Tagged: European Crowdfunding Network

Three Crowdfunding Sectors to Watch in in the US in 2017

Since Title II of the JOBS Act went into effect September 23, 2013, crowdfunding has been gaining traction. With investors becoming increasingly more comfortable with new Fintech platforms, the amount of money invested in crowdfunding in the Americas jumped from $11.4 billion in 2014 to… 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

Citizenergy Calls on European Union to Support Crowdfunding for Renewables & Energy Efficiency

“We encourage the European Commission’s endeavour to support Crowdfunding as a mean to access to finance for SMEs, especially regarding innovative businesses in the field of renewable energy.” Sustainable energy crowdfunding platform Citizenergy, along with multiple other stakeholders in the crowdfunding industry have come together… 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

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

Industry Spotlight: Ronald Kleverlaan is an Alternative Finance Specialist

Ronald Kleverlaan is an alternative finance specialist and one of the industry’s best-known crowdfunding advocates in Europe. He is an influencer on alternative finance, regular keynote speaker on future trends in the industry and connector in the European crowdfunding ecosystem. He advises the European Commission on… 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

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

European Crowdfunding Network Heads to Paris Again for Annual Gathering

After three highly successful annual events, the ECN Crowdfunding Convention is back this October in Paris. Organized by the European Crowdfunding Network, the gathering has been designed as a reference point for the pan-European crowdfunding ecosystem. Last year’s event saw participation across Europe including representatives… Read More

MANGOPAY Partners with ECN on CrowdTuesday Meetups

Mangopay is a shining star in the FinTech world of Europe. Founded by Céline Lazorthes, Mangopay has filled a void in the online payment / transaction space providing a white label solution that is quickly going global.  The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), has announced that… Read More

French Alternativa: Equity Crowdfunding with a Secondary Market

Alternativa.fr is an intriguing cross between an equity crowdfunding platform and an alternative exchange system which gives it something many crowdfunding platforms would like to have: a secondary market for trading SME’s private equity shares. Creating liquidity for private shares is an ongoing discussion in… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Publishes Code of Conduct & Charter of Crowdfunder’s Rights

The European Crowdfunding Network (ECN), recently met in Lisbon, Portugal, where they announced their new Board of Directors.  In conjunction with this meeting, the new board has published an updated Code of Conduct for platforms, alongside a Charter of Crowdfunding Rights users. The two documents… Read More

European Crowdfunding Network Steps Up. Elects New Board of Directors

  Not long ago the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN)  was just an informal group of Europeans involved in the emerging crowdfunding market. Only in 2013 did it come into legal existence as a formal body. Yesterday, during its second General Assembly in the beautiful city… Read More

ECN CrowdCamp 2015 – Lisbon

The ECN CrowdCamp is the major event in Europe focussing on crowdfunding as enabler of innovation. The event is designed to get innovators and entrepreneurs familiar with the concept of crowdfunding in all its forms – existing and upcoming, and to show crowdfunding activity and… Read More

CrowdTuesday – Paris

After two months break, CrowdTuesday is back in Paris, in a new, great location, the Hub Start-up of Bpifrance! The crowdfunding ecosystem in the area is invited to get together  for a couple of hours of informal discussions and presentations on the latest developments of crowdfunding in the… Read More

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