WOMENA was invited to attend AngelSummit Europe in Madrid by Startup Angels, a leading angel investment advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. The conference brought together angels from across Europe and developing angel markets, including the Middle East and South America.
Cofounder Elissa Freiha spoke on several panels: ‘Building Early Stage Investing in New Markets’; ‘Investing Beyond Your Borders’; and ‘Women Investors: Doing it For Ourselves’. As well as sitting on several panels, Elissa also moderated the final keynote with Christopher Schroeder, author of Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East, the leading book on entrepreneurship in the region.
We learned a lot at the conference and it was very interesting to learn what other angel investors are doing in different markets. There are some very exciting developments in other markets and we can see further opportunities for collaboration between different organisations and WOMENA. Definitely some takeaways for us as we resume our Pitch Meetings in a few weeks! You can learn more about the conference here, including some takeaways, and also have a look at the photos from the two days on Facebook.
And of course, thank you to the Startup Angels team for organising AngelSummit Europe! We are already looking forward to the next one! If you’re interested in attending an AngelSummit conference, their next one is in Chattanooga, Tennessee October 13th-14th.