Name of the project: Digital Entrepreneurship Project: Empowering Disadvantaged Young People With Resourceful Digital Skills Training Course
Date: 18th until 27th July 2019
City / Country: Manchester, United Kingdom
What was the main topic of the event?
Kiur Kalme – Digital Entrepreneurship
Aivar Yorick – Encourage to take initiative and develop entrepreneurial mindset with a practical application of e-commerce – designing a mock business with an online sales platform.
Hanna Sults – Digital entrepreneurship
Marek Lindvest – Digital Skills
What was the biggest learning moments on the event for you?
Kiur Kalme – The biggest moment of learning for me was when we had to make a website together in a group of 10 people, which meant that we had to use coordinated teamwork, leadership and time management skills. After brainstorming our business idea I got to see the inner workings of making a website, which was fun and time-consuming.
Aivar Yorick – Being an entrepreneur is quite impossible without strong problem solving skills. But even outside the entrepreneurial sphere having good problem solving skills can make a huge difference to one’s career – help to get a promotion or to be entrusted with more responsibility. This even extends to people’s personal lives: you’ll be more successful at solving all sorts of difficulties and, because of this, more successful in general.
Hanna Sults – Completing difficult tasks in bigger groups (11 people). Compromising on for example how to create a website. It would be alot easier to do it in a smaller group, but it was a good challenge.
Marek Lindvest – Even though It was my first project, I got selected to be one of the group leaders for our main assignment, and the biggest learning point for me was how to be leading a group of people, who are from different countries, have different believes and come from different generations.
Do you have any plans to continue active in the field? If yes, what?
Kiur Kalme – I got a lot of inspiration to continue going to different projects to meet different people, because I got to discover more about myself by learning new things about others.
Aivar Yorick – Nowadays much our lives happen online, including business, and this project has once again underlined the importance of this fact. On the other hand, many challenges are shared between for-profit and nonprofit realms like seeking funds, accounting, drafting action (business) plans, increasing reach & content promotion, etc. I want to continue being active and showing initiative, whether it happens in an NGO or a business venture.
Hanna Sults – Not right now, I have to concentrate on school for a little.
Marek Lindvest – Yes I am, I am seriously considering starting my own business in near future.
Would you recommend it to your friends? I yes, why? If not, why not?
Kiur Kalme – I would definitely recommend this experience to my friends, because the most satisfying and quick way to improve yourself, is to experience differences between yourself and people from foreign countries.
Aivar Yorick – It is good to learn from someone who has first-hand experiences in the field. One of our trainers in this project actually does run an online retail business. Building on the lessons he himself learnt in the course of setting up his business was very helpful and informative.
Hanna Sults – I would definitely recommend Erasmus+ to my friends. It’s a good way to learn something about the topic in hand in a fun way, but also discover things about yourself and experience other cultures.
Marek Lindvest – I would, simply put, it was awesome!
More comments or anything else you would like to share? You can add here in your own language, if you want!
Kiur Kalme – The catchphrase of the project sums up the feelings of leaving a project: “Are we still friends?”. The friends you make are for life.
This Project was financed by European Commission’s Erasmus + Programme