Evelina Petrovaite from Rokiskis, Lithuania, studied
psychology at Mykolas Romeris university. With this background, she wants now
to start a social business to help the youth in the country deal with their emotional
and depressive issues. Lithuania is indeed one of the top 10 country in the
world where the suicide rate remains high. Born in Lithuania, Evelina indeed
understands too well what suffering from depression and sadness means and
thus wants to help the young people overcome their issues.
After few years working as an employee in
Lithuania and in US, she decided it is time to move forward with her business
but she felt limited due to the lack of knowledge. Thrilled with the Erasmus
for Young Entrepreneurs initiative, she applied in March to work with Matteo
Gnocato from EUROGEMS, Italy in the
hope to get advice on entrepreneurship, broaden her horizons and deepen her
knowledge. She spent two months working in the company learning how to run a
small business, which included team management, events organisation and
networking and fundraising. But it is not all- Evelina also gained knowledge
on new markets, as well as learned about the most common mistakes first time
entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them which made her more confident and
motivated about her business idea.
Now back in Lithuania, Evelina wants to start her
own business as soon as possible to offer free trainings to young people on
how to deal with their emotions, as well as teach them self-love. By helping
the youth to manage their anger and emotional issues, Evelina hopes to help
them make a positive change in their mentality and thus in the society.