ePlus Ecosystem

Fostering Web Entrepreneurship in Europe: e-talent, e-mentoring, e-services and e-capital for entrepreneurs

The project will provide support to a new range of European web-entrepreneurs. Its aim is to ensure that at least 100 web companies are funded by public or private venture capital, or crowdfunding, in order to reach global scale. For this, the project will explore and select European e-talents, will provide online and onsite services and will liaise e-entrepreneurs with e-funding opportunities.


ECN will coach web-entrepreneurs to successfully conduct crowdfunding campaigns. This will attract talented entrepreneurs on European crowdfunding platforms.

Expected results:

Contribution to the creation of a pan-european web-entrepreneurship ecosystem by setting up the initial backbone made of the interconnection between the regional ecosystems of Lisbon, Nice and Baden-Württemberg

  • Reinforcement of the web-entrepreneurs teams’ skills and technology grasp by using Europe’s unique mass of + 50,000 skilled, mobile and global oriented researchers generated by the Marie Curie Actions
  • A European mentoring scheme, building on the best regional and national mentoring programmes to guide web-entrepreneurs. It will include a crowdfunding dimension
  • Access provided to web-entrepreneurs to some of the best services in Europe
  • Access to capital to web entrepreneurs either via early stage venture capital or crowdfunding

Project details

Duration: 01 February 2015 to 30 June 2017

Project funded by H2020 – European Commission

Project partners:

Inova+, S.A.

Intrasoft International S.A.

Europe Unlimited

Baden-Württemberg: connected e.V. (bwcon)

City Council of Lisbon

Chamber of Commerce Nice Côte d’Azur

European Business Angels Network

European Crowdfunding Network

Capgemini Consulting