National Dissemination Event in Vicenza "Tools and Local Initiatives Supporting Business Start-up"

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The three Italian partners (Veneto Region, Veneto Innovazione and Province of Bologna) organised their SMART EUROPE National Dissemination Event on the 30th of September in Vicenza, in the framework of the “Week of Female and Youth Entrepreneurship”.

The event consisted in a round table entitled "Tools and Local Initiatives Supporting Business Start-up", focusing on how incubators and Business Angels can help the wannabe-entrepreneurs to set up a business. After an introduction on the results of SMART EUROPE, the floor was left to the institutional representatives Michele Pelloso (Veneto Region) and Giovanna Trombetti (Province of Bologna). Right after, some incubator managers presented their initiatives and some successful start-uppers shared their experience, thus motivating the young participants to come out with their ideas. At the end of the presentation round, the invited speakers discussed some important issues regarding the creation of framework conditions to stimulate innovation and the launching of start-ups.

With more than 70 attendees, the event was indeed a success for the three organising partners, especially because it enabled to disseminate the results of SMART EUROPE among unusual, but valuable stakeholders: young people with an entrepreneurial vocation.