This week is 'Startup Europe Week', the initiative to inform entrepreneurs of the support and resources available at city and regional level.
Monday 5 March began the third edition of the Startup Europe Week, an initiative promoted by the European Commission and Startup Europe aiming to inform entrepreneurs of the support and resources available at city and regional level.
The Startup Europe Week combines hundreds of events all over Europe and beyond, involving more than 300 cities. It is a ‘multi-event’ since every city joining the initiative will held a local event where startup players (entrepreneurs, policy makers, accelerators, incubators, corporates, media and universities) will:
- receive information about EU initiatives and programmes they startups and startuppers can benefit from;
- have the chance to know best practices and initiatives promoted by regions to support entrepreneurs;
- be offered consulting sessions on how to open a company, apply for a grant, etc.
The initiative aims to involve regional officers, investors and corporates to create stronger local ecosystems. The idea behind is that regional diversity and local policy making still play a big role in shaping European startups. From helping entrepreneurs to incorporate a company, to providing grants or taxes breaks, European regions are key players.
The event aims to promote knowledge-sharing among regional officers, who may know what other regions in Europe are doing and what can be leveraged locally.
To this extent, the initiative got the support from Startup Europe and the European Committee of the Regions.
More information available at startupeuropeweek.eu