BE the future

Young female Baltic Entrepreneurs creating the future

P1 Competitive economy

1.2. More entrepreneunial youth

Central Baltic

01.02.2020 - 31.12.2022

€878 364

€699 294

Project Summary:

As of 2019 it is still more common for men rather than women to establish companies and or to be their CEO. BE the future aims at empowering girls between 15-18 to develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills.

In the framework of the project girls will be encouraged to test their ideas in joint, international ventures and to look at entrepreneurship as a potential career-path.

The project seeks to strengthen girls’ entrepreneurial mindset and business capacity by exposing them to inspirational female leaders and to provide them with the opportunity to network.  

Lead Partner

Emax Sverige Ekonomisk förening

Country: SE

Partner budget: 473.163 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 354.872 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

Zaļo un Viedo Tehnoloģiju Klasteris

Country: LV

Partner budget: 207.015 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 175.963 EUR ERDF

Tartu Loomemajanduskeskus

Country: EE

Partner budget: 198.186 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 168.458 EUR ERDF

Expected results

During the 3 years of the project of BE the future we will engage 225 young female entrepreneurs, in the age of 15-18 years. They will create a minimum of 50 student companies, at least 16-17 student companies per each cycle.

In these student companies the students will develop their entrepreneurial capacities, grow in self-esteem, and be trained to see opportunities around them and in themselves. The participants will gain an international network of peers, within the Central Baltic sea region and obtain access to business ideas generated during their participation, as well as start up resources within the partner countries and regions – all in all, good prerequisites to start new international ventures.

We will build an entrepreneurial mindset and a business capacity within the participants, through hands on experience, training in business tools, entrepreneurship mentors and an international network of like minded peers. Through the program there will be idea generation, that can benefit future ventures, international and domestic.

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