There are currently about 140 thousand companies operating in the area of the capital city of Warsaw. However, they operate in complete isolation from each other. Their collaboration is incidental and illusory. There is also a clear lack of communication and cooperation between small/medium enterprises and local government units. The project was delivered in an open format, aimed at a maximum group of entrepreneurs from selected districts. No specific restrictions were imposed in terms of the access of the target group to the Capital Enterprise Forum – except for the obligation of formal registration. New participants were accepted throughout the entire duration of the project. No restrictions on the number of participants were imposed. The access criterion involved conducting business activity in a given district.
The aim of the project was to create a network of entrepreneurs from 6 Warsaw districts (Ochota, Praga Południe, Targówek, Ursynów, Wilanów, Wola) and to develop a feasible concept of entrepreneurship support to be offered by local governments in each district. The district government authorities participating in the project are keen to develop new models of collaboration with local small and medium entrepreneurs. The beginning of the process was about working out an effective communication channel and developing the competencies necessary to manage economic change.
The project aimed mainly at creating a network of 6 district partnerships between entrepreneurs from the small and medium enterprise sector and local government units by the end of 2013. The partnerships are to jointly implement a new, active model of economic change management in the relevant districts by supporting dynamic development processes and collaboration between entrepreneurs, and by sharing good practices.