Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Global
The extension of our exchange program connects talents from Europe with global entrepreneurs in Canada, Israel, Singapore and the U.S.
Audience: aspiring entrepreneurs from Europe firmly planning to set up their own business as “New Entrepreneurs” and entrepreneurs with more than three years of cumulative experience as “Host Entrepreneurs” in the four global regions: Canada, Israel, Singapore, and the U.S.
Cost: free of charge for Host Entrepreneurs, financial support for European entrepreneurs: monthly allowance of up to 1000 EUR travel costs of up to 800 EUR
Duration: 1-3 months
We connect Tech entrepreneurs globally!
The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Global Program brings together aspiring people who want to start a business with experienced entrepreneurs from Canada, Israel, Singapore, and the U.S.
As a founder ("New Entrepreneur"), you'll work within the scope of a business project at a company abroad ("Host Entrepreneur"). As a Host Entrepreneur, you're keen on mentoring and connecting to European entrepreneurs.
The program is funded by the European Commission.
How you will benefit:
You'll engage in a win-win collaboration and exchange entrepreneurial knowledge and experience.
You'll get access to new international markets for your business.
As a Host Entrepreneur from Canada, Israel, Singapore, or the U.S., you will meet talented European entrepreneurs to work with.
As a New Entrepreneur from Europe, you'll receive EU funding for your international endeavors.
All you need is your CV (and a business plan). Visit the website of Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs. Follow these steps:
- online application
- program acceptance and access to the intranet with more than 5,000 profiles of entrepreneurs
- matching with an entrepreneur of your choice
- development and submission of the working plan for your exchange
- collaboration between New and Host Entrepreneur
Where do I apply?
New and experienced entrepreneurs who are willing to take part in the EYE Global exchange program must apply online via the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs website.
New Entrepreneurs choose the local contact point in their country of residence.
Host Entrepreneurs from Canada, Israel, Singapore, and the U.S. choose our project partner Poznan Science and Technology Park (PPNT) as a contact point.
Who can participate in the program?
Our target groups for the program are
(1) founders across Europe with up to three years of entrepreneurial experience (New Entrepreneurs), and
(2) well-versed entrepreneurs in Canada, Israel, Singapore, and the U.S. with at least three years of experience (Host Entrepreneurs).
Please note that participation in the program is not based on nationality but on fulfilling the program’s eligibility criteria with regards to permanent residence in one of the participating countries.
Can I choose my own exchange partner?
Entrepreneurs are free to choose their own exchange partner in the program database or suggest an exchange candidate.
What will I be doing during the exchange as Host Entrepreneur?
The Host Entrepreneur hosts a European New Entrepreneur at his or her company in order to work on projects for mutual benefit. The host provides mentorship and gives the New Entrepreneur advice on how to start, develop, and grow their own business.
What will I do during the exchange as a New Entrepreneur?
New Entrepreneurs bring in the experience of their local market and knowledge on new technologies or on the implementation of innovative processes.
How do I continue after the application?
As soon as you have been accepted, you will be granted access to the online catalog of accepted new and host entrepreneurs, which enables you and your local contact point to search for suitable matches.
What is the definition of permanent residence?
‘Permanent residence’ is defined as the country where the applicant is residing and where her/his company is also registered.
Note that if the applicant is currently living in a non-participating country or a country different from the one where the company is registered, the application will be considered ineligible.