We connect tech entrepreneurs

The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program brings together people who want to start a business with experienced entrepreneurs from all over Europe!

Fresh perspective

Get new market insights and exchange knowledge with other entrepreneurs.

International Network

Meet international partners and find new growth possibilities for your company.

Grant

Get a EU grant (up to 1.100€ / month) to help you finance your stay abroad!

Apply with your CV and business plan until December 15th.

Target Group

The program is addressed to founders from Germany with up to 3 years of entrepreneurial experience.

Costs

Travel and accommodation costs for new entrepreneurs are subsidised by the European Union. The amount perceived per month depends on the cost of living in the country you choose to go to. You can check the list of countries and grants here.

Process

  1. Online application
  2. Program acceptance and access to the data base with the host entrepreneurs’ profiles
  3. Matching and submission of the working plan
  4. Collaboration within the company of the host entrepreneur

Duration

1 to 6 months

Contact Persons

Katharina Kratzer

Project Manager International Cooperation
Entrepreneurial Network
erasmus@unternehmertum.de
+49 89-18 94 69-1453

Karin Bernlochner

Senior Project Leader International Cooperation
Entrepreneurial Network
erasmus@unternehmertum.de
+49 89-18 94 69-1455

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in the program?
The program is accessible to all European new and host entrepreneurs who have their permanent residence in one of 28 European Member States, Albania, Armenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, Moldova, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Entrepreneurs from the EU outermost regions and the Oversears Countries and Territories (OCTs) are also eligible to participate.

Please note that participation in the program is not based on nationality but on fulfilling the program’s eligibility critieria with regards to permanent residence in one of the participating countries.

What will I do during the exchange?
The new entrepreneur brings in the experience of his/her local market, knowledge on new technologies or on the implementation of innovative processes.

The host entrepreneur (HE) hosts a new entrepreneur (NE) from a different country at his/her company in order to work on projects for mutual benefit. The HE provides mentorship and gives the NE advice on how to develop his/her business.

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.
How long does it take before my exchange can start?
Several steps need to be completed before the exchange can start. The exact duration depends on all parties involved: the exchange partner, the local Intermediate Organisations, and the European Commission. Be aware that it can take several weeks until your exchange is approved.
Where can I find more specific information about Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs?

Please find more information on the webpage: https://erasmus-entrepreneurs.eu/

Program Guide

Program for participants 2018

Success Story

How to enter a foreign market

To enhance security and efficiency in today’s cardiovascular interventions, LARALAB, a MedTech startup, works to assist cardiologists in the procedural planning and pivotal guidance providing software solutions based on artificial intelligence.

Due to the pioneer nature of the business, LARALAB has planned to expand into other countries, starting with Italy. Hence, Mario Becherer decided to participate in the EYE program and go to Turin to work side by side with Luigi Tealdi, founder of the namesake legal services consultancy office, thus acquiring inside key knowledge of the Italian market and its financial and regulatory characteristics. Moreover, thanks to his Host Entrepreneur’s broad network and hands-on advice, Mario established new valuable business contacts, meeting even new clients.

After this successful three-month exchange, Mario returned to his team in Munich to work on the next step: conquering the CE mark.

“I learnt that you always have to believe in yourself and build up a great team!” Mario Becherer

Co-Founder, LARALAB

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Collaborative Partners