Being one of the trustees of the Fundación Innovación y Desarrollo (FIDBAN), FUNIBER has collaborated in the first funding round held on Dec 11th, in which the five business projects chosen have been introduced, from 7 pm, in the Exhibition Hall of the European University of the Atlantic (UNEATLANTICO).
From more than twenty analyzed projects, five are the ones chosen by the FIDBAN’s Technical Committee. The introductions were followed via live streaming by the members of the Investors Club of Cantabria (Spain) and in the case of the Investors Club of Chile, via video conference.
The five business projects that seek to raise funds in this first Investors Round range from biomedicine to the food sector, to innovation in the maritime sector, renewable energies and real estate. In order to introduce the project, each proposer counted on 15 minutes, maximum. Once the introductions were finished, attendants could participate in a networking session with the projects managers.
Investors registered from more than 30 countries, mainly Latin America, that make up the FIDBAN network all over the world, will have access to all the information regarding the introduced projects via the Foundation’s intranet. To access such information, private investors as well as members of established or new Investors Clubs with headquarters in the Latin American countries where FIDBAN is present will need to obtain their personal Access credentials for the foundation’s intranet.
What is FIDBAN?
FIDBAN is a non-profit foundation based in Santander (Spain). Its network expands to a great part of Latin America, Asia and Africa. Its mission is to associate profitable entrepreneurial projects that need funds with possible investors Its objective is to promote new Investors Clubs in local, national and international terms integrated by business angels, family offices, venture capitalists and corporate investors. The plan is to generate business opportunities in more than 30 countries, as well as to promote networking among investors at an international level.
FIDBAN will hold International Investment Forums in which potentially profitable business proposals will be introduced. These meetings will ease entrepreneurs in each country the opportunity to introduce their projects to a wide circle of domestic and foreign investors.
FIDBAN also makes available to entrepreneurs a digital platform that seeks to include business proposals, analyzed by experts as well as to identify the most attractive ones to potential investors.
The FIDBAN’s trustees are the Iberoamerican University Foundation (FUNIBER), the Sociedad de Desarollo Regional de Cantabria (SODERCAN), the European University of the Atlantic (UNEATLANTICO) and the Center for Research and Industrial Technology of Cantabria (CITICAN). The charirman of the FIDBAN’s board of trustees is Rubén Calderón, who is also the European University of the Atlantic’s chancellor.