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?
Recipients are all potential employers of our students (restaurants).
We indicate a big potential for involving them as partners in our educational process (mentors to students, to give students opportunity to work at their restaurant for a week (more diverse experiences), and to employ them after they finish education). But currently market is quite unpredictable so we are still in a search for the optimal solution for that manner.
Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?
Considering that we are funding S academy by ourselves (with profits made in restaurants), we are understaffed to develop our model to its full potential and test it on some other markets. We are already in the process of carrying it out in Italy and Croatia. Our goal is to create a basic model that can be with small adaptations executed in different countries. And for that we need dedicated stuff that can work on the project full time.
We are trying to build a sustainable model that will have bigger impact than just employed person. We want to help people who want a change but have no one to teach them how. Instead of giving them fish, we teach them fishing.
Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered
Matevz Slokar started his career as entrepreneur at 18 when he opened his first restaurant. He was always hyperactive and just a year later he in his friends decided to organize a music festival to bring their town to life. Njoki Festival was on for few years, when he decided to get more experience – he took a job as a production manager in advertising agency. After a year there S project was born.
Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?