As WeRin project partners, we are delighted to share that we are in the pilot testing stage of the project. The piloting will fine-tune the WeRin Toolbox, WeRLearnin Approach, and WeRin Knowledge Port in order to create a more inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem both in academic and non-academic organisations. The target group of the “Breaking Barriers and Unlocking Horizons: Inclusive Entrepreneurship 101 WeRin Workshop” will be Entrepreneurship Educators, Entrepreneurship Program Managers, Female Students, and Women Entrepreneurs.
We will road-test the 6 WeRin Principles which are:
100% Inclusivity, Relatable Role Models, Realistic Picture of Entrepreneurship, Opportunity Driven Entrepreneurship, Inclusive Support, and Finance and Structural Change in the Ecosystem.
These will be supported with activities, practical case studies, and rich materials designed specifically with the aim of inclusiveness of women entrepreneurs in the ecosystem. There will be valuable networking opportunities for the participants in the fire chat sessions with Mentors, Women Entrepreneurs, and Program Managers from the ecosystem during the workshop. The “Breaking Barriers and Unlocking Horizons: Inclusive Entrepreneurship 101 WeRin Workshop” workshop will be held in October 2023 across five European regions including, Germany, Amsterdam, Turkey, Croatia, and Ireland.
The workshop is designed as a journey that starts within the ordinary world, entrepreneurs will have an awareness of the call to change, meet with the mentors to bridge this change and open up to collaborators and networks, while also facing the barriers. The journey will end with having gained a new perspective.
Istanbul Technical University (ITU) who will lead the piloting stage of the project will compile a final evaluation report of the “Breaking Barriers and Unlocking Horizons: Inclusive Entrepreneurship 101 WeRin Workshop” to be shared with the community. Stay tuned for more updates.