Friday, May 29, 2009

Start-up Picnic Program >> Sessions

To be more concrete on the content of the event, we post the overview of the sessions that we plan to have. Please, note: there might be some changes - on topics, as well as on the flow of each day during the event. It would be great if you leave your comment - about your preferences, and overall reaction. Translation will follow shortly.

Start-up Picnic – June 19-21, 2009
Overview of the Sessions

Friday, June 19, 2009; timeframe: 09.00 am – 9.00 pm

Session 1: An Animating Vision
Your Business Idea, Your Dream, Your True Calling as Entrepreneur
Where has inspired your dream? What do you want to bring to life? What skills and talents do you bring to its fulfillment? What support do you need?

Creating a Map for the Journey
Visual graphic facilitation and practice

Session 2: A Better World
An Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
What is the business for more than profit? What is ethical business?
Cases from around the world, and Ukraine

[Social] Innovation and Creativity for Entrepreneurs
The power of imagination, the art of giving birth to ideas

* Summer Night Kyiv Trip

Saturday, June 20, 2009; timeframe: 10.00 am – 9.00 pm

Session 3: Creative Connections
Collaboration, Partnership and Trust
World Café: What does it take to build a strong, committed and passionate team? What are the values and practices you want to embody?

Personal and Participatory Leadership
How to unleash your potential and that of your team as you co-create and grow your idea into a sustainable business?

Session 4: Building on Strengths
The Art of the Question: Creating Worlds through Words
The power of question, dialogue, and building on strengths

Crisis and Opportunities for Entrepreneurs
The time is now: what are the right questions? What is your voice telling you?

* Open-Air Picnic

Sunday, June 21, 2009; timeframe: 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Session 5: Partners in Mission
The Art of Investor Relationship
What does it take to attract investors? How do you build your network?

Marketplace of Knowledge and Best Practices
Open Space around such topics as risk-management, financial models, business plan, market analysis and strategic planning, marketing, etc.

Session 6: The Bigger Picture
Modeling Your Business
Drawing the algorithm for your idea

‘Open Mic’ for the Brave
Speed-dating of business ideas, questions, challenges, and opportunities

* Goodbye and see you in the Hub Kyiv!

p.s. We appreciate your comments on the above - to include them into our design process. Thanks!

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