Startup Europe Parnertship
IE Business School has joined forces with leading public and private organizations, as well as major players in the education sector, to draw up a support plan designed to foster the growth of innovative European startups. The Startup Europe Partnership project enjoys the support of the European Investment Fund, and other founding members include Telefónica, Orange BBVA, Nesta, Mind the Bridge, and the Universities of Cambridge and Humboldt. The program seeks to promote the internationalization of startups, which will play a pivotal role in developing an innovation sector in Europe capable of competing on the world stage.Startup Europe Partnership is the first integral platform aimed at serving as a catalyst for the sustainable growth of new European businesses with global potential, and forms part of a six-point plan for entrepreneurs launched by the European Commission, known as the “Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan”. The key objective is to take Europe to the next level of innovation and economic growth.
The project will focus on three main areas: reducing the cultural divide between startups and existing firms; strengthening relations between startups and major corporations; and promoting startup models with international potential.
Startup Europe Partnership brings the opportunity to strengthen European startups and to bring more opportunities to entrepreneurs both in Spain and across Europe.