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Friday, April 27, 2007

8th International Venture Capital Forum

Athens, 3 & 4 July 2007, Hotel Grande Bretagne

Call for Expression of Interest

The Hellenic Center for Investment (ELKE), the New Economy Development Fund (TANEO), the Innovation Relay Centre HELP-FORWARD invite entrepreneurs and researchers having ambitious and innovative business plans to participate in bilateral business meetings with Greek and International Venture Capital firms during the 8th International Venture Capital Forum.

The Event will take place in Hotel Grande Bretagne, in Athens, on 3 & 4 July 2007. Businessmen, researchers, policy makers from SouthEast Europe and East Mediterranean, and in particular from Bulgaria, Cyprus, FYROM, Greece, Israel, Romania, Serbia-Montenegro, are invited to attend, present their business ideas and discuss venture opportunities in dedicated bilateral meetings.

The 8th International Venture Capital Forum is a unique two-day event dedicated to raising financing for ambitious and dynamic entrepreneurs, business oriented researchers and new technology-based firms in Southeast Europe. The event also provides a forum for institutional and other investment professionals to meet with policy makers, entrepreneurs, academics and researchers for an open exchange of views and ideas. The 8th International Venture Capital Forum is now the largest international private equity forum in Southeast Europe.

For the fourth subsequent year, the "Best Business Plan Prize" will be awarded to three Business Plans selected by the VCs that will participate in the Forum.

Venture capital firms are requested to present their availability and interest to explore the Event Portfolio and new entrepreneurs and researchers are invited to submit their business plan the latest by 1 June 2007, via the e-mail info@vcforum.gr. (Guidelines for the submission of the business plan are downloadable at the Forum's website http://www.vcforum.gr).

The event takes place under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Economy and Finance.

Important dates

1 June 2007
Deadline for business plan submission

5 June 2007
Distribution of Business plan portfolio to investors

25 June 2007
Expression of interest from investors for bilateral meetings

29 June 2007
Notification of business meetings schedule to both investors and entrepreneurs

3 & 4 July 2007
The event




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