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Call for women with new business ideas

by HP 31.05.2018 From our online archive
Entrepreneurship project to mentor up to 50 aspiring female entrepreneurs
Mentors to include experts from law firms, fiduciaries or financial institutions Image: Shutterstock
Mentors to include experts from law firms, fiduciaries or financial institutions Image: Shutterstock

Women with an idea for a new business that could be set up in Luxembourg will have the opportunity to receive a range of expert advice on how to start a company.  

The Luxembourg-Poland Chamber of Commerce is opening its programme to women of all nationalities living in the Grand Duchy.

A jury of four board members will select up to 50 business ideas, and the aspiring entrepreneurs will then undergo six days of training, held at weekends, with specialists in all the fields required to set up a company.

This includes training on VAT and taxation, fundraising for start-ups, project management, networking, marketing and putting together a sustainable business plan.

Mentors will include experts from law firms, fiduciaries or financial institutions in Luxembourg.

The Luxembourg-Poland Chamber of Commerce chairman, Artur Sosna, said the aim was to help women living in Luxembourg achieve their business idea and have access to local expertise in English.

"What we are looking for is applicants who have not yet started on their journey or who are at the very initial stage," he said.

"Ideally, the pitch will open up the possibility of employing other people in future."

Applications will be accepted until 30 June.

The training sessions will take place every Saturday between 29 September and 10 November.

At the end of the training sessions, all participants will vote for their favourite project, which will receive funding towards the creation of the business.

The project receives public/private funding.

An information evening will be held at The Office Coworking Luxembourg on 31 May to meet previous winners.