Our Heart & Priorities

Our heart has two colours and innovative concepts in our map:

- the yellow star to spread the EU values that represent the global-EU StartupCities with one ecosystem flagship per city and to interconnect their flagships in different strategic hubs (StartupCity concept).

- the green-yellow star to boost the green deal with the global-EU StartupVillages, where one StartupVillage is the combination of 3 villages, for connecting and fostering innovators and entrepreneurs in rural and/or remote areas hand-by-hand with an urban integration strategy (StartupVillage concept).

 

Our four priorities will have an annual milestone at #StartupCitiesSummit (it will be rotatory in each continent):

  • The Market. The global innovation ecosystemS will be led by women leaders with a pioneer role as ISOs (Innovation Strategy Officers) for each LOCAL innovation ecosystem. The aim is to accelerate connectedness of the ecosytemS flagships and their businesses between global StartupCities (#innovation: startups, SMEs).

 

  • The Young piece is led by Dimitar Vasilev. The aim is that the StartupVillages will be the executive tool for engaging global-EU young entrepreneurs & innovators between rural-urban areas with #ErasmusPlus as game-changer.

 

  • The Women piece is led by Taryn Andersen. The aim is to accelerate the global-EU support of venture capital for women entrepreneurs & innovators in global StartupCities #EUWomen4Future.

 

  • The Talent piece is led by Susanna Hillenbrand. The aim is to activate a global map for reskilling and upskilling new jobs and demand training courses in an agile way for global StartupCities and to be reflected in #NextGenerationEU.