Recent testimonies of successful business networking - Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme
Period of exchange: 12/2012 until 05/2013
Taking the right opportunity when it comes along…
Stefan Köppl had a great job at a human resources consulting company in Austria but something was missing in his too comfortable life and it was…a challenge!
"I had a wonderful job in the perfect company with amazing colleagues but the biggest challenge for me was to get out of this comfortable life and simply do my own thing” said Stefan.
Shifting his life trajectory towards his personal passions was courageous and risky. Stefan had then to carefully calculate his decision to start a business.
He then thought of ‘Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs’ as a way to test his business idea. He put together a solid business plan and was selected in 2012 for a six-month exchange with Croudcare S.A. in Lisbon (Portugal). Initially Stefan Köppl wanted to build a business which would offer online consultancy services to newly-established entrepreneurs in Portugal and Austria.
"The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme changed my life! My business idea completely changed and when the opportunity came along, I went for it!” said Stefan.
For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:
New entrepreneur's contact point:
Wirtschaftskammer Österreich ( Austrian Federal Economic Chamber) Junge Wirtschaft (Junior Chamber Austria) (Wien)
Host entrepreneur's contact point:
Universidade de Aveiro (Aveiro)
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