Young Entrepreneurs 2019
- Norway - Ukraine
“Young Entrepreneurs” is a business-educational program which aim is to bring together ambitious business-minded Norwegians and Ukrainians with one thing in common: Their passion for increasing investments and trade between in and between Norway and Ukraine. Despite of positive trade statistics and trends between Ukraine and Norway, Ukraine is still unknown for many Norwegians – meaning that we have not reached the full trade potential between our countries.
During two intensive weeks, one in Norway and one in Ukraine, you will get first-hand guidance on creating and doing business in and between Norway and Ukraine. Throughout the program, the participants visit numerous Norwegian and Ukrainian businesses and meet with authorities and NGOs focusing on Business Ethics, Good Corporate Governance and Anti-Corruption. Moreover, the candidates work with concrete business cases that should lead into a real business – as they did in three previous years .
- Exchange of Norwegian-Ukrainian knowledge and competence
- Contribution of the development of international economy and democracy
- Building cross-border network between entrepreneurs, businesses and university professors from Norway and Ukraine
- Facilitation of cross-border business partnerships
However, it is not all about business; by joining the program as participant you increase your intercultural understanding and get friends for life. Through our Alumni network, you will meet the participants from the previous editions of Young Entrepreneurs.
There are no age prerequisites for participation.
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a general sponsor of the Young Entrepreneurs program.
The main part of the program will cover such topics as investments, startups, branding, trade relations between Norway and Ukraine, how business works both in Norway and Ukraine, economic background of both countries, as well as good corporate governance. The format of the program includes lectures, discussions, group-work, business cases, and social activities. The groups will work on business cases within ICT, energy, manufacturing and agriculture areas.
You can also have a look and find more information in our Young Entrepreneurs booklet.
Travel to BI
Welcome to the Norwegian Business School, Oslo
“The Norwegian experience of governing a small open economy”, Arne Jon Isachsen
Tor Haugnes, Entrepreneurship, TBC
Sectoral meetings TBC
Dinner with YE Alumni
“Leadership Preferences in International Business in Scandinavia and Global Context. Insights into the Scandinavian Way of Managing Top Performance in Organizations”, Gillian Warner-Søderholm
Meeting with Tomra, Mia Norman
Lunch & Work with business cases
Make an action plan
Innovation Norway:” How does Norway position itself as small and unknown country in tougher and more global competition?
Innovation Norway is the Norwegian Government's most important instrument for innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industries.
Meeting with TotalCtrl, Charlotte Aschim
Ukrainian Embassy reception
Breakfast and check-out
“Principles of Value Creation through Branding”, Lars Erling Olsen
“Branding in the Digital Age”, Lars Erling Olsen
Travel to Stortinget (the Norwegian parliament)
Meeting with President of the Stortinget (the Norwegian parliament)
Work with business cases/meetings
Flight to Trondheim
Check-inn Thon Hotel, Kongens gate 15, Trondheim
Workshop "The art of Pitching" by Oleksandra Bieliei, NTNU
Meeting with the Chamber of Commerce in Trondheim
Time to work on business cases
Individual return flights (please check your travel documents).
- NB! New Deadline: All applicants will be notified in the written form of either of the decisions by June 12th, 2019.
Both sessions are mandatory and there is requirement for 80% compulsory attendance. In addition, the participants will have to work with their business case (in groups) between the sessions in September and November. The results from the work with business cases will be presented for a jury during the second session in November.
Thanks to a grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NUCC will cover all program-related expenses, including travel costs (from the closest international airport), accommodation, social activities and meals.
Transportation to/from the closest international airport as well as travel insurance, visa application fee (if needed) and personal expenses are to be covered by each participant. This also applies if you want to extend your stay in Norway and/or Ukraine.