13 Jul MEnt 1st Edition kicks off in Belgium & Germany
In May Kiron MEnt bootcamp weekends in Brussels and Berlin connected like-minded entrepreneurs within the MEnt community in efforts to bring innovative ideas to life.
Beneath the searing 33°C sun, MEnt Project hit the ground running with its KickStart Weekend (27th-28th May 2017) in partnership with the co-working and innovation space transformabxl in Brussels. Despite Ramadan beginning just the day before, the participants’ resolve prevailed as they remained actively engaged throughout the talks and exercises conducted over two intensive days.
The budding entrepreneurs flexed their brains over a series of hands-on exercises designed to challenge their assumptions, putting their business ideas to the test. Adeline Michaux, passionate entrepreneur and mentor shared a rousing session about how to validate and test business ideas efficiently. Serial entrepreneur and mentor, Juan David Mendieta, shared his experience developing several ventures in Europe and Latin America. Juan David Mendieta also shared concrete tips on crafting a successful pitch that would win investors over.
One participant, Mike joined MEnt to see how he could make his Syrian food truck “Tayeb“ a reality. Tayeb brings freshly cooked delicious Syrian delights to Belgium. Leaping at the opportunity of presenting his delicious creations to a gathering of people, Mike received much kudos and valuable feedback from all who sampled it!
The weekend has been an enriching and exciting learning experience. Thank you to all participants for the enthusiasm, creativity, purpose-driven and mindful ideas and incredible stories we shared!
Other brief description of the business ideas that joined the Short Training Session in Brussels:
“Weexist” set up Syrians and migrants from other countries, aims at facilitating the integration of asylum seekers and refugees into the labour market through organisation of fundraising dinners/brunches.
“GO JUNIOR” hosts and creates unique entertainment & event experiences for clients to go beyond the ordinary, converting occasions in great moments & unforgettable memories.
“Rotating Industry” helps industrial distributors growing their businesses in a highly competitive market, by providing them flexible consultancy services and customised digital content.
“Daily Walks” helps cities, cultural centres and the european institutions raise awareness, replacing ordinary”13 in a dozen”copy-and-paste images with meaningful photographs of Brussels.
“Pandarate“ aims at tackling the roots of bullying at schools by increasing awareness and helping school kids between 12 and 19 years old to create friendship.
“Project A” focuses on the problems faced by Afghans in Belgium and aims at representing Afghans at national or european level. Project A organises initiatives to provide assistance to refugees, especially minors and to empower women and events to represent Afghan culture.
“Transkulture” is a sustainable development translation service offering professional translation and interpreting services.
“Butler” helps busy, working people who lack time to get their personal affairs done by doing it for them.
to be continued