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Thanks to EIF's financial intermediaries, thousands of SMEs and entrepreneurs across Europe were able to start-up and expand their businesses.

Read their stories, by filtering the list below by country, initiative and product. Or watch video stories of entrepreneurs by visiting our video library.


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16/11/2017 Madera: Flying across the Tara River canyon
15/11/2017 Utimaco: Providing security that builds trust
14/11/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Novo Banco case study: Inspama (Portugal), Automobile inspection centres
13/11/2017 Erasmus+ Master’s Loan: Xavier Casas
08/11/2017 Bage Plastics: Supporting a closed loop economy
06/11/2017 About-A-Bounce: From fun and games to sustainable business
03/11/2017 WeTransfer: Embracing technology through design
02/11/2017 Interactive rehabilitation: Better quality of life for disabled people
30/10/2017 Schwa Language Academy: Seizing the start-up opportunity
27/10/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - iwoca case study: Sambrooks Brewery (UK), Brewery
26/10/2017 Rekete Guaupos (Spain): A small loan for a big dream
25/10/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - KfW case study: Reha Weyhe (Germany), medical practice
24/10/2017 Latimer Group: Giving audiences a voice
24/10/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Sowalfin case study: KiOmed Pharma (Belgium), pharmaceutical company
23/10/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - BPCE Group case study: Gécos (France), consulting company
20/10/2017 C-Feed: Producing feed for baby fish
19/10/2017 Aramisauto: Cars bought online and delivered to your doorstep
18/10/2017 Evaneos: Tailor-made trips, designed by local travel agents
17/10/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - KredEx case study: Muhu Leib (Estonia), bakery
13/10/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - CERSA case study: Holidays2Malaga (Spain), holiday home rental
11/10/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Confidicoop Marche case study: Umbria Legno (Italy), woodworks, construction
09/10/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - National Bank of Greece case study: Smile Pharmacy (Greece), pharmaceutical services
02/08/2017 Erasmus+ Master’s Loan: Boris Kuzmanov
28/07/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - KfW case study: Blumen Wohlers (Germany), florist’s shop
27/07/2017 SCS Logistics: Supporting rapid growth
26/07/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - ?eská Sporitelna case study: PAPCEL Czech Republic, Manufacturing; Machines for the paper industry
25/07/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Bürgschaftsbank Baden-Württemberg case study: Markus Büchin (Germany), Agriculture, viticulture
21/07/2017 Oficina de Música de Aveiro (Portugal) : Bringing music closer to people
20/07/2017 Bobus: Freight transportation across the Western Balkans
18/07/2017 Erasmus+ Master’s Loan: Blair Clark
07/06/2017 Reina Margarita: Sustainable cosmetics
06/06/2017 Ainstein: From birthday gift to successful business
02/06/2017 Playnick: Translating feelings into sound
01/06/2017 My Slouch: Glowing in the dark
31/05/2017 Luxus Home Fragrance: Lighting up the business
30/05/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - National Bank of Greece case study: Mani Foods (Greece), Olive & olive oil trade & specialty foods
23/05/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - KfW case study: Mingle Africa (Germany), sustainable travel agency
22/05/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Slovenski Podjetniški Sklad case study: Jamnik (Slovenia), printed packaging
19/05/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Slovenski Podjetniški Sklad case study: Fortis Maribor (Slovenia), cutting-edge metal processing
12/04/2017 LA Aquatics: Aquarium Tranquillity
11/04/2017 KAZoART: At the crossroads between art lovers and talented artists
10/04/2017 Best at Home: Personalised care and support
07/04/2017 At it Again! : Bringing Irish literature to life
06/04/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Vækstfonden case study: Modsvar (Denmark), Online platform for designer goods
05/04/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Vækstfonden case study: Midtfyns Bryghus (Denmark), Local brewery
04/04/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Cibank case study: Megatrade Express (Bulgaria), Retail, sanitary goods
03/04/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Cibank case study: Karad (Bulgaria), Agriculture
24/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Bpifrance case study: Muquans (France), Research; Development
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - UniCredit Bank Austria case study: ZETA Biopharma (Austria), Pharmaceutical company
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - KfW Bankengruppe case study: VIOLAS’ Gewürze & Delikatessen (Germany), Spices business
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Bpifrance case study: Réputation VIP (France), ICT
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - ING case study: Real Impact Analytics (Luxembourg), Big data; telecom
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - KfW Bankengruppe case study: Optik Fuhr (Germany), Optical centre
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - UniCredit Bank Austria case study: mechatronic Systemtechnik (Austria), Hi-tech; semiconductor equipment; transport of wafers
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - UniCredit Bank Austria case study: Bauer (Austria), Agriculture, ecology
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Entrepreneur Venture case study: Aerogroupe (France), Helium balloons developing company
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - BGK case study: Captain Tadeusz Prokop (Poland), Tourism
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Slovenski Podjetniški Sklad (SEF) case study: Tesnila Bogadi (Slovenia), Hydraulic seals
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Almi Företagspartner case study: SecureMailbox (Sweden), Cloud service
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - BGK case study: Remi TSL (Poland), Transportation
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Inveready case study: mediasmart (Spain), Advertising technology company
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - KfW Bankengruppe case study: Küstenoptik (Germany), Optical store
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - KfW Bankengruppe case study: Klassische Uhren Jost (Germany), Watchmaker shop
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Almi Företagspartner case study: Handiscover (Sweden), Hospitality
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Millennium BCP case study: Critical Materials (Portugal), Engineering
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Qredits case study: Constantijn Koen (Netherlands), Funeral services
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - BPER case study: CEA Estintori S.p.a. (Italy), Fire safety and security equipment
07/03/2017 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - BPCE Group case study: AppStud (France), Mobile applications development company
02/12/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - KfW case study: Thomas Veh – Schädlingsbekämpfung (Germany), Cleaning & disinfection company
17/11/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Qredits case study: Toko Bopp (Netherlands), Food Store/Eatery
17/11/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Sowalfin case study: Sapristic (Belgium), Environmental monitoring systems
15/11/2016 France Active case study: La fabric sans gluten (France), food company
15/11/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Fidimpresa Marche case study: Rogani (Italy), Shoe-makers
14/11/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - K&H Bank case study: PP Tech (Hungary), Welding, custom metal fabrication
14/11/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - BGK Bank case study: PB Delta (Poland), Concrete products production
11/11/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Bpifrance case study: Loire Etude (France), Manufacturing (stamping press machinery)
08/11/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Bpifrance case study: FAMOCO (France), IT company, specialised in the development of Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies
07/11/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - ING case study: Flen Pharma (Luxembourg), Medical device company
04/11/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - BGK Bank case study: Presto Stal (Poland), Steel wholesale company
04/11/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - iwoca case study: Slumbersac (UK), Sleeping bags retailer
27/10/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Komercní banka case study: Vivobar (Czech Republic), Food store
11/10/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - SRGM case study: Go Asia & Go Australia (Italy), Travel agency
07/10/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Inveready case study: Odilo (Spain), Digital content lending platform
05/10/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Millennium BCP case study: Dominó (Portugal), Manufacturing floor tiles
03/10/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - KfW case study: Sandro Hanisch (Germany), Tax advisor
11/08/2016 UniCredit Bank (Serbia): Plastic disposable cups and packaging
08/08/2016 Denizbank (Turkey): Construction with a social purpose
02/08/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - BPER case study: Aurel (Italy), electronic shop
29/07/2016 MicroStart (Belgium): Import and Sale of Greek food products
28/07/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - KredEx case study: Opus (Estonia), Web development agency
26/07/2016 PerMicro (Italy): La Catrina, Ironing shop
20/06/2016 Vitas (Romania): bakery
16/06/2016 KfW (Germany): Fusscentrum, Handcrafted physiological shoes
08/06/2016 NetThings (UK): Technology, controlling energy consumption over the web
08/06/2016 JK Group (Italy) : Ink production for digital printing
08/06/2016 Beddit (Finland): Technology, sleep tracker and mobile app
01/06/2016 K10 Apprenticeships Limited (UK): social enterprise, apprenticeships in construction and other sectors
01/06/2016 P101 (Italy) : Technology, digital marketing and direct customer engagement
25/05/2016 SAS JEREMIE LR (France): medical robotics
25/05/2016 Almi (Sweden): eye tracking technology
24/05/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Quadrivium 1 case study: PEP-Therapy (France), Biotech company developing targeted therapies for the treatment of severe diseases
17/05/2016 Confeserfidi (Italy), Eco-friendly gardening products
17/05/2016 Microbank (Spain): Master student - Jorge Fernández
18/03/2016 Odyssey fund (Greece): Liater, virtual fitting room application
12/01/2016 How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Kreissparkasse, CMZRB and CIBANK case studies
11/12/2015 Valedo, SEB and Armada (Denmark) : Joe & the Juice
19/10/2015 PerMicro (Italy): Ararat Le Bracerie, grill-café
07/08/2015 Baltcap (Lithuania): Coffee Inn
16/03/2015 Social Venture Fund II (UK): Insane Logic, communication development platform for tablets
19/05/2014 LitCapital (Lithuania) : Brolis Semiconductors
15/04/2014 JEREMIE Openfund II (Greece): Tribe, wearable computing company
15/04/2014 Piraeus JEREMIE Technology Catalyst Fund (Greece): Intale, commercialised i-kiosk company
15/04/2014 JEREMIE Open Fund II (Greece): Incrediblue, boat rental company
07/04/2014 IP Venture (UK): Xeros, polymer cleaning system
25/02/2014 Sentica Buyout Fund III & IV (Finland) : Pihlajalinna, healthcare
25/02/2014 Acton GmbH & Co. (Germany) : momox, second-hand trading
03/02/2014 Privredna Banka (Croatia): Palma, Bed & Breakfast
10/12/2013 Inicjatywa Mikro (Poland) : K. Nowakowska, tea shop
10/12/2013 Siauliu Bankas (Lithuania) : Awards company
10/12/2013 Mikrofond (Bulgaria) : Farm
10/12/2013 microStart (Belgium): plastering firm
10/12/2013 Millennium BCP (Portugal): restaurant
10/12/2013 360 Capital Partners (The Netherlands): BMEYE, Cardiovascular monitoring devices
10/12/2013 Inventure (Finland) : Whitevector Oy, Social media monitoring
10/12/2013 Baltcap (Latvia): Interinfo Latvija, Advertising
10/12/2013 Baltcap (Estonia): Energate, Wind farms and gas distribution
10/12/2013 Chalmers Innovation Seed Fund (Sweden): Aluwave, Intelligent modules and lighting systems
10/12/2013 360 Capital Partners (Italy) : Electro Power Systems, fuel cell systems
10/12/2013 WHEB Ventures (UK): PassivSystems, Home energy management products
10/09/2013 aws (Austria): Lasertechnik, welding company
10/09/2013 UniCredit Bank (Hungary), Biotech, medical implants
10/09/2013 Finansbank (Turkey): Bonnyfood, retail company
10/09/2013 First-Step (Ireland): Happy Foods, food supplier
22/08/2013 Pekao (Poland): PTTK Murowaniec U A Kusion, hostel
22/08/2013 Siagi (France): Le Grand Pré, restaurant
22/08/2013 KfW (Germany): Thale, speech therapy clinic
22/08/2013 Participatiefonds/Fonds de Participation (Belgium): Karelicious, chocolate boutique
22/08/2013 Microbank (Spain): Dance school
22/08/2013 Nordea Bank (Denmark): Liftra, self-hoisting cranes
22/08/2013 Ceská sporitelna (Czech Republic): CSBeton, producer of concrete goods
22/08/2013 Bankinter (Spain): NBI Bearings Europe, bearings company
22/08/2013 ABN AMRO (The Netherlands): Trotter Holding International, digital billboards
22/08/2013 UniCredit Bank (Austria): Zeta Biopharma, plant construction company
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