Young Entrepreneurs 2022
- Norway - Ukraine
- 26.03.2022 - 04.06.2022
The Young Entrepreneurs Program is a business-educational program that aims to bring together ambitious business-minded Norwegians and Ukrainians with one thing in common: the interest in learning more about the Ukrainian and Norwegian markets and their passion for entrepreneurship and international business. The business cooperation between Norway and Ukraine has increased over the last few years. Still, Ukraine is unknown for many Norwegians – meaning that we have not reached the full trade potential between our countries. The program is organized in cooperation with our partners BI Norwegian Business School and Lviv Business School.
- 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
The application deadline is February 14th, 2022 at 23:59 Oslo time.
Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a general sponsor of the Young Entrepreneurs program.
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.
Young Entrepreneurs 2022 Program: practical information
We are looking for 20 participants from Norway and Ukraine eager to work on business ideas in the following sectors:
- Energy for the future
- Food for the future
- Tourism and marketing
The program has two parts:
- The first part in Ukraine (Kyiv, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk): March 26 – April 3
- The second part in Norway (Oslo, Ålesund): May 26 - June 3
During two intensive weeks, one in Ukraine and one in Norway, you will get first-hand guidance on creating and doing business in and between Norway and Ukraine. The participants visit numerous Norwegian and Ukrainian companies throughout the program and meet with authorities and NGOs. You will learn how to start a business, enter a foreign market, Business Ethics, Good Corporate Governance, and Anti-Corruption. Our partners BI Norwegian Business School and L'viv Business School will provide the academic content.
However, it is not all about business. Joining the program as a participant increases your intercultural understanding and gets friends for life. Through our Alumni network, you will meet the participants from the previous editions of Young Entrepreneurs.
Both sessions (in Ukraine and Norway) are mandatory and there is a requirement for 80% compulsory attendance. In addition, the participants will have to work with their business case (in groups) between the sessions. The results from the work with business cases will be presented to a jury during the second session in Norway on June 3rd, 2022.
- Read more about how to write a successful application in our blog article.
- Have also a look at our Young Entrepreneurs booklet from 2016.
- Click here to read about the experiences from Young Entrepreneurs 2021 in Oslo (Norway) and Kyiv, Odesa, and Lviv (Ukraine).
NUCC statement concerning the security situation in Ukraine
- Despite growing tensions around the security situation on the eastern border of Ukraine and recent cyber-attacks on governmental institutions during the last weeks, the overall situation in the country remains stable.
- The government of Ukraine, in cooperation with international partners (US, EU, and NATO), maintains its cyber security on a high level, while the security situation in the regions of Luhansk, Donetsk, and occupied Crimea have little or no effect on economic activity, infrastructure, or the banking and financial systems.
- We deem the probability to be low for a large-scale invasion. NUCC to maintain efforts to monitor the situation on the ground while continuing operations and all activities as usual, including the YE program.
- NUCC will take all the necessary measures to run the program safely. In case of any security reasons or travel restrictions during the Ukrainian part of the program, lectures can be run in digital format.