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 Newsletter #2 | December 2020


With this newsletter we invite you to a quick overview about our newest activities and achievements. Hope you will enjoy reading! if you are interested in any of them, let us know. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a New Year full of Hope, Joy and Success!

The ifempower project team

Welcome to the Newsletter of ifempower!

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• latest updates about female entrepreneurship development;
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ifempower is a complex project led by HÉTFA Research Institute, and funded by the Erasmus+ programme with the aim of empowering female students at higher education institutions in the field of entrepreneurship.

ifempower Winter/Spring Schools


Two international intensive study programmes (winter/spring schools) will be held within ifempower project for selected students who accomplished the ifempower courses in the partner universities.

The students will receive:

  1. in-depth training for the launching of their own entrepreneurial initiatives;
  2. additional skills on how to sell their idea and attract investors;
  3. ECTS for attending the training program.

The Winter and Spring Schools will rely on the toolkit of Design Thinking, a user-centric approach used for practical and creative problem-solving. Instead of the teaching material or the problem, it focuses on humans, seeking to understand people’s needs and come up with effective solutions to meet those needs.

The schools will be in English.

When will the Winter/Spring Schools take place?

Online Winter School – 31/01/2021 – 06/02/2021
Online Spring School – 07/04/2021 – 13/04/2021

Learn more about ifempower Winter/Spring Schools here.


The 3rd ifempower Multiplier Event

The third multiplier event of ifempower will be held online on 4th February – “How does the idea become a business?

This event aims to provide a platform for matchmaking and online knowledge exchange for business angels, entrepreneurs, experts and other stakeholders. Since the event is part of the week-long ifempower winter school, its main part is the pitch session during which the business ideas of students attending the intensive training will be presented. A professional jury will provide hands-on

feedback to the presenters with the aim of supporting their development and turning into real businesses.

Through the elevator pitches and roundtable discussion vivid sessions will come to see the best ifempower entrepreneurial talents and our stakeholders active in investment, business support and nurturing business ideas!

Check more information about the 3rd ifempower Multiplier Event and register below:

More info

Female Entrepreneurship Support Points

ifempower’s Female Entrepreneurship Support Points have the mission to support the creation and managing of new businesses by women entrepreneurs, as well as the effective start of their activity and their development, through the provision of information services, advice, mentoring, training and business financing support. Thus, through these points in each partner country, women entrepreneurs will get support on the daily issues that inevitably arise during the course of starting and/or running a business.

Learn more about ifempower’s Female Entrepreneurship Support Points here:

Support Points

Mentoring Programme


The ifempower curriculum - currently running at partner universities – is backed by a mentorship programme, which - aims to:

  • Promote synergies between business & education-provide basics of dual courses for universities within and beyond the partnership in entrepreneurial teaching & learning;
  • Provide potential or early entrepreneurs from partner universities the knowledge and practical advice from senior entrepreneurs and to get personal thoughts from their mentors on how they meet everyday challenges including business life, family life, etc.;
  • Provide opportunity for involved entrepreneurs to work with students (supporting their recruitment of human resource).

Learn more about ifempower Mentoring Programme here:

Mentoring Programme

ifempower Online Toolkit

The ifempower online education platform will provide support that is especially made for you! You may find good practices or specific suggestions to your specific problems based on real entrepreneurs’ expertise, from practical examples and real-life challenges. This toolkit was developed as a complementary support tool to the personal support points developed by the project and it aims to enable visitors to find good practices or specific suggestions to their specific problems.

As it is online and free of charge, it can help female students or women in general who are interested in creating their own business in the EU in various ways, including legislative, administrative, managerial, or personal issues which are based on stakeholder interviews, practical, real-life challenges of female entrepreneurs.

More information on the Online Education Platform will come soon, stay tuned!

Inspirational Stories


Find inspiring stories from successful female entrepreneurs in various industries and sectors for your business idea and development as well as work-life-balance tips and hacks. Learn more about ifempower inspiring stories here:

View Inspirational Stories

News & Events

ifempower keeps its News & Events pages up-to-date with latest information about our project’s activities and also promoting other initiatives related with female entrepreneurship that can be very interesting for you. Check these pages regularly for updates here:

View News and Events

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ifempower newsletter was published and distributed by SPI. ifempower project is coordinated by HÉTFA.

ifempower received funding from the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme under the registration number 2018-1-HU01-KA203-047766. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.


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