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December 11, 2014 to December 12, 2014
6-8 Blvd Haussmann Paris (Île-de-France – France)

The Crowdfunding industry is the fastest growing financing source for Small and Medium Businesses in the World, with an estimated value of just under €1 billion in Europe alone for 2012. It is a major, long term wave that redefines the shape of how things get funded in cohesion with open innovation and as part of the collaborative economy.

The ECN Crowdfunding Convention is the reference event for the crowdfunding and early stage investment industry in Europe, gathering top-ranking decision makers from a large variety of industries to discuss the rise of this disruptive sector.

The event is involving all relevant stakeholder groups and encourages exchange of best practices on funding culuture, innovation and early stage businesses.


ECN Crowdfunding Convention 2014

The ECN Crowdfunding Convention is approaching and we are working hard to make it a reference event fot the European Crowdfunding Industry and the Early Stage Finance Sector.

Registrations have started a few weeks ago and we receive new orders every day. So hurry up if you want to catch an early bird ticket!



The agenda of the ECN Crowdfunding Convention 2014 is rich of different topics and speakers. Starting from this week, we are going to announce the confirmed speakers who will join us at the Convention. To begin with, we are happy to welcome: 

  • Arnaud Burgot, CEO of Ulule
  • Christian A. Katz, CEO of SIX Swiss Exchange and President of FESE
  • Maarten de Jong, Managing Director of Oneplanetcrowd
  • Nicolas Lesur, CEO of Unilend
  • Philippe Vanrie, CEO of EBN
  • Robin Wauters, Founding Editor of
  • Souleymane Galadima, Associate Director of Development of WiSEED

Accomodations in Paris

Are you planning to participate at the Convention, but you are still missing an accomodation? Our partner, AbotelParis, a professional center for hotel booking, is at your disposal to provide you the best solution you may need at a special tariff. Fill in the request form on our website to get in touch with AbotelParis.

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UK CrowdFunding News

road.ccTemple Cycles hits crowdfunding target in days + videoroad.ccBristol bike brand Temple Cycles is looking for crowdfunding to grow its business, allowing it to launch a revamped range of bikes, recruit 15 new members of staff and invest in manufacturing bikes from scra »»»

Cauli Rice reaches 308% of crowdfunding targetThe Investment ObserverThe start-up has already shown considerable promise, winning awards including: The Grocer's “Product Launch of the Year” for Rice, Pasta & Noodles beating market leaders Uncle Ben's and Tilda; »»»

DEALSTREETASIAThe UK experience for Asian fintechs: Engagement through crowdinvestingDEALSTREETASIAFor the last six months, five British fintech ventures raised £6,9M from their current and potential clients via crowdinvesting (equity crowdfunding) platforms. This news were »»»

BBC NewsZTE scraps 'design our smartphone' crowdfunding campaignBBC NewsThe Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE has cancelled a crowd-funding campaign for a smartphone design based on ideas submitted by the public. With just over a day to go, 190 backers had pledged $36 »»»

The IndependentPressure group launches crowdfunding to encourage corporations to stop advertising in 'hate' mediaThe IndependentA pressure group whose aim it is to encourage corporations to stop advertising on media outlets that they say encourage hate speech and e »»»

Gizmodo UKSomeone's Crowdfunding A Dildo Selfie StickGizmodo UKLadies and gentlemen, please welcome to the Hall of Bad Ideas our latest inductee: the Sexfie Stick. Yes, that's right, it's a selfie stick with a dildo on the end, "created to photograph or f »»»

Financial TimesUK start-ups struggle to raise money as private equity deals fallFinancial TimesOne bright spot was the growth of crowdfunding platforms, which are moving from early seed capital to regularly raising £1m plus. Despite an overall decline in crowdfunding deals, »»»

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