Since the IBF’s incorporation eleven years ago, the business environment has changed out of all recognition, both because of the economic crisis that started in 2007 and, more recently, the way that we all work in view of the ever-growing amount of new technology that we have at our disposal. Add to that the fact that many of our members have been with us since the beginning and are now eleven years older (and wiser?!) and you can understand why the IBF’s board have decided to slightly change its focus!
The Czech market continues to grow and become ever-more sophisticated, and one of the biggest areas of development is in the number of start-ups that are making a name for themselves, often in the area of IT, but other sectors too. We hope that some of these companies will, in time, become members of the IBF, and one of the things that we feel will attract them, and that is also interesting to our existing members, is our new ‘Angel Project’.
Through the ‘Angel Project’ the IBF hopes to attract both ‘start-ups’ and ‘scale-ups’ to join its membership, partly as a way of building their own networks, but also because the IBF members have a huge amount of expertise that many are ready to offer to young companies, and who knows, occasionally one or other of our members may even invest. If you would like to find out more about the project and the IBF, you can click on the link below and get in touch, or keep an eye out for the various ‘start-up’ round tables that we plan to hold on an irregular basis, when you can come along and meet members and discuss your ideas.