The new association was presented a few days after the foundation meeting at the Investor Summit 2017 in Schaan in Liechtenstein.
Going forward, the Business Angel Club will regularly hold events where startups will be able to present their ideas. The association members want to use these so-called Pitching Events to meet interesting startup companies and SMEs looking for capital.
According to president Thomas Zwiefelhofer, a next step will see these companies networked with potential business angels. 20 investors are already on board as members. The goal is to secure a total of 50 investors. “We want to make capital, know-how and contacts available to founders,” said Zwiefelhofer. Zwiefelhofer is the former deputy prime minister and economics minister of Liechtenstein. His successor Daniel Risch said the association was an important hub within the dense network of startup support available in the country, alongside initiatives such as the Businessplan-Wettbewerb Liechtenstein Rheintal, the Ideenkanal and the newly founded Technopark Liechtenstein.
The new website www.businessangels.li went live on the day of the Investor Summit. Startups can use it to find information about getting in contact with the association.