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A Circular Coaching Program Bridging the Sustainability Needs of Entrepreneurs both South & North

Ongoing

A 3-week training program for starting entrepreneurs from the South, together with partners OVO (Ondernemers voor Ondernemers) and VITO.

The partners in this ITP want to create an engine for reciprocal exchange of knowledge, to embed in educational programs, to promote sustainable entrepreneurship, to strengthen the economic fabric and increasing the sustainable character thereof. To reach that goal, the programme offers a training and coaching program to starting entrepreneurs from the South in an international environment where interaction with Belgian entrepreneurs and coaches with diverse backgrounds will ensure the exchange of knowledge and experience in different directions.

During the training, 18 selected participants having a business plan or idea with potential social or environmental impact, will follow lectures at Hasselt University and will be coached to apply knew knowledge immediately to their own business plans uplifting them to a next level. The training focusses on circular economy and sustainability, market research and marketing, busines model design, financial planning and project planning.

A second track of the training consists of matching visits to Belgian companies and start-ups where African and Belgian entrepreneurs will focus jointly on global challenges.

Intervention type

International Training Programme

Duration

02/03/2020 - 20/03/2020

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish promoter Piet Pauwels
Local partner institution Universiteit Hasselt
visit www.uhasselt.be
Budget € 10.368