Mehdy KHARIS & Mylena PIERREMONT - Erasmus entrepreneurs

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New entrepreneur:
Mehdy KHARIS (France)
Age: 24
Company name: (Start-up)
Sector of activity: Legal, fiscal and other consultancy services

The EYE programme gave me the great pleasure and honour of meeting Mylena and working with her at Connected Circles. I achieved all the goals I had set both personally and professionally: to improve communication and soft skills and to gain important insights to start my own business.

Host entrepreneur:
Mylena PIERREMONT (Netherlands)

Company name: Connected Circles (3 years of experience)
Sector of activity: Community, social and personal services

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a great opportunity and a pleasant way to welcome a fresh mind to the company. Thanks to Mehdy's contribution we were able to put some strategic issues on the table and take the time to analyse our past to prepare for the future. I hope we will stay in touch and work together again!

Period of exchange: 08/2021 until 12/2021
Duration of exchange: 4 months


Business sector of the exchange




Mehdy Kharis is an aspiring entrepreneur from France whose idea is to start a company that works in fundraising and consultancy. Mehdy wanted to gain experience outside France after a short-term contract and before starting his own business. Looking for the best way to improve his entrepreneurial skills in a foreign country, he came across the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme on the internet. His goal was also to meet new people and discover new skills such as communication. Mylena Pierremont is the founder of Connected Circles, a communication and social media consultancy. After celebrating the company's 3-year anniversary, Mylena wanted to improve the good practises at Connected Circles and find a way to rethink the business model. Her goal was to dive into the business and its processes to improve them and grow faster. The parties met through Linkedin as Mehdy was looking for a host entrepreneur and Mylena was looking for a profile like Mehdy that could help her.

During the exchange, Mehdy took care of various activities, as Mylena wanted him to be involved in as many activities as possible. In fact, they had two main goals: Mehdy wanted to improve his skills as much as possible and understand the cogs of the business. Mehdy understood how to run a business in the same industry as Mylena and how to talk to people; he could use his skills to improve the company's processes. He looked after one of the company's services to organise and improve efficiency and quality for clients. Mehdy has also participated in strategic meetings on the development of the company: stakeholder management, sales development and communication about other activities of Mylena’s company, such as the French Tech Amsterdam.

The entrepreneurs expressed enthusiasm about their exchange. Mehdy stated, "Thanks to this exchange at Connected Circles and especially with Mylena, I have achieved my goals by learning how to run a business, especially a 3-4 year old business. I have learnt to understand a business in order to rethink it and suggest improvements. Developing the new business model with Mylena has been really interesting. I also took the opportunity to improve my communication skills in social media and especially in English - one of my main goals." Mylena also shared her impressions, "I would like to say that working with Mehdy has been very valuable. He is perceptive, quick and very analytical. He has clearly made great personal progress working near me at Connected Circles and has had the opportunity to intervene on some fronts, which he has done very successfully."

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

New entrepreneur's contact point:
GROUPE SOS Pulse (Paris, France)

Host entrepreneur's contact point:
CROSSPRING LAB BV (Zoetermeer, Netherlands)

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