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.
Startup Europe in the press: “From startup to unicorn. Scaling up with Startup Europe Club One Stop Shop”
On 6 October, Start Up Europe launched formally the One-Stop Shop for Startups. DIGITALEUROPE joined the celebration of this milestone by hosting a special DiPP workshop on this theme.
The essence of the debate was provided by the enclosed presentation. Currently the website attracts 12,000 visitors per month, gathers easily to sort information for instance on EU funding and support opportunities. Questions were asked about how user-friendly this tool is, also about how easily it will lend itself to helping startuppers address their next challenge, i.e. scaling up.
Indeed, all executives on the panel agreed that for lack of an ability to grow as per the market’s demand, the likely alternative is to give up control to interested buyers. It is worth noting that the main drivers of growth were sitting around the table: venture-capital, institutional funding, regulation (Commission), joining forces (trade associations).
Due to time constraints, not all the answers were given on the spot or with the granularity made possible by a private consultation. The link below will correct the course: http://startupeuropeclub.eu.
Another European Commission’s initiative Startup Europe University Network – a network of universities and business/scientific parks with an entrepreneurial perspective was often mentioned. More about it can be found at: http://startupeuropeuniversities.eu/
In a nutshell, this session echoes the workshop held on 27 September: while the Commission cannot do everything right as part of a multi-stakeholder process (draft consumer and copyright laws were quoted as main regulatory roadblocks) they are very good at providing strong, effective support when free to craft their own devices.
Click here to check the presentation delivered by Charlotte Tucker on ‘The EU One Stop Shop’
Pictures of the event are available here.
Retrieved from Digital Europe:
“From startup to unicorn. Scaling up with Startup Europe Club One Stop Shop”