Tina Ugarković & Davide Bergamini - Erasmus entrepreneurs

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New entrepreneur:
Tina Ugarković (Croatia)
Age: 33
Company name: Words and Visuals (Start-up)
Sector of activity: Advertising,Promotion, Media

"This experience was the first step to opening my business to an international audience. I learned about managing a digital agency and gained professional confidence. My host was a few years ahead of me in business years so working with him was a glance through an entrepreneurial crystal ball."

Host entrepreneur:
Davide Bergamini (Italy)
Age: 30
Company name: STUDIO DAVIDE BERGAMINI: www.shm.studio (8 years of experience)
Sector of activity: Advertising,Promotion, Media

"Working with Tina was an extremely enriching experience. We were able to share our ideas on each others business and get a constructive view from each other’s perspective. This collaboration helped me to grow professionally and personally making the whole experience even more rewarding."

Period of exchange: 10/2022 until 12/2022
Duration of exchange: 3 months


Results and benefits


10 new jobs created
1 new contract
Advertising promotion printing media and related products and services


After almost ten years of working with words and visuals, Tina decided to open her own online business. Being eager to stay on the right track and save time, yet also being interested in living abroad since her University years, she has decided to apply to Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme. 

She matched with Davide, an owner of an SHM agency which specialises in solutions for marketing agencies, consultancy companies and PMI. Having started as a freelancer Davide now works with an international team of more than twenty people from more than seven different countries. This was a great match for Tina and they both started working together in a co-working space in Milan. Tina's main objective was opening her business to an international audience which was made possible through collaboration with Davide's SHM.

Tina’s daily tasks evolved around Project Management and Content writing. She has also learned SEO from scratch and this skill will be a starting point for Tinas’ future services. Other undertaken activities included UI/UX review, business consultations, and using of new tools like Asana and Markup.

The exchange was beneficial for both parties. Tina learned about project management and collaboration with international clients and colleagues. Whereas Davide benefitted from Tina’s fresh perspective and valuable input. He also got great help with content writing and project management. He particularly thrived from Tina's sharp writing and proofreading skills during the exchange. Other than working with new tools both Tina and Davide covered different areas of digital marketing. For example, by gaining SEO skills Tina learned about implementing the right keywords to make a text available and highly rated on Google. In addition, because SHM has worked with multiple clients these tasks ensured better visibility of their web pages ultimately leading to more traffic, customers, and revenue.

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

New entrepreneur's contact point:
TERA Tehnopolis d.o.o. (Osijek, Croatia)

Host entrepreneur's contact point:
Forma Mentis S.a.s. di Luigi Santapaga e C. (Milan, Italy)

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