Supporting newcomer entrepreneurship beyond the crisis

The NES mutual learning phase will kick off with a series of online seminars. Participants will have the opportunity to tap into experiences from across Europe and learn about innovative models.

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Outreach to migrant and refugee-run businesses in a changing policy environment

Thursday, March 18th 2021, 12.00-13.30 CET

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Panel 1: Coalitions for improved and comprehensive support ecosystems

In this panel we will explore how to encourage collaboration and network to improve the support ecosystem building with policy actors, including local and national authorities.

Panel 2: Accessible services for inclusive entrepreneurship

This panel will address challenges for incubators and accelerators to access support services, focusing on solutions for newcomer enterprises. This will include the value of inclusive entrepreneurship, e.g. women-run, young entrepreneurs and hard-to-reach communities.

Business support for the post-covid recovery period

Tuesday, March 23th 2021, 12.00-13.30 CET                                

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Panel 1: Business resilience & crisis innovation

This panel will provide examples of business resilience and crisis innovation, including business remodeling, moving up the value chain and supportive networking, e.g. strengthening digital competences and creating new virtual support formats.

Panel 2: Mobilizing partnerships for sustainable support

This panel will address the impact of incubator and accelerator programmes and how to sustain these in the long-run. It will also address the benefits and challenges of businesses, large and small, working together, including through supplier diversity.

New opportunities in the post-covid recovery period

Thursday, March 25th 2021, 12.00-13.30 CET         

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Turning opportunities into business reality

This panel will explore how newcomer businesses can gain from expanding business sectors, such as the Green Deal, the digital economy and the role of social enterprise. It will also address access to finance and risk capital which need to underpin these sectors.