CONNECT: SPI supports exchange of entrepreneurs between Europe and Brazil applications open until 15 July

27 June 2014

CONNECT is an entrepreneurship programme co-funded by the European Commission and coordinated by EBN with the support of SPI, which facilitates the exchange of entrepreneurs between Brazil and Europe. It aims to support entrepreneurs and SMEs to grow and develop their international outlook and competitiveness, promoting an exchange of experience between Brazil and Europe.

The programme will select 50 highly motivated entrepreneurs in the early stage of the business (new entrepreneurs) and provide them with the opportunity to enroll in a business mobility scheme with an experienced entrepreneur (host entrepreneur). This is a win-win collaboration, through which the entrepreneurs will exchange knowledge and ideas and discover new markets and business partners.

Who can participate?

New entrepreneurs Promising entrepreneurs who are planning to start a business, based on a viable Business Plan, or who have started their own business.

Host entrepreneurs Experienced entrepreneurs who are owners or managers of SMEs.

The competition for new entrepreneurs is launched and will be open until the 15thof July. The application is easy and quick: the registration form should be filled in here and should include a detailed Business Plan. The results will be known by the end of July.

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