Entrepreneurs, here is your chance!

We are working hard to give Europe’s many innovative entrepreneurs every opportunity to become world-leading companies. Do you have a good business idea and plan? See how you can get funding from the EU for your business.

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What do the following start-ups have in common?

Odilo, a Spanish firm specialising in providing digital content from companies and public bodies, mainly to libraries and the education and tourism sectors.

Thirty years after its creation, the Imec research centre, Belgium has become one of the market leaders in the fields of nano-electronics and digital technologies. Imec is working to make tomorrow’s cars smarter and safer for traffic, and improve our lives by connecting daily-used devices seamlessly.

When it was founded in 2001, Upstream was one of the world’s first mobile marketing companies. By the end of the 2000s, it had established itself as a global leader in the field.

Answer: They all received funding from the EU, which helped them to expand and develop further. If you have a business idea and a plan to back it up, you can apply for funding online.

We provide funding for all types of companies — any size and sector including for entrepreneurs, start-ups, micro companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, and larger businesses. Each year, we support more than 200,000 businesses.

This year we will be at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal from 4 to 7 November. It is one of the largest technology conferences in the world. Founders and CEOs of technology companies, fast-growing start-ups, industry icons, experts and policymakers gather in the Portuguese capital to discuss the future of tech.

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If you are an entrepreneur looking to expand or starting a business, make sure you make time to meet our #investEU team. They will advise you on accessing EU funding, give business coaching, mentoring, financial advice, matchmaking and can encourage you with some success stories.
Whether you are a start-up, an individual or a big company: we will be able to give you the information you need!

Have a look at digital technology projects that received funding and support from us. We have success stories from across Europe. For inspiration, click here.

Check out our Facebook Web Summit page for latest updates and insights from the conference. Follow our activities on Twitter and Instagram with #EUatWebSummit

And make sure to visit our #investEU team at the Web Summit!

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