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The DO School is a global educational platform dedicated to innovation, entrepreneurship, and good business. We help organizations and individuals to gain entrepreneurial skills and drive innovation through our experiential learning programs, a wide network of experts, and the DO School Method, enabling them to turn ideas into reality and make a positive impact.
MUNPlanet: For the ones in a hurry, how would you define the aim of the project in one sentence?
Get the skills you need to start your own social venture and create positive impact.
MUNPlanet: Our will to do good moves us to make amazing projects. What was your inspiration for this amazing opportunity for youth?
We want to support young social entrepreneurs to start their own venture by giving them a chance to work on a concrete business challenge and thus learn the DO School Method to turn their own ideas into reality.
MUNPlanet: Students attend programs such as yours to improve some of their existing skills or Acquire the new ones altogether. What are some key skills that the participants will be able to improve/acquire by attending your program?
Students will learn everything the need in order to start their own social venture. Key areas are: budget and funding, legal issues, communication and PR, campaigning, assessing social impact, reporting & internal audit, human resource management, financial management.
MUNPlanet: What does your perfect participant look like? What is their academic background, what are their interests, etc.
We are seeking highly motivated and talented emerging social entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a track record of being passionate about addressing social issues and creating and spreading innovative social change. We welcome applications from people with all educational and socioeconomic backgrounds. Successful applicants are determined and willing to use our program to start new, or grow existing ventures, or implement a new initiative within a larger organization.
The DO School was founded by passionate people who are driven by a mission: make Good Business. We support people to develop sustainable business models and implement social ventures that are good for the people, good for the environment, good for the world. Our team of experts and advisors includes prize Nobel nominees, academics, managers from the private sector and renown artists.
MUNPlanet: Berlin is probably the most fertile ground for growing outstanding entrepreneurship projects today. As such, it is THE place to be when building creative projects. In your opinion, what influence will this have on the participants and will it affect the way they execute the challenge?
Berlin definitely has a special energy. Berlin is the place to meet outstanding entrepreneurs and creative people who want to change the world! The participants will have the chance to be emerged in a highly creative environment and grow their own network significantly.
MUNPlanet: Are unlimited beer and sausages included in the fee?
And also unlimited salads for vegans ;-)
MUNPlanet: To sum everything up, what makes this program worth applying and can we look forward to more projects like this in the future?
This is a unique opportunity to learn everything you need to start a social venture while working on a concrete business challenge, and get the support you need through dedicated coaches and mentors to implement your social venture in your home country.
MUNPlanet: What is the most important lesson that each of your participants will be taking with them?
How to get from dreams to action!
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