Our mission is to contribute in creating entrepreneurial environment by engaging young entrepreneurs into a yearlong entrepreneurial training which enhances them with the necessary skills, knowledge and techniques to start┬átheir own enterprises.
Our Vision is to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem consisted of like-minded young entrepreneurs who would be committed to bring positive changes to the Macedonian society by establishing new business culture and trustworthy relations with all of their stakeholders.
┬áThe main goal of the Start Up Entrepreneurship Academy is to educate and train innovative individuals to be able to start and run businesses of their own.
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Smart UP is a motivational conference which aims to awaken and develop the entrepreneurship spirit among the young people in Macedonia. The Academy participants would have a unique opportunity to present their idea or businesses in front of potential investors and business angels. This would not only help them find funds for their businesses, but would also promote them in front of the wider public.
The Smart Up Conference is consisted of two sessions, the first where 10 young┬áentrepreneurs from the Start Up Academy pitch┬átheir business ideas in front of the audience, and the second one, where the participants would have the opportunity to hear from three successful entrepreneurs who share their experience with the audience┬áand talk about the┬ákey factors which┬ábrought them to the success.
In order to be officially enrolled at the Academy, every participants has to pay the participation fee of $400 (counted in MKD), after the successful recruitment process. The tuition has to be paid before the beginning of the first seminar or on several installments through a credit line.
The fee covers 22,5 % of the whole amount of the total costs of the Academy. The other 87,5% of the costs is a scholarship awarded by the SWTA and its partners. This fee covers all the expenses (the accommodation costs – 10 full boards in 5 different cities in Macedonia, per diem costs, transportation costs and Academy materials).
Every candidate who applies for┬áthe Academy is eligible to apply for a scholarship. They are able to do so on the online application for the Academy by stating that they are interested in apply for the scholarship too.
A full scholarship would be awarded to the best scoring candidate of the recruitment process. Three 50% scholarships are going to be rewarded to the candidate placed from the 2-4th place after the selection process. The scoring is performed according to the recruitment criteria set by the Academy Selection Committee.
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The Academy is consisted of five three-day seminars which are divided into 8 sessions which last for 2 hours each. The sessions are lead by experienced individuals coming from both the business world┬áand the academic community.
The Start Up Academy would offer workshops where the participants will present their skills and business ideas in front of the mentors. According to their profile, the mentors are going to choose at least one young entrepreneur.