Being an entrepreneur is a personal challenge and great opportunity. Entrepreneurs let visionary ideas become real, drive the economy and development of their countries, create jobs and endlessly thrive for the wellbeing of their families and communities. The EU-funded project ”Future Young Entrepreneurs” helps school-to-work-transition by providing business mentoring and first hand practical work experience for young people from India, Indonesia, Malawi, Netherlands, Romania, Vietnam and Germany. The project is planned and managed by Goethe-Institut e. V. read more...
Report on the 3rd workshop and national competition in Vietnam.
Plunging into the world of interculturality and pitching
After successfully completing the first workshop in fall 2015, the students of the Olympia School participated in a workshop on “Intercultural Communication and Pitching” shortly before Christmas break.
With funny videos, interactive exercises and role plays the students got to know the ways and theoretical concepts of intercultural communication such as the Lewis Model of Cross-Cultural Communication. They analyzed their own culture and switched points of views in a game simulating a business meeting, thereby becoming familiar with the Do’s and Don’ts in intercultural communication.
The second and third day of the workshop were all about presentation skills. The students came up with tips for a good presentation, learned the "10x10 trick" as well as advantages and difficulties of an elevator pitch. The mind-mapping and tweeting of their business ideas before doing the first pitches of their start-up ideas was surely the most challenging part. The workshop finished with action points for the national competition on January 16th.
Berlin, Berlin, we're going to Berlin!
And the winners from Vietnam pitching competition are: LUNAT and JURVIVAL! A total of seven groups contended on January 16th for the two team-tickets to Berlin with their creative start-up ideas and their elaborated business plans. The students tried hard to persuade the renowned jury of their concept by different methods of presentation. The winning teams, that inspired with a fashion- and a game-app, will now compete against the best Future Young Entrepreneurs from the other six countries in September. Congratulations, we keep our fingers crossed!
Interested in the National FYE-Finals in Hanoi? Check out this Vietnamese TV report to get an impression!
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