Choosing the entrepreneurial path can be intimidating, challenging and sometimes lonely. Our intention in creating a booklet and an awareness-raising activity is to give Western Balkan countries a compass that helps them navigate the opportunities and supporters available for innovators and technology-based start-ups coming from the region.
EIT Communities gather passionate people to support innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges of our time and accelerate them to reach the market and European citizens quickly. Once you decide the onboard the start-up journey, we open the door for the most committed innovators, connecting you with pan-European initiatives.
“We work with local accelerators and incubators to understand the challenges and needs and develop our programs in collaboration with them to address these needs. Our team consists of doers and pathfinders working on “rough terrain” connecting Emerging European countries into the European innovation bloodstream. We saw different individual and systemic challenges and worked out a collaborative approach to break down the barriers” – said Dora Marosvölgyi, Programme Director.
The EIT Jumpstarter team is committed to showing the next steps after the program and helping you to become successful start-up owners by offering you the different stages in the technology start-up journey. There are many opportunities, supporting organisations and programs where you find support to build up your business and access knowledge, funding, and the European innovation networks.
We hope that with the help of the booklet, each team from the Western Balkans will be able to find the best next step on the rocky road of the start-up journey. You are not alone; this European community of start-up enthusiasts is here to support you.