Conference was held to sum up the project YouBrand in Huelva (Spain)

The second multiplier event, organised by Inercia Digital, was separated in two sessions, effectively covering up two important location related to entrepreneurship in Huelva, Spain.

The first session (S1) took place in the Centro Andaluz de Emprendimiento (Andalusian Centre for Entrepreneurship), an organisation depending on the regional government that serves as a counselling centre for entrepreneurs, as well as a co-working space for those starting a new business. The session was held on the 19th of November 2019 to 12 participants.

The second session (S2) took place in the University of Huelva main campus during the ScienCity 2019 days, gathering people with the idea of starting their own business in the field of science and technology innovation. The session was held on the 28th of November 2019 to 18 participants.

The agenda of both events followed the structure below:

9.00 – 9.10: Welcome and presentation of the organisation

9.10 – 9.40: The Erasmus+ Programme and its opportunities for entrepreneurs. The future after 2020.

9.40 – 10.40: Introduction to YouBrand: background, objectives and partnership involved

10.40 – 11.00: Presentation of the Training path for business start-up support

11.00 – 11.15: Presentation of the Trainers’ training path for business start-up support

11.15 – 12.00: Presentation of the Web Community platform and the e-learning approach

12.00 – 12.30: Round-table and questions for the participants

12.30: Conclusion

S1 participants included both counsellors and advisors of the centre and external entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs.

S2 participants came from a scientific and technologic background, and the group was composed of teachers, counsellors and students of the University of Huelva, as well as entrepreneurs of modern technology.

Participants were eager to access the platform. They did several inquiries about the nature of the platform – whether it was free, how could they register, etc. The speaker showed the participants how to sign up for an account or check the materials without one.

Overall, participants were quite impressed by the holistic approach of the contents, covering most of the topics that are key for any aspiring entrepreneur. Teachers were delighted to know about the existence of the trainer’s methodology guidelines.

The feedback of the participants was very positive, and the impact seems hopeful. The youngest were the most eager to know more about the training content, as many of them were already thinking on becoming startuppers and topics such as fundraising and pitching were very important for them.

Several trainers and counsellors demonstrated particular interest in the Spanish version of the content and the possibility to introduce parts of the results in their training curricula.