Momentu: from E to E.

A couple of weeks ago I heard about 2 entrepreneurial women and, this past week, I finally met them. As it happens, the person who put me in contact with them is another entrepreneur who also supports entrepreneurs since almost two decades ago. Her name is Iratxe Acha, from Saiolan, an Innovation and Business Development that runs and manages the BIC GIPUZKOA ARRASATE functions. This post is about women, about entrepreneurship and about the help in those first steps of the entrepreneurial process.

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Let’s go by parts. I met Iratxe when I was coordinating the Ingenio entrepreneurship program. I remember her eagerness and her determination to make young participants of the program to see the Prospecting Study as

a fundamental method to validate ideas and formulate them as business opportunities, as a flexible tool whose main objective is to generate accurate, concrete and sufficient information to make the decision to continue with the entrepreneurial process and proceed to the preparation of more in-depth studies (viability plan), as well as real first small-scale experiences (prototypes) prior to the decision to start up the new activity “.

Do you remember, Iratxe? Years have passed, but the essence is still there.

The point is that Iratxe contacted me a few weeks ago to talk about two women, Mónica Garate and Begoña Eguiraun. At their more than 45 years of age, they have decided to start their own business as entrepreneur. They don’t lack neither desire, nor illusion, nor experience, nor knowledge, nor a loooot of what it neccesary to be consider an entrepreneur. Besides, it happens that their entrepreneurial project is aimed at entrepreneurs in its initial phase, because, as they claim:

It’s about starting a new business with network.

The initiative I’m presenting you today is called Momentu and it’s aimed at giving legal coverage to entrepreneurs who want to start selling their products and/or services. Momentu is an associated working cooperative that was launched in 2018, not long ago, but after a thorough preparation process, as it couldn’t be in any other way.

What Mónica and Begoña want is that entrepreneurs can invoice their work in a legal and safe way. For that, they offer different services.

The person who registers at Momentu becomes a cooperative partner and signs a commercial contract in some conditions that both Mónica and Begoña are going to explain in detail if you ever find yourself in one of these following situations and want to take the plunge and start a new business:

  • You need to get out of informal economy.
  • You want to legalize your situation.
  • You want to try if your business idea (your product or service) is welcome.
  • You want to grow.
  • You want to keep being 100% entrepreneur and invoice while you’re covered in the way you should.

Registering at Momentu has its advantages.

If you’re interested, get in touch with Mónica and Begoña and get out of doubt. Here you have their information:

Enjoy these last days of June.

Translated by María Ubierna Quintanilla and supervised by Arantza Arruti.

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