EstBAN Angel Camp 2013

25 July, 2013

EstBAN Angel Camp, held on the 15-16 of August in Laulasmaa SPA Resort, is meant for business angels who are interested in investing in potential early-stage growth companies. 

Event is open for EstBAN & FiBAN members.

Participation fee EUR 65. 

Additional information and registration:



09.30 – 10.00 Arrival, registration, welcome coffee

10.00 – 10.15 Warm welcoming words! Ivar Siimar (EstBAN)

10.15 – 11.30 – How to Manage Adrenalin Internationally? –  Kristina Narusk (CrabCAD, Guardtime, Teenusemajanduse Koda etc) & Mae Hansen (Finance Estonia, Danske Bank, Byrne Investment Research etc)

International teams with cultural and behavioral challenges – how to get anything done with Japanese, Americans, Chinese, Scandinavians and Estonians in one room and/or team? And what becomes more valuable than iPhone and e-mail when you pack your life into 20L backpack and head to the desert for 7 days with other business people?

11.30 – 12.15 Keynote speech: Where is technological growth in the future? – Linnar Viik (EIT, Mobi Solutions, Fortumo and many more)

12.15 – 13.00 On exits and subsequent investment rounds – what’s relevant, what’s not? – Heidi Kakko (EstVCA, SmartCap)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30  – Navigating the Startup Boardroom – Harri Männisto (Nokia, TeliaSonera + various operators worldwide, FiBAN, EstBAN)

Review of best practice for Startup and growth company board practices. Both top 10 minimum level practices and top 10 best practices developed via a working group of Finnish Boardman Association in cooperation with FiBAN.

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 – 17.30 – Startup & Syndication Pitches

17.30 – 18.00 – Inspirational lecture: “An Angel in LA”  – Frank Peters (Tech Coast Angels, the

19.00 – Dinner

22.00 – 01.00 Sauna & Chill


10.00 – until lunchtime: Open Microphone

Latest developments in Finnish BA ecosystem and FiBAN’s role – Jan Oker-Blom (FiBAN)

Syndication – Harri Männisto (Nokia, TeliaSonera + various operators worldwide, FiBAN, EstBAN)

Why soft things are actually hard? Kauffman Fellows Program example – Herty Tammo (Startup Wise Guys, SmartAD, Ühendatud Piletid, Unity, SARKOP etc)

Doing Business in the U.S. – Your Questions Answered – Paul Herring (Hedman Partners Finland)

The Future of Startup Estonia – Mari Vavulski (Enterprise Estonia)