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CONNECT second wave competition is now open!

CONNECT is an entrepreneurship programme coordinated by EBN and targeted at European new entrepreneurs starting up businesses with the potential to grow internationally: www.eubrazilconnect.com   

Selected entrepreneurs will embark on a fulfilling exchange scheme in Brazil, where they will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from an experienced host entrepreneur, during a period of generally 3 months.  The stay will be partly financed by the European Commission.

Benefits for European new entrepreneurs:

▪ Receive mentoring and guidance in a successful enterprise / incubator;

▪ Work alongside and learn from an experienced host entrepreneur;

▪ Strengthen sector-specific skills and develop self-confidence;

▪ Find new business partners, access new markets and speed-up the growth of the business internationally;

▪ Benefit from financial assistance to partly cover the costs of the stay;

▪ Accelerate the successful development of the startup or business idea.


Programme dates

CONNECT’s first wave is underway. Sign up now for the second wave:
Deadline for submitting applications: 7 December 2014
Selection and matching: December 2014 – January 2015
Travelling period: February – June 2015 (generally 3 months)

First wave entrepreneurs
After the first competition launched in June this year, 25 entrepreneurs from all over Europe with innovative business ideas and operating in different sectors of activity were selected.

First European entrepreneurs are already in Brazil, getting positive results for their business!
Read some of the testimonials received here.

Business & entrepreneurship environments
CONNECT entrepreneurs benefit from different learning opportunities. They may be hosted either in a successful enterprise, shadowing the work of an experienced entrepreneur, or in a business incubator, connecting with other startups and potential partners – in partnership with Anprotec, the Brazilian Association of Science Parks and Business Incubators.

Matching with a host entrepreneur in Brazil

CONNECT matches selected participants with suitable host entrepreneurs, according to sector preferences and collaboration interests from both sides. No specific sector required! First wave entrepreneurs work in fields such as ICT, mobile apps, software, gamification, music industry, architecture, smart cities, tourism, marketing, healthcare, biotechnology, among others.

All info about the call and how to apply are available here