Interested in participating in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program?

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By starting an exchange with an experienced entrepreneur in another country, entrepreneurs can gain competences and perspectives that will be valuable for further building their business.

The program describes two kinds of entrepreneur: The New Entrepreneur (NE) and the Host Entrepreneur (HE). 



Information for starting entrepreneurs

You can participate as a starting entrepreneur if:

  • You recently started your own company or if you want to discover whether entrepreneurship would be something for you. 
  • You have less than 3 years entrepreneurial experience.
  • You are willing to start an exchange for 1-4 months.
  • You have a (basic) business plan.

Starting entrepreneur Ricards Lapurins (NL) about his exchange to Latvia, hosted by Vera Komarova (LV):

Vera is very kindhearted, professional and supportive. She is a very forward coming mentor, which is very valuable.

Information for host entrepreneurs

As a host entrepreneur, you can participate in the program if:

  • You own/manage a small or medium-sized enterprise based in the EU. 
  • You at least 3 or more-years’ cumulative experience as an entrepreneur (owner-manager of own company).
  • You are willing to share your knowledge and experience with a new entrepreneur and acts as a mentor.

Practical information

  • The exchange can last for 1 upon till 4 months, depending on your availability. The exchange can also take place fragmented (and even remotely in times of COVID-19).
  • The exchange can take place between participating countries in the EU. Check here which countries are participating. Want to travel further? Ask for more information about EYE Global.
  • Crosspring can assist you with your application and in your search in finding a suitable experienced entrepreneur. Also, during the exchange we will be your contact point. 
  • The exchange is financed by the European Commission. The starting entrepreneur will receive a monthly budget to finance travel costs,  accommodation costs, etc.

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