World Business Angels Investment Forum
WBAF Executive Master-Class:
A Road Map for More Innovation:
Creating an innovation pipeline to connect open innovation, R&D and corporate venturing
ICEIRD 2018 – 30 October 2018, Doha
Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum
An affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF) is an international organisation aiming to ease access to finance for businesses from start-up to scale-up to exit, with the ultimate goal of generating more jobs and more social justice worldwide. It is committed to collaborating globally to empowering world economic development by creating innovative financial instruments for entrepreneurs, innovators, start-ups, scale-ups, high-growth businesses and SMEs.
G20 The Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI)
The Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) is an inclusive platform for all G20 countries, interested non-G20 countries, and relevant stakeholders to carry forward work on financial inclusion, including implementation of the G20 Financial Inclusion Action Plan endorsed at the G20 Summit in Seoul. Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands is the Honorary Patron of the G20’s Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI).
WBAF Executive Master-Class:
A Road Map for More Innovation: Creating an innovation pipeline to connect open innovation, R&D and corporate venturing
This master- class will involve strategies for using the corporates as a leveraging body to leverage the efficiency of innovation in corporate world by converting the idle capacities of corporates into platforms where investors out of the corporate can find a secure environment to invest in start-ups, entrepreneurs, and SMEs. This master class will give a road map to create an innovation pipeline that will connect open innovation, research and development and corporate venturing.
Participants of the master-class will be able to develop the best strategy to leverage innovation capability of their corporates and develop a business model to convert CVC (Corporate Venture Capital) to smart capital to empower R&D departments. They will be able to develop an innovation ecosystem within the corporate to accelerate innovation process.
About Baybars Altuntas
Former Senior Advisor of the Elite Programme of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), star of the Turkish version of the television show Dragons’ Den / Sharks Tank, Chairman of the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WBAF), Co-chair of the Global Business Angels Network (GBAN), Vice President of the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds, and Early Stage Market Players (EBAN), President of the Business Angels Association of Turkey (TBAA), the World Entrepreneurship Forum Ambassador to Turkey and the Balkan countries, and President of Deulcom International. One of the top global speakers on entrepreneurship, innovation and angel investment invited by former US President Obama to speak at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Recipient of the European Trade Association of Business Angels (EBAN) award for the Best Individual in Europe Globally Engaging with the Global Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in 2014 (Ireland), 2015 (Netherlands), 2016 (Portugal) and 2017 (Spain). The only entrepreneur to be granted a personal audience with former President Obama at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington, DC. Developer of the world-renowned entrepreneurship theory, the Altuntas Start-up Compass Theory, researched by the International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, CITY College in Thessaloniki and used in numerous MBA programmes. Appointed as JCI Ambassador, following Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations. Profiled regularly by leading international media such as CNN International and Bloomberg. A co-author of Planet Entrepreneur: The World Entrepreneurship Forum’s Guide to Business Success Around the World, published by Wiley (2013). Author of Off the Bus, Into a Supercar! How I Became a Top TV Star and Celebrated Investor, published by Balboa Press (2014) and translated into Chinese, Croatian, Albanian, and FYR-Macedonian.