Do we need a European public private Partnership to support EU web enterpreneurs to start and grow their companies?
Web entrepreneurship is emerging as a key building block for creating jobs and growth. Although Europe has great web entrepreneurial success stories, there is still lot to do. Many web-based EU start-ups, yet they don’t grow into global players and many of them are bought by US players. How might we support web entrepreneurs in launching and growing sustainable global businessess? Do you thing a EU Web Entrepreneurship Partnership would be a good idea?
The idea behind it would be to give young startups access to resources, connections and expertise. It will also provide support to the development and networking of web entrepreneurs regions across Europe with special focus on the Member States with higher unemployment youth rates.
In January 2011 Obama Administration launched a similar initiative. He called on both the federal government and the private sector to support entrepreneurs across the country. Leaders in the private sector launched the Startup America Partnership, an independent alliance of entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations, and other leaders, joining together to fuel innovative, high-growth U.S. startups. Within just one year, the Partnership has mobilized to make over $1 billion in business services available to a national network that will serve as many as 100,000 startups over the next three years.
Do you think it would a good idea to launch a Web entrepreneurship public private partnership? Do you know any other inspiring initiative that has worked elsewhere?