The new space of the Academic Business Incubator, which was opened a few days ago at the University of Technology and Humanities in Radom (UTH), already serves students who want to learn the secrets of business. On June 14, the first Startup Camp Radom workshop took place in the facility, as part of the recruitment for the 3rd edition of Mazovian Startup acceleration program. The workshop was led by Adrian Migoń from Technology Incubator Foundation (CEO Youth Business Poland). Students learned how to create their own business model. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Workshops in the Radom incubator are a joint initiative of UTH, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Radom and Youth Business Poland (YBP), which is part of Youth Business International - a network of programs founded by Prince Charles of Wales, which supports entrepreneurship in 52 countries.
Adrian Migoń, a specialist in entrepreneurship development, mentoring and building development programs, discussed the application of Lean Startup methodology in the development of business projects. He explained the forms of support that students can count on when taking their first steps in business. It is about mentoring (business workshops), acceleration programs and forms of financing.
Students in groups, under the guidance of a specialist, created business models of their invented activities. They set their sights on, among other things: A fleet management system for a company, an agritourism farm, biodegradable packaging for clothes, a Chinese soup vending machine at a university. They then transferred their business model canvas to paper, not forgetting to define the purpose of the new activity: feasibility (ability to implement), desirability (extent to which the product corresponds to the consumer) and profitability (expenses incurred, profit).
During the workshop, students from Radomsko got acquainted with the offer of the Mazovian Startup III acceleration program, which is organized by the Mazovian Voivodeship and implemented by YBP. It is aimed at innovative and socially responsible startups from Mazovia. Within the program you can receive support for the development of your business project and compete for prizes with a total value of 75.000 PLN. The business project must correspond to one of the specializations: high quality of life, safe food, intelligent systems in industry and infrastructure, modern business ecosystem.
Adrian Migoń zachęcał studentów do udziału w programie, wypromowania własnego pomysłu biznesowego i jego realizacji. Wspomniał także o biznesach, które zostały uruchomione przez młodych ludzi i nagrodzone w ramach ubiegłorocznego Mazovian Startup. Zwycięzcą programu okazał się BreadPack – producent jadalnych naczyń, które są jednocześnie pyszną przekąską ( nagroda główna 50 tys. zł). Drugie miejsce zajął Associated App – inteligentny asystent, nawigujący osoby z dysfunkcją wzroku, seniorów – wewnątrz obiektów użyteczności publicznej (15 tys. zł). Trzecie miejsce przypadło The Alternation – marce, która tworzy wysokiej jakości odzież z materiałów pozyskiwanych z odzieży używanej (10 tys. zł)
Recruitment within Mazovian Startup III lasts until 30th August 2022. Whose business idea will turn out to be the best and to whom the main financial prize will go will be revealed in December.