Business Angel Investments for Fashion and Lifestyle

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Finnish Textile and Fashion and Finnish Business Angel Network FiBAN invite fashion and lifestyle companies and up-and-coming designers to a kick-off webinar. This is a unique opportunity to get a compact briefing to the world of business angels – what can they offer for you, and what do they expect from a brand?
This open-for-all webinar starts a series of three online and real-life events organised by The Finnish Textile and Fashion and FiBAN. 

During this webinar you will learn the basics of angel investments and Finnish business angels. You will hear business angels telling about their ways of helping companies and startups on the way to success. They will also share their thoughts on the assessment of potential investment targets. Real-life company experiences complete this online event. The event is held in English.


Opening Remarks and Introduction to the Co-operation with FiBAN
Anne Ruokamo, Advisor, International Business and Funding, Finnish Textile & Fashion

Business Angel Investing in a Nutshell
Amel Gaily, Managing Director, Finnish Business Angels Network

Eyes of an Angel – Investing from an Angel’s Viewpoint
Sissi Silván, Business Booster, PanScan Consulting

Case Lovia: Finding Your Match Made in Heaven
Anna Abrahamsson, CEO, Lovia

How to Decide When to Invest
Jari Paakkarinen, Angel Investor, FiBAN

Discussion and Next Steps *)

*) Next steps: After this kick-off webinar we will open the application period for Business Angel Bootcamp for Fashion and Lifestyle. Fashion and lifestyle companies, startups and designers may apply to the bootcamp until December 13. The jury named by FiBAN will choose max. 12–15 participants who will be invited to the Business Angel Bootcamp for Fashion and Lifestyle, to be held on January 27, 2021 (1 PM-5 PM). Participants chosen for the bootcamp will be informed before Christmas.
Altogether 8–10 participants will be chosen by FiBAN further to ”Fashion and Lifestyle Pitch” which is to be held in May 2021.

Place: This webinar will be held on Teams. Registered participants will receive the link one day before the event.
Sign up for the webinar via this link by November 23.
Fee: The event is free of charge.

Why are these events held in English? This is the language used at FiBAN events – as a growing portion of FiBAN’s business angels are international. Also, for companies with an international mind-set and growth plans, it is important to be prepared and to prepare crucial documents in English from the start.