On the occasion of Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to Lagos on the 4th of July, Paris&Co had the pleasure of signing a partnership agreement with Nigerian incubator Co-Creation Hub (CCH).
Paris&Co proudly becomes “Startup Europe Ambassador” in France. The Startup Europe Ambassadors are a group of key influencers in the European startup ecosystems to provide information and advice about the European Commission's Startup Europe initiative. The objective is to democratise the startup phenomenon so that every citizen has a fair chance to become a successful entrepreneurs wherever they are located in Europe. The ambassadors will also help startups in their growth phase to have access to all the opportunities offered at European level. All Startup Europe Ambassadors are publicly presented today at the “Startup Europe Campfire” held in Paris.
Throughout the years, European Commission’s Startup Europe initiative has become a top reference in the European startup related field, by supporting directly around 60 local ecosystems and over 750 startups to grow beyond borders. The mission of Startup Europe is to build a Startup Continent by connecting pools of talent. The initiative encourages entrepreneurship, startup creation and growth; and connects startups, investors, accelerators, corporates, universities and the media through an array of grassroots initiatives or networks.
Paris&Co is part of the new Startup Europe Horizon 2020 funded project ScaleEUp2 which is publicly launched today during the Startup Europe Campfire in Paris.
Scale EUp² is an Acceleration Program, financed under the Horizon 2020 framework, committed to help Deep Tech startup accelerate their development and scale up at European level.The Scale EUp² Program aims to support European Deep Tech startups to:
- Accelerate growth
- Cooperate with major European corporates
- Raise funds from European investors
- Attract public funding for their innovation and R&D projects
- Attract talents, reinforce their skills and strategy
- Get higher visibility
Paris&Co will organize Deeptech4good#Paris the first event of the Scale EUp² program on July 11th 2018
In an ever-changing European startup ecosystem the Startup Europe initiative has designed the group of its Ambassadors to democratise the startup phenomenon so that every citizen has a fair chance to become a successful entrepreneurs wherever they are located in Europe. The role of the ambassadors is to provide information and advice about the European Commission's Startup Europe initiative. In addition, the ambassadors will also help startups in their growth phase to have access to all the opportunities offered at European level.
The Startup Europe Ambassadors will actively contribute to the visibility of Startup Europe activities at the local level by acting as a key information point in their countries and also as connector for the local ecosystem with the other startups ecosystems across Europe. The first members of this group are the organisations who have been selected through the evaluation of proposals of European Commission’s Horizon 2020 ICT 32 call, as well as partners of European funded projects WeP-UP or OpenMaker.
> You can meet us during future Startup
> Europe events organised in 2018: STARTUP OLÉ 2018 (17-19 April, Salamanca, 2000 startup stakeholders, free registration)
> EUROPEAN MAKER WEEK 2018 (18-27 May, 300 maker events in 28 countries)
> Startup Europe Summit 2018 (European Commission's foremost technology policy conference for startups. 15 October, Sofia, BG), Deeptech4good#Paris, Paris, July 11th 2018