José Garrido & Philipp Stelzer - Erasmus entrepreneurs

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New entrepreneur:
José Garrido (Spain)
Age: 23
Company name: (Start-up)
Sector of activity: Community, social and personal services

"I sincerely have only good words for my Host Entrepreneur. Not only did he help me understand how to create a business from scratch but he also let me participate in his company. From the beginning I felt part of the team. I’ve loved the experience and the program.”

Host entrepreneur:
Philipp Stelzer (Germany)

Company name: FORMATION GmbH / (34 years of experience)
Sector of activity: IT, office and communication equipment, services and supplies

"José is very willing to learn and open to trying new things. During the stay he made great progress on his skills and knowledge on how to run a business also because he kept asking for things he would like to try and learn more about. It was also a great experience for our team."

Period of exchange: 03/2020 until 08/2020
Duration of exchange: 9 weeks


José Garrido is an entrepreneur from Spain. He has a strong interest in how technology can connect people. That is why he chose to create an app for exchange students. His journey started in December 2019 when he discovered Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs. The program allows young entrepreneurs to contact more experienced ones who can offer hands-on experience. The challenge sounded very interesting to him and he started looking quickly for a host that could help him create his app.

He focuses on improving his website creating a marketing strategy and adapting it to this new normality. He has also kept working in the development of the app as well as more general tasks like setting up a team or understanding his business model.

Thanks to Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs both parties have managed to grow and improve at different levels from marketing skills to human resources management. Both sides agree that the benefits accomplished during these months would have never been attained otherwise leaving aside the fun and interesting experience at a personal level.

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

New entrepreneur's contact point:

Host entrepreneur's contact point:
UnternehmerTUM GmbH (Garching, Germany)

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