The Official Launch of the Startup Europe ‘One Stop Shop’ in Brussels
Last week we officially launched the One Stop Shop in Brussels, the heart of Europe.
The One Stop Shop has been growing with speed over the last few months and it was time to officially launch it into the world with a special event.
In case you didn’t know , the One Stop Shop is a single point for startups to access all the information they need to grow and thrive: find investment and support, attend events, search for open calls, find out about legal rules and connect with other startup players.
At an event held by Digital Europe, we presented the One Stop Shop, and explained how to use it with an interactive presentation.
This event followed the DIPP (Digital in Practice) format by Digital Europe, which is a type of event that delves into digital best practice and cutting-edge technology.
The interactive presentation involved showing the audience how to easy it is to use the website.
The Power of the One Stop Shop
Over the last two months we have seen over 30,000 visitors, hailing from all over Europe and beyond. This works out at around 500 different visitors a day.
Our main visitor countries at the moment are the USA, Germany and France.
The website offers a powerful platform to allow startup players to connect and grow across Europe.
Discussion and questions
The panelists at the event were:
- Stewart McTavish, Director of the University of Cambridge, ideaSpace.
- Jesus Lozano, Serial entrepreneur.
- Emilio Corchado, Founder, BISTE accelerator, CEO of StartupOlé and coordinator of STARTUP EUROPE-WELCOME project.
- Maurice Beckand, Founder, Crosspring
Each of the speakers spoke about their experience of the startup world and how they had used the Startup Europe One Stop Shop. For example, Stewart McTavish spoke about how having one single point online saves time for startups when they are looking for key information.
There were also a series of questions about the functionality of the One Stop Shop, including on the registration process for the Startup Europe Map, and what the One Stop Shop offers female entrepreneurs.
To see more pictures from the event, go to the Digital Europe’s Facebook album.