Natalia López Merchán (Spain/Tourism) and Willem Sodderland (Netherlands/Food industry)

After some experience in running a start-up for two years, I had the opportunity to land into a 5 years old start-up. I saw many similarities but mainly I learned many things on how they work that I can use for my own company in the future. Basically, that is what this program is about, putting together entrepreneurs so they both can learn and help each other. So I totally encourage other entrepreneurs that seek for learning and also wide their network to do this program. Weiterlesen …

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 …

Viola Orgiano (Italy/Graphic design and Architecture) and Manuel Ruiz de la Rosa (Spain/Environmental consultancy and water technologies)

Viola Orgiano (NE): “It has been a great opportunity for me to collaborate with my Host Entrepreneur in ECOS. Sharing my passion for my profession in a multidisciplinary and intercultural environment has been an experience which is going to be really relevant in my future as an entrepreneur.” Weiterlesen …

Sergejs Andrejevs (Latvia/Education and training services) and Maria Grazia Pirina (Italy/Education and training services)

Sergejs (NE): “This program gave me the opportunity I would not get in another way. Six months that I spent in exchange was the biggest learning opportunity in my life to gain knowledge, skills, attitude regarding my entrepreneurial idea.
There were many things that I learnt during my exchange, but the biggest and most important for me was to learn how to create an educational program and deliver it to target groups. Other learnings were how to write and implement projects, how to lead people around you, how to be an entrepreneur, etc.
There was a never-ending learning process, which will not end by ending the exchange, but will go further with the next months, years by practicing knowledge, skills and attitudes that I got during my exchange.” Weiterlesen …

Martins Mackevics (Latvia/Short-term rental) and Tomas Grias (Lithuania/Short-term rental)

Martins Mackevics (NE): “If you have an opportunity to join the EYE program, I would highly recommend going for it. It’s a great way of getting out of your comfort zone while working in a new country and new environment. However, take your time to find a HE that’s right for you as it’s the most important relationship you’ll build during the program. You also need to be deeply passionate about the field where the company operates, in order to get the most out of the experience.” 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 …

Gaetano Renato (Italy/Business consulting) and Herta Toedtling-Schoenhofer (Austria/EU programmes and policy development)

Gaetano Renato (NE): “During the exchange I had the possibility to reflect and develop the business model for my company, in dialogue and discussion with Herta. We discussed my plans and visions for my company. Herta enriched them by reflecting the development of Metis. This has been a combination between accumulation of know-how, entrepreneurial spirit and risk taking, working with good experts and finally also being lucky in some stages of the evolution. Both agreed that a business needs planning, but one has to react fast to adapt the plans if necessary.” Weiterlesen …