Success stories

Recent testimonies of successful business networking - Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme







New entrepreneur:
Muriel Rodde (France)

Company website (Start-up)
Sector of activity: IT, office and communication equipment, services and supplies


„Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a tremendous opportunity to learn from a more experienced entrepreneur while discovering new ways of working and finding new business opportunities.”



Host entrepreneur:
Gerard Delaney (Ireland)

Company website
Sector of activity: IT, office and communication equipment, services and supplies

„The program has delivered us additional marketing resources and a database of French call centres we can approach with a view to partnering. I think the real long term value of the programme is to establish a relationship with someone from another country who can help you develop our business oversea”. Want to know more about this exchange?
 
Watch Muriel Rodde’s interview on here (version in French).


Period of exchange: 08/2013 until 10/2013
Duration of exchange: 2 months



The exchange helped avoid the pitfalls when starting up my business

 

Gerry Delaney has been working with entrepreneurs for the last 20 years both on venture capital-related issues and through training and consultancy programmes. In 2007, Gerry opened a Kendlebell franchise in Dublin offering virtual office services to small businesses. Gerry was contacted in 2013 by Muriel Rodde a French new entrepreneur seeking to open an online company offering secretariat services targeting English people in west of France.



During the exchange, Muriel learned new marketing techniques, had tips and tricks on the pitfalls to avoid during the starting up phase and built up databases of potential French clients and partners for Kendlebell.

  

The experience allowed Gerry to expand his customer base and range of services as well as offering an opportunity for him to build business relationships abroad. During her stay in Ireland, Muriel learned new marketing techniques and built up a database of potential French clients and partners for Kendlebell. Muriel became well placed to get her business up and running while Kendlebell gained a partner on the ground who can assist them in dealing with the French market.



For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:

New entrepreneur's contact point:
Agende pour la Valorisation de la recherche universitaire du Limousin (Limoges)

Host entrepreneur's contact point:
Dublin Chamber of Commerce (Dublin)

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