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20101126 cedefop dimitris_tsigos


The Presentation of YES -

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  • 1. PEER LEARNING EVENT ON Guidance supporting entrepreneurship learning and entrepreneurship in Europe Policy, practice and future potential Thessaloniki, Greece, 25-26 November 2010
  • 2. YES European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs “ Improving young entrepreneurship in Greece and Europe” Dimitris Tsigos President [email_address]
  • 3. About YES
    • Background
      • The European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs
      • Founded in 1988
      • 16 Countries
      • 40.000 YE
      • 18-45 years old
    • Objectives
      • To foster business cooperation and networking activities between young entrepreneurs
      • Establish links with entrepreneurial organisations in Europe and elsewhere
      • To maintain an ongoing dialogue with the Institutions of the European Union
  • 4. Entrepreneurship in Europe [1/2]
    • Young Entrepreneurs in Europe cannot be satisfied by the current entrepreneurial culture and activity
    • In comparison to the US & Canada, or even the BRIC countries, one could argue that European entrepreneurship is conservative and slow-moving
      • According to EBAN, angel investments in Europe are approx. 4 Bn € Vs 19 Bn € in the US
        • While EU27 GDP is ~ 20% higher than US
    • The academic & research community in many European countries is less entrepreneurship-oriented than in the US & Canada
      • European leadership in R&D can result to leadership in entrepreneurship
  • 5. Entrepreneurship in Europe [2/2]
    • The common European market still remains an objective
      • Very few companies consider “Europe” as their domestic market
      • Cultural barriers proven harder to overcome than legal / regulatory
      • Many European startups find Distributors and VARs in countries like US, Canada & Australia easier than they do in Europe
  • 6. A Strategy for Improving Entrepreneurship in Europe
    • Short-term: Access to capital
      • Immediate results
      • Focus to angel investments & soft-loans
      • EU-funded schemes for leveraging angel investments
    • Mid-term: Access to markets
      • Efficient mediation services for supporting small, growing businesses to access customers all around Europe and in any other region
      • Support European startups to access the global market
    • Long-term: Build entrepreneurial culture
      • Changes to the educational system towards creativity and self-confidence
      • The European society should accept entrepreneurship, especially startups, as a progressive activity
  • 7. The YES Action Plan [1/2]
    • Boost start-up entrepreneurship
      • We envision Europe as a start-up paradise
        • Quality of life and cultural heritage in Europe are ideal for creative startups
      • Combined efforts to overcome the access-to-capital barrier
        • Cooperation with EBAN – The European Business Angels Network and the European Investment Fund
        • Strategic cooperation with the “Entrepreneur Commons” movement
          • World-wide peer support group for entrepreneurs
  • 8. The YES Action Plan [2/2]
    • Materialize the common market
      • We support our members to consider “Europe” as their domestic market
        • It’s better to have a domestic market of 500M people!
      • Organize quarterly B2B match-making events
        • Connect customers and suppliers from different EU member States
        • Boost the creation of Distribution and VAR networks
      • We are working closely with Enterprise Europe Network
  • 9. Thank you 