REPORT ON A YEAR OF ERASMUS+ PROJECTS. Challenges, difficulties and satisfactions: how FORTES faced this 2021
GO-UP-INCUBATOR for FORTES
FORTES Impresa Sociale Srl is one of the founders of the Business E-Incubator GO-UP together with 6 other partners from Bulgaria, Serbia, Turkey, Estonia, Cyprus and Moldova.
The main objectives include: to accelerate smart growth across Europe by facilitating startups, cooperativism, social entrepreneurship, low impact investments, youth agri-entrepreneurship and venture-building across the whole agri-food value chain; to create smart and green jobs and smart employment opportunities for young people; and to improve the regional framework of MSMEs development through the support and networking of local and regional partners in the public, private, civil society and academic sectors.
GO-UP supports the business development of start-ups or innovative products/services; analyses and offers targeted advice; offers mentoring services; supports the establishment of a company; offers mediation services in the search for investors and provides support in negotiations; develops new business models/adaptation strategies, adapted to the local and regional context; offers training courses and matchmaking with suitable business partners; transfers knowledge; offers information and awareness-raising activities; enables participation in international cooperation and projects receiving grants from the EU and other countries.
Through the business incubator we help self-employed and young entrepreneurs, students, teachers, young unemployed people Business angels and investors,
service providers operating in the ecosystem, value creators in the agri-food and bio-economy sectors to support their business ideas.