The Atlantic Venture Forum, took place on the 1st and 2nd of June in Oviedo, Asturias. The forum was an excellent opportunity for highly innovative SMEs, professional experts and European Venture Capital and Business Angel investors to meet and share their knowledge on strategic information, market opportunities and business trends. European Venture Capital investors and Business Angels discussed investment and market trends. Innovation experts shared good practices and exchange views on the impact of Venture Capital in innovation and R&D activities in different regions. 25 companies from the regions of Castilla y Leon, Cantabria, Galicia, Asturias and Portugal, were selected to present their business proposition to a panel of investors. The Atlantic Venture Forum was part of the AT Venture project, an initiative focused in improving Venture Capital and Business Angel investment in regions outside main financial centers and addressing its impact in Innovation and Regional Development.
AT Venture Forum had a networking approach focused on identifying, collecting, and benchmarking through exchanging models of best practices and main findings of Venture Capital and Business Angel activities.
For this purpose, high level Round Table Sessions were organized to exchange experiences and analyze success stories of the regions.