By getting budding web entrepreneurs close to users and experiencing different problems, ideas and markets, we can leverage the cultural diversity of Europe to grow unique, scalable and global companies, and solve the "border problem".
I love the idea of incubators, but its hard to just copy and paste this model into a European context. As mentioned, our issues in Europe are locality and the border problem, aswell as coming up with scalable, innovative web companies that add great value and address real human needs without trying to just follow the hype.
For my concept I'd like to make an analogy to a travelling monk. A monk is typically greatly respected and given privileges within their country to move around easily, to explore and learn more about the world both around them and abroad.
We are increasingly becoming aware of the importance of going into the field to get close to users and understand their pains in order to come up with meaningful value propositions. Its no longer good enough to build a product by living in a bubble. Secondly, its extremely valuable to draw inspiration diverse sources, associating and connectingseemingly unrelated questions, problems, ideas or concepts from differing fields. Most great entrepreneurs seem to have had unique experiences in diverse fields which inspired them to come up with the solution they did.
Web entrepreneurs are in a unique position to provide innovate new solutions, if we give them a) an understanding of the problems, b) experience and inspiration from a variety of sources and c) the means, networks and mentorship to easily turn these ideas into scalable businesses. The diversity and culture of Europe should be viewed as a plus. Diversity breeds innovation and web entrepreneurs can transcend these "borders".