Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fifth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Developing start-ups with academic support in Romania
Anca-Olga Andronic, Razvan-Lucian Andronic, Gica Cruceru

Last modified: 04-07-2019

Abstract


The objective of the paper is to present how experts from Spiru Haret University have been involved in the development and implementation of a project aimed at the start-up development in the Central region of Romania, This project runs within one of the first European funded programs where universities are eligible.

The project ran through the first stage of entrepreneurship training by September 2018, where 371 members of the target group (of the 403 selected) completed an entrepreneurial training course, supported by academic staff. Subsequently, a business plan competition was organized in two sessions (in November and December 2018), following which 38 business plans were selected, the ones selected attended training in the same industry they intend to develop their business.

By July 2020, the 38 selected entrepreneurs will benefit from counseling and mentoring services, along with the monitoring of the business plan.


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