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Website: http://www.turbo.be
Facebook: Turbo Brugge
Long name: Toekomstige Brugse Ondernemers
Project Lead: City of Bruges
Funding: European Regional Development Fund


The goal of the project is to establish an ecosystem which contains: all organisations in Bruges who work around youth & entrepreneurship, local companies, young starters, students, schools, universities and government. By creating this the goal is to establish a sustainable and lively entrepreneurial climate for young people & students (age 18-25) in the city of Bruges. The ultimate goal is to stimulate & motivate entrepreneurship among youngsters. A number of events are planned with motivational speakers, open to the target audience. This way we want to bring the youth together around the entrepreneurship theme, so they can interact and build a network/community in the long term. These external events are combined with events in schools and high schools in Bruges. This way we reach the students through education. For the project this is really important to make them aware of entrepreneurship and what it includes. Also we bring all organisations, schools, government together on a regular basis to really build a network and to facilitate collaborations between them. We expect to build a sustainable ecosystem which establishes a sustainable entrepreneurial climate. Through this we want more youth to be motivated to think about being an entrepreneur, or to create an entrepreneurial behaviour. We want to create a community of local young starters to interact with each other and facilitate collaborations between them. We want the youth to see Bruges as a positive climate to start a business.

Main themes

  • Involving stakeholders in education
  • Labour market relevance of learning
  • Business start-up
  • Social entrepreneurship

Geographical Area

Local - Bruges

Primary Audiences

  • Learners / students
  • Young people not in education, employment or training


  • Events
  • Network/community
  • Start-up support services