What is the European Coworking Programme?

 

Mentoring is important at any stage of business, but especially so when you’re just starting out. That’s why the European Coworking Programme/ Transnational Network was set up.

The international business pre-accelerator supported by the European Social Fund was created with the aim of establishing a European network of mentors able to help entrepreneurs to grow and scale internationally.

By providing expert support and advice from experienced business mentors Impact Hub King’s Cross have joined 16 other organisations in 13 European Countries all dedicated to helping fledgling enterprises reach their full potential.

Who is eligible?

Spanish entrepreneurs with a good grasp of English

 Entrepreneurs that have an up and running project under 3 years old. (Special consideration will be given to innovative and green ideas).

Individuals/ teams that have a business idea/ project that would benefit from international mentoring

Manuel joined the programme in 2017 with his business Sunntics.
This is his story.

 

Sunntics develops technology for concentrated solar power in order to generate clean electricity, heat and steam for industrial applications.

Shortly after registering as a company in Spain in March of 2017, I applied to take part in the EOI programme. I got my wish of being matched to London and spent five weeks at Impact Hub King’s Cross receiving membership, mentorship and business support.

The support I received through the programme was very important. My mentor from the Impact Hub King’s Cross team was very knowledgeable and provided me with business advice, referrals to different business support clinics at the Hub, and introductions to members in the community. Many of the members I was introduced to or connected with using the online platform I still work with today.

In August when I decided to focus my efforts on incorporating in the UK, I looked at different coworking spaces but decided to come back to the Impact Hub because of its overarching objective to have an impact on society. The environment is easy- going, and the location is very well connected.

With continued support from the team during and after the programme we incorporated in the UK in August 2017, our first overseas market. Since then our team has grown from one to five, we’ve struck four collaboration agreements and had meetings with important governmental bodies.

We look forward to continuing to grow growing in 2018, building on the foundation the EOI programme and Impact Hub King’s Cross gave us.

Creating impact by supporting businesses for good

We offer a variety of programmes at a local, national and international level. These programmes are aimed at people who want to start or scale up.