Recent testimonies of successful business networking - Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme
Period of exchange: 10/2015 until 03/2016
Duration of exchange: Five months
My Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs experience
By Katian Caria, Award Winner 2017- Category of Host Entrepreneurs
It was a great opportunity for me too and for my business. Having hosted Urška as a New Entrepreneur was an outstanding experience and I can say it has changed both our lives forever. We have both contributed to each other’s growth as business professionals as women entrepreneurs and as human beings. Being a Host Entrepreneur meant taking on a big responsibility and sometimes being overwhelmed with the new entrepreneur needs and ways but learning to work based on mutual respect and admiration allowed us to straighten our professional relationship and watch it grow into a beautiful friendship that we hope will last for all time. We were even awarded a Diploma of Achievement to acknowledge the successful completion and exemplary execution of the business exchange from my IO – The British-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce as well as a member certificate for the Chamber.
I believe business achievements are only a sustainable reality when they based on trust and through this programme we both learned to live this value even more. Trust in ourselves trust in others and trust in the Universe. Through the experiences we had in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs I learned a number of things such as: to give without expecting anything in return to be more accepting as a person a leader and a professional to be humbler and more grateful fr things and events that are part of life to stay connected to my essence and my dreams and so much more. With Urška and her knowledge and interest I also learned to work more with the wisdom of the body and to reconnect with my African roots (I was born in Mozambique).rnAs a result my business gained a deeper level of meaning.
Another huge achievement is that soon, I will also have the privilege of being a part of a great International Festival that Urška is putting together – INTINITI–Dance-Bliss-Festival, to be held in Slovenia in October 2017. I have been invited to help promote this event, to be a moderator on site and also a facilitator for the Mindfulness component of the event. Urška is also promoting me and my services worldwide on the festival web site.
For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:
New entrepreneur's contact point:
University of Primorska (Koper)
Host entrepreneur's contact point:
British Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (Cruz Quebrada Dafundo)
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