Presentation of the exchange:
The young Romanian entrepreneur was interested in learning more about business consultancy and European projects and funds. His business idea is to offer guidance and consultancy to Romanian innovative SMEs interested to get funding from EU.
Profile of the entrepreneurs:
Ciprian Popescu, young Romanian would-be entrepreneur, 30
Languages spoken: Romanian, English, Italian
European Project Agency
Edi Fanti, HE of the EYE Programme, 55
Languages spoken: Italian, English
European Projects and Funds
“I am grateful for this opportunity: the EYE Programme gave me the possibility to learn from an experienced professional and I discovered there were many aspects I did not fully consider and develop in my business plan. Such an experience can really open your eyes and make you aware of many skills you do have and of many skills you need to further work on.”
“Getting in contact with so many stakeholders (business incubators, innovation clusters, industrial poles and networks) made me realize there were many more services I could offer on the Romanian market.”
Quote of the HE
“The cooperation has been enthusiastically carried out on both sides. The NE is open, skilled, organized and extremely efficient. I believe this cooperation will help him overcome the lack of experience, as this is the only aspect he needs to improve.”
New and experienced entrepreneurs shall apply for the programme via the web page www.erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu
For further information about the programme:
Mrs. M. Vonica, IPP, NIO
Mrs. A. Sarateanu, CSCS, HIO
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