Mahmut Uğur & Anna Jasekova - Erasmus entrepreneurs

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New entrepreneur:
Mahmut Uğur (Türkiye)
Age: 23
Company name: (Start-up)
Sector of activity: Advertising,Promotion, Media

Thanks to this programme, I have created local and international strategies to develop relations with existing partnerships in the EU and the USA and other countries.

Host entrepreneur:
Anna Jasekova (Slovakia)
Age: 55
Company website (7 years of experience)
Sector of activity: Advertising,Promotion, Media

Mahmut has been a great asset to my business. He was collaborating and he even came up with fresh ideas for marketing campaigns, mostly on social media. He learnt how to open business, networking, manage accounting and another administrative requirements.

Period of exchange: 11/2021 until 02/2022
Duration of exchange: 4 MONTHS


Business sector of the exchange


Advertising, promotion, media


The new entrepreneur Mahmut Uğur first heard of the Erasmus For Young Entrepreneur program in a training session. He then decided to look more into it when he opened a restaurant and realised that he needed support in business and crisis management and guidance on how to deal with financial issues. Mahmut thought it was just what he was looking for. He believed he could find a solution to his problems thanks to this programme and decided to apply and build an exchange with Anna Jasekova, founder of salón Diana.

During their exchange, the entrepreneurs carried out a research on the international and local marketing and sales management strategies and organised a promotional event for the host’s business. At the same time, Mahmut created local and international strategies to develop relations with existing partnerships in the EU and the USA and with other local and international stakeholders.

After collaborating with his host entrepreneur in Slovakia, Mahmut realised that Anna had taught him more than he expected, since they are both working in industries affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Anna taught him how to solve Mahmut’s problems in the supply of products, what he needed to do in terms of employee management, what to do in critical situations, and the importance of keeping up to date with the latest trends in his field.

For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:

New entrepreneur's contact point:
Zeytin Grup Danismanlik Arastirma Organizasyon Egitim Mimarlik Insaat Bilisim Ticaret Sirketi (Ankara, Türkiye)

Host entrepreneur's contact point:
VIC-VELMAX (Presov, Slovakia)

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