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.
Outreach to migrant and refugee-run businesses in a changing policy environment
Thursday, March 18th 2021, 12.00-13.30 CET
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
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
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.