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These are a number or recommended links that may be of interest. A special section has been created with sources that may help potential 50+entrepreneursh. If you would like to share any additional ones, we would love to hear from you.

    • Aalto Center for Entrepreneurship at Aalto University
      • Alto Center for Entrepreneurship connects Aalto University entrepreneurship activities with the surrounding ecosystem of incubators, accelerators, and investors
      • http://ace.aalto.fi/
    • Amway
      • One of the world's largest direct selling businesses that has put entrepreneurship promotion at the heart of its organization
      • http://www.amway.com/
    • Business in the Community (BITC)
      • Business-led charity engaging businesses through programmes offering a range of practical ways for business to work together and take action. BITC’S Age at Work campaign aims to help businesses meet the challenges of an intergenerational workforce and reap both the commercial and social rewards.
      • http://www.bitc.org.uk/programmes/age-campaign
    • Comenius University in Bratislava
      • Comenius University in Bratislava is the oldest and largest university in the Slovak Republic. Its Department of Strategy and Entrepreneurship focuses on research topics that include senior entrepreneurship, inclusiveness of entrepreneurship, etc
      • https://uniba.sk/
    • Confederation of European Senior Expert Services (CESES)
      • The Confederation of European Senior Expert Services a.i.s.b.l., known as CESES, is an international not-for-profit association of 21 organisations from the member states of the European Union. The first such legal entity of its kind in Europe, it encompasses the skills of over 24,000 volunteers. Combining the vast resources of these organisations, CESES offers professional, voluntary, short-term assistance and advice to enterprises and institutions.
      • http://www.ceses.net/
    • Engie
      • A French multinational electric utility company. Its CSR programme is based on supporting senior entrepreneurs and employees.
      • http://www.engie.com/en/
    • Ernst&Young
      • A multinational professional services firm. Invests in small- to medium-size businesses, social enterprises and entrepreneurs as part of its CSR programme. EY started the World Entrepreneur Of The Year program to celebrate successful entrepreneurs, so they could share their stories, inspire others and receive recognition.
    • European Business & Innovation Centre Network (EBN)
      • A pan-European network bringing together more than 200 Business & Innovation Centres, and similar organisations such as incubators, innovation and entrepreneurship centres across Europe.
      • http://ebn.be/
    • Gründer 50plus
      • Gründer 50plus (“Founder 50plus“) is an award winning initiative addressing demographic changes in Germany through counselling and support of the 50plus population.
      • http://www.gruender50plus.de
    • Ismo
      • A Milan-based consultancy firm that has managed several projects on self-employment, both on behalf of the private and public sector, including working with female entrepreneurs, migrants, and older workers pre-retirement age.
      • http://www.ismo.org
    • Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise in Wales (PRIME Cymru)
      • UK charity that supports people aged over 50 who are out of work or at risk of redundancy to find employment, volunteer or set up a business.
      • http://www.primecymru.co.uk/
    • Solvay Business School
      • Solvay Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship is the center of the Free University of Brussels fully focused on entrepreneurs and their changing needs throughout their journey, combining four perfectly complementary segments: education, training, individual coaching and networking.
      • http://www.solvayentrepreneurs.be/
    • Think Young
      • Focuses on young people through trainings and workshops to empower youth with the tools to have a positive impact such as entrepreneurship schools set up in Europe and Asia.
      • http://www.thinkyoung.eu/
    • OECD
      • An international economic organisation of 34 countries founded to stimulate economic progress and world trade. Established the Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme.
      • http://www.oecd.org/
      • Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development: http://www.oecd.org/cfe/
    • ILO
      • A United Nations agency dealing with labour issues. It has set up such programmes as the Women’s Entrepreneurship Development programme and “Know About Business” Entrepreneurship Education for Secondary, Vocational and Higher Education.
      • http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/lang–en/index.htm
    • Age Platform Europe
      • A European network of around 165 organisations of and for people aged 50+ representing directly over 30 million older people in Europe.
      • http://www.age-platform.eu/
    • Amcham Belgium
      • A membership-led and -funded organization in providing business advocacy. Has co-organized Global Entrepreneurship Week Belgium 2013, as well as published on the subject of start-ups and entrepreneurship.
      • http://www.amcham.be/
    • Bruegel
      • A European think tank specializing in economics. Its membership includes EU Member State governments, international corporations and institutions. In 2012, it was named the number one think tank in Western Europe. Karen Wilson’s work at Bruegel focusses on entrepreneurship and innovation.
      • http://bruegel.org/
    • BUSINESSEUROPE
      • Leading business lobby group in Europe, advocating for growth and competitiveness across the continent. The Social Affairs committee is responsible for issues linked to the social affairs, such as employment and flexicurity, ageing, skills and social dialogue and industrial relations. BUSINESSEUROPE is one of the most important members of the influential CSR Alliance that was launched in 2006 by the European Commission.
      • http://www.businesseurope.eu/Content/Default.asp
    • CESES
      • The Confederation of European Senior Expert Services a.i.s.b.l., known as CESES, is an international not-for-profit association of 21 organisations from the member states of the European Union. The first such legal entity of its kind in Europe, it encompasses the skills of over 24,000 volunteers. Combining the vast resources of these organisations, CESES offers professional, voluntary, short-term assistance and advice to enterprises and institutions. CESES promotes intergenerational exchange through different initiatives, such as the European Skills Plaza where Skilled Volunteers transfer knowledge and know-how to individuals, NGOs or SMEs in Europe and abroad offering non-formal training, mentoring or coaching.
      • http://www.ceses.net/
    • European Policy Centre (EPC)
      • A Brussels-based not-for-profit think tank on European Union affairs, focussed on European integration, migration and diversity, employment and labor market more broadly.
      • http://www.epc.eu/
    • Femmes Entrepreneurs
    • UEAPME
      • The European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) or UEAPME is an umbrella group for associations of SMEs based in Brussels, Belgium.
      • http://www.ueapme.com/
    • Vlerick Business School
      • The autonomous management school of Ghent University and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Part of European Entrepreneurship Colloquia (EEC).
      • https://www.vlerick.com/en