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Thousands of SMEs and entrepreneurs across Europe have been able to start-up or expand their businesses thanks to the EIF. The entrepreneurs below have all benefitted from equity capital or loans backed by the EU provided by a wide range of financial institutions, acting locally as EIF's  financial intermediaries. 

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Fieldscale: touch-screens put to the test

  •  Release date: 26 March 2018
Fieldscale builds software simulation tools that will empower companies around the globe to create optimized products in the most cost efficient way. In particular, they develop software to test touch sensors that are used in a wide range of applications like phones, tablets, white goods, clothing or automotive dashboards. Yiorgos and George, the two co-founders of Fieldscale, both experienced the pains of simulation first-hand. They faced day-long simulation runs to get the required accuracy, ...
 

Bioburger: 100% bio fast-food

  •  Release date: 23 March 2018
With consumers today better informed than ever before, the food sector is adapting accordingly in relation to the healthiness and traceability of its products. Motivated by the increasing demand for organic food, French entrepreneurs Anthony Darré and Louis Frack created Bioburger in 2011, a certified 100% organic fast food chain. Bioburger promotes full transparency in its products and services. From the origin of each ingredient to the journey from farm to fork, all the information is ...
 

100mentors: choosing the right career path

  •  Release date: 22 March 2018
“One questionnaire changed everything for us,” explains Yiorgos Nikoletakis, founder and CEO of 100mentors. “We asked people to rate how conscious and informed they were when they decided what academic/career path to follow. Almost two in three spoke of a teacher that channelled them in a specific direction, a role model who had inspired them, or their parents’ influence. Ultimately, these all-important decisions depend a lot on a limited number of people in our inner ...
 

PLANUS EU: The door to safety

  •  Release date: 21 March 2018
PLANUS EU is a Czech company based in the region of Olomouc that produces and installs specialized doors. Its AEGIS line of fire doors, named after the mythological shield, consists of safety doors lined with fire resistant steel and direct impact resistance on both sides, regardless of the direction of the hinges.
 

How EFSI benefits SMEs in Europe - Unicredit case study: Frusack (Czech Republic), retail (grocery bags)

  •  Release date: 19 March 2018
Frusack is a Czech start-up that came about from the conviction and environmental sensitivities of two university buddies, offering an alternative to the plastic grocery bags that we use to carry fruit and vegetables.
 

 
 

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