An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) has announced that the grand opening ceremony of its business school will take place via a virtual event.
Special Guests of the Grand Opening Ceremony are:
H.E. Prof. dr. sc. Ivo Josipović, President of the Republic of Croatia (2010-2015)
H.E. Prof. Gjorge Ivanov, President of the Republic of Macedonia (2009-2019)
H.E. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia (2015-2020)
H.E. Antonio Santos, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister, Portugal
H.E. Prof Hykmete Bajrami, Minister of Finance, Kosova
The ceremony will take place on 22 December 2020, Tuesday, 2pm GMT
The WBAF Business School offers a wide variety of training programmes using a range of input (case studies, panel discussions, and presentations, to name a few), all of which encourage active participation and interaction on the part of those attending.
The WBAF Business School implements all its training programmes, educational webinars and certification programs through 48 international faculty members from 26 countries. Each comes from a successful international entrepreneurial background and brings field knowledge to the classroom, both offline and online.
The WBAF Business School serves not just business angels; all types of stakeholders are welcomed, ranging from entrepreneurs and SMEs to banks and stock exchanges to incubation and acceleration centres. The ultimate goal is to contribute to the development of skills and expertise and to foster the kind of creative thinking that leads to innovation and eventual success in the ever-changing market environment of the 21st century.
WBAF Business School programmes are suitable for professionals (including CEOs) from listed companies and anyone with an entrepreneurial background, directors of business angel networks, acceleration and incubation centres and techno parks, and individuals who want to set up a business angel network or create a business angel investment group, and entrepreneurs / startups / scaleups / SMEs.
They are also of interest to corporate executives who manage innovation and corporate ventures, early-stage capital fund managers, M&A and business development executives, family office investment managers, entrepreneurs who are raising capital or planning exit strategies, successful entrepreneurs interested in becoming an investor or advisor, members of boards of directors, policymakers wishing to encourage the creation of clusters of innovation in their region, and service providers such as attorneys, accountants, and consultants.
WBAF is committed to empowering world economic development by easing access to finance and creating innovative financial instruments for entrepreneurs, startups, scaleups, SMEs and investors.