RAISE Workshop: Empowering Startups and Building Community

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An Exciting Workshop: RAISE.EU Shines at EWRC

On October 11th, the RAISE Project hosted an engaging workshop during the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC). Consequently, this event celebrated collaboration and underscored the importance of fostering a sense of community within the startup ecosystem.

EWRC: A Gathering of Regional Innovators

First and foremost, the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC) is an annual event that unites policymakers, regional representatives, and experts to discuss regional development and innovation. This year, on October 11th, all eyes were on the RAISE Project as it organized an informative and engaging workshop.

Empowering Startups and Scale-Ups

Moreover, the workshop was meticulously designed to provide participants with a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. Its primary focus was on nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit and equipping startups and scale-ups with the tools they need to thrive.

Dynamic Presentations Illuminate the Way

To begin with, SERN’s Secretary General, Chiara Frencia, kicked off the event with a dynamic presentation about the RAISE Project. Her insights illuminated the project’s goals, setting the stage for a day of enlightenment.

The Role of the Regional Steering Group

Additionally, Giacomo Frisanco, representing EURADA, a project partner, took the stage to delve into the Regional Steering Group. This group, established within the framework of the RAISE project, comprises 10 high-level policy experts from various regions. They “steer and validate the future action plan activities and assume responsibility for organizing events in their regions to promote startup-friendly policies.” These insights offered a glimpse into the project’s inner workings, dedicated to empowering startups and fostering innovation.

Unlocking the World of European Funds

Furthermore, one of the workshop’s highlights was the presentation of the Head of Unit of EIC Accelerator, Cornelius Schmaltz’s presentation about the world of European funds. His insights prove invaluable for startups and entrepreneurs facing funding challenges, offering guidance on how to harness European funds for innovation and growth.

Active Learning: Engaging Workshops

In addition, the workshop featured an interactive game presented by SERN representative, Giorgio Alessandro. The game, inspired by the “Shark Tank” show, encouraged participation and lively discussion, reinforcing the idea that knowledge is best acquired through hands-on experience.

Empowering Innovators and Building a Community

Equally important, the workshop’s success attests to the importance of initiatives like RAISE. It goes beyond providing support for startups; it’s about fostering a community where ideas are shared, and dreams are nurtured. This collaborative spirit drives innovation and serves as a catalyst for the growth and prosperity of startups and scale-ups.

A Bright Future for Startups

In conclusion, looking ahead, initiatives like RAISE will continue to play a pivotal role in empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs. The knowledge, insights, and sense of community cultivated in workshops like this will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on the European startup ecosystem.

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