Start-Up Plus

in North

The “Start-Up Plus in the North West” project was implemented by the North-West Regional Pact for Employment and Social Inclusion (Project Leader), in partnership with the Bihor Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Bistriţa-Năsăud Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Trade Industry and Agriculture Satu-Mare, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca and Open Fields Foundation, with financial support through the European Social Fund, Human Capital Operational Program 2014-2020, specific objective 3.7: "Increase employment by supporting enterprises with non-agricultural profile in the urban area - Romania Start Up Plus ”, SMIS code POCU / 82/3/7/103946.


The general objective of the project is to increase employment in the North West region by supporting the establishment and development of non-agricultural enterprises in the urban area.


Initiated in 2018

Closed Program

Total Budget: 4.129.163  EUR

Financed by: European Social Fund, Human Capital Operational Program 2014-2020

63 enterprises were set up, at least 2 enterprises in each of the 6 counties of the North West development region. These enterprises were financed through a de minimis aid scheme, each worth a maximum of 178,000 lei, being chosen following a competition of business ideas held in the region, based on a transparent and non-discriminatory competition methodology. Each company has created at least 2 jobs, so, following the implementation of this project, at least 126 jobs have been created in the region, in urban areas.

The specific objectives of this project are the following:


Specific objective 1. Improving the entrepreneurial skills of individuals intending to set up a non-agricultural business in the urban area of the North West region through training activities and internships.


Specific objective 2. Completing the knowledge and skills acquired during the training and internships by the selected persons in order to implement the business plans through personalized counseling-consulting-entrepreneurship activities.


Specific objective 3. Ensuring the establishment and operation of the selected enterprises that will implement business plans with de minimis aid within the project.


Specific objective 4. Monitoring the operation and development of the financed businesses.





Str. Mihai Romanul nr. 19, 400472 Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Tel.: +40 264 403 680 |