Start-up your idea! Nurturing entrepreneurship in Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic
The main objective of the project was to nurture the entrepreneurship mindset, abilities and skills of both foreign and native residents of Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic and to empower them. The project helped its participants to have better access to and be more competitive in the labour market and the digital economies, take advantage of knowledge and skills they already have and turn their ideas into successful businesses. By promoting work in teams composed of foreign and native residents, the project fostered social and economic integration understood as a process of mutual accommodation between migrants and the receiving societies.
Specifically, the project focused on:
- equipping project participants with knowledge and skills on business development;
- promoting business ideas developed as part of the project and showcase already existing good practices in Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic (Online Ideas Repository);
- allowing for the exchange of experience among trainers and educators from Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic involved in education in the sphere of entrepreneurship.
Project participants took part in the Startup Camp – a series of hybrid trainings and workshops focused on the step-by-step development of their business ideas. Attendees (among others) found out how to do a market analysis, build an effective business model, develop the product or services starting from its MVP, how to pitch successfully while looking for the investors and pass the go-to-market phase.
The project, unlike other projects dedicated to entrepreneurship applied the innovative methodology of working in multicultural teams. As such, the project fostered inclusion and diversity.
The result of the project are materials for future trainers who work in a multicultural environment. The materials can be found in the left side panel. They contain recommendations helping trainers to prepare a similar program or training. You will also find there scenarios and presentations. Feel free to use and share them!
Project coordinator: CASE
Project duration: 12 months (IV. 2022 – III.2023)
Project partners: CASE – Centrum Analiz Społeczno-Ekonomicznych – Fundacja Naukowa (Poland) ; InBáze, z.s (Czech Republic) ; MAREENA (Slovakia)
Project funding: Erasmus+ Small scale grants