Webinar “Demystifying Alternative Finance: From Crowdfunding to Cryptocurrencies”, 13 April 2018


Join our new 60 minutes webinar series on 13th of April 2018 – 2 pm CEST. The webinar will provide first-hand experiences from experts in the fields of crowdfunding and cryptocurrencies. 

In this session you will:

  • Get expert insights and experiences on crowdfunding:
    • Success factors for crowdfunding
    • Choosing the right platform throughout Europe
    • The added value of crowdfunding
  • Learn about the state of the art on cryptocurrencies:
    • What is a blockchain and why is it so disruptive?
    • What is Bitcoin and how does it work?
    • Why are cryptocurrencies interesting for crowdfunding?


Celine Fiorido, Audit and Risk Manager at WiSEED

After several years of profit management, Celine is an Audit Manager at WiSEED for more than 3 years. Previously, she worked for a group of innovative startups, where she was involved directly alongside the CEOs. As Risk (and potentials!) Analysis Manager at WiSEED and through previous activities, Celine has more than five years of experiences in delivering analysis and recommendations and helping projects in structuring and facilitating the change of their structure. Her mission is to support projects to be balanced in their needs and means implemented and to optimize their potential. Celine’s strength is to have a good overall vision of the projects while conducting fine analysis on projects whose short history does not allow to obtain metrics and exploitable or relevant ratios.

Philippe Dardier, Senior Partner at Avolta Partners

Investment banker, active business Angel, Blockchain and crypto-currencies specialist, Philippe joined Avolta Partners in 2017 as Senior Partner.

Born and raised in the US and Canada, Phil attended Carleton University, then the ESCP. He worked in Investment Banking for over 25 years in London, Singapore and Paris. He ran Global Equity and Derivatives Flow sales for BNP Paribas and he was Managing Director of Equity markets at Merrill Lynch.

More recently, he was CEO of Alternativa a Fintech SME Exchange (MTF) and he was a founding member of the European Crowdfunding Network. He is involved in Blockchain and more specifically crypto-currencies. He has been an active business Angel with various Tech companies such as Vistaprint (US), Attenda (UK), DigitalKeys (FR) or Pepins (SW).

Conny Weber, Senior Research Analyst at European Crowdfunding Network

Dr Conny Weber joined ECN in March 2016 and is responsible for our current and future European Commission projects. She has an extensive background in the field of innovation management and experience with EC projects’ management, due to her activities within the ISN – Innovation Service Network Group (since 2006). Her work and research topics are mainly related to innovative business models and alternative financing instruments, enhancing access to finance for entrepreneurs and SMEs. She holds a degree in information science from Saarland University (Germany). And a PhD in business studies from Karl-Franzens University Graz (Austria).


Or register for a 2-day training and join the webinar for free.

Would you like to deepen your knowledge of crowdfunding and cryptocurrencies even more? 

Then join our 2-day training “Demystifying Alternative Finance: From Crowdfunding to Cryptocurrencies” which will take place in Brussels, 22-23 May 2018.

Together with high-level experts, we will update you and your organization on the latest trends of the industry. Through a mix of practice and theory, you will learn about the revolutions that have struck the financial world in the recent years and about the implications these will have in the future.


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