WEgate: opening doors for women entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship is a driver of innovation, jobs and growth, as well as social integration. Small and medium-sized businesses play a key role here, creating 85% of all new jobs in the EU. But only around 30% of start-up entrepreneurs are women. WEgate is part of the European Commission’s strategy to change this.
Building a community that works
WEgate is a one-stop shop facilitating women’s entrepreneurship.
The multilingual online platform brings together in a unique online community:
- current and would-be women entrepreneurs
- mentors and ambassadors
- support organisations
- policymakers and stakeholders
Since its launch on 30 September 2016, the community continues to grow. With European mentors and ambassadors ready to help, it’s a great place to network and get inspired.
Access to comprehensive resources
WEgate presents European and national resources to help start and grow a business in the EU and other countries participating in the COSME programme. Information covers critical areas such as access to finance and digital entrepreneurship.
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