CSA – Coordination and Support action
1 January 2015
The European network of Women web Entrepreneurs Hubs
WeHubs was the first European community, powered by Startup Europe, that connects business ecosystems and provides them with mentoring tools to support women entrepreneurs in the digital sector. The need for the creation of WeHubs was highlighted by the fact that women play a small role in the digital economy. Particularly in Europe women represented only 19% of the web entrepreneurs compared to an average of 33% in the USA. WeHubs aimed to provide indirect support to women web entrepreneurs and increase their participation in web enterprises by encouraging the existing web entrepreneur’s ecosystems to provide dedicated support and services to women.
Through a set of services, tools and resources targeted at business support organisations, the project strengthened the existing business ecosystems and support the emergence of a dynamic European environment for women web entrepreneurs.
ViLabs contributed to establishing the appropriate communication tools and dissemination of online and offline content developed the training platform, as well as setting up and running a local hub in Greece and Cyprus facilitating knowledge sharing between relevant stakeholders of the web entrepreneurs’ ecosystems and providing dedicated services for women web entrepreneurs.