Best Practice Breakfast #6: EU|BIC Global Business Acceleration Services
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EVER WONDERED WHAT OTHER MEMBERS ARE DEVELOPING? WHAT COULD YOU LEARN FROM THEIR SUCCESSES AND MISTAKES? IN THIS CASUAL MORNING COFFEE-CORNER EXCHANGE, MEMBERS MEET SPONTANEOUSLY TO HEAR THE LATEST ON A SET TOPIC AND CONNECT TO INSPIRE EACH OTHER’S GROWTH.
Start your morning well! Grab your coffee/tea and join us for a 90-minute chat on EU|BIC Global Business Acceleration Services (best practices and the business case for EU|BICs) and the current challenges/opportunities/ideas that are being developed and implemented throughout Europe in the EU|BIC community. Through open and one-on-one conversations with EU|BIC experts, you can explore new ways of running your business and the unexpected ideas emerging in our community. It is all about sharing ideas, a moment to ask questions, and learning from each other, casually (with or without your breakfast on your table).
EBN’s mission is to facilitate and engage members from across the European innovation ecosystem within the EU|BIC Community, to benefit from cross-fertilization and diversity inspiring innovation and creativity. It aims to stimulate unprecedented and unforeseeable encounters between peer inventors, researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs as well as other actors from the ecosystem, including corporates, investors, business angels, mentors and coaches, innovation procurers, innovation agencies, business associations, clusters, accelerators, incubators, technology transfer offices and many more.
Critical to sharing of services is foremostly trust, among the members and in the quality of the services. With many of us already offering business acceleration services focused on the scaling of our client companies, how to expand the visibility and accessibility to others?
- How to unlock the potential of shared EU|BIC Global Business Acceleration Services?
- What is the concrete need by EU|BICs for global acceleration services?
- Where and how do members offer services that facilitate the scaling of client companies (startups/scale-up/SMEs)?
- How can other EU|BICs (interregional/ international) tap into these services for the benefit of their clients?
- What could be the focal point and structure of shared EU|BIC global business accelerator services? E.g. pillars of services: 1) access to coaches, mentors, expertise and training, 2) access to global partners (leading corporates, investors, procurers, distributors, clients), 3) access to innovation ecosystem and peers?
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About the conversation starters
Pablo Santaeufemia, CEO at Bridge for Billions
Pablo is the co-founder and CEO of Bridge for Billions, a social enterprise that designs, builds, and manages entrepreneurship programs for early-stage entrepreneurs worldwide. His mission is to democratize access to quality entrepreneurship support to make entrepreneurship ecosystems more inclusive, efficient, and meritocratic. Bridge for Billions to date has supported more than 3700 entrepreneurs from 98+ countries and Pablo has been recognized as Forbes 30Under30 Europe and Ashoka Fellow since 2017. Pablo holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University and two master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Technology Innovation Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Micaela Vieira, Project Manager at EU|BIC Startup Madeira
Micaela Vieira has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and a master’s degree in Management. Since October 2017, has been closely working with Startup Madeira, as a project coordinator of Madeira Startup Retreat, an acceleration program for international travel & tourism startups, that during the last 5 editions has welcomed Madeira Islands over 50 international startups and 155 entrepreneurs from 37 nationalities.
Since September 2018, performs the duties of Project Manager, at Startup Madeira. Besides Madeira Startup Retreat, has been attached to the projects of startNOW and the Digital Nomads Madeira Islands, which has attracted 14.000 registrations.
Roberto Parrondo, Coordinator EU Programmes at EU|BIC CEEI Asturias
Degree in Msc Mechanical Engineer, Roberto initiated his professional career at INDRA SYSTEMS working in the Defense Department. He joined CEEI Asturias in 2006 as a project advisor and, since 2015, he holds the position of Business Services Coordinator, responsible for the scale-up of startups, mostly digital, working actively on the following pillars: Opening new markets, internationalization, financing, venture building and open innovation. In addition, he is also in charge of the EU programs Unit, participating in transnational projects (INTERREG, H2020,…) related to SME competitiveness.