Business Booster Sofia High School Program – Fall 2016
This course is the first part of a two semester entrepreneurship classes for the students of Electrical Systems Technical School of TU Sofia. The course is designed with two main pillars:
- Pointing out the importance of high-tech entrepreneurship
- Providing young entrepreneurs with the most needed skills and knowledge for success
This course combines The Entrepreneurs’ Toolkit ( ET ) course is designed to give to the participants the most important knowledge that is needed when starting a business.
The program is for open-minded people, who have the entrepreneurial spirit and are motivated to gain some high quality knowledge. Successful participation in the program suggests ability of fluent English language communication, which usually is needed for all kind of successful endeavors.
The Business Booster High School Program answers most of the questions concerning how to start and develop your own business. Topics like funding opportunities, market validation, industry analyses and etc. are discussed in the course. The participants are encouraged to form teams, or work on their own, on projects which develop in parallel with the lectures. This course gives the participants solid background for their future entrepreneurial career and also helps them integrate in the entrepreneurial society, which is formed in Bulgaria in the last years
The Business Booster High School Program is also concerned with two key questions: Why are some countries so rich and others so poor? And what can be done to change that? A good understanding of the process of economic growth will help the future engineers spot easily the opportunities for innovations. Understanding the world trend of economic development will make the engineers much more creative as entrepreneurs and highly respected employees.
In this semester, we aim to go through the way given countries developed and outline the most important factors that contributed to their growth. We point out how some of the world most famous companies developed and how the entrepreneurial activity of their founders played important role in the world history. Can world-wide companies emerge from Bulgaria? How should we think of the roles that technological change and innovation play? Are countries ultimately dependent on a few gifted entrepreneurs – the Bill Gates and Richard Bransons – to bring about growth and prosperity?