The winds of change were acknowledged during the EIC’s launching event of the Women Leadership Programme on October 7, now it’s time to continue overcoming gender barriers and encourage female power. To do so, we invite you – one of the 50 selected participants of the programme – to join our dedicated training and networking sessions. These events will enhance the participants’ business skills and promote their networking beyond the EIC Community. By joining our events, you will follow a leadership development journey that will start with fundamental entrepreneurial skills, followed by more specific support in business matters. Discover our next training and networking events below, and don’t miss the opportunity to register your participation!


Training Session #2 with EBAN: 10 November, from 9h30 to 13h00

'How Early-Stage Fundraising will Help you Master your Decision-Making and Negotiation Skills’

As soon as you get your startup off the ground, you start looking for that flight safety: the much-desired capital that will take you to new levels, markets, and customers. Independently of your stage, goals, and evaluation, you will always need a fundraising strategy, and a powerful position to put you in front of the right people. On 10 November, our EIC WLP Training session in partnership with EBAN will help you master your decision-making and negotiation skills.


For over 20 years EBAN has been driving successful and responsible angel investing in Europe by supporting not only angel investors but also entrepreneurs and startup founders to create and market their amazing solutions. As Vice President of EBAN Startup-Grande-Dame, Selma Prodanovic is among the most influential women in early stage investing in Europe. On her mission to empowering women, she will share her experience in the startup world, and will outline the fundraising process as a perfect case study to improving negotiation and decision-making skills in all walks of life. 


Food-for-thought questions will be sent in advance as preparation for the masterclass. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the session and share their failures and successes.


Register here (registrations are open until 8 November 2021).


Date: 10 November 

Facilitator: EBAN Vice President Selma Prodanovic 

Duration: 3:30h (9:30h – 13h CET) 



  • Being a woman in the startup world: specifics, challenges, advantages 
  • The fundraising process and what you need to know to make better decisions 
  • Negotiate your way with business angels and relevant stakeholders 
  • Exchange of experiences, specific issues of participants, and Q&A  


About EBAN:

EBAN is the pan-European representative for the early-stage investor community gathering over 150 member organisations in more than 50 countries today. Established in 1999 by a group of pioneer angel networks in Europe with the collaboration of the European Commission and EURADA, EBAN represents a sector estimated to invest 11.4 billion Euros a year and playing a vital role in Europe’s future, notably in the funding of SMEs. EBAN fuels Europe’s growth through the creation of wealth and jobs.


Additional information

The EIC Women Leadership Programme participants have to join at least 75% of these events. These events are important steps that will mark your participation in the EIC Women Leadership Programme, so you should really strive to be present. If your participation is not possible, please inform the organisation team as soon as you can.


About the EIC Business Acceleration Services

This opportunity is brought to you by the EIC pilot Business Acceleration Services. To explore other opportunities to connect with the largest corporates in Europe, keep an eye on our events page. 


About the EIC Women Leadership Programme

The EIC WLP aims to enhance skills and promote networking for women in the EIC Community. In doing so, the EIC seeks to increase the number of women-led companies created and succeeding in business, and increase diversity in innovation and tech. The EIC Women Leadership Programme will also establish several partnerships with experienced European Female organisations to deliver training and networking events that go beyond its own network, bringing unique and novel opportunities.


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