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EXCITE – Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs


Programme EXCITE offers mobilities for both new and experienced entrepreneurs, in the creative and cultural sector. As part of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme, it offers cross-border exchanges that give new or aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from experienced entrepreneurs who run small or medium-sized firms in one of the eight partner countries.

You can apply if

you are a New Entrepreneur,

  • the programme gives new and starting entrepreneurs in Europe the opportunity to connect with experienced entrepreneurs in another European country, without age limit;
  • and you know which area would you like to start your business in;
  • and you are doing business for no more than 3 years.

you are a Host Entrepreneur,

  • you can benefit from the mutual cooperation, get new ideas and skills for your business and expand the company's international network;
  • and you have more than 3 years of experience with running a company.

You should apply to

  • start a successful business
  • develop ideas that will help you take your business to the next level
  • gain new experience and knowledge for your project
  • get inspiration for enhancing and innovating your own products and services
  • gain contacts for possible future cooperation
  • gain access to the new market and get a better overview of the European market
  • scholarship as financial support for the exchange

How can you apply via Creative Industry Košice?

You can apply for Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme here or via a local intermediary organisation (IO) in this case is CIKE. Afterwards, you will fill in basic information about yourself such as your profile, motivation, preferences, business sector and so on.

If you're interested, send us an e-mail and we will

  • fill out your business plan and the request and make sure the application is complete;
  • provide you with relevant and constructive feedback;
  • if everything is complete, start to look for the perfect match in the area of your business interest;
  • find you the perfect and experienced partner who will help you get started or potentially, improve your own business.

Read more about the project on its official website or fill out the application form. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you experience any problems with your application.

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