Young Entrepreneurs 2019
- Norway - Ukraine
- 03.11.2019 - 10.11.2019
“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 five 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, seafood, manufacturing, and tourism areas.
You can also have a look and find more information in our Young Entrepreneurs booklet.
Introduction to NUCC and existing Norwegian-Ukrainian business cooperation by Nataliya Sjøvoll and Anastasia Antonyk, NUCC
Group team building
"Norway and Ukraine: Differences in the work cultures". Part 1 by Ellis Culture
"Norway and Ukraine: Differences in the work cultures". Part 2 by Ellis Culture
Dinner with YE Alumni, Kulturhuset
“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
Meeting with TotalCtrl, Charlotte Aschim
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.
"Releasing the force within us using robots and AI", MR Fornebu-S30 A3 Glow (70), Jeanette Rønne
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)
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
Working with business cases
Time to work on business cases, Digs
Boat tour, Munkholmen
Individual return flights (please check your travel documents).
Breakfast at the hotel
Travel to Business School, Ivana Mazepy 10A
Yevhen Hlibovytsky - “Business Ethics”, Business School
Mykhailo Wynnytskyi - “Ukraine's post-oligarchic, post-industrial, post-Maidan economy”,
Work with business cases, Business School
Reception at the Norwegian Embassy with YE Alumni, Striletska str. 15
Breakfast, Hotel Ukraine
Travel to Business School
CSR and Sustainability: How to integrate in the company?
CSR Ukraine, Maryna Saprykina, Business school
CSR Ukraine, Business school
UkraineInvest: UkraineNOW: Investment opportunities in Ukraine.
Mykhailo Bechkalo, Acting Executive Director
Travel to Unit City - One of the biggest innovation parks in Europe
Breakfast, Hotel Ukraine
Check out, leave your baggage at hotel, Hotel Ukraine
Sergii Leshchenko, Fighting corruption in Ukraine, Ukrainian parliament, Verkhovna Rada
Travel to Lviv (by train)
Work on business cases, Business School
Check-in, Lviv Business School
Check-out, 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, 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.