In September 2015 four curious members of Primera team went for a learning “road trip” Gran Canaria. This time instead of being trainers and organizers, we were eager students and participants in a course “Lean Startup for STARTUP Erasmus +“. Alltogether 21 participants coming from 7 countries (Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey and Slovenia) were learning about entrepreneurship and gaining or improving skills to pass this knowledge to other trainers, teachers, future successful start-ups and entrepreneurs. Our host was one of the partners in Spread The ART of going UP (STARTUP) project – Sociedad de Promocion Economica de Gran Canaria (SPEGC). The training and workshops took place at INCUBE, the business incubator of SPEGC, lead by Mr José Manuel Sanchez who was also our trainer.
At the training we gained new knowledge and insights into entrepreneurship concepts such as Business Model Canvas and Lean Startup Methodology. We also had the opportunity to learn and try out new didactic games and approaches to teaching entrepreneurship. In groups of 4 we had a chance to work on our own business ideas that one day maybe can become a reality. The training was intensive, but participants and trainer were proactive and creative and the atmosphere was relaxed, so we had a great time together. And we weren’t all the time in the classroom: we also did 2 study visits to coworking spaces in Las Palmas where we met local entrepreneurs.
9 exciting days of learning and fun went by quickly and even though we wouldn’t mind going back, we are ready for new challenges, especially for new courses on entrepreneurship.
Don’t forget – November 2015 and our next Teaching entrepreneurship in schools course are almost here 🙂
If you are curious and want to find out a bit more about our training, STARTUP project and our experience at Gran Canaria you can read about it here.