The objective is to democratise the startup phenomenon so that every citizen has a fair chance to become a successful entrepreneurs wherever they are located in Europe. The ambassadors will also help startups in their growth phase to have access to all the opportunities offered at European level. All Startup Europe Ambassadors are publicly presented today at the “Startup Europe Campfire” held in Paris.
Throughout the years, European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative has become a top reference in the European startup related field, by supporting directly around 60 local ecosystems and over 750 startups to grow beyond borders. The mission of Startup Europe is to build a Startup Continent by connecting pools of talent. The initiative encourages entrepreneurship, startup creation and growth; and connects startups, investors, accelerators, corporates, universities and the media through an array of grassroots initiatives or networks.
Bar Ilan University is part of the new Startup Europe Horizon 2020 funded project MY-GATEWAY which is publicly launched today during the Startup Europe Campfire in Paris.
Bar Ilan University is a full partner to the European funded two year-long project MY-GATEWAY. This project aims to fully integrate the unduly overlooked ecosystems of startups in the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovenia, at a time when the ecosystem of Central and Eastern Europe Startups is warming up. It is transforming from a talent outsourcing destination to an entrepreneurial region, and therefore MY-GATEWAY aims to produce, in these ecosystems, concrete changes for targeted start-ups that enhance their abilities and correspondingly enhance the local actors involved. This will be done in My-Gateway by increasing the knowledge and highlighting the expectations and challenges for start-ups, investors and research organisations in the Czech Republic, Romania and Slovenia.
Prof. Eyal Yaniv and the Research Authority participate in all the activities required of BIU throughout the project.
In an ever-changing European startup ecosystem the Startup Europe initiative has designed the group of its Ambassadors to democratise the startup phenomenon so that every citizen has a fair chance to become a successful entrepreneurs wherever they are located in Europe. The role of the ambassadors is to provide information and advice about the European Commission's Startup Europe initiative, The objective is that every European entrepreneur has access to all the opportunities offered at European level. In addition, the ambassadors will also help startups in their growth phase to have access to all the opportunities offered at European level.
The Startup Europe Ambassadors will actively contribute to the visibility of Startup Europe activities at the local level by acting as a key information point in their countries and also as connector for the local ecosystem with the other startups ecosystems across Europe. The first members of this group are the organisations who have been selected through the evaluation of proposals of European Commission’s Horizon 2020 ICT 32 call, as well as partners of European funded projects WEB UP or OpenMaker.
The complete list of Startup Europe Ambassadors is published here: http://startupeuropeclub.eu/startup-europe-ambassadors/and you can meet us during future Startup Europe events organised in 2018: STARTUP OLÉ 2018 (17- 19 April, Salamanca, 2000 startup stakeholders, free registration), EUROPEAN MAKER WEEK 2018 (18-27 May, 300 maker events in 28 countries), Startup Europe Summit 2018 (European Commission's foremost technology policy conference for startups. 15 October, Sofia, BG),
Meetings at Bar Ilan University
Annual conference on smart cities in June 2018 https://www.biu-smart-city.com/
Monthly meeting of Ilanovation – Bar Ilan University’s Innovation club https://www.facebook.com/groups/1457829014433669/
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