You can stop holding your breath, people! Key Notion is here!

We’ve been putting off blogging, since we didn’t want to post something that only the lecturer was interested in reading, since blogging, as opposed to most other assignments, is aimed at the public!

We want to make this interesting and fun for everyone, while we explore the world of entrepreneurship through blogging!

/Emma Bednarcik, Marina Vitez, Martin Listén, Katarina Allmér and Sofia Feychting

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Very interesting talk from Joi Ito about how entrepreneurs should behave in the present industries. Every body should have at look on this one.
This should be a source of inspiration for the projects.

#ME2603 #firstpost #helloeverybody #iambloging

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Hi guys,

We are team Skapa, a young and vibrant group of future entrepeneurs and millionaires. The team consists of the following:

Marco Priori  (Italy)
Jiamin Deng (China)
Leon Trang (Sweden)
Martijn Legene (Netherlands)
Daan van Vrede (Netherlands)
We’ll be posting cool stuff on this blog so keep an eye open.
#Skapa
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I had the privilege to take part in the inaugural Nordic Life Science Innovation Challenge (http://www.biopeople.dk/index.php?id=819) this past weekend from 5 September to September 7. I found out about the opportunity on the KTH innovation website. Ironically, the majority of the event took place in building Q, where our exercises take place.

Half the folks flew in from Copenhagen and most were well into their graduate degrees or were involved with their own start ups already. It was quite the experience to network with these individual from many walks of life with impressive track records. I was put into a group that consisted of a Dane, a Belarusian, and a German (yes, quite the diversity).

I was expecting more of an event with training on pitching an idea, but ultimately it was a case competition centered on the biotech industry. The 6 or so ideas we as a group could choose from were given to us, some more open-ended than others. I didn’t have the background as the others did on biotech and life sciences but I sought to input as much of my perspective as I could throughout Saturday and Sunday. Nonetheless, my biggest takeaway was the impressive collaboration and mix of varying viewpoints that drew together to come up with a 5-minute pitch to a jury of established entrepreneurs with only 10 hours of work.

Considering that this was the first time this event was held, I was and still am impressed by the quality of it, the presenters that came to speak, and most importantly, the diversity that was represented. I was told that this is something that will take place on an annual basis together with the Nordic Life Science Days in Stockholm. If anything, this is a great networking opportunity with individuals that have tremendous entrepreneurial spirit. I hope to participate in it again and I highly recommend it to those that will be here in the coming years!

And I will leave you all with a couple of pictures of the participants and the coordinators of the event:

NLS Innovation Challenge

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#Dreamgineering

 

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What should we do if we come up with an awesome idea or we find some pain points to solve in school?

Knight (1921) once said that ”entrepreneur is someone who calculates and takes risk and manage uncertainties.” Entrepreneurs are often described as risk takers; unfortunately, many of them will fail eventually. Therefore, it will be great if there is someone or some organization helping the student –entrepreneurs get their startups going.

Being at KTH for a month, I truly think KTH is a school that is very friendly for the entrepreneurs. You can find out that there are a lot of courses related to Entrepreneurship of the website, such as the one we are taking right now (the best one!). And I can feel the atmosphere of encouraging entrepreneurship at campus. A lot of activities about Entrepreneurship are held in the school. For example, Stockholm Innovation & Growth (STING), which is an organization supported over 130 startups over more than 10 years, had an activity ”Entrepreneurship on Campus” on 28th August. They invited us to an inspiring presentation of the startup scene at KTH.

In addition, there is an organization called “Student Inc.”, KTH Student Incubator. It supports students at KTH with their potential projects and helps students get their startups going and make some progress towards commercialization, especially in technology based projects.

This is the Facebook page of KTH Student Incubator.

https://www.facebook.com/KTHStudentIncubator?fref=ts

There are a lot of useful information and activities about start-up or how to get involved in entrepreneurship.

What’s more, they have start-up pubs a few times every semester. It’s a pub where students can present their ideas of a product or business to others. Last one was on 2nd September. Not sure when the next one is, but check the page now and then and hope they have one soon.

KTH Innovation, In collaboration with Excitera, operate the KTH student incubator – Student Inc. together. If you want to know more about Student Inc.:

http://www.kth.se/en/innovation/studentinc/student-inc-ar-kth-s-studentinkubator-1.414438

Being in a such entrepreneur -friendly environment, I truly believe that I will learn a lot and get some brand new thoughts about entrepreneurship in there!

#Danny Huang, #Dreamgineering

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We in team BrewingHealth are going to enter the Applicera hälsa competition. Here is a rough road map.

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(Click image to enlarge)

 

//Axel, Ludwig, Benjamin & Sverker

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The word ‘Entrepreneurship’ has never resonated much with me. I have always pictured myself as that person who goes on to work for big noble firms,  continuing with and improving what others have already started, and finding fullfilment and purposeness through that.. But creating something new and doing startups? Not so much. Although I have a feeling that this course will change my viewpoint…

One negative perception that I’ve had of entrepreneurship is that people go into it almost solely because of the fame and money. However, having read some of this course’s articles (i.e. Thomas Oppong, ‘Don’t Just Start a Business, Solve A Problem’) and after today’s lecture about Idea Generation, I am starting to get a different perception. Sure enough, I still think money accounts for a big part of all the reasons people become entrepreneurs, but I have also come to realize that what many entrepreneurs actually want to do is to make the world a more efficient (and in most cases better) place through solving recurrent problems in various areas. I believe that the best ideas and creations must come from those who foremostly just want to solve a problem, not triggered by any other factors such as money or fame. Because, at the end of the day, doing something out of one’s passion, belief and self-initiated purpose is what creates meaning. And meaning is what can truly create an endless drive that is essential for success.

Another misconception I’ve had about entrepeneurship is that, the idea and the product all have to be really big, or at least become that really quickly. Maybe it’s because that majority of the time, small startups don’t get as much attention as the ones that have become very big and successful. Or that I don’t pay enough attention to them… But after today’s lecture, I strangely got very excited just by knowing that you should/can start small and find a solution to a problem that serves “only” a smaller (core) group of people. It actually makes a lot of sense – one step at a time, right? And you don’t have to go very drastic with the product – small changes and improvements suffice 🙂 Next time, I will no longer be dismissive about ideas that come to my mind. I will get on with it and think, ‘who else can benefit from this idea?’ and ‘how cna I take this one step further?’

So, what’s upcoming now is to generate a good idea sketch. Good to learn that brainstorming from scratch might not really help. However, Idea Generation is just the beginning. I read somehwere that a sound business plan and execution are just as important, if not more. So, with that said – I am looking forward to the upcoming lectures!

/Yuwei (Yuwzhng), Team Dreamgineering

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Hey,

this post is designed to function as a gateway for all future work, ideas, and thoughts of the Group “Dreamgineering” during the Course “ME2603 Entrepreneurship”.

Members are: #Linpeter, #Danny Huang, #Yuwzhng, #Raquel Calles, #L.Boldin.

Our first meeting took place on Friday, 5/9/14, during which we discussed suggestions for a group name, upcoming assignments of the course, possible visits to certain events dealing with Entrepreneurship and our further course of action regarding the next 2 months.

We will keep you updated.

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