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The ESI program consists of 4 parts: inspiration, education, incubation and sustainability.

  • Inspiration – dažādi iedvesmojoši pasākumi, tai skaitā semināri/diskusijas, audio pārraides, industrijas pasākumi
  • Education – 1 – 3 mēnešu fokusēti apmācību kursi
  • Incubation - participation in a business incubator.
  • Sustainability - consultations with industry experts.

 

Inspiration

Vebināri

CIVITTA representative Kristaps Budrēvics will talk about his experience in attracting sustainable financing for his business during the webinar. Participants will be able to learn about financing types, costs, attraction process, steps and risks.

Activity time 07.04.22., 15:30, Zoom platforma

The webinar will be hosted by Anna Doškina, chairwoman of Zero Waste Latvija. In the webinar, you will be able to learn how to distinguish real eco-innovations from fake solutions, several popular myths related to business development with sustainability and circular economy.

Activity time 07.04.22., 15:30, Zoom platforma

Latvian Social Entrepreneurship Association will talk about the essence of social entrepreneurship, statistics in Latvia and examples, both in Latvia and in the world, at the live event together with the social entrepreneur "Freedom of Movement" ("Ogres Varde"). Aija Vule, a representative of the social enterprise "Freedom of Freedom", will also join the webinar, who will talk about her company's experience and lessons learned.

Activity time 27.04.22., 17:00, Zoom platforma

On July 28th at 16:00 Dr. Pablo Munoz Roman, professor of entrepreneurship in the Durham university, will host a webinar about on social & sustainable entrepreneurship. During the years he has done numerous research works in sustainability niche and have gained media coverage from the leading management journals.

 

On September 15th at 17:00 Olga Barreto Goncalves, CEO of Startin.LV, will host a webinar about Latvian Startup Ecosystem, where she will share information about ecosystem players, principles and how startups in general work in Latvia.
Olga is a Co-founder and Finance Director of a Philippine-based NGO FundLife International, a tireless startup crusader fighting for a better startup ecosystem in Latvia, and a former Chief Startup Instigator at the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA), where she lead StartupLatvia team for more than 3 years.
During the webinar Olga will cover the structure of Latvian startup ecosystem, its participants, functions, support mechanisms and anything around startup environment in Latvia. There will be plenty of time to also ask questions!
The ESI programme is jointly implemented by several representatives of education and industry – Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvian Academy of Arts, Riga Graduate School of Law, Rēzekne Academy of Technology, consulting company Civitta Latvija and industry partners (Latvian Social Entrepreneurship Association, Zero Waste Latvia, Techhub, Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Rezekne Business Association, Latvian Electrical and Electronics Industry Association).
To join the webinar, it is required to fill in the form: shorturl.at/CN039. Shortly before the webinar Zoom access link will be sent out.

Education

Business laboratories

The Business Lab is a 14-week (3-month) educational course focused on developing students' full product/service development cycle skills. At the beginning of the laboratory, students form teams and will move together through a developed development path, which includes lectures, workshops, expert presentations. At the end of the course, the teams submit a final report and present in front of a jury, which determines whether the team will be advanced to the program's incubator. The academic recognition of the study course takes place as a transfer of credit points (the total amount of this study course is 4 ECTS).

The laboratory is managed by the founder of Techhub Riga, Viesturs Sosārs.

Activity time and location 14.02.22.-16.05.22., RTA (Rēzeknes Tehnoloģiju Akadēmija), language: LV

 

The Business Lab is a 14-week (3-month) educational course focused on developing students' full product/service development cycle skills. At the beginning of the laboratory, students form teams and will move together through a developed development path, which includes lectures, workshops, expert presentations. At the end of the course, the teams submit a final report and present in front of a jury, which determines whether the team will be advanced to the program's incubator. The academic recognition of the study course takes place as a transfer of credit points (the total amount of this study course is 4 ECTS).

The laboratory is managed by the founder of Techhub Riga, Viesturs Sosārs.

Activity time and location 04.07.2022. – 14.08.2022., SEB & SSER (Stockholm School of Economics Riga), language: EN

The Business Lab is a 14-week (3-month) educational course focused on developing students' full product/service development cycle skills. At the beginning of the laboratory, students form teams and will move together through a developed development path, which includes lectures, workshops, expert presentations. At the end of the course, the teams submit a final report and present in front of a jury, which determines whether the team will be advanced to the program's incubator. The academic recognition of the study course takes place as a transfer of credit points (the total amount of this study course is 4 ECTS).

The laboratory is managed by the founder of Techhub Riga, Viesturs Sosārs.

Pieteikšanās notiek caur sekojošu anketu.

Activity time and location 19.09.2022. – 15.12.2022, SSER (Stockholm School of Economics Riga), valoda: ENG

Education courses

The course lasts 4 weeks. The course is designed to promote equal opportunities and women's involvement in innovation and technology development. During the course, students form teams and develop business ideas that solve global challenges or promote women's representation in the workplace. Through practical exercises, research, homework and gaining valuable feedback, teams will be required to deliver a presentation for assessment. The best teams will be able to continue their activities in an incubator or business laboratory. The course is led by SSE Riga lecturers, Riga TechGirls lecturers. The academic recognition of the study course takes place as a transfer of credit points (the total amount of this study course is 2 ECTS).

Activity time and location March-April, 2023, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, language: TBA

The course lasts 4 weeks. In the course, students will be able to expand their knowledge and gain valuable insight into the principles of social enterprises, as well as social responsibility. At the beginning of the course, students are divided into teams, and the goal will be to choose a social idea or challenge for the rest of the course, at the end of the course, the best teams continue to work in the incubator.
The academic recognition of the study course takes place as a transfer of credit points (the total amount of this study course is 2 ECTS).

Activity time and location 21.11-16.12, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Valoda: EN

 

During the course, students form teams and develop a business idea based on current digital technology trends. Through lectures, practical lessons, homework, research of other successful business models, and progress presentations, students will have to develop an innovative business idea in this field. Groups with viable product/service propositions will be invited to participate in the incubation phase of the program.

Course will be led by SSE Riga, RTA un LMA lectors.

Activity time and location 27.08.22-20.09.22, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, language: TBA

During the course, students form teams and develop a business idea based on current digital technology trends. Through lectures, practical lessons, homework, research of other successful business models, and progress presentations, students will have to develop an innovative business idea in this field. Groups with viable product/service propositions will be invited to participate in the incubation phase of the program.

The course will be led by SSE Riga and RTA lecturers. The academic recognition of the study course takes place as a transfer of credit points (the total amount of this study course is 1 ECTS).

Activity time and location 05.10.-07.11., Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, valoda: EN

Incubator

The incubation program will run for 3 months, in a remotely, with the possibility of using office premises in Riga or Rēzekne. The program is open to different student teams - both teams at an early stage of development and already established start-ups (up to 3 years old) looking for an additional impetus to test and implement products in real market conditions.

By applying for several months program, students will receive:

  • Opportunity to participate in lectures and individual mentoring sessions with local and international entrepreneurs and professionals from various industries;
  • Opportunity to learn the processes and good practices of idea commercialization;
  • Opportunity to apply for a monthly scholarship.

More information about applying to the incubator can be found in the "Incubator" section of the menu. 

Sustainability

The purpose of the sustainability part (in cooperation with Civitta) is to provide additional requested support to projects that complete incubation until they succeed in either securing further funding, entering another incubation or acceleration program, or establishing themselves in the market. As part of the phase, projects will be provided with a mentor who will further help develop the project's growth.

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