INVESTMED to hold summer school for Mediterranean entrepreneurs in Rome in September 2023


INVESTMED is excited to announce that the INVESTMED Summer School will be held in the beautiful city of Rome at LUMSA University from the 4th through the 13th of September 2023.

The Summer School will be a powerful networking occassion. 21 potential entrepreneurs (16 of whom are women) from Egypt, Lebanon, and Tunisia will attend the school. Participants will have the opportunity to meet a number of testimonials, including business angels, venture capitalists, and financial experts.

77 business ideas were received to take part in the school, and after a selection process 21 were chosen. The pitches range from greening chemicals and fertilisers, to online market places for selling recycling materials providing employment for young desginers, to innovative gastronomy making camel cheese and delicious responsibly sourced desserts. Of the 21 ideas, 6 are in the cultural and creative industries, 7 contribute to the green economy, and 3 are in the blue economy. 

During the summer school, these participants will have the chance to visit successful companies and projects in central Italy and work on their business ideas so that they can be pitched to a jury of investors. 

The INVESTMED project is co-funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020. INVESTMED will have an impact on MSMEs, start-ups and recently established enterprises where staff will be trained and coached to become more sustainable and competitive and financially supported via an open competition. INVESTMED has a duration of 30 months, with a total budget of 3.8 Million euro, of which 3.4 Million euro are funded by the European Union (90%). It has 8 partners from Tunisia, Spain, Lebanon, Greece, Egypt, and Italy. 

  • Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises, BUSINESSMED (TU)
  • Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association, EMEA (ES)
  • European Institute of the Mediterranean, IEMed (ES)
  • Beyond Group / Irada Group S.A.L, BRD (LE)
  • Institute of Entrepreneurship Development, IED (GR)
  • Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta, LUMSA (IT)
  • Confederation of Egyptian European Business Associations, CEEBA (EG)
  • Spanish Chamber of Commerce, CCE (ES)