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Strengthening the environment for web entrepreneurs in europe 22 november 2011

EU approaches on Web entrepreneurs support.

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Strengthening the environment for web entrepreneurs in europe 22 november 2011

  1. 1. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this presentation does not necessarily represents the official position of the European Strengthening the environment for web entrepreneurs in Europe 22 November 2011
  2. 2. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this presentation does not necessarily represents the official position of the European Strategy: A combined set of efforts towards a complex an dynamic domain
  3. 3. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this presentation does not necessarily represents the official position of the European Approach: phases with milestones in DAAs
  4. 4. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this presentation does not necessarily represents the official position of the European Initial set of activities: 10 activities to start now and deliver initial results by DAA 2012
  5. 5. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this presentation does not necessarily represents the official position of the European 1. EU wide online bulletin board to connect start-ups. Goal: To create an online place that aims to inform, connect, incubate, educate, and amplify the start-ups in order to improve the business climate for technology, investors and entrepreneurship Players: •Entrepreneurs pitching their idea, generating buzz, and create awareness •Venture capitalists – presenting new seed programs •Innovators/accelerators – trying to attract new entrepreneurs to their programs •Tech conference organisers – creating visibility for the event
  6. 6. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this presentation does not necessarily represents the official position of the European 2: Web entrepreneurs camp Goal: This action aims at bringing the winning entrepreneurs from different camps around Europe and engage them to participate at a European Start-up contest. This event will create more visibility, will generate more buzz among start - ups that already validated their products and are raising funds. Pre-event Phase 1 (Q4 2011 - Q2 2012): • Identifying the most important European Web Camps via Internet research • Some aspects still need to be clarified: how many of them, which categories are we going to include • Identifying the winners of these European web camps and inviting them • Establish the advisory board • Organize an internal workshop with D2 (Q1 2012) • Inviting the organizers of the selected web camps • Updating the website / press releases During the event Phase 3 - (2 days in June 2012) • The event will take place in parallel during the DAA2012 where web entrepreneurs will share their prototypes and look for seed capital during a project challenge • Live streaming from the event location to DAA2012 in Brussels, during all the event. Ustream/Livestream • Twitter streams during the event. • Recording of the presentations and uploading into Youtube. Phase 2 (Q2 2012 - June 2012): Identifying the venture capitalists and inviting them Deciding on an event rapporteur and inviting him Organizing a preparatory workshop (May 2012) Identifying the technical challenges - place, location - live - streaming facilities - traveling issues - etc. Deciding on establishing the jury Inviting the press. Post event Phase 4 - (June 2012 - Q4 2012) Uploading of all the videos with the presentation on the campus website. Follow-up of the suggested actions needed to encourage entrepreneurship among web entrepreneurs Teleconference with the European campuses organizers to gather feedback.
  7. 7. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this presentation does not necessarily represents the official position of the European 3: Awareness creation within EU institutions Goal: Considering that early stage funding is a very important asset for start-ups and spin-offs needed to emerge, start-ups that will become future enterprises, the idea behind this action is to create awareness about the needs of the web entrepreneurs within European Institutions who plan to launch start-ups in Europe.
  8. 8. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this presentation does not necessarily represents the official position of the European 4: European strategy for the web entrepreneurs using crowd sourcing tools Goal: This crowd-sourcing exercise is a combination of online technology and human collaboration know-how by engaging groups of people to submit, discuss, refine and rank ideas and submissions for a specific problem about entrepreneurship.
  9. 9. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this presentation does not necessarily represents the official position of the European 5: Scoping paper to create awareness on the use of SNs in business Goal: The aim of the study is to focus on the socio-economic impact and challenges of social networking platforms currently as well as at their foreseen evolution, the identification of the stakeholders involved and on methods of engaging them, and also on defining the best practices, the bottlenecks in their implementation and the road-map for the work ahead.
  10. 10. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this presentation does not necessarily represents the official position of the European 6: Informing Member States about training and education needs of web entrepreneurs Goal: The idea of starting a company is considered something like a very difficult, risky, time and resources squattering, disappointing or discouraging, that’s why governments must create training courses/entrepreneurial camps/ mentor- ship programs/ involve crowd into innovation process.
  11. 11. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this presentation does not necessarily represents the official position of the European 7. Dialogue between Web developers, SNs, EC services and DPAs about data protection and access to big data for apps development Goal: The main idea of this action was to facilitate a meeting between the European Social Networks, Web developers, Data Protection Authorities and EC Services (DG JUST & DG INFSO), for a collaborative effort needed to: a. provide and protect and secure user data, to provide specific measures such as providing clearly visible and easy to use terms of service, privacy policies, and acceptable use policies; b. harmonize European regulations and enforce the EU laws for non-EU companies; c. facilitate access to the big data from social networks.
  12. 12. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this presentation does not necessarily represents the official position of the European 8. Cooperation between the entrepreneurs and standardization bodies Goal: This catalyst activity of the Web entrepreneurs initiative, is created to develop appropriate conditions for the fruitful cooperation between the entrepreneurs and standardization bodies like W3C and IETF. Cooperating in standards bodies is critical for web interoperability and non-fragmentation.
  13. 13. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this presentation does not necessarily represents the official position of the European 9. Innovation hubs around top class universities Innovation hubs are communities composed by technologists, investors, entrepreneurs, tech companies. Since they are positioned around top universities, these hubs offers facilities for future entrepreneurs, web and mobile phone developers, designers and researchers, providing access to both investors and VCs and mentoring trough the universities and access to incubator programs.
  14. 14. Disclaimer: the opinions expressed in this presentation does not necessarily represents the official position of the European 10. Prize for best European web entrepreneurs to give public credit to successful web entrepreneurs Goal: These prizes are created in order to increase entrepreneurs ego and self-confidence to continue following the innovative way for doing business on web, feeling also the appreciation of the society and the European public administration.

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