Tag archives for entrepreneurship

First Regional SI Alumni Forum successfully held in Uganda!

6-8 August 2015 the first of three Regional SI Alumni Forums on the theme of innovation and entrepreneurship was held in Kampala, Uganda. The three day event gathered 41 alumni from 8 countries in the East Africa region for a program of lectures, study visits and a reception at the Embassy of Sweden in Kampala. SI alumni from Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda attended the event. Read more » >>

Workshop on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity

Pavel Makhnatch and Ivan Tsikota were granted funding to organise an alumni event in the first call for application in 2015. Below you’ll find a report from the workshop they organised on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity, 24 May in Minsk, Belarus.

The role of entrepreneurship is vital for both economic growth of a country and personal development of a person. There is plenty of opportunities for Belarusian youth to become successful entrepreneurs, many of them avoid starting up the business referring to a number of barriers. Meanwhile, the country has a number of prerequisites for starting up a business: good infrastructure, easy tax rules for private entrepreneurs, cheap labor and access to 200 million of customers within the trade union with neighboring countries. Read more » >>

Alumni event on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Creativity, 24 May in Minsk!

Below is an invitation from SI Alumnus Pavel Makhnatch to an alumni event in Minsk on 24 May. This event was granted funding in the first call for applications in 2015.

Photo: Susanne Walström/Imagebank Sweden

A workshop on “Entrepreneurship as a lifestyle: inspiring success stories from young creatives” will take place on 24th of May in Minsk. The event is designed to inspire young people to take on a business endeavour. Several start-up entrepreneurs will share their success stories and valuable experience of doing business in Belarus and internationally. Part of the event will be dedicated to practical aspects of creativity and innovation for entrepreneurship.

Venue: Loft Balki (Лофт Проект БАЛКИ, Чапаева, 3, блок 202)
Time: 17.00 – 20.30 (Registration starts 16.30)

Follow the link to find out more about the event and register.

For inquiries regarding this event, please contact Pavel Makhnatch.

Report from alumni event on social entrepreneurship in Sweden

Ekaterina Tarasova was awarded a grant for organizing an alumni event on social entrepreneurship in the first of two calls for applications in 2014. Below you’ll find her report from the event:


On October 10 a workshop on social entrepreneurship in Sweden was held for SI Alumni and current scholarship holders with the support from the Swedish Institute. The workshop organized by Nordkonst provided an opportunity for SI Alumni and current scholarship holders to meet experienced social entrepreneurs and to discuss various issues related to social entrepreneurship. The broad definition of social entrepreneurship gave an opportunity to discuss the theme very broadly and to approach it from various angles.

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Announcement: The Swedish Institute offers support to arrange local SI alumni events during 2014

Are you a Swedish Institute Alumni and interested in organizing a local alumni event?

The Swedish Institute (SI) is pleased to announce the possibility for SI alumni (former scholarship and grant holders) as well as alumni associations supported by SI to apply for financial support to arrange local events, focusing on thematic areas of relevance for development. This call provides a start-up possibility for SI alumni who wish to stay active and continue building professional networks after their scholarships in Sweden.

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