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On the courses, you can acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to run your own business, as well as learn from the experience of successful entrepreneurs. Many project graduates create startups, gradually increase the turnover and profitability of their companies.

About 600 graduates of the Business Weekend youth educational project have already started their own businesses. Free courses teach you the basics of entrepreneurship and help you launch a viable startup. Everyone is invited to participate in the program. Many of those who completed the training did not just implement their business ideas, but achieved success in the market. For example, some of the guys have created a lucrative advertising agency and brand of educational toys by the age of 20.

“The project is designed for high school students and students who would like to develop as entrepreneurs. During the training, participants receive the necessary practical knowledge and adopt the experience of successful businessmen. Almost 600 graduates of “Business Weekend” have already started their own business, “- said

Natalia Sergunina, Deputy Mayor of Moscow.

Young and adventurous

19-year-old entrepreneur Daria Zaporozhan began her career selling bicycles and children’s toys in bulk. After participating in Business Weekend, she created a brand of educational toys for children. Daria started with a zero budget, but worked hard on the project and, as a result, reached a turnover of three million rubles a month. The success in the market has inspired a young entrepreneur who recently released baby cards that help babies get rid of speech impairments.

Alena Zharikova, 22, has created a network of pick-up points in online stores. The girl has already managed to open 46 points in 10 cities, including Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Voronezh, Samara, Kursk and others. Joining Business Weekend as a novice who hadn’t decided on a niche, she completed her studies with a promising business idea and a well-developed strategy. Today, the net profit of her company has reached almost three million rubles a month.

The idea for the project of 23-year-old Artyom Bashkin also appeared in the learning process. This is a service for creating embroidered company logos and chevrons on work suits, patterns on national clothes, as well as 3D embroidery. Works are performed on sweatshirts, T-shirts, caps, dressing gowns, even blankets and protective masks. Artem continues to develop his business. More than 450 organizations, including large companies and sports clubs, have already become clients of his service. The business brings the young man 200 thousand rubles a month, he plans to increase this amount to 500 thousand.

One of the recommendations given by mentors during the course of the Business Weekend project is to follow the current market trends. Timofey Danilov, 19, noticed the skyrocketing popularity of the social network TikTok and created an agency to place advertisements on it. On average, the agency’s revenue is about 800 thousand rubles a month, Timofey plans to increase it to five million rubles a month.

And 24-year-old Oleg Tarasov, upon graduation, decided to create an educational project for high school students to help them prepare for the USE and OGE in mathematics and computer science. The online platform invites users to complete various tasks, take part in webinars where teachers explain tasks of increased complexity, and also take mock exams. The advantage of the platform is that artificial intelligence independently builds a curriculum for a student, finding gaps in knowledge based on the results of his tests. The company’s turnover varies from 120 to 150 thousand rubles per month. According to investors, the approximate cost of the business itself is already 21 million rubles.

How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur with the Business Weekend Project

The Business Weekend project was launched in October 2018 and is supervised by Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development of Moscow.

“The project has two main courses – Pre-Accelerator, dedicated to the basics of entrepreneurship and finding a niche in the market, and Accelerator, designed for young businessmen who are planning to scale up an existing project. More than four thousand participants underwent training in these two areas, “said the head

Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development Alexey Fursin.

In addition, the project offers additional programs: “Business weekend. Start “for children from 14 to 18 years old and” Business weekend. 50+ “for older people. “Business weekend. Competencies ”are highly specialized courses, for example, on them you can learn how to launch targeted advertising or create corporate websites.

You can register for the course at website.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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