Rijad Ćudić & Michela Quintaba - Erasmus entrepreneurs

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New entrepreneur:
Rijad Ćudić (Bosnia And Herzogovina)
Age: 22
Company name: Build Jobs (Start-up)
Sector of activity: Community, social and personal services

The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program has been a transformative journey equipping me with invaluable international business insights and fostering a collaborative spirit that will shape my entrepreneurial path forever.

Host entrepreneur:
Michela Quintaba (Italy)
Age: 36
Company name: Innovation Campus Ancona (7 years of experience)
Sector of activity: Community, social and personal services

The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program has been a catalyst for expanding my real estate brokerage beyond national borders. The exchange of knowledge and collaborative efforts have not only enriched my business strategies but have laid the groundwork for enduring international partnerships.

Period of exchange: 12/2023 until 01/2024
Duration of exchange: 2


Business sector of the exchange


Community, social, and personal services


The two participants were host entrepreneur Michela Quintabà and new entrepreneur Rijad Cudic. Their decision to participate in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme was driven by their specific business ob jectives. Michela as the Host Entrepreneur (HE) was eager to expand her real estate brokerage sector, particularly in international markets. Meanwhile, as the New Entrepreneur (NE), Rijad's goal was to gain valuable international business experience, especially in the construction recruitment sector by learning from a seasoned entrepreneur.

During their participation in the EYE programme, a collaborative dynamic emerged leading to various activities that significantly contributed to the entrepreneurs' individual business goals. Michela played a pivotal role in advancing Rijad's business plan, financial strategy, and branding efforts. Through collaborative discussions and strategic planning sessions, Michela guided him in refining and optimising crucial aspects of his business framework. In return, Rijad provided support to Michela in implementing a Google Ads campaign. Leveraging his experience in digital marketing and campaign management, he assisted Michela in designing, optimising and analyzing Google Ads to enhance the visibility of her real estate brokerage.

The entrepreneurs now envision continued collaboration in various areas, including joint projects that leverage their expertise in real estate, construction recruitment and business development. The EYE programme has been instrumental in enhancing their skill sets. As the Host Entrepreneur, Michela has gained valuable insights into real estate refined her business objectives and financial strategy and developed a nuanced understanding of branding strategies. For the New Entrepreneur, the exposure to international business operations Google Ads campaign management and the challenges of entrepreneurship contribute to a well-rounded skill set. Moreover, the programme has facilitated the establishment of an expanded and diverse network of contacts, including professionals in real estate, construction recruitment and entrepreneurship. These connections extend beyond geographical boundaries and hold the potential for future collaborations partnerships and knowledge-sharing. 

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

New entrepreneur's contact point:
Udruzenje Zene za Zene International (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzogovina)

Host entrepreneur's contact point:
Net in Action (Bologna, Italy)

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