Philipp Gruber (Germany/Architecture) and Nuno Brandão Costa (Portugal/Architecture)

It was a great experience to participate in the EYE programme and to work with Nuno Brandão Costa. I received insights about low-cost housing in Portugal and learned efficient working methods in the design and execution process of architecture projects. The programme gave me the possibility to experiment in the unknown context of research work in architecture and I seek to implement this new skill to my future practice. Weiterlesen …

Kristina Nikolovska (Slovenia/Robotics and automation industry) and Stefan Zeidler (Germany/Robotics and automation industry)

Kristina Nikolovska (NE): “I am very happy I got to do this program. I have gained a lot of knowledge about the robotic industry and how to run a start-up. Also, I got to improve technical skills and programming skills. I would encourage young people who are excited about becoming entrepreneurs and want to gain skill that they will never be able to gain otherwise to participate in the program. I had a very positive experience with the HE and the team because they accepted me as a part of the team. They divided the tasks and shared knowledge with me from the first day. Participating in the program was one of the best decisions I could make after graduating. With the knowledge I gained I feel more prepared now for the industry and for running my own business.” Weiterlesen …

Javier Orki González Expósito (Spain/Sustainable tourism) and Dr. Rüdiger Krüger (Germany/Education and training services)

The experience of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme was very positive for both sides. The NE as well as the HE received new points of views thanks to this programme. Mr. González is very grateful to the Erasmus Programme and Dr. Krüger and his team for the opportunity. Now, Mr. Gonzalez will apply to become a Host Entrepreneurs for the next year. He will also introduce all of what he has learned during the exchange and his new know-how in his company, in order to make it more competitive and open to new markets. The EYE programme enables the connection of entrepreneurs throughout Europe, it enhances the opportunities of European markets, and allows the small start-ups to show all their potential abroad. Connecting people, creating new opportunities, sharing knowledge, that’s Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs. Reducing the boundaries to nothing and making committed European citizens. Weiterlesen …

Claudia Castillo (Spain/International Relations and Law) and María Dolores Arroyo Masero (Germany/Law)

Claudia Castillo (NE): My objectives before coming were focused on learning the language, improving my knowledge in the business field, knowing how to form a company in the legal field, and above all, networking for my professional future. I believe that after these months I can say that I have achieved my goals, as I have improved my German and I have made a network of contacts that I am sure will help me in the future professional and business.
Now I know what I need to create a company and I feel better prepared to develop it in the future thanks to this program. I just hope that from my experience, whoever reads this is encouraged to be part of a program that can teach you a lot and help you to channel your work and/or business path. Weiterlesen …

Anna Maske (Germany/Architecture) and Nina Savič (Slovenia/Architecture)

Anna Maske thinks it is extremely important to support young entrepreneurs and perceives this exchange as an investment into the future, not only for the New Entrepreneur Nina, but also for her own business. The two entrepreneurs intend to stay in close contact in order to conduct small projects together. Weiterlesen …

Dr. Rüdiger Krüger (Germany/Education and Training Services) and Javier Orki González Expósito (Spain/Sustainable Tourism)

Dr. Rüdiger Krüger is the director of the Volkshochschule Reckenberg-Ems gGmbH, a further education institution in Germany that offers a broad variety of education and training services, including various educational trips abroad. Mr. Krüger was eager to participate in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme, because he wanted to profit from a new entrepreneur’s innovative and fresh ideas for his business and was interested in establishing a long-lasting business cooperation.
Javier González has a travel agency in Tenerife, which offers sustainable tourism activities. During his stay in Germany, he got firsthand advice from Dr. Krüger on the quality management and the leading of an internationally operating institution. He further gained insights into almost all of the Volkshochschule’s activities and best practices by collaborating and exchanging knowledge with the employees of each company department. Weiterlesen …

Simon Becker (Germany/Graphic Design) and Tiago Araújo (Portugal/Illustration, Animation and Fine Arts)

Both entrepreneurs have greatly benefitted from the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme. Simon Becker was not only able to meet the young and dedicated entrepreneur Tiago Araújo who had new ideas for his company, but also profited from the exchange of personal views and skillsets as well as the widening of work perspectives. To him and his team, the collaboration with an entrepreneur from a different specialization in their sector and from a different European country was very pleasant and valuable. Overall, they have managed to make this relationship successful in spite of the challenges they faced due to COVID-19. Weiterlesen …

Victoria Gosling (Germany/Publishing) and Salwa Benaissa (Czech Republic/Publishing)

Victoria Gosling: “I’ve been a HE for nearly a decade now. I joined the EYE Programme on the recommendation of a friend and fellow entrepreneur, and I haven’t looked back. Each exchange is unique and I gain something different from each one. When Salwa got in touch with me and told me about her project, I knew I wanted to get involved.” Weiterlesen …

Victoria Gosling (Germany/Publishing) and Lieke Kessels (Netherlands/Publishing)

Victoria Gosling (HE) valued the impact the relationship had on The Reader as very satisfying and positive, as all of the set objectives were met during the stay and Lieke (NE) showed a high level of commitment to her work for The Reader Berlin. Victoria was able to gain useful knowledge in the field of PR and marketing through this collaboration. Due to the excellent working relationship both entrepreneurs had, the two intend to stay in contact and hope to develop the Lieke’s business through future cooperation with the possibility of subcontracting. Weiterlesen …

Andreas Wilke (Germany/Consulting) and Arnim Wahls (Austria/IT)

Andreas Wilke: “Due to the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Program I was able to gain valuable insights from my host entrepreneur who was back then two steps ahead from where I started. I was able to increase my knowledge in the fields of efficient work organization and structuring of certain work processes within a start-up company / start-up phase.” Weiterlesen …