Erasmus certified host entrepreneur

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other participating countries.


The exchange of experience takes place during a stay with the experienced entrepreneur, which helps the new entrepreneur acquire the skills needed to run a small firm. The host benefits from fresh perspectives on his/her business and gets the opportunities to cooperate with foreign partners or learn about new markets.


Elodie Roux Heineck, Baby in Berlin's owner and founder is a Certified Host Entrepreneur and is therefore acting as mentor to new entrepreneurs via the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme. Baby in Berlin is always looking at potential candidates for the programme, so don't hesitate to apply at any point during the year.


Benefits for the new Entrepreneur

  • Improve the entrepreneurial experience and chances of success during the business start-up phase;
  • Refine business ideas/plan;
  • Become members of an international European business network of successful entrepreneurs;
  • Gain knowledge about foreign markets and understand the regulatory framework in another European Union country;
  • Collaborate and develop cross-border business co-operation;
  • Gain insights into different cultural and organisational settings and understand how companies function in the European Union;
  • Improve language skills;
  • Find out about European commercial law and the single European market,  European standardisatio and European support for SMEs;
  • Receive practical and financial assistance such as induction courses before the exchange, logistical and local support during the stay, and a grant covering the travel and subsistence costs during the stay abroad


Who can participate as a New Entrepreneur


  • Permanent residents in a EU country outside of Germany
  • Be willing to come to Berlin for the duration of the partnership (6 months)
  • Be looking to set up their own business / have set up their own business less than 3 years ago

Whether planned or already existing, the business can be in any sector. New entrepreneurs must demonstrate a sound educational and vocational background and a viable business idea.


They should be able and willing to raise additional funds to cover the costs of the stay that exceed the EU’s grant.


In addition, Baby in Berlin requires the successful candidate to: 

  • speak fluent English (native preferred), German / French a plus
  • have strong ethics when it comes to customer satisfaction, achieving agreed deadlines and delivering value
  • have great organizational and computer skills
  • enjoy working with social media
  • have basic graphic skills
  • be interested in social, responsible and / or care business. 

Financial incentive and how to apply

  • Financial Eu grant of 830€ net / month for the candidate for up to 6 months
  • Additionally costs for public transport are reimbursed by Baby in Berlin for the duration of the stay

Apply by sending your CV and a cover letter to Elodie @