Title Entrepreneurial programme for female founders
Project Number A/01/B/F/PP-124.101
Project Type Pilot Project, project with multiplying effect (2000-2006)
Marketing Text The target group of the project are female founders who want to work in networks, cooperation or franchise systems. The main task of this project is to form a curriculum for the target group of female founders.
Cooperation between enterprises offers good chances to strengthen the regional economic structures of SMEs. These new kinds of cooperation’s also demand adequate training methods for the managers and founders. The restructuring of old industries in many Associated Countries of Europe as well as the interlace of economies within the expansion of the European Union increase the demand in functioning cooperation models and by that a demand in better qualification measures. From an international point the formation of clusters also is an aspect of the trend to act in cooperation’s.
The target group of the project are female founders who want to work in networks, cooperation or franchise systems. This group also consists of unemployed women, women after a period of grace, women in enterprises with economical problems, as well as women who are already self-employed and want to change over into enterprises in networks or franchise systems.
For women in underdeveloped areas such models of enterprises also offer good chances for self –employment.
The main task of this project is to form a curriculum for the target group of female founders. The curriculum contains a combination of different training methods, classical and tele-teaching, interactive CD-ROMs etc. The founders are also supported by the coaching of selected mentors. In each partner country 1-2 mentors are foreseen for the start up and first enterprise period of the female entrepreneurs.
During the test phase of the project about 50 female founders should be tested. The mentors are trained as well for their task to support the founders.
Sectors Other Service Activities
The Fementre-Box is the summary of all developed results of the project, these are the following:
- CD-ROM with the curriculum and the guide for female founders
- Selection criteria for female founders
- Access criteria for female founders
- Self-calculating file for training institutes
- Plan for the organisation of the training
- Accompanying measures
- Organisation of the mentoring
- Training of the mentors
- Experiences out of the project Fementre
- Evaluation sheets and questionnaires
- Checklists for the mentoring
The project results can not only be used for trainings of female start-ups but also for their further education and for consulting offers.