Baybars Altuntas receives Top European Award

European Awards of EBAN

Other winners included Jari Ovaskainen of Finland, who has been selected as European early stage investor of the year, and DecaWave of Ireland has been selected as the most successful business financed by early-stage investors.

As part of the EBAN annual Congress, EBAN and HBAN hosted the 9th EBAN Awards Ceremony taking place in the Mansion House, on the evening of May 19th 2014.

This event celebrate individuals and organisations that have made a successful and significant contribution to the early stage investment market in Europe in 2013/2014. The best in Europe is being honoured every year by EBAN.

Altuntas was given a personal audience by President Obama

Baybars Altuntas was one of the 150 entrepreneurs invited by President Obama for the Presendential Summit on Entrepreneurship in 2010. Altuntas was the only entrepreneur given by personal audience by President Obama before the summit at the White House.

He is a very successful entrepreneur who set-up his 50 million dollar valued company, Deulcom International, from scratch while he was a university student. He is also one of the dragons of the Dragons’ Den, a worldwide known TV Show on entrepreneurship.

His best-seller book ‘Off the Bus! Into BMW’ has been translated into many languages. He is an idol of university students willing to be successful entrepreneurs in the future.

EBAN represents a sector estimated to invest 7.5 billion Euros a year

EBAN is the pan-European representative for the early stage investor community, gathering 111 member organisations in 39 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 7.5 billion Euros a year and playing a vital role in Europe’s future, notably in the funding of SMEs and creation of wealth and jobs.

Baybars Altuntas of Turkey has been selected as Europe's best individual in globally engaging the early stage investment within the entrepreneurial ecosystem at a gathering of more than 350 high net worth individuals from across Europe and the US in Dublin this week.

Altuntas has been recognised at the ninth annual EBAN awards, which ran alongside the 14th annual European Business Angel Congress.The conference brought more than 350 elite business angels and investors from across Europe and the US to Dublin Castle.