Success stories

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

New entrepreneur:
Charlotte Angus (United Kingdom)
Age: 37
Company name: Mulberry Dragonfly - (Start-up)
Sector of activity: Education and training services

‘It has always been an aspiration of mine to work aboard because I love to travel and learn about other cultures and it was whilst receiving the help at the BIC that I found out about the Erasmus programme and this seems like a really good opportunity to not only share expertise with the company but also gain knowledge to benefit my business.' said Charlotte.

Host entrepreneur:
Claudia Ciotola (Italy)
Age: 37
Company name: Tempi Moderni Lavoro Spa
Sector of activity: Education and training services

Period of exchange: 01/2014 until 03/2014
Duration of exchange: 2 months

Charlotte Angus an entrepreneur from Houghton-Le-Spring (UK) went to Naples last January and spent three months with entrepreneur Claudia Ciotola to broaden her skills learn about new markets as well as has given fresh perspective to the host company.
After taking voluntary redundancy Charlotte went to BIC (the North East Business and Innovation Centre) in May 2013 and by August had started her own business Mulberry Dragonfly which offers bespoke solutions to organisations to engage their teams and unlock performance potential to implement small and large business change.
She discovered Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs through BIC and applied for the programme shortly after.

As part of her entrepreneurial experience Charlotte conducted research setting up other businesses in other countries providing reports including recruitment contracts taxation and challenges and overall viability.
She also performed translations of documents and reviewed letters and contracts to show the structure was correctly in place.
The knowledge gained has enabled Charlotte to approach companies about potential project ideas.


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

New entrepreneur's contact point:
North East Business & Innovation Centre Ltd (Sunderland)

Host entrepreneur's contact point:
Project Ahead (Naples)

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