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Watify - Fostering Digital Entrepreneuship

posted Oct 17, 2014, 3:28 AM by Admin 3

WATIFY is a European funded initiative aiming to build the first platform for stimulating digital entrepreneurship across the EU. The project is implemented in all EU countries and Watify Cyprus is implemented by the Cyprus Information Technology Enterprises Association (CITEA), with GrantXpert Consulting handling all project management and administrative issues.

Watify emphasizes the importance of young entrepreneurs overcoming their doubts. This will be achieved through the sharing of experiences by many EU entrepreneurs on how they have managed to overcome their doubts while starting or digitizing their own business.

Digital entrepreneurship embraces all new ventures and through the creation and use of novel digital technologies it contributes to the transformation of existing businesses that drive economic and social value. The specific objectives of WATIFY are to enhance the digital entrepreneurial culture by identifying and promoting digital icons, serial entrepreneurs and their success stories at pan European, national and local level. Also emphasis is placed in analysing the digital transformation of existing enterprises by sharing industry specific success stories of disruptive business and operating models. Finally Watify aims to spark and support new business ideas in the digital world and boost their successful commercialization to the market.

WATIFY Cyprus is organizing several activities at national level, like:

· Mentoring sessions by experienced entrepreneurs to would-be digital entrepreneurs
· An ICT national conference dedicated to digital entrepreneurship
· Short videos which will be widely broadcasted with local digital icons
· A competition for start-ups from the digital arena
· An Award Ceremony where start-ups and existing companies that have utilized technology will be presented and awarded
· Presentation of WATIFY Cyprus in events related to entrepreneurship

To read more about the Watify initiative and view videos from digital icons from around Europe please visit the official EU website: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/dem/watify/

Also please like WATIFY CYPRUS to be daily informed about upcoming events:
https://www.facebook.com/WatifyCyprus

For more information please contact Dr Celia Hadjichristodoulou at celia@grantxpert.eu.
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