The One Stop Shop
Welcome to the ‘One Stop Shop’ for Startup Europe!
Here you will find a central meeting point for startups in Europe to access all the information they need to grow and thrive in Europe.
What is Startup Europe?
Startup Europe is an initiative of the European Commission, which falls under its priority of the ‘Digital Single Market’.
The 4 main objectives of Startup Europe are to:
- Connect people such as startups, investors, accelerators, female entrepreneurs, corporate networks, universities and #EUTechWriters through our array of networks.
The Startup Europe Map, a map which connects all startup players in the European ecosystems, is part of this.
- Connect local startup ecosystems by way of our 5 Projects (Digistart, ePlus Ecosystem, Startup Scaleup, Twist Digital and WELCOME) which are based in cities all over Europe.
We also support regional initiatives such as Startup Europe Week or Startup Europe Regions Network.
- Help startups soft-land in other markets such as Silicon Valley (for example SEC2SV: Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley initiative), India (for example the Startup Europe India Summit), Africa (Startup Europe Comes to Africa initiative, coming soon) and The United Arab Emirates (coming soon).
- Celebrate entrepreneurs’ success (Techallstars, Europioneeers and StartUp Europe Awards).
Startup Europe has a group of top level advisors with extensive knowledge in the field, to guarantee the success of the initiative and its projects within the European startup ecosystem.
Where to go next?
On the home page, go to ‘ARE YOU A STARTUP?’ to connect to others across Europe, as well as find out about EU funding and legislation.
You can find out about events across Europe in our Events Calendar, as well as read about opportunities in the News section.
If you have a few minutes, read our interviews with successful startups and see pictures from previous events in the Blog.
Accelerators, incubators, investors, female entrepreneurs, Universities, technology writers or any other ecosystem builders, go to ‘ARE YOU AN ECOSYSTEM BUILDER?’.
And for EVERYBODY, don’t forget to register on the Startup Europe Map to gain visibility all over Europe!
5 Projects connecting 16 local ecosystems
Following the change in mentality suggested by Startup Manifesto, the WELCOME consortium is committed to accelerating web entrepreneurship and strengthening its environment in the five local ecosystems through the execution of several activities by organising joint activities with the involvement of players from the five local ecosystems. There are specific activities related to the different stages of the startup lifecycle.
Our ecosystem will offer web-entrepreneurs world class services, liaise entrepreneurs with European leading early stage venture and crowdfunding networks and put them in contact with the most active mentors currently engaged in national/regional programmes; and will match rising entrepreneurial talents with the very best of Europe’s science and technology experts.
To help web entrepreneurs create the next generation of scalable Internet companies by providing services tailored to the specific requirements of the IoTS paradigm; to encourage investment for growth by creating a marketplace for investors that has critical mass.
Project DIGISTART will create an innovation ecosystem that will support Entrepreneurs at various phases of their business. An integrated approach will provide the synergies for not only sharing knowledge and expertise across projects at various phases but will allow financial sustainability of the project beyond the initial project funding phase.
TWIST DIGITAL'S MISSION
TWIST´s unique proposition model aims at cutting the high failure rate of web and mobile companies, through the involvement of motivated mentors. The application of new models for business startup creation, including the “lean startup model”. The promotion of a tailored management process for new startups. The access to the right type of finance. The valorisation of the networks to access new markets (connecting Rome, Stockholm, Lille and Warsaw stakeholders).