Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?
Beneficiaries:*20 students received business skills trainings and got exposed to labour market (!One chef employed)*School staff-involved in all stages and received IT training for supervision of the web and mobile app management. * Clients of general public that use catering: public institutions, CSOs, private companies, individuals (all events: promotions, workgroups, weddings, etc.) They benefit affordable catering service and contribute towards the social entrepreneurship activity of the school.
Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?
ARNO designed the project upon inspiration from Jamie Oliver, but also recognized the job demand of chefs vs the poor reputation of the gastronomy students in Macedonia. The project is first in the country to promote youth social entrepreneurship and vocational education and innovatively reduce unemployment. The big idea is to replicate the project in all vocational gastronomy schools at local and regional level (The Ministry of Education highly interested). The very big idea is to open SE Restaurant with Rene Redzepi (world best chef, Macedonian origin).We need the buzz to attract business angels, the award is the desired shortcut.
Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered
This was our first project.We started with an idea and established an NGO (soon Social Enterprise to be).When designing the project our leading premise was it to be business-oriented and long term sustainable. Our goal was to promote and increase the income from the school catering and maintain their system at regular basis (our IT members to be paid by the school).Also,an entrepreneurial activity is the ads option at the apps for food companies
Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?