Access to Finance for SMEs

3rd Roundtable

Access to Finance for SMEs

FEE organised the third Round Table discussion on Access to Finance for SMEs, this time focussing on “Early stage and technology businesses” on Wednesday 6 July 2011 from 09.30 to 11.45 CEST. The objective of the FEE Round Table series is to raise awareness of the challenges that SMEs currently face in gaining access to external finance in many EU Member States and to identify and discuss solutions.

Related files:

document pdf text 1. Programme
document pdf text 2. Speakers’ CVs
document pdf text 3. Presentation of Bart van Coppenolle
document pdf text 4. Presentation of Claire Munck
document pdf text 5. Access to Finance for SMEs: Early stage and Technology Businesses – Volume 3



  • 11:00 - 11:00

    Registration and coffee

  • 00:00 - 11:00

    Opening by

    Philip Johnson, FEE President

  • 00:00 - 11:00

    Funding a new technology business

    Bart van Coppenolle, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Right Brain Interface

  • 00:00 - 11:00

    The role of Business Angels in funding new technology based firms

    Claire Munck, Managing Director, EBAN – The European Trade Association for
    Business Angels, Seed Funds, and other Early Stage Market Players

  • 00:00 - 11:00

    Will Basel III damage the financial prospects of early stage businesses in Europe?

    Erik Berggren, Senior Adviser, BUSINESSEUROPE

  • 00:00 - 11:00


    Francis Chittenden, ACCA Professor of Small Business Finance, Chair of the
    FEE SMP Task Force