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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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SMATE: Made in Italy
  •  Date: 06 February 2019
     Duration: 3:02

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Petsitting: like a member of the family

  •  Release date: 21 April 2023
Dogs used to work pretty hard, in security, farming, hunting… and some still do. But most of our four-legged friends live like kings today. This explains, at least in part, why people are willing to invest more and more in services like doggy day-care and next level pet-sitting. This is a market opportunity that Amandine, originally from Strasbourg, has tapped into in Olingen, on the outskirts of the city of Luxembourg.

codary: start ‘em young!

  •  Release date: 17 April 2023
“There’s up to 100,000 open IT jobs in Germany alone, waiting to be filled because we don’t have enough potential employees with the necessary skills.”

Oazer: emission-free transport

  •  Release date: 24 March 2023
Oazer, based in Umeå in northern Sweden, is a company that provides hydrogen systems adapted to subarctic and arctic climates to customers who want zero-emission hydrogen solutions, building a network of refuelling stations across their geographical market and offering a viable green alternative to battery- and fossil-fuel-powered vehicles.

Calyxia: biodegradable micro-capsules

  •  Release date: 09 February 2023
 “Microplastic pollution is a ticking time bomb. Microplastics don’t degrade for hundreds of years - they accumulate, and we are producing two million more tonnes every year; 210 species of fish are already polluted; 90% of water is polluted. We will reach a point where this concentration is catastrophic for the environment, biodiversity and human health. That’s why we need immediate action to identify the sources and eliminate them,” says Jamie Walters, CEO and co ...

Freddy met Curry: zero waste food

  •  Release date: 01 February 2023
“Consumers are changing and becoming much more concerned about what they are eating, the origin of the products they are consuming and their carbon footprint,” says Jeremie Lambin, CEO of Freddy met Curry, a sustainable caterer in Brussels that specialises in zero-waste lunch making and delivery services.
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