On 6 October, Start Up Europe launched formally the One-Stop Shop for Startups. DIGITALEUROPE joined the celebration of this milestone by hosting a special DiPP workshop on this theme.
The main object of the workshop was to explain StartupEuropeClub.eu as a single point for startups to access to all the information they need to grow and thrive: find investment and support, attend events, search for open calls, find out about legal rules and connect with other startup players. It also encompasses the Startup Europe Map: the best way to map and connect all startup players across Europe. In this sense the main goal of StartupEuropeclub is to link startup around the world.
It was an opportunity to learn about innovation, technology and research issues of different international experts as Steward McTavish, Director of the University of Cambridge and ideaSpace; Jesús Lozano, Serial entrepreneur; Emilio Corchado, Founder, BISITE accelerator, CEO of StartupOlé and coordinator of STARTUP EUROPE-WELCOME project; and Maurice Beckand, Founder of Crosspring.
Pēteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit, Startups and Innovation, Digital Single Market Directorate of DG CONNECT at European Commission introduced one of the most important event about Startup in Brussels and Patrice Chazerand, Director of DIGITALEUROPE, was the moderator of the event.
Charlotte Tucker, the responsible for StartupEuropeClub.eu, the One Stop Shop for startups in Europe, explained the initiative, how the web platform works and the web sections. One of the events for startups that she mentioned as an opportunity to grow is StartUp Europe Awards, promoted by the European Commission, Committee of the regions, several members of the European Parliament and implemented by Finnova in collaboration with StartUp Europe. The goal of the SEUA is to identify local role models in each ecosystem of startups across Europe. The local entrepreneurs will become inspirational examples for the new generations that will have a positive impact on changing the entrepreneurship culture in Europe.
The main goal of the workshop was to create an important network among startups through knowledge of European regulation, the European funds, and several projects that can better the connection among startup. In this sense Startup Europe has launched five projects in order to create a connection among local enterprise.
The three key words that can describe the workshop are: internationalization, networking and innovation.