Ahmet Barış Sermen & Tânia Santos - Erasmus entrepreneurs

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New entrepreneur:
Ahmet Barış Sermen (Türkiye)
Age: 30
Company name: (Start-up)
Sector of activity: Community, social and personal services

Developing a web product that could be a milestone for my career was very important. Cru Cowork and Tania provided an ideal work environment for me to achieve this goal. I had an opportunity to consider and improve my future products.

Host entrepreneur:
Tânia Santos (Portugal)
Age: 40
Company name: CRU Cowork (9 years of experience)
Sector of activity: Advertising,Promotion, Media

This exchange was really interesting and significant. Baris is a really nice person and very easy to work with. We have exchanged knowledge and work that we believe is relevant for both of us our organization and Baris’ future professional path. We believe we will continue to stay in touch and collaborate in the future.

Period of exchange: 04/2021 until 07/2021
Duration of exchange: 3


Business sector of the exchange


Web products development


Ahmet Bariş Sermen is a young entrepreneur from Türkiye, who planned to start a software company offering various web products with modern design and safe technological background. His main motivation to participate in the EYE programme was to understand how to meet the business needs of a company or client from another country. In this way, Ahmet hoped to broaden his perspective and gain the courage to start his own business. He chose as a host entrepreneur Tânia Santos, founder of CRU Cowork, a coworking space for creative activities and also a Portuguese designer shop and art gallery. Tânia wanted to participate in this programme to share the knowledge and experience of her creative hub and find a solution to the need for an extra pair of hands and ideas to help them improve and grow.

During the exchange, Ahmet managed to increase the visibility of the corporate identity by accelerating the digitization of Cru Cowork existing web services. He developed a web-based software that takes into account the real needs of the sector. This system was specifically designed for CRU cowork with shared ideas and is also open for continuous development. Moreover, the entrepreneurs have planned various projects to be carried out in the medium and long term.

Both Ahmet and Tânia achieved fundamental results thanks to this experience. They defined common sectoral needs for the post-pandemic period and set new goals for their respective activities. They shared valuable knowledge from different perspectives and gained real-life experience that better prepared them for all market conditions. They implemented a web project that is of active use to Tânia and represents an important step for Ahmed's professional career. As the project can be developed in the long term, it has strengthened the common working basis of both parties.

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

New entrepreneur's contact point:
Zeytin Grup Danismanlik Arastirma Organizasyon Egitim Mimarlik Insaat Bilisim Ticaret Sirketi (Ankara, Türkiye)

Host entrepreneur's contact point:

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