business@school live: Students, coaches, teachers, and judges report. Watch our best-of videos for an inside look at business@school.
David vs. Goliath: Lobu strengthens local bookstores
"Why do the books we order online have to be sent from across the globe? Just because we don't know we could get them closer to home? In this day and age, with so much traffic, there has to be another solution," thought the members of one of our teams at Sir Karl Popper School in Vienna. So they set out to develop their concept for their local book service Lobu. One of the brains behind Lobu, Konstantin Klingler, tells us how the team got started with its business idea.
A Helping Hand for Young Entrepreneurs in Albania
How do you read a balance sheet, a profit & loss statement, or an annual report? And how do you start your own business? These were a few of the questions tackled by the students in Buçimas, Albania, who participated in a workshop intended to foster entrepreneurial spirit, courage, and confidence in their own abilities. The local empowerment pilot was supported by the aid organization Nehemiah Gateway.
BCG Social Entrepreneur Award 2017
Korkardam Boham. Working together as equals—that is the goal of a group of students from Prälat Diehl School in Groß-Gerau, Germany. Together with young refugees in the Rhine-Main area, they developed Softdrop, a warming sitting cushion for outdoor activities. The first prototypes have already been sewn, the first customer will be the soccer team @EintrachtFrankfurt. These young people are now planning to create jobs and internships for refugees. In recognition of this dedication, they were awarded the 2017 BCG Social Entrepreneur Award. Congratulations!