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.
Nordic Angel Program (NAP) is a new cross-border training and investing program for anyone interested in startup investing, coordinated by the Nordic Business Angel Network. The goal is to share angel investments’ best practices, inspire cross-border investing and offer a unique opportunity to screen and invest in the most promising early-stage startups in Nordic & Baltic area. NAP culminates with a syndicate investment made in cooperation with experienced business angels. FiBAN wants to further advance the internationalization of the whole Finnish startup ecosystem, investors and startups included.
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,10000 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), Arctic15 (31-31 May, Helsinki, FIN) and Slush (4-5 December, Helsinki, FIN).
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