Tata, Enabling Youth Entrepreneurship Across Europe on Tuesday 10th April at Teamlabs, Madrid
ON TUESDAY 10TH APRIL, Tata presents an afternoon panel discussion, which will bring together industry experts, entrepreneurs andindividuals with a passion about the eco-system to explore what can be done to improve the startup ecosystem, in order for the next generation of entrepreneurs to succeed.
The ‘Tata, Enabling Youth Entrepreneurship across Europe’ event will take place in collaboration with long term partners the National Association of Colleges and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) and hosted by Teamlabs, Madrid. The afternoon will conclude with an exclusive opportunity for student entrepreneurs to participate in elevator pitches, with the most popular pitch winning a prize.
The freepanel discussion will include topics such as the role of universities in the startup ecosystem, startup support available for Europe’s next generation and the key themes in building a sustainable ecosystem of support. To date, startup eco-systems have been explored in theNetherlands and Romania. The Spain discussion will further contribute to the collation of observations to date.
Tata has always been committed to innovation and helping the next generation of entrepreneurs through the various initiatives taken by the group. In the UK, Tata has been in a long term partnership with NACUE to bring the Varsity Pitch Competition which is one the UK’s leading graduate entrepreneur pitching competitions, with the winner receiving £10,000. In India, Tata has an initiative called Tata First Dot powered by the National Entrepreneurship Network, which is the country’s first recognition and mentoring platform for student startups. Additionally, innovation has always been championed within the group with the annual InnoVista competition. InnoVista is a group-wide competition that recognises innovators and encourages innovations in the 100+ individual Tata companies across the globe.
Dr. David Landsman OBE, Executive Director Tata Limited commented, “Tata is proud of its long-standing business relationships with Spain, in key sectors from communications to industrial engineering and consultancy. With a highly-skilled workforce, Spain is also well placed to make an important contribution to many of our global businesses.
Spain is without doubt one of Europe’s most exciting ecosystems for entrepreneurs. Working with and encouraging new businesses is important for Tata companies as we strive to take a leading role in the industries of tomorrow. We’ve been helping to build a new European network of entrepreneurs through our partnership with NACUE, Team Academy and Entrepreneurship Academy. It’s great to be extending that network toTeamlabs, Madrid and we look forward to working with new partners and friends.”
IbaiMartínez, Co-founder of Teamlabs, “Teamlabs mission is to build a global network of conscious entrepreneurs, creating enterprises with sustainable impact. We are honoured and proud that Tata and NACUE, by inviting us and making us part of their process, have chosen to join us on this inspiring journey. We are looking forward to building on this together.”
The evening event will take place atTeamlabs, Madrid. For more information and toregister for free please visithttp://nacue.com/events/tata-youth-entrepreneurship-in-europe.html
About the Tata group
Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise, headquartered in India, comprising over 100 independent operating companies. The group operates in more than 100 countries across six continents, with a mission ‘To improve the quality of life of the communities we serve globally, through long-term stakeholder value creation based on Leadership with Trust’. Tata Sons is the principal investment holding company and promoter of Tata companies. Sixty-six percent of the equity share capital of Tata Sons is held by philanthropic trusts, which support education, health, livelihood generation and art and culture.
In 2015-16, the revenue of Tata companies, taken together, was $103.51 billion. These companies collectively employ over 660,000 people. Each Tata company or enterprise operates independently under the guidance and supervision of its own board of directors and shareholders. There are 29 publicly-listed Tata enterprises with a combined market capitalisation of about $134 billion (as on 31st March 2015). Tata companies with significant scale include Tata Steel, Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Global Beverages (Tetley Tea), and Tata Communications. (www.tata.com)
The National Association of College & University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) is a national organisation in the United Kingdom that promotes entrepreneurship amongst students in higher education and further education. It supports student enterprise societies at colleges and universities, through its existing network of over 200 enterprise societies.