Do you have a good idea? Are you thinking of starting up your own ICT project? Then you’ve come to the right place. FACE Entrepreneurship is the meeting point for entrepreneurs who are willing to help each other overcome the barriers they confront along the road to entrepreneurship.
Good ideas are important, so important! But it’s easier to turn these ideas into solid projects when you can count on the support and experience of other entrepreneurs who, like you, have made the decision to develop an ICT project.
We know that the challenges can sometimes be frightening even cause panic. Most entrepreneurs you meet have gone through this. But they’re still here! Because launching your own business idea means immersing yourself in a passionate universe in which, although sometimes hard to believe, even the small and not so small mistakes are important lessons that will help you to achieve your goals.
But we don’t want to resign ourselves to just offering you all of the information possible, we also want to know about you. What worries you as an entrepreneur? What excites you? How to you confront your doubts? What’s your day to day like? Tell us about your experiences; participate by commenting in the community. Your contributions will help us to understand our European community of entrepreneurs better… and it has its rewards! You could travel with us to one of our seven offline events that we’re organizing across seven different European cities.
We want to count on you. We want you to know you can count on us.
Join us. Become a FACEr and set aside your fears.
FACE Entrepreneurship is a project financed by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program. This initiative intends to boost ICT entrepreneurship among young Europeans by working through a key aspect which is often not given enough importance: the capacity to face the possibility of failure.
This square represents the road that any and every entrepreneur must take in the process to make their ICT idea into a product or service ready for market.
Each week we will unlock two squares, in which you will find different content and activities to participate in. Each square represents a situation that you could face as an ICT entrepreneur.
Participating in the FACE community has it’s rewards!
Participate in the community by: commenting, debating, voting on the contributions of other FACErs and getting positive karma.
The most participative and highest ranked FACEr by the community will be invited to attend the closing event of FACE Entrepreneurship.
These are the medals that you can win. Have you set a goal yet?
To ensure a collaborative environment comments and participation will be approved by a monderator.
Become a FACEr and take the path to entrepreneurship with other young European entrepreneurs just like you.
As a FACEr, we encourage you to participate actively in the FACEr community. Your contributions and interactions on our web platform will earn you different medals (Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum) which will help you to win prizes.
You can earn medals by commenting, partaking in debates, checking out content, answering surveys and questionnaires and even when you attend any FACE Entrepreneurship events which will be held around Europe throughout 2015 and 2016.
On top of that, your contributions will be evaluated by a Karma point system. Each entrepreneur will be able to vote positively or negatively on the contributions and comments made by others which means that those with the highest rating will stand out amongst the rest.
Types of medals and how to earn them.
Participate by commenting: "Chatterbox"
You will earn this medal when your comments are evaluated positively by the community.
Checking out the different squares of the game board: "Explorer"
You can earn this medal by clicking on and interacting with the different squares of the FACE virtual game board as they are opened throughout the project.
Replying to surveys: "Evaluator"
Periodically FACE Entrepreneurship will publish various surveys so we can get the opinions of our FACErs about different topics of entrepreneurship. The more surveys you reply to, the higher the medal you will earn.
Replying to questionnaires: "Respondent"
We will also post a series of questionnaires for you to take part in. You will earn higher medals for participating in more questionnaires.
Participating in debates: "Debater"
We want FACE Entrepreneurship to be a community where you can share ideas and opinions, which is why we will be sharing a series of debate questions for which you can also earn medals.
Achieving positive Karma: "Influencer"
Karma is a point system used to evaluate your participation in the community. As a registered user, you will be able to vote on the comments and contributions made by fellow entrepreneurs, who will also be able to vote on your comments. The FACErs with the highest karma will earn the most valuable medals.
Attending FACE events: "FACEr"
Throughout the rest of 2015 and 2016 FACE Entrepreneurship will host various events around Europe: Madrid, London, Dublin, Munich, Prague, Helsinki and Copenhagen. By attending an event you will automatically earn the Platinum FACEr medal.