A very exciting first month is over. I came to Galicia to learn more about the wonderful community project “The Foundry” of Dennis while also working on the expansion of my project “it’s thyme”. My vision is to build a learning center for sustainability and social innovation in Galicia through renovating an old stone house in a sustainable traditional way, creating a sustainable food forest, building community around it, offering educational programs and throwing event and much more.
Because Dennis has founded a project in Galicia which included the renovation of old stone houses, community-building and sustainability, I was excited to get to know his project better and learn from him. He welcomed me warmly, showing me around and introducing me to the people and animals currently living there. We dedicated a lot of time to getting to know each other’s projects through presentations and just lots of conversations in the office, the Foundry’s community rooms or in the garden. Next to that I soaked up all the impressions about the community life at the Foundry as the way the project is designed around self-organization is very fascinating to me. There have also been some small events happening at the Foundry such as a discussion night around gentrification in Galicia, which I joined and a hands-on workshop around pottery. It’s nice to see how broad the activities are here.
Next to the impressions at the Foundry, I feel very lucky to be in this part of Europe as it is truly beautiful with all the amazing forests, mountains and valley views, really magical beaches and long coastline full of nice spots to explore. So far, the environmental factors such as the climate, flora & fauna here in Galicia are very supportive for my project. I am looking forward to the next months ahead of me and am curious what else I will encounter and learn. However, I can already say that I truly feel grateful to be part of the EU once again to enjoy such great exchange program that will surely help me and my project grow a lot!
Jonas is currently doing a 6 months exchange in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. Here you can ready what he has experienced during his second month.
In the second month of my participation in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program in Gran Canaria, I have fully engaged in the whole process. I have reached a point where I can handle most tasks independently and my level of responsibility is steadily growing. Applying my newly acquired knowledge and skills to my future projects has become second nature, and the program provides me with a safe and supportive environment in which to hone my skills.
One notable change during this month has been the continued development of my mindset. I have embraced an entrepreneurial mindset that allows me to more effectively execute my ideas and vision. I have learned to look at situations from different angles, which allows me to look at things from different angles and come up with innovative solutions.
My constant thirst for knowledge drives me forward, and I am constantly having new and exciting experiences. This continuous growth in knowledge has equipped me with the tools to tackle new challenges with ease. I am adept at dealing with various problems and have developed a repertoire of solutions. This new found resourcefulness not only enables me to overcome obstacles, but also paves the way for my continued personal and professional development.
Gran Canaria’s vibrant environment has provided an inspiring backdrop for my entrepreneurial journey. The entrepreneurial spirit on the island has served as a catalyst for my own innovative thinking, and I am motivated to push the boundaries of my comfort zone.
Participating in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs program in Gran Canaria has been an invaluable opportunity for me to expand my skills and knowledge to pursue my path as an entrepreneur. The practical experience I am able to gain here is unparalleled and will undoubtedly have a positive impact on my future professional endeavors. I am very grateful for this opportunity and look forward to the remaining time in the program where I can continue to learn, grow, and take advantage of every opportunity that comes my way.
As a young entrepreneur, it is always important to develop and acquire new skills. Therefore, I was very grateful when I learned that I could participate in the Erasmus program in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. My focus is on developing a camping app.
In my first four weeks here, I have already learned an incredible amount. I am surrounded by experienced entrepreneurs and experts who support me with valuable advice. The atmosphere here is truly inspiring and it’s great to work with others who all have their own innovative ideas. I am impressed by the openness and positive energy that exists here.
I feel warmly welcomed by the Erasmus program host company and we have already formed a strong community. We work together and support each other in our projects. There are also many opportunities to improve our knowledge and skills.
Being here in Gran Canaria also contributes to my positive experience. The weather here is fantastic and the beaches are breathtaking. There are many activities offered, which provides variety and ensures that there is never a dull moment. This helps me to relax and switch off from work.
Overall, I cannot stress enough how valuable this experience has been for me as a young entrepreneur. I am very grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Erasmus program and look forward to learning and growing even more in the coming months. I am sure that this will help me to successfully start and run my business.
Der Austausch von Viktoria in Schweden ist bereits wieder vorbei. Trotz der kurzen Zeit von knapp 2 Monaten hat sie viel getan, gelernt und für sich und ihr zukünftiges Business mitnehmen können.
In the second and last month of my Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme, I was able to successfully work together with the host on the objectives and goals that we had previously set.
After analysing the farms daily business to get to know all the operations and tasks, strength and weaknesses, challenges and opportunities, we decided in a meeting what should be the next important step for the farm. Viktoria in Schweden – Monat 2 weiterlesen
Viktoria wird in einem kurzen und intensiven Austausch von 7 Wochen in Schweden auf einer Farm mit dem Inhaber zusammenarbeiten und mit ihm ihre Geschäftsidee weiterentwickeln.
My first month in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme in Sweden is already over. I had a great start on my host entrepreneur’s organic farm in the south of Sweden. I was warmly welcomed by my host entrepreneur and all the people who live and work on the farm.
Viktoria in Schweden – Monat 1 weiterlesen
Nun sind 4 Monate schon wieder vorbei und damit auch der letzte Austauschmonat von Jaqueline bei ihrem portugiesischen Gastunternehmer. Was sie in dieser Zeit getan hat und das Fazit von ihrem Austausch lest ihr hier:
In my last month at Build Up Labs I was able to complete some of my projects. I implemented our social media strategy for LinkedIn and Twitter to a large extent and have already achieved initial successes. Especially the traffic on our incubator website could be increased by continuous social media activities. Jaqueline in Lisboa – Monat 4 weiterlesen
Drei Monate ist unsere Jungunternehmerin Jaqueline nun schon in Portugal für ihren Erasmus-Austausch. Sie übernimmt vielfältigen Aufgaben, um das Start-Up Ihres Gastunternehmers bekannter zu machen.
Developing a Marketing Strategy
Now I’ve been with Build Up Labs for over three months. I used June mainly to develop marketing strategies. I was able to finalize and present the social media strategy for our LinkedIn page. The goal for the next weeks will be to develop a continuous posting schedule. To simplify the process, all postings will be scheduled two weeks in advance and automated by using the tool Hootsuite. This not only saves time, but also guarantees high impressions and engagement rate. Jaqueline in Lisboa – Monat 3 weiterlesen
Jaqueline ist nun schon ihren 2. Monat in Lissabon. Die erste Eingewöhnung in die neue Stadt und das neue Unternehmen sind vorüber, nun kann sie schon in viele Aufgaben tiefer einsteigen….
In my second month at Build Up Labs, I was able to complete some of the tasks I had already started. I was also able to further expand the social media strategy for the incubator. Together with a colleague, we conducted a social media analysis in which we recorded which postings on our channels achieved the greatest attention. This includes impressions, click-through rate, engagement rate, etc. To analyze this, we formed various categories such as brand awareness, announcements, knowledge sharing, events, etc. and created an overview. Jaqueline in Lisboa – Monat 2 weiterlesen
Nach einer kleinen Pause hat BUPNET wieder eine Jungunternehmerin bei ihrem Austausch begleitet. Jaqueline hat für ihre Erasmus-Zeit die portugiesische Hauptstadt Lissabon gewählt. Ihren ersten Monat hat sie wie folgt erlebt:
During my first month as Entrepreneur in Residence, I have already been able to learn a lot in the field of strategic marketing. The goal of my exchange with Build Up Labs is to achieve a higher level of awareness for the incubator in Europe and attract new startups. For this purpose, one of my first tasks was to brainstorming possible marketing and social media activities. Ideas that I will implement during the next months include a Q&A for the company website and a newsletter for our network. Jaqueline in Lisboa – Monat 1 weiterlesen
Unsere Jungunternehmerin Aimilia ist nun schon seit 2 Monaten in Griechenland und hat ihre ersten selbstständigen Aufgaben für ihren Gastunternehmer durchgeführt. Welche das sind, erzählt sie uns selbst.
Second month in Greece and I am very happy experiencing all these new things. As September began I had to recruit Interns to join us for an Erasmus+ programme that took place on 14th-24th September. I was very happy because my Host was very proud of my choices. So the first 14 days of September I had to deal with the recruiting of an Intern and also to explain the area of responsibilities of the Intern for the Erasmus+ Programme.
Aimilia in Hellas – 2. Monat weiterlesen