WELCOME is working hard to break down the barriers between 5 different major EU startups ecosystems (Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Madrid and Salamanca). Teaming up with local partners present in these ecosystems to identify and engage the most relevant players of the tech entrepreneurial world (e.g. investors, mentors, media, corporates, successful entrepreneurs, etc.) and connect them with prospective, emerging and successful tech startups. In addition WELCOME also aims to bridge the divide between the tech entrepreneurial world and policy makers.
WELCOME is realising its objectives through the execution of a large set of activities aimed at the different stages of the startup lifecycle. The project was inspired by the change in mentality suggested by the Startup Manifesto.
The final goal is to create a Pan-European startup ecosystem in which every entrepreneur in each of the local ecosystems feels at home and interconnected.
Furthermore, WELCOME is connecting Europe with Silicon Valley and thus offering more opportunities for tech startups to truly go global.
WELCOME also runs: