ESIL was a Pan-European community aiming to improve the angel investment market, stimulate cross-border investment opportunities, find new deals, connect the most relevant networks and build a tailored training programme for local ecosystems.
ESIL, the Early Stage Investing Launchpad, develops a capacity-building programme for early-stage investors in Europe, facilitated the take up of Angel Investing, overcoming obstacles related to market outreach and engaging key actors e.g., entrepreneurs, unconventional early-stage investors and crowdfunding.
ESIL provided a blend of online and offline activities, including high quality training materials, a powerful online networking matchmaking platform and access to the best practices and knowledge of the world’s most effective Business Angel and early-stage investors.
The programme was developed to create a dynamic investment environment by creating new leaders within the Business Angel and broader investment community, encouraging more individuals to become investors and improving the effectiveness of the investment process.
META coordinated this
programme in partnership with Business Angels Europe (BAE),
the European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN), the European
CrowdfundingNetwork (ECN), GoBeyond, BPI
France and LINC Scotland.