Within the project ” Intelligent Cross-Border Accelerator for Innovative Start-ups (ICBA)”, funded by the European Union, the project partners University for Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle”, Youth Entrepreneurship Service Foundation and the National Center for Development of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Learning (NCDIEL), three motivational events were organized, through the online platform ZOOM, for participants from Ohrid, Bitola and Prilep. The objective of the events was to encourage young people from the border region to become entrepreneurs, by bringing the business world closer through the guest speakers. At the same time, the participants had the opportunity to get acquainted with the planned activities of the project, how they can take part and share their views, challenges and good practices to support entrepreneurship.
On December 4th, the event was organized for participants from Prilep and the surrounding area, which was attended by 58 young people. In addition to the presentation for more detailed information about the opportunities offered by the project, the entrepreneur Mr. Mile Chupetreski, founder of several companies and representative of the Business Confederation of Macedonia in the Prilep region, presented his experience. He talked about his way to success, what it means to be an entrepreneur, as well as the challenges and successes one can expect when starting his own business.
In the second part of each event, an interactive part followed with a question and answer session for the entrepreneur and the members of the project team by the participants. The event ended with a summary of the content that was discussed and the main conclusions that were reached, emphasizing the future activities as part of this project as well as the technical aspects of how to follow them.
Take a look at the first motivation event for innovative start-ups – Prilep below: