ALBA holds an entrepreneurship workshop for high school students in Crete

Monday, 11/04/2016

The entrepreneurship center at ALBA, the ALBA Hub for Entrepreneurship and Development - AHEAD, organized and delivered an entrepreneurship workshop for High school students.

The workshop took place in Heraklion in Crete on April 7 and was offered to the students in co-operation the Heraklion Chamber of Commerce.

28 students from the Experimental General Lyceum (Πειραματικό Γενικό Λύκειο Ηρακλείου), Pagkritio (Εκπαιδευτήριο “ΤΟ ΠΑΓΚΡΗΤΙΟΝ”) and Krousonas High School (Γενικό Λύκειο Κρουσώνα) participated in the workshop and had the opportunity to test new ideas using the Business Model Canvas. Thanasis Perisynakis, the Chamber’s Secretary General, opened the event with a presentation on how to turn an idea into a business.

The students came up with their new business idea and, then, AHEAD’s Director Alexis Komselis helped them define their customers and the idea’s value proposition. Thodoris Moulos, entrepreneur and investor who joined us from Athens, talked about revenue streams. Finally, Vicky Dallas, an ALBA alumna and entrepreneur, helped the students prepare for their presentations.

During the final presentations we had the opportunity to follow the seven ideas that the students worked on and select the winning team. The ideas ranged from Internet of Things applications to a Mediterranean Culture Center.

We would like to thank the Heraklion Chamber of Commerce and the students’ Professors for the opportunity to hold such a unique workshop.