The VISION Create a regional entrepreneurial ecosystem that will be a global beacon for innovative businesses. The MISSION Break down barriers for regional entrepreneurs that will become industry disruptors and game changers with global reach. We deliver this through a competitive process that brings together entrepreneurs, industry sponsors and accelerators. The STRATEGY Bring together, in an effective partnership, all elements required to create the acceleration process for entrepreneurs and start ups to fulfill their potential. Moving away from previous models of ad hoc and fragmented support, we create a complete ecosystem by bringing together knowledge, mentoring, coaching, sponsorship, funding, communication and networking in an integrated and methodological manner.
European Strategy ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2020 ACTION PLAN Reigniting the entrepreneurial spirit in Europe Key Objectives: • OurChallenge – Moreentrepreneursfor Europe • ActionPillar 1 – Entrepreneurial educationandtrainingtosupportgrowthandbusinesscreation • Newfoundations: increasing the prevalenceandqualityof entrepreneurial learning • Newfrontiers: highereducationforentrepreneurship • ActionPillar 2 – CreateanEnvironmentwhereEntrepreneurscanFlourishandGrow • Betteraccesstofinance • Supportingnewbusinesses in crucialphasesoftheirlifecycleandhelpthemgrow • Unleashingnewbusinessopportunities in the digitalage • Turningfailureintosuccess: secondchancesforhonestbankrupts • ActionPillar 3 – Rolemodelsandreachingouttospecificgroups • Newperceptions: entrepreneursasrolemodels • Newhorizons: reachingouttowomen, seniors, migrants, the unemployed, youngpeople
Projects Pillar Our first project is addressing “Women in the Economy” and it will be organised in collaboration with the only European agency promoting gender equality issues, EIGE (European Institute of Gender Equality) and the Greek European Presidency Office during the forthcoming Greek Presidency of the European Union (S1 2014). The project targets women of all ages, working in various sectors and positions, while focusing on entrepreneurship, leadership and labour market issues. It will be a pan-European activation, with the results being presented in Greece.
MENTORSHIP Throughout the month you’ll be paired with an expert advisor to help guide you through the process of starting a business. You’ll have access to them through regular 1:1 meetings and mentor dinner events. Your 4-week crash course Silicon Valley entrepreneurship Dates Program: July 1 – July 26, 2013Application Deadline 2: OPEN – Rolling Admission Notification for Application Round 1: May 1, 2013 Fees $5,800 USD Includes program events and activities for four weeks(Not included: international transportation, meals, discretionary spending money, and accommodations) STARTUP VISITS Step inside some of Silicon Valley’s best known startups, see how they work, and learn from their culture. See where the magic happens and meet the people who are driving the tech-culture in the Bay Area. INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS Dive in, get your hands dirty, and start learning, growing, and building. Topics include: business model design, customer development, how to pitch, defining metrics, marketing, intellectual property, and more!
Talent Competitions 10 most promising business plans in the Agro – food sector € 250,000 non-equity capital funding € 250,000 in low interest loan A competition for entrepreneurs in the creative industries sector € 100,000 + €10,000 non-equity capital funding The world's largest clean technology business competition Up to $250,000 in cash, start-up services, training, mentoring, networking and press coverage A competition for young entrepreneurs in Biotechnology in collaboration with Democritus BioBiz Workshop A competition for young entrepreneurs Investment up to a 1.000.000€ 10,000€ in cash + 25,000 in services
Media Pillar • Building on our previous experience with the “Open MBA” - the most successful weekly supplement of the daily newspaper “TA NEA”- we build a media platform based on the following areas: • a TV show, presenting a talent competition for young entrepreneurs - “Entrepreneurship with the X-factor” • a Radio show, providing the audience with entrepreneurship best practices & good news from around the world, new ventures & start-ups, funding opportunities, media platforms, marketing & branding practices for a new entrepreneurial ecosystem • an Informative Portal that will be a vibrant community and an interactive source of information, supporting and promoting new business initiatives in all fields of entrepreneurship. Collaborating with international portals from the region and other countries, it will address patents, EU, public and private funding opportunities and programs supporting entrepreneurship • a Magazine, the absolute start-up guide – The Matchmaker – bringing together enablers, venturers, investors and innovators under the same roof
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