The Erasmus+ experience „Entrepreneurship+” in Bansko was one of the most useful trainings I have ever attended!
Georgi Kuzmanov provided professional coordination for the entire project: he was smootly introducing the topic but still giving firm frames to the program including the check-up of buses. He was well balancing the different levels of background of participants, not letting anyone behing the others.
Stefan Vartolomeev then took us to the world of startups, explaining about the theory but also about his personal experience, how he started a startup and then sold it, how he started a started a startup and failed it and how he started his current startup that he is successfully running. It was such a practical real-life example to which every one of us could relate and helped the group really get the
idea of this kind of business.
Velina Dragiyska finally brought us the actual knowledge of „what is” and „how to’s” around startups, being a consultant for that industry for about 10 years. She told us about the curve how a dream might become a working business modeal. She clarified the most important definitions regarding startups and managed to make us comfortable with even the legal and financial parts – earning, she highlighted the most relevant legal steps and tax information we should bear in mind once we start abusiness. She even gave us her contact for the future which is a gift, since such consultancy is sovaluable for all of us who already does have a potential startup in mind…
Bansko was the perfect location for an inspiring training like this one! Some of my impressions:
- for one afternoon we had outside activity so that we could check out the city itself – the exercise
helped us to discover the must-see spots,
- the international night was luckily not full of food waste as usually but smartly organised which I
likes a lot,
- the hotel was cosy, neat and the staff was truly helpful.
- There in Bankso, in Casa Karina we had all the opportunities to deeply get into the startup field while allowing enough breaks to digest what we have learnt. The well organised preparation and practical infopack, the careful facilitation of Georgi, the impressive background and expertise of Stefan and Velina, the exciting topic and the engagement of the participants made this project a real success which we all appreciate a lot!
ICRP team participant to TC in Bansko