Mentoring, Networking and Training for European Entrepreneurs
The main aim of the project is to test a mentoring model developed by the successful EU co-funded project fe:male under the Lifelong Learning Programme. The project is newly adapted and transferred, addressing firstly new entrepreneurs who participate in the European Commission’s ‘Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs’ programme, but also other aspiring entrepreneurs. Experienced entrepreneurs have been trained to become active mentors, while face-to-face mentoring has been offered to 100 aspiring and young entrepreneurs in Greece, Italy, Poland, and Portugal. MENTEE develops an online platform, reaching out to wider audiences for further learning and networking opportunities. The ‘wanna-be’ entrepreneur is the chance to benefit from a strong network of experienced mentors that have shared practical knowledge, as well as other start-up entrepreneurs. In addition, Mentee’s e-learning tools helps to gradually and successfully build and maintain their business.
VITECO leads the ICT activities, being in charge for the development of a website and an online platform, a space to share learning and entrepreneurial skills, connecting Europe. VITECO is also responsible for the development of a collaborative e-Learning and Networking PLatform, created to support the Mentoring Circles programme. VITECO, in cooperation with all partners, also produces the e-learning modules, interactive contents to enhance self-reflection and self-development skills.