Success stories

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

New entrepreneur:
Manuel López Galán (Spain)
Age: 29
Company name: Centro Veterinario Espiel (Start-up)
Sector of activity: Health, beauty and social services

"Thanks to Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, I acquired the experience I needed to boost my new business"


Host entrepreneur:
Michaela Travaglini (Italy)
Age: 38
Company website (5 years of experience)
Sector of activity: Health, beauty and social services

"The Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs allowed me to get in touch with a dynamic entrepreneur who brought innovative ideas to my business”.


Period of exchange: 10/2013 until 12/2013
Duration of exchange: 2 months

Manuel Lopez started his own business ‘Centro Veterinario’, a veterinary clinic located in Spain in 2011. In his start-up, Manuel fills different roles as he works alone and his company starts showing a real development. In order to successfully manage it, he needed to feel more comfortable in all roles. But to achieve this, he needed more business experience and knowledge, new technical skills such as customer management and knowledge on the new surgical techniques.

Conscious of the potential the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs could offer to his business, he enrolled for the programme and started a partnership with Michaela Travaglini, owner of ‘Ambulatorio veterinario centro’ in Italy. Michaela is a doctor of veterinarian medicine and had at the time 5 years’ experience in running a small business of 3 employees. Working alongside with Manuel was an opportunity to get new insights for her business, improve the services she
offers and increase the business revenue eventually.

As main achievements, Manuel improved his veterinary skills in diagnostic making. The knowledge he acquired during his stay-abroad was invaluable for his company and the two entrepreneurs were extremely satisfied of the exchange. They stayed in touch and went on to work on the development of Manuel´s new veterinary clinic with a primary importance on the decisions-making process.


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

New entrepreneur's contact point:
Dirección General De Empresa y Competitividad (Mérida)

Host entrepreneur's contact point:
Prodest - Progetto di Espressione e Sviluppo Territoriale s.c.a.r.l. (Busto Arsizio (va))

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