ePlus Ecosystem aimed to promote web-entrepreneurship across Europe with emphasis on ecosystems in Lisbon, Nice/Côte d’Azur, in France, and Baden-Württemberg in Germany, as being among those having the highest potential in Europe.
The ePlus ecosystem project developed and deployed an online and onsite environment, building on and interconnecting existing ecosystems, hubs and initiatives, in order to setup a runway for web entrepreneurs to start and scaleup a business in Europe and grow internationally. This European ecosystem helped web-entrepreneurs to develop and scale up their ideas and businesses, from a business international validation phase, to internationalization, access to finance and to business growth, thus complementing the service offer currently made available at local ecosystems level.
The ePlus project offered startups a unique set of services and provided the nurturing to help web-entrepreneurs go global, through a unique combination of talents, tools and services of an European scale in all key elements required to create great companies: team, concept, technology, and capital. This was done through the following elements:
Led by INOVA+, the ePlus Ecosystem consortium had 9 additional partners, including: Intrasoft, Europe Unlimited, BWCON, CM Lisboa, Chambre de Commercee et d’Industrie Nice Cote d’Azur, EBAN, ECN, CapGemini and Hugin & Munin.
ePlus Ecosystem project obtained financial support from the H2020 program of the European Commission.