Startup Europe (EC) aims to strengthen the business environment for web and ICT entrepreneurs so that their ideas and business can start and grow in the EU.
Our Value Proposition (VP): "Uniting European startup ecosystems”
VP FOR STARTUPS
Connecting startup ecosystems throughout Europe to help startups:
Find skilled employees wherever they are in the EU.
Access the right combination of finance throughout EU.
Grow across borders.
VP FOR NATIONAL/REGIONAL INITIATIVES AND POLICY MAKERS
A bottom-up “movement” to Europeanise local and regional initiatives throughout Europe. Not replacing the existing activities with new EU initiatives, on the contrary to ensure that existing networks are part of the right European and global networks of startups and investors to help local startups to continue growing.
VP FOR ECOSYSTEM BUILDERS (INVESTORS, ACCELERATORS, CORPORATES)
Uniting startup ecosystems to help investors, corporates and accelerators access the best startups across Europe.
Ensuring your needs and taking into account in preparing new EU policies.
Concrete Activities And Results
1. Uniting Startups Ecosystems throughout Europe:
- Connecting startup ecosystems throughout Europe.
- Eu networks of ecosystem builders.
- Bridging the gap between investors, corporates and startups.
2. A movement to build a startups friendly Europe:
- Creating a bottom-up movement across eu.
- Giving voice to startups to influence new policies (capital markets union, digital single market).
3. Building the foundation:
- Mapping the ecosystem with a visual map.
- Studies (App economy, MOOCs, Crowdfunding).
- Funding opportunities for startups and ecosystem builders.
- Celebrating entrepreneurship.
5 New Projects will connect 16 local ecosystems
STARTUP EUROPE VALUE PROPOSITION
The European Commission supports this growth and innovation in its Startup Europe Initiative. Other EU institutions capitalise on this by joining the EC to complete the digital single market, to boost investment in education and entrepreneurship, to foster jobs creation and to cut out red tape by simplifying entry and exit, using the most appropriate and effective legislative tools.
WELCOME VALUE PROPOSITION
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.
ePLUS VALUE PROPOSITION
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.
STARTUP-SCALEUP VALUE PROPOSITION
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.
DIGISTART VALUE PROPOSITION
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 VALUE PROPOSITION
TWISTs 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).