6th PAR Business camp will take place from 27th to 30th of August, in the heart of the "city that flows", Rijeka, Croatia.
PAR Business camp started in 2013 as the PAR Youth Forum with main topic "How Young Entrepreneurs Learn", where we hosted Mr. Richard M. Brandt, Director of the Iacocca Institute from USA and Mr. Emil Tedeschi, a Croatian entrepreneur and owner of Atlantic Group. Throughout the years camp became a place for young startups and entrepreneurs to acquire new set of skills. As it always is, networking is one of the key aspects of the camp where you can connect with other participants as well as lecturers. This year we are continuing with design thinking as a main methodology and adding a touch of IoT.
What happens when you combine IoT, corporate social responsibility and design thinking all under the case study concept?? Definitely, something SENSATIONAL! This year we have partnered up with Senzations summer school and bringing their know-how to our camp.
You will start with two days of intensive design thinking workshop, so unleash your inner designer and with your team test prototypes of your solutions to presented case.
For third day we have prepared lectures on IoT and how can it be implemented into your solutions, followed by pitch practice where you will get tips and tricks on have to present your ideas and attract investors.
Last but not least, on Thursday you will have to present your solutions in front of live audience and jury.
Duration : 4 days
Program language : English
Location : Rijeka
Dates : August 27 - August 30, 2018
Tuition fee ( EU participants) : € 50
Tuition fee ( Overseas participants) : € 100
Applications open until 20.08.2018
You will receive all the materials needed for all workshops, welcome package and participation on lectures that are not included in camps program, but will take place during those days. As program will be intense we will be providing PAR breakfast and lunch, which will be served at PAR University College in relaxed atmosphere.
Don't worry, during the camp you will not be left on your own.While working in the team and on your skills by yourself, at all time you will have the support of our mentors. Mentors are there for you and you will be encouraged to ask as many questions as one might have. Mentors, especially design thinkers, will be there to support and encourage you to come up with your own unique and innovative solution to the given case. We all make mistakes but with the guidance of mentors , you will make fewer of them, leaving you with more time to focus and develop the best ideas. In the end always remember words from Steve Washington, "Mentoring is a two-way street. You get out what you put in."
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