent channel to accelerate the process of innovation and lower its risk. It enables entrepreneurs to get early feedback and submit their prototypes and service concepts to the ultimate market test: the customers’ willingness to… Read More