Room H1A, 06/11/2013 (16:50-17:35)
Europe needs more entrepreneurship, the Internet is a significant socio-economic motor and entrepreneurship on the web offers a significant potential in terms of growth and jobs.
The challenge is to create an environment in Europe that encourages more web entrepreneurs to start a business in Europe and grow internationally. The focus of this topic is on entrepreneurs who use web and mobile technologies as main components in their business model.
There call will be divided into two main focuses:
Accelerate web entrepreneurship in Europe and Coordination activities in the area of web entrepreneurs.
The first part of the call aims to attract proposals to develop and test online platforms connecting existing local web entrepreneurship ecosystems and hubs, and build upon these in order to provide new services for web entrepreneurs, complemented with other relevant activities.
The second part of the call is aimed to support actions that strengthen the environment for web entrepreneurship in Europe and that exploit synergies across existing stakeholder communities. They aim at increasing the impact, accessibility and reach of the online support platforms and the new services they offer as well as link into other relevant initiatives
This objective calls for projects to create an environment in Europe that encourages more web entrepreneurs to start a business in Europe and scale it up. The focus of this topic is on entrepreneurs who use web and mobile technologies as main components in their innovation with a positive impact across the continuum of actors for entrepreneurship.
The forthcoming €10M funding will be allocated to projects to accelerate web entrepreneurship in Europe by using new cross-border services co-developed by several local web entrepreneurship ecosystems and hubs working together. Coordination activities to strength the environment for web entrepreneurship in Europe and that exploit synergies across stakeholder communities will also be funded.
The expected impact is to support the emergence of dynamic European ecosystems for web entrepreneurs that also contribute to shaping future web entrepreneurship specific policies, in particular for the implementation of Startup Europe EU initiative
More detailed information about the call can be found in the Work Programme Text. (Link below)
Organised by: Isidro LASO BALLESTEROS (European Commission, Startup Europe sector, Belgium)
Group: Future Internet
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