Presentation of the exchange:
Mireia Iriondo, young Spanish entrepreneur came to Italy for a 5 months exchange. Her idea was to learn more about the H2020 projects and to learn from an experienced entrepreneur how to obtain funding and how to set a sustainable business.
Short description of the exchange:
NE followed the HE having the possibility to see what she was doing, to ask questions about the activities, to learn from the processes. The cooperation has been structured in such a way that NE could see the various aspects of the business during her stay. Entrepreneurs dedicated 1 day / week to each other: the business plan of the NE has been improved, some management aspects discussed, and a marketing strategy organized. HE asked the NE to also work on a dissemination strategy; and learned from the NE some aspects connected to social networks coverage. NE also helped the HE with the delivery of some consultancy services (trainings).
Edi Fanti, HE of the EYE Programme, working on European projects in Prato, Italy
Quote of the NE:
“I learnt a lot about the sector: not only how to obtain funding, but also how to implement a project (monitoring, reporting, make use of best practices, review, improve). Financial aspects are more clear to me, and I understand more about cash flow, sustainability, management. I am sure any young entrepreneur would really benefit from such an exchange.”
Quote of the HE:
“The exchange with Mireia has been really useful. She is a quick learner (she speaks perfectly Italian) and she has been able to help me with the implementation of some projects, as well as with the dissemination strategies. I am sure she is going to benefit from this experience and we are going to stay in touch for potential cooperation after the end of this Erasmus relationship.”
New and experienced entrepreneurs shall apply for the programme via the web page www.erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu
This article was funded by the European Union’s COSME Programme (2014-2020).
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