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Fostering Web Entrepreneurship in Europe: e-talent, e-mentoring, e-services and e-capital for e-entrepreneurs

Fostering Web Entrepreneurship in Europe: e-talent, e-mentoring, e-services and e-capital for e-entrepreneurs

Objective

The ePlus ecosystem project will develop and deploy an online and onsite environment, building on and interconnecting existing ecosystems, hubs and initiatives, in order to setup a runway for web entrepreneurs to start and scaleup a business in Europe and grow internationally. This European ecosystem will help web-entrepreneurs to develop and scale up their ideas and businesses, from a business international validation phase, to internationalization, access to finance and to business growth, thus complementing the service offer currently made available at local ecosystems level. The ePlus project will meet the objectives stated in the workprogramme in terms of accelerating web entrepreneurship in Europe, and offer a unique new platform that answers to the need for new services expressed in the Startup Manifesto. It will provide the nurturing to help web-entrepreneurs go global, through a unique combination of talents, tools and services of an European scale in all key elements required to create great companies: team, concept, technology, and capital. This will be done through the following elements:
- Putting in motion a true pan-european web-entrepreneurship ecosystem by setting up the initial backbone made of the interconnection between the booming regional ecosystems of Lisbon, Nice and Baden-Württemberg, combining and intertwining current services and opportunities and making room for more local ecosystems to join in;
- Untap on Europe’s unique mass of + 50,000 skilled and mobile researchers generated by institutions such as the Marie Curie Actions in order to reinforce the web-entrepreneurs teams’ skills and technology grasp;
- Guide web-entrepreneurs into global business concepts through a European mentoring scheme, building on the best regional and national programmes available;
- Facilitate access to some of the best services from the best service providers in Europe to promote web-entrepreneurs growth;
- Ensure access to capital either in early stage or crowdfunding form.

Coordinator

INOVA+ - INNOVATION SERVICES, SA

Address

Rua Dr Afonso Cordeiro 567
4450-309 Matosinhos

Portugal

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 435 356,25

Participants (9)

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INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL SA

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 292 075

EUROPE UNLIMITED S.A.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 216 562,50

BWCON GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 153 934,38

CAMARA MUNICIPAL DE LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 176 312,50

CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE ET D'INDUSTRIE NICE COTE D'AZUR

France

EU Contribution

€ 177 187,50

European Business Angel Network

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 126 250

EUROPEAN CROWDFUNDING NETWORK

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 108 125

CAPGEMINI NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 263 593,75

HUGIN&MUNIN SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 46 121,87

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 644210

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2015

  • End date

    30 June 2017

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 598 794,64

  • EU contribution

    € 1 995 518,75

Coordinated by:

INOVA+ - INNOVATION SERVICES, SA

Portugal