ISM University hosts GEW Lithuania
Mark Marich (GEW global)
Nov 14, 2012
GEW/Lithuania started early with a cycle of interactive seminars for high school children. This returning project was initiated in 2010 and gathered 500 students interested in entrepreneurship in the past two years. This year, registrations surpassed 700 which indicate increasing awareness amongst Lithuanian youths. To compliment this activity, GEW organizers also offer a cycle of interactive seminars this year for high school teachers on the 10th and 17th of November.
One of the key messages conveyed to participants is that entrepreneurship education should not be limited to one subject, but integration throughout the curriculum is necessary. The program aims to equip 200 teachers with interactive and creative methods that help unleashing and fostering entrepreneurial spirit.
On the 15th and 16th of November Lithuanians will need significantly less time to visit the Silicon Valley than it normally would take. Silicon Valley Comes to Baltics, a two-day event organized by Enterprise Lithuania for students brings the Valley right to their doorsteps.
Aimed at fostering entrepreneurship, SVC2Baltics is a regional event for participants from Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, and Ukraine. Organizers plan to bring together the success of Silicon Valley and the ambition of the Baltic region. Guest speakers from the States will cover such topics as how to start a business… and how to do it right.
Following its 2011 success, "Creative Shock", a competition with Real-life business cases returned to challenge students’ creative thinking and marketing knowledge. This year participants already submitted a social business case for Gawad Kalinga and now are in the second round, where they have to create guerilla marketing ideas for Baltic social enterprises. Finals will be held on the 1st and 2nd of December at ISM University in Vilnius.
Other events during GEW include a TEDxYouth organized by TEDxYouth @ LaisvesAleja; the Smart Start project initiated by Enterprise Lithuania, organized by Inlinen Ltd. that consists of five seminars titled "From idea to the deal" and five business plan workshops.
Global Entrepreneurship Week in Lithuania also managed to widen its partner base by gaining the support of the Embassy of the United States of America in Lithuania. The Embassy delegated Ellen N. Hollcroft to speak at the open lecture at ISM University of Management and Economics on 13th of November.
This post is a guest contribution from Daniel Szabo, a young Hungarian entrepreneur working out of the GEW Global offices in Washington, DC.
Daniel is a graduate student of the Corvinus University of Budapest. He works with future startup generations in Hungary through the Kairos Society and the Young Entrepreneurs Association (FIVOSZ), globally through the One Young World network.