SBA Connect

SBA Connect is a quarterly newsletter to foster communication with entrepreneurs and the investment community. It contains club updates, wins from our portfolio companies, exciting discoveries in technology, business opportunities and summaries of events.

SBA Connect Volume - 10

27 Dec 2023


This last SBA Connect issue of the year highlights the events, investments, partners, members, and global outreach of 2023. The SBA has continued to spread its unique global brand of early stage investing, mentoring and angel network promotion not only within Sophia Antipolis, France, Europe, and the USA, but also to Africa, and the Middle East, all the while welcoming entrepreneurs from as far away as Korea and China to our flagship International Venture Academies.

SBA Connect Special Memorial Edition for Eric Cokini, President of the Sophia Business Angels (July 31, 1965 – October 5, 2023)

14 Nov 2023


All of us in the Sophia Business Angels (SBA) community were shocked and devastated to learn of the loss of our dear friend and SBA President, Eric Cokini on 05 October 2023.   Our hearts go out to his lovely wife Dildora and his three children, Adrian, Aurélie, and Alexandre.  His career successes were numerous. Eric spent three decades in management positions in sales, trading, distribution, import-export in new technologies, commodities in Africa, Europe and CIS, consulting in compliance, AI, big data and GDPR. Two years ago, Eric joined the ComoMet Industry Trading Green Tech initiative in the non-ferrous metals sector, working on industrial by-products and residues generated by mine, metallurgy, petrochemical, and chemical industries. A native speaker also fluent in English and Russian, he holds a master’s degree in finance from HEC, Jouy en Josas.

SBA Connect Volume - 9

31 Dec 2022

This Volume is a special edition where SBA reflects on its 20th Anniversary year, highlighting achievements and future plans and thanking its members for investing in entrepreneurs and the early stage ecosystem.

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