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Entrepreneur Innovation Support (EIS) Training

  • Thursday, 8th - Thursday, 29th September 2022
  • 99 Days
  • 99 Hours
  • 99 Mins
  • 99 Secs

Innovation is not only critical for first-time entrepreneurs that are looking to develop their ideas and pursue business opportunities but to entrepreneurs that have already established a business and are looking to scale and/or address issues and challenges that they are facing. We have all experienced how the Covid-19 pandemic forced businesses to have to adapt in order to survive. It also presented new challenges and opportunities for first-time entrepreneurs to start a new business in an environment where customer needs have significantly changed and/or shifted.

One of the challenges surrounding innovation is that it means different things to different people. Young entrepreneurs tend to think of innovation as creating something totally new from scratch, in particular a product or service. They tend to think it is something technology-related and big and breakthrough e.g., blockchain, online, and very technical. They also tend to think that the ability to innovate is something that you are born with and not a skill and capability that you can develop. To support entrepreneurs to be more innovative, Youth Business International has created the Entrepreneur Innovation Support (EIS) Training.

What is the Entrepreneur Innovation Support (EIS) Training?

It is free online training aimed at promoting and improving an entrepreneur’s ability to innovate. Trainers, facilitators, and mentors all have a direct impact on the establishment and growth of a young entrepreneur’s business. It is important to improve their ability to innovate so that they can achieve their important business goals. In this training, we will share tools that you can apply to a business idea or an existing business in order to innovate to help a business grow and expand, be more efficient to save money and time, stay relevant, and differentiate and stand out from others.

What will you gain from the training?

Improve your ability and confidence to apply innovation to support an entrepreneur to be more innovative with their business or business idea.

  • You will have a simple and easy-to-understand definition of what innovation is
  • You will learn practical tools and methods that you can apply to innovate and create innovative ideas to meet an entrepreneur’s business goals and needs
  • You will gain confidence and increased capability and skills to innovate or support others to be more innovative

What innovation skills will we work on?

The training is comprised of 5 modules and 5 live sessions over 4 weeks.

You will learn about:

  • How to define what innovation is in a clear and easy-to-understand way
  • Strategic and very applicable innovation frameworks that can be used by entrepreneurs at all stages of their business journeys to generate innovative ideas – whether applying innovation to their existing business or to an idea that they are exploring
  • Additional tools that an entrepreneur can use to develop to apply innovation to their business
  • Prototyping and testing methods to help entrepreneurs save time and money
  • Effective pitching to increase an entrepreneur’s chances of gaining funding or support for their business idea

If you would like to participate, continue to read the information below where we tell you more about the requirements and sign-up process.

How to access the content of the modules?

The training will be delivered via 5 live online sessions (1:30 – 1:45 hour long) in which you will have the opportunity to ask questions related to the content, share your experience, and interact with the facilitators and other entrepreneurs.

After each live session, a guide will be made available for participants to access and go over content covered at that session at their own pace and use as and when needed.

Who is the training for?

English-speaking trainers, facilitators, and mentors who support new entrepreneurs to develop their ideas and start a new business, as well as those supporting entrepreneurs with existing businesses.

Requirements

We have a limited number of places for the training, so before you register, please make sure you meet all of the following requirements:

  • Having a native or intermediate level of English
  • Having access to the internet
  • Being able to join the 5 live sessions (according to the schedule below), during the 4 weeks of the training

Timeline

Registration from 28th June to 7th September 2022

Training from 8th September 2022

Live sessions on the following days:

  • Thursday, 8th September – 1:00 – 2:45 pm (BST)
  • Thursday, 15th September – 1:00 – 2:30 pm (BST)
  • Thursday, 22nd September – 1:00 – 2:30 pm (BST)
  • Tuesday, 27th September – 1:00 – 2:30 pm (BST)
  • Thursday, 29th September – 1:00 – 2:30 pm (BST)

How to register

Sign up for the training here.

After submitting your registration form, YBI will contact you via email within a few days to confirm your participation and share instructions for joining the live sessions and accessing the training on Zoom.

Contact

If you have any queries, please contact Dejan Markovic, YBI’s Head of Innovation, at dejan.markovic@youthbusiness.org

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