This last Friday, 5 October saw the type of network and ecosystem realisation that EBAN has been working so hard to achieve with its partners over the last years.
In Milan, two of EBAN partners, London Stock Exchange ELITE and ESA (European Space Agency) gathered together at the Milan Stock Exchange for a great event to present 10 of the best ESA portfolio companies from around Europe to many first-time investors in space.
Through its partnership with the ESA BICs (Business Incubation Centres), EBAN and in particular, EBAN Space had mentored and invested in quite a few of the companies chosen to present at the event. It was thrilling to see the entire chain from incubation to acceleration to angel investment to venture capital and to the Stock Exchange. EBAN’s Partnership with ELITE focuses on scale ups and many of the companies presenting at the event had also participated in our Scaleup of the Month initiative.
This was the second edition the event, with the first taking place in London in April 2018 again with EBAN’s participation. EBAN has learned that 4 out of the 10 companies that presented in London have already received a total of 13 million Euros of investment. The presenting companies came from Sweden, Switzerland, Romania, Italy, Norway and the UK, Finland, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg and ran the gamut from satellite and launch manufacturers to big data analytics to cyber security and artificial intelligence.