The European Commission launches Watify to accelerate creation of up to 1.5 million jobs in digital entrepreneurship in Europe.

The main challenge facing entrepreneurs in Europe is not the lack of great ideas but the fear of turning ideas into reality. Many people with great ideas are reluctant to embrace entrepreneurship because of their doubts. There are as many people wanting to start a business in Europe as there are in the USA, yet we see a significantly lower level of Involvement in starups on this side of the Atlantic. Only 6% of the adult population of Europe is engaged in a new business, compared with 13% in the USA. that's why the European Commission is launching the Watify platform with Deloitte Belgium, DIGITALEUROPE, EBN and collaboration of other organizations such as CEEI Burgos.

Watify will help entrepreneurs to overcome the barriers that prevent them from starting their own business. This initiative will help them to understand that every successful entrepreneur has had moments of doubt and that success begins to materialise the moment you start making your ideas happen. The platform will also help established companies in all industry sector by showing them there are many opportunities to transform their business using technologies, taking away any of their doubts and stimulate them into taking action.

The Watify iniciative will run throughout Europe for two years. The aim of the initiative is to foster digital entrepreneurship in Europe. The iniciative offers inspiration, practical support and advice for entrepreneurs and existing businesses, helping them to fully realise the opportunities for both business growth and innovation by using digital technologies.

Visit the Watify platform to find out more about how this initiative can stimulate digital entrepreneurship in Europe. Watify is funded by the European Commision and managed by Deloitte Belgium, DIGITALEUROPE, EBN and collaboration of other organizations such as CEEI Burgos.


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