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Global Fundraising, Networking and Education Opportunities

January 5 @ 8:00 am - January 29 @ 5:00 pm UTC-5

Dear GBA Colleagues,

As you might be aware the Government Blockchain Association has recently partnered with the World Business Angels Investment Forum ( WBAF) to establish the WBAF USA Country Office. Through this partnership we aim to collaborate in promoting digital innovation, digital transformation, further develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem and promote economic growth.

The WBAF is an international organisation aiming to ease access to finance for businesses from start up to scale up, with the ultimate goal of generating more jobs and more social justice worldwide. It is committed to collaborating globally to empower world economic development by creating innovative financial instruments for innovators, startups, and SMEs.

Under the auspices of this newly created WBAF USA Country Office, we are planning to organize several events throughout 2021 which will include innovation challenges, excellence award competitions, as well as educational roundtables on topics of interest to our network members.

We are excited to share 3 immediate opportunities available to you:


1)The  World Business Angel Investment Forum’s Global Fundraising Stage is now open and accepting for applications.https://www.wbaforum.org/GlobalFund/Apply-Now/7

The Global Fundraising Stage (GFRS) is an international co-investment platform for investors, startups, scaleups and high-growth businesses which are aiming to globalise by raising funds from qualified investors. The 2021 Global Fundraising Stage is supported by the WBAF Angel Investment Fund, which aims to invest in startups of the GFRS 2021. It will provide a unique opportunity to 100 selected startups and scaleups to pitch their businesses on WBAF’s Global Fundraising Stage at its virtual World Congress on 15–21 February 2021. [It is important to note that the WBAF Angel Investment Fund is only one of many investors and investing institutions that will be present at the GFRS 2021.] The mission is to showcase the world’s top startups and scaleups, which, typically, are funded companies in the process of raising €50K – €3M, with the aim of globalising.

2)  You may now also register for the WBAF Global Congress 2021 via this link: https://wbaf2021.online/

WBAF 2021 is the biggest event of the world’s early and post-early stage equity and capital markets. It is a unique opportunity not only for angel investors, VCs and policymakers to exchange ideas on best practice and collaboration, but also for industry and business leaders to forge new connections and pursue business opportunities. 

3) WBAF Business School is now offering a comprehensive portfolio of courses and programs for executives and entrepreneurs. Please access the full portfolio via this link: https://www.wbs.wbaforum.org/


Should you have any questions please reach out to me directly and checkout our Social Media  for further updates.


Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes MD MBA

Chief Ethics Officer, GBA





January 5 @ 8:00 am UTC-5
January 29 @ 5:00 pm UTC-5
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