This workshop will offer you a complete overview of key elements of the fascinating and rewarding Business Angel world. Business Angels invest their own money into seed stage startup companies providing much-needed capital to bring new companies to market. Angels leverage their expertise to help new businesses grow and succeed, changing the economic future of an entire country/region by investing in small startup companies that eventually employ dozens of people. Everyone has their personal story of how they became Business Angel. Join us for a dynamic workshop discussion with a leading expert (Dr. Peter Cowley) to explore the basics of angel investing.


  1. What is an Angel investment?
  2. Who are Angel investors? – Where do they invest?
  3. Understanding the investment process (from start to finish)
  4. The importance of building a portfolio strategy
  5. Developing your investment criteria – key metrics?
  6. What does due diligence involve?
  7. Why it’s important to undertake due diligence before investing?
  8. Evaluating investment opportunities
  9. Leading deals and co-investing with other Business Angels
  10. The successful exit


Peter Cowley

Dr Cowley has invested in over 75 technology startups [18 positive exits (one of which at 107X, paying back all invested cash), 20 failures, 39 still living], and was chair of the Cambridge Angels,

U.K (invested >£45M in 2019), and a Fellow in Entrepreneurship at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. He is President Emeritus of the European Business Angels Network EBAN and a board member of the Global Business Angels Network (GBAN), part of Global_Entrepreneurs_Network. Finally, Peter is an Author of the book “The Invested Investor: the new rules for start-ups, scale-ups and Angel investing”.


Workshop Fee: 300 Euros
Language: English
Initiator/Host: Hellenic Business Angels Network (HeBAN)
Date: Thursday 23rd November 2023
Time: 17.30 to 20:30
Venue: Filikis Etaireias 12 & I. Tsimiski 54621 Thessaloniki, GR