On February 10th and 11th, Bishkek International School hosted a Start-Up Project Event, Aimed at Promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation among High Schoolers.
By: Mariia Samoiova
On the first day, the event kicked off with a series presentations and interactive activities by guest speakers, aimed at guiding students through the start-up process. The “Techaim” team conducted training on how to improve design thinking, that is a vital skill for successful entrepreneurs. Another guest was Nikita Menshov, a teacher at BIS who provided training on “pitching,” the ability to attract potential investors through a short presentation of a start-up idea.
The second day of the event saw participants working in teams to develop their own start-up ideas. Students had the opportunity to work with mentors and coaches from outside the school to fine-tune their projects and develop a winning strategy. They were encouraged to think critically, collaborate effectively, and be creative.
The winners of the competition were five students from the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) Colledge, who impressed the judges with their well-researched idea, steb-by-step plan, and attractive presentation.
The Start-Up Project Event provided an invaluable learning opportunity for all students, helping them develop entrepreneurial skills such as critical thinking and teamwork. It also served as a testament to the importance of fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in our schools, communities, and beyond.
Overall, the event was a great success, and the participants left with valuable experience, knowledge, and a renewed enthusiasm for entrepreneurship. The event organizers hope to build on this success and host similar events in the future to continue to support and nurture the next generation of entrepreneurs.