News

ECN talks about crowdfunding in EU on Crowdfundinsider

 Last, but certainly not least, ECN is the final interviewee from a participating international platform in The University of Cambridge/ Crowdfund Insider series.  Our interview follows: Erin: Why has the European Crowdfunding Network decided to participate in the Cambridge-EY European Alternative Finance Benchmarking …

SpeedUp! Europe: Call for Startup Mentors

 ECN is involved in SpeedUp! Europe, an EC project aiming at accelerating “Future Internet” related business ideas, start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises active in smart cities, clean tech and agri food, by providing coaching, office space (Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Hamburg) …

ESMA says investment-based crowdfunding needs EU-wide common approach

 Just days after the European Crowdfunding Network has published its milestone Review of Crowdfunding Regulation in 30 countries in association with major law firms,  the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published an Opinion for National Authorties along with Advice …

President Juncker, Let's Create an E-Zone for Europe’s Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Investors

 In November 2014, ECN together with EBAN, EBN, ELITE,  EIF, BAE and YES presented a policy paper  to the EC President, Mr. Juncker to ask for the Creation of an E-Zone for Europe's Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Investors, proposing a number …

Events

FLY, 4-5 February 2015, Budapest

 The FLY Conference is Leadel's Annual Start Up Event, bringing under one roof premiere thought leaders in the business world. FLY serves as a focal point for Technology Leaders, Social Entrepreneurs, Business Professionals, Senior Executives, Investors, and Industry Experts from …

P2PFISY, 29 January 2015, Frankfurt

 The recent success of P2P finance has raised new research questions on the opportunities and risks of the current digital transformation of financial markets. Te first International Workshop on P2P Financial Systems (P2PFISY), to be held in Frankfurt on January …

Impact and Potential of collaborative Internet and additive manufacturing technologies, 27 January 2015, Bruxelles

 The Internet is allowing virtual communities to easily co-create digital assets and intellectual content at a very low “cooperation cost”. The ideology behind the open-source software development methodology has actually spread to new domains such as open-data, open-design and open-innovation. …

CrowdTuesday, 20 January 2015, Paris

 CrowdTuesday is back again to where it all started, for its monthly appointment at the Espace Startup of Bpifrance in Paris. The crowdfunding ecosystem in Paris is invited to get together for two hours of presentations, informal discussions and networking around …

 

Facts and Figures

ECN Review of Crowdfunding Regulation 2014

 This second edition of our Review of Crowdfunding Regulation published at the end of 2014 marks yet another milestone in the work of the European Crowdfunding Network, its members and its supporters. The paper covers the legal frameworks in 30 …

How peer-to-peer lending works

 Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending or social lending is essentially debt crowdfunding. P2P platforms bypass banks by connecting online lenders with borrowers for mostly small loans — like credit card debt — using proprietary technology to assess risk, creditworthiness and interest rates. …