EoC-IIN International Incubating Network


Pianta eoc iin ridEoC-IIN is an international organisation expressed in the form of a network for the incubation of new companies with the spirit of communion, with hubs present on various continents, which offer various services in the incubation process with the hallmark of generosity (gratuitousness) and reciprocity. Logo Eoc iin 01 rid rid

EoC – IIN is a collective expression of the typical EoC cultural imprint: entrepreneurs and professionals who donate their talent and experience to facilitate the growth of a new generation of entrepreneurs.

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Madagascar: the EoC AMI Startup is growing

After the EoC Startup Lab in Fontem promoted by the EoC-IIN this past June, the Malagasy company AMI tells us about their progress

by Francesca Giglio

AMI Madagascar 01 ridAmong the protagonists of EoC StartUp Lab last June in Fontem, in the Cameroonian forest, there were also two of the founding members of AMI (acronym in the local language for "Call to Communion"). They are Malagasy young people who formed to a solid reciprocity with their neighbours, sharing the desire to live this "culture of giving" also through an entrepreneurial initiative.

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#EoC-IIN presents online platform

Dedicated to the incubation of new EoC companies, the EoC-IIN international network is now consolidated and its online platform www.eoc-iin.org is presented

by Rebeca Gomez Tafalla

Eoc IIN Bootcamp Praga 02 ridLess than a year has passed since the opening of the first EoC-IIN Hub (local access point) and the network already has 14 sites in 13 countries (Cameroon, Uganda, Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, USA, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Argentina, the Czech Republic and Slovakia). In addition to these, several EoC entrepreneurs from other countries (Togo, Belgium, DRC...) have joined in, too.

In recent months, our Hubs have organized and promoted courses and workshops to provide technical-professional training and preparation for the EoC at the local level, accompanying the execution of new entrepreneurial projects in a personalized and systematic way. While the hubs' action has so far been limited to projects and people in their narrow territorial area, the EoC-IIN platform now offers the opportunity to access the various services - in six different languages - even for those who cannot easily reach a local hub.

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EoC Startup Lab, an african laboratory of communion

Cameroon, Fontem: 55 African Startuppers, bearers of 30 Projects spend 5 days in the incubation laboratory with 12 tutors from different horizons (7 Africans, 5 Europeans, 1 South American)

by Michel Mbengya and Steve Azeumo

170620 24 Fontem EoC Start up Lab 04 rid 300After a tough preparation, 55 young entrepreneurs from the D. R. of Congo, Angola, Uganda, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Burkina-Faso, Madagascar, Benin and Holland met in Fontem on 19th June 2017. It was the beginning of the very first Startup Lab Africa at the Mafua Ndem Mariapolis Centre – in Cameroon. 10 nations, with 55 participants, were present for this Laboratory and 30 projects presented according to Economy of Communion values. From day 1, several instances contributed to the solemn opening of this event, such as the presentation of different delegations, followed by the welcome address of the Senior Divisional Officer for Lebialem division who outlined, in his speech, the interest of this pioneer international event.

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US calling Africa: two EoC Summer Schools have started

Two important events for the training of the young generations in the EoC were officially opened today: the first EoC Summer School taking place in the US and the EoC Start Lab 2017 in Cameroon

by Antonella Ferrucci

150717 19 Washington EoC Meeting 05 ridThey will surely find the way to connect, despite the difficulty of the time difference (7 hours) because it is just too interesting to have such a coincidence of dates and so the possibility to talk together. We are talking about the two major EoC events taking place from 20 June (today) at two little towns of the Focolare Movement: the Mariapolis Luminosa in the USA (Hyde Park, NY) and the little town of Fontem in Cameroon.

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Fontem, Cameroon: EoC StartUp Lab 2017

#Eoc-iin: For a new generation of companies with a spirit of communion in Africa

by Maria Florencia Locascio

170617 Fontem .EoC StartUpLab 02 ridjThe EoC StartUp Lab 2017 will take place from 19 to 24 June: 40 entrepreneurial projects from 10 African states, selected to participate at the incubation laboratory of the Economy of Communion. The projects were chosen from among more than 60, based on their social impact and the style of communion that distinguishes them. The EoC StartUp Lab will take place in the heart of the Cameroon jungle at the Little Town of the Focolare Movement in Fontem, a small village animated by the spirit of communion: a stimulating environment for thinking about a new economy.

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#Eoc-iin, Brazil: PROFOR's Startups

A first successful experiment of Eoc-iin, a collaboration with AMU and ANPECOM, in the story of the protagonists

by Tamara Pastorelli

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"We looked around, and noted that there are many people in vulnerable social situations," says Clézia Maria Pinto de Santana, the person in charge of ANPECOM projects. "Perhaps many of them had ideas and good will, but no adequate training to creating and running a business. This inspired us to try to support them, drawing on our experience."

Maria Clézia, "Dima" to her friends, was involved in a very unique way in the Project: "I had just retired after working for 40 years in a bank that financed the economic development in my region. One day, I got a phone call from ANPECOM: they proposed me to set out an area that did not exist yet: the ‘Projects’ sector, to create the possibility of giving birth to other businesses inspired by the values of the Economy of Communion."  

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EoC-IIN Uganda: Life That Generates life

From the first EoC Initiatives born after the Nairobi Congress in 2015, the Ugandan EoC-IIN Hub is developing rapidly.

by Redazione web

Published in Focolare.org on 20/02/2017

Rita Najjingo ridUgandan business woman Rita Najjingo was among the 1,200 business owners and researchers of economy who were welcomed by Pope Francis on February 4, twenty five years from the start of the Economy of Communion Project (EoC). Seventy three percent of Rita’s country is made up of young people between the ages of 18 and 30, 47% of whom are unemployed. “Many of them try to set up small manufacturing activities,” Rita reports, “but because of a lack of capital and management skills, their businesses fail from start.”

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The state of the EoC-IIN network

In this brief presentation you can see the state of the EoC-IIN network, at the end of the first year of its existence.

A few months after its launch in March 2016, the EoC-IIN network is starting to become reality. Even if we are aware of being only at the beginning of this new EoC adventure, we are happy to note that the first steps have been made: now we have to continue on the path! Happy New Year from the EoC-IIN International Office !



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