70 Prospective Entrepreneurs will Participate in Pre-Incubation Programme
The pre-incubation programme (PINK) implemented by the Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) B-Space Business Incubator was launched on 3 November. 70 future entrepreneurs will be participating in the first intake.
Kaspars Zaļais, the Manager of the B-Space Business Incubator: ‘We are pleased to see that students and RSU employees are interested in bringing their business ideas to life and that they wish to acquire entrepreneurial skills and knowledge - a must for every entrepreneur.
As Winnie-the-Pooh once said, “You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” This quote is a wonderful reminder that you can’t keep your ideas secret, you have to look for like-minded people, supporters, clients and investors.
The B-Space team is ready to support entrepreneurs on their path to success.'
The PINK programme will last for three months. There are many benefits for participants – they will be able to attend an open course, create a business idea, build a team and prepare for the incubation programme. The course will be held once a week and will be 90 minutes long. Information regarding the programme will be sent via e-mail. Due to the great number of future entrepreneurs who wish to participate in the PINK programme, the participants have been divided into two groups.
Participants will be able to develop an understanding of business and learn about their role as entrepreneurs, generate business ideas and test their ideas in a mini-hackathon. The participants will also learn about the Business Model Canvas - one of the most popular business modelling tools. They will acquire the skills necessary to develop a business plan, conduct market research and prepare to present their ideas.
Admission to the incubation programme (INK) is scheduled for January. Teams with business ideas that have been created according to the outlined criteria will be admitted. INK will take place in three stages, during which the teams will learn how to develop a business model, conduct market research and work on a prototype of their product or service. Team presentations and a Demo Day will take place at the end of the INK programme.