Inspire NewsletterCheck out now Inspire YoWup #1 Newsletter!

You can read about the project, get to know the partners involved in the development and find out all about the Training Needs Survey results thanks to the survey infographic.

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Open training to interested participants.
The Investment Readiness Training will provide you bespoke advice on how you can make your business more attractive to investors.

  • Validation of Business Model, Market, the Team, IP and Business Strategy
  • Determine Target Addressable Market & Validate Scalability
  • Sales planning, pipeline development, customer engagement & set targets
  • Funding Strategy & Investment Options
  • Develop a high-impact business plan
  • Investor pitch coaching workshop


Are you looking to attract investment finance for your business?
Do you need advice on how investment ready your venture is?
Would you like help to present the best possible case to investors?
Startups will be selected via a multi stage selection process based on their investor proposition, their readiness and the quality of their pitch on Friday 24/10.
When they participate and present on Saturday it is to real CyBAN investors (who are also the coaches)
Up to 10 companies have the opportunity to receive coaching on investment readiness from business angels and industry experts.
Join our expert coaches at the INSPIRE YOWUP Venture Academy.
Some businesses may be invited to present at a future CyBAN meeting with potential investors. All companies will receive training and clear advice and guidance on how to improve their venture investor proposition.

INSPIRE YOWUP’s Dutch Partner Business Development Friesland (BDF) and EfVET  (European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training) organized the Final Conference of the Ent-teach project on 7 March in Brussels.

Over 50 international guests attended the session on ‘VET reinvented: Vocational & Entrepreneurship Teaching’ and went home with new inspiration and new contacts: Entrepreneurship+!

Frank Hiddink, project leader BDF also in the ENT-TEACH project presented the online platform:

He explained how all 7 units are supported by videos, learning activities and case studies to be used by the vocational school teacher. The materials are free to download.

Sven Grabbe showed how BDF and Nordwin College organised an Entrepreneurship Day at school together with both young and experienced entrepreneurs as coaches of students. The Ent-teach course has as special section on its website for schools on how to involve entrepreneurs in the class room and organise practical events.

Get involved in the project and activities?
Send an e-mail to f.hiddink(at)

europioneers-2014 The European Commission in partnership with Deloitte, European Young Innovators Forum and HUB Institute launches the Europioneers competition to reward the best European Web Entrepreneurs of the Year as part of its StartUp Europe activities.

The Europioneers Awards is a competition to reward the best European Web Entrepreneurs and their successful iniciatives, as part of the EC StartUp Europe activities framework for web entrepreneurship. The Europe’s web entrepreneur Áward is a unique opportunity to obtain European visibility and a strong legitimacy in the digital business ecosystem.

The 2013 winners were Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss of Soundcloud, European Entrepreneurs of the year, and Jon Reynolds of SwiftKey as Young Entrepreneur of the year. This year the EC has added two categories: high-growth web entrepreneur and Female Web Entrepreneur Awards.

The 2014 awards categories are:

  • European Web Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
  • Young European Web Entrepreneur of the Year – Youth Award.
  • High Growth Web Entrepreneur of the Year – Gazelle Award.
  • Female Web Entrepreneur of the Year.

The deathline to receive applications is June 30th.

Web entrepreneurs can apply here: