Women/Business/Angels Association has organised a 7-episode training programme for 2022, to test its Wingate training materials and to involve more and more women into innovation financing. The programme started in March and ended in December, with several trainers and speakers involved. In the first semester, Imre Hild, MD of Global Traction and Training Lead of WBA shared his expertise and understanding related to the operation of Central and Eastern European innovation ecosystems, startups and business angel investments. Our special guests included Péter Csillag, President of HUNBAN, Matt Wohlmuth – Managing Director at Coding Sans, Tivadar Limbacher – Founder & CEO at Ma Este Színház Kft and Gábor Patkó – Co-Founder and CEO of SkillCert.io.

The second part of the training series presented several women’s experiences in business angel investment, mentoring, networking and portfolio building. We talked to LUMUS Investment members Zuzana Zamborska and Vladimíra Činčurová, Nóra Szeles, the woman behind the Tőkeportál crowdfunding platform and Viktória Sőregi, Project Coordinator of the Incorpora Program.

Participants had the opportunity to learn about the details and specifics, the unique solutions and individual cases of angel investments that are not in any textbook and had the chance to network among each other and also to get to know the speakers and trainers of the programme. While encouraging women to become business investors, the organisers also emphasized the importance of risk management, portfolio building and syndicated investments.

The training series serves as a the basis for training materials developed in the framework of the Wingate project. Wingate is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.