Project Goal

The ePlus Ecosystem fosters web entrepreneurship in Europe: It will provide the nurturing to help web-entrepreneurs go global, through a unique combination of talents, tools and services on a European scale in all key elements required to create great companies: team, concept, technology, and capital. Our European level ecosystem provides an online and onsite environment, building on and interconnecting existing local ecosystems, hubs and initiatives, in order to setup a runway for web entrepreneurs to start and scale up a business in Europe and grow internationally. 


  • Date-a-researcher and date-an-entrepreneur initiatives stimulating the spark between entrepreneurship spirit and research talent that can result in great ventures for the global markets
  • Online-access to e-Mentors who will support web-entrepreneurs in achieving their objectives in terms of European expansion and entering new markets
  • Scheme of micro-grants and vouchers allowing web-entrepreneurs to participate in a wide range of entrepreneurship training and coaching services from all over Europe
  • Exposure of web-entrepreneurs to the early stage funding community in Europe and to the crowdfunding platforms available in Europe


  • bwcon GmbH, Germany
  • Camara Municipal de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Capgemini, Netherlands
  • Chambre de Commerce et d’industrie, France
  • European Business Angel Network, Belgium
  • European Crowdfunding Network, Belgium
  • Europe Unlimited, Belgium
  • INOVAMAIS, Portugal
  • Intrasoft International, Luxembourg

January 2015 – June 2017

European Commission, Horizon 2020



Simona Pede

Senior Innovation Programme Manager