Start Up! 3.0 Entrepreneurship Workshop

start_up_01-500For the third year in a row, US Embassy Luxembourg organized an entrepreneurship workshop for high school students. This year the participants were all young women from Ecole Privée Fieldgen and Lycée Aline Mayrich. The speaker specialist this year was a woman from the U.S., Sheena Lindahl. Her company, Empact, focuses on facilitating a culture of entrepreneurship in communities across the world through exposure, celebration and early stage startup support.

During the week, students were visited by entrepreneurship and networking experts, and attended a panel of business owners who answered questions and discussed their own experiences as entreprenestart_up_02-500urs. Throughout the weeklong workshop guided by Ms. Lindahl, students were encouraged to think outside the box. During this time, each student, either alone or as a pair, began developing a plan to create a product, company, technology, or service.

Following the workshop, students will continue to develop their idea and put together a presentation for a “Pitch Night,” were they will all pitch their plan to a panel of judges, as well as family and friends. This evening will also serve as an Awards Ceremony, as the winners will be announced at the end of the evening. The grand prize is an all-expenses paid trip to California to attend an entrepreneurship camp in July.

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