YE Program 2021
Our Young Entrepreneurs Program 2020/2021 kicked off in the beginning of September in Norway, and ended in Lviv, Ukraine a month later . This year the groups worked on business cases within four sectors (energy, manufacturing, ocean industries and tourism) and at the end of the program the participants pitched their idea to investors.
The Norwegian (top) and Ukrainian participants (bottom)
The program covered the topics: entrepreneurship, branding, trade relations between Norway and Ukraine, Norwegian and Ukrainian market and business culture, as well as sessions on what investors are looking for. The format of the program included lectures, discussions, group-work, business cases, meetings with companies, and social activities. The assignment for this year was a bit different from previous years: the groups had to come up with a digital business idea to solve sustainability challenges. We would like to thank our partners BI Norwegian Business School and Lviv Business School (LvBS) for professional and educational support in regards to our YE programme.
The program in Pictures
We kickstarted the program with embassy receptions in Kyiv and Oslo!
Attending lectures on entrepreneurship, cross-culture relations and the Norwegian economy:
The participants started working on the business case
The program was also filled with social events, the participants gained the opportunity to get to know each other – and broaden their network!
Pictures from the second part – in Ukraine: