Ref./Contract no H2020-644367
Title Strengthening the web entrepreneurship ecosystem and the services offered across the chain of actors by actively engaging student networks and student entrepreneurship centres
Programme H2020-LEIT ICT
Duration 1 January 2015 - 31 December 2016
Coordinator Europa Media Non-Profit Ltd
Website http://www.mywaystartup.eu/
Partners
  • Bar-Ilan University - Israel
  • The London Association of Enterprise Agencies Ltd (trading as Capital Enterprise) - UK
  • Sabanci University - Turkey
  • AEGEE Student Network (Association des États Généraux des Étudiants de l'Europe) - BE
  • Menlo Media: EU-Startups.com - DE
  • National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) - UK
  • European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs (YES) - BE
  • EUCLID Network (EUCLID) - UK
  • H-Farm Italia SRL (H-Farm) - IT
Summary

MY-WAY aims at enhancing and improving the collaboration and efforts of web entrepreneurship initiatives(hubs, projects, accelerator networks, contests, etc.), web/business experts (accelerators, mentors, etc.), educational actors (business teachers and trainers) and the young adults as the final beneficiaries (through student networks, their alumni and student entrepreneurship centres, the student support centres). This coordination willcreate synergies and find ways to embed flexible services based on the existing best practices to be sustained by the student support centres in any European country at low cost. The social network of young adults across Europe will enable a wide spread of information, discovery of synergies and linkages between the actors and their services.

The active engagement of student support centres and connecting them with business networks within the web entrepreneurship ecosystem and its activities, e.g. the development of the support services (training, mentoring, access to funding, regulation, policy, etc.) will strengthen the ecosystem and will also increase the visibility and impact of the web entrepreneurship initiatives and services. A network of student support centres will act asmultipliers and successfully represent the targeted young adults boosting web entrepreneurship in the long term. Primary, secondary as well as emerging web entrepreneurship hubs will be involved across Europe into the project activities. The project partnership contains representatives from across the support chain for web entrepreneurs with adequate expertise and network infrastructure to successfully engage the critical mass of stakeholders. The project will implement support actions boosting the entrepreneurial spirit, especially changing the mindset, confidence and readiness of young people for starting their own business. Special attention will be paid to femaleweb entrepreneurship and social web entrepreneurship support.