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Sectors: Employment, Industry, Innovation

Beneficiaries: Federations Unions, Non-profit organisations

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Responsible: European Commission

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The general objective of this call is to increase the number of Women Business Angels (WBAs) in Europe, and to facilitate the funding of Women Entrepreneurs (WEs) by Business Angels.

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Objectives
WP1 : Creation of a WBAs consortia 
– Creation of a WBAs consortium with partners coming from at least 4 EU Member States (MS). 
WP 2 : Survey on key obstacles, challenges and success factors of WBAs
– Perform a survey and analysis to identify the success factors, the challenges and obstacles that women are facing to become business angels, implement a strategy and propose concrete measures to tackle these obstacles and increase the number of WBA in the regions of the consortium.
WP 3 : Provide information about the WBAs members of the consortium and facilitate transnational community cooperation via the WEgate
– Networking and providing information about the WBAs members of the consortium and propose ways to facilitate transnational community cooperation via the European e-platform for women entrepreneurship (WEgate).
WP 4 : Recruitment of WBAs
– Providing a detailed recruitment plan of WBAs, including a new member sponsor recognition programme.
WP 5 : Development and delivery of training and mentoring programs for the recruited WBAs and exchange of best practices
– Development and delivery of training and mentoring programs for the recruited WBAs.
WP 6 : Organisation of training on pitching and relevant business strategies for women entrepreneurs
– Organisation of training for pitching and relevant business strategies for women entrepreneurs.
WP 7 : Organisation of pitching events
– Organisation of pitching events.
WP 8 : Communication strategy
Communications strategy.
WP 9 : Exit strategy – Community cooperation and development sustainability
– Exit strategy – Development of Community sustainability and continuous cooperation plan

Priorities
WP1 
– To make Women Business Angels services available to as many European countries as possible 
– Bring together relevant local/regional/national initiatives that might exist in each country it is aiming to cover.
WP 2
 – Analyse the reasons of the under-representation of WBAs, in order to develop a strategy and propose concrete measures to overcome these obstacles and recruit more WBAs
WP 3
– Creation of dedicated webpages on the WEgate, including links to the websites of each national/regional/local networks, clubs and/or associations of WBAs participating to the ECWBA, with a view to facilitating transnational cooperation
WP 4 
– To develop their WBAs recruitment strategy at local, regional or national level using- among other means- the WEgate, social media and other existing platforms.
WP 5 
– To explain risk assessment of investment opportunities, as well as short term and long term asset management strategy to recruited new WBAs
– Mentoring advice by experienced business angels-men and women- to new recruits
WP 6
– To held women to face difficulties accessing alternative sources of finance
WP 7
– To organise at least 8 pitching events per year in the countries they cover
WP 8
– to recruit sufficient numbers of WBAs, publicise the consortium and the WBAs networks, as well as create investment opportunities, it is essential to publicise the created WBAs consortia.
 WP 9
– To ensure that the ECWBAs community will be active and sustainable after the end of the project, each consortium should present a strategy for ensuring continuous cooperation with other consortia within the frame of the ECWBA and the continuation of the established relations