According to Croatian Radio Television (HRT), Bruce Dickinson the lead singer of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden is coming to Zagreb this fall as a business angel.
After the concert of Iron Maiden scheduled for the 27th of July in Split this summer, Dickinson will visit Zagreb in autumn as a guest speaker at the largest European business angels and investors conference. The Zagreb Connect & EBAN Winter University 2016 conference will be held on the 29th and 30th of November, 2016 and the Croatian and European business angels network expects to gather 1,500 participants, including 400 investors with 100 start-ups from all around the world.
''Apart from being a business angel Bruce Dickinson will be one of the guest speakers at this conference from whom local start-ups will have a great opportunity to learn'', said Davorin Stetner, the president of the Croatian business angels network (CRANE).
Dickinson undertook a career as a commercial pilot and pilots Iron Maiden’s private plane during their world tours. He has also launched his own aircraft maintenance and pilot training company, presented his own radio show, hosted television documentaries, authored novels and film scripts, created a successful beer with Robinsons Brewery and competed at fencing internationally.
The Zagreb Connect & EBAN Winter University 2016 conference will also be a great opportunity for local start-ups to approach investors and twenty of the best local start-ups will be rewarded with special meetings with investors at the conference.