At the end of May and beginning of June 2020 the first series of online sessions with the overall topic — Entrepreneurial Mindset and Crisis Management — were delivered by the POWER project incubators and start-ups, sharing their experience and lessons learnt when addressing various types of challenges.
Tetuan Valley (Spain) shared their viewpoint on problem solving in times of crisis by providing a number of examples of how start-ups have overcome challenges. Additionally, two representatives from the start-up Moveco shared their inspiring story and engaged in a lively discussion with participants on whether it is the right time to be an entrepreneur.
New Factory (Finland) explored the necessary competences to successfully manage challenging situations in start-ups and outlined crucial soft skills that are of essence when dealing with extreme uncertainty. In addition, concrete examples were presented as case studies on how start-ups have reacted to the Covid-19 outbreak in an attempt to turn the crisis into an opportunity.
Finally, representatives from the Alexander Innovation Zone (Greece) gave two practical training sessions on “The start-up roadmap: from idea to launch”, inviting participants to explore the different stages of the start-up journey, starting from defining a business idea, discovering a viable business model and launching a scalable business.
More than 100 participants (students, start-ups and academic staff members) attended the interactive online sessions and took active part by asking questions to the speakers. More information on the upcoming sessions coming soon!