About the Project: ECAPITAL CULTURE (Adriatic Start-Up School)

The inspiration to this project came from the project ECAPITAL, a Business Plan Competition, that exists already 19 years and which promotes the development of new companies in the Italian region of the Marche. The project involves young university students who study how to launch the various business proposals selected. With the continuing success of this project, more than 100 companies were launched creating over 500 jobs for young persons.

ECAPITAL CULTURE is the offspring project created for the development of innovative start-up companies. The main focus of the project is the fields of culture and tourism, in order to enhance the cultural heritage of the Adriatic & Ionian Macro Regions. The primary objective is to help assist and support young entrepreneurs originating from countries of the Adriatic-Ionian Macro-Region such as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia. The aim is to make the maximum use of their skills and creativity to achieve their own business ideas and develop them into a successful reality.

The project represents a realistic opportunity for economic development in various regions, while increasing professional employment all through a start-up company. ECAPITAL CULTURE is above all, an educational experience which helps young people develop their own business ideas in the field of culture. The project creates an important link between the academic and institutional world and the business and financial one.

The scholarships are funded by various promoters and sponsors.

Each scholarship is worth a total of € 5,000 which includes:

  • Attendance to the training course from 6th May to 28th June 2020 in Ancona, held at the Start-Up School
  • Room and board (in a shared facility) for the duration of the 8-week course.

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