Riga module

Location and time: Riga, Latvia (October – November 2019)

The goal of the Riga-Cambridge Venture Camp is to promote the implementation of new, prosperous business ideas by developing participants' skills in team building, attracting funding, and other aspects of business.

The program takes place in two parts: Riga module and Cambridge module. The Riga Module includes practical lectures, teamwork, mentoring sessions, business stories, homework, and in the end – business idea pitches to business experts at the “Bears’ Cove” event, when 25 best participants will be nominated to take part in the Cambridge module.

Target audience:

  • students with business ideas;
  • nascent entrepreneurs;
  • you - if want to develop your career in business.

The working languages are English and Latvian.

Opening of the Program (by invitation only)
September 26, 4pm - 6pm, Jura Alunāna iela 5, Embassy of the U.K. in Riga

Introductory session for participants without own business idea and those seeking for team members
October 14
, 6pm - 8.30pm, Strēlnieku iela 4A - Room 503, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga

  • Identification of problem and clients' need to go for competitive solutions, Modris Ozoliņš and Madara Māra Irbe
  • Methods of generating business ideas, Kristīne Bērziņa
  • Team and social capital, Jānis Prūsis

Riga module Meetings (October 19th, November 2nd, 16th and 30th)

Day 1 – Market research, marketing and business model

October 19, 9am - 6pm, Jelgavas iela 1, University of Latvia

  • Getting to know each other, Introducing business ideas and team formation
  • Market research lecture, Kārlis Purmalis
  • Market research practical task, Kārlis Purmalis
  • Business modelling and strategic planning, Māris Millers

Day 2 – Communication culture and skills

November 2, 9am - 6pm, Ķīpsalas iela 6, Riga Technical University 
  • Sales and negotiation culture and techniques, Ivo Jēkabsons
  • Mentoring
  • Presentation skills and overcoming barriers, Per-Alfred Rozenbergs

Day 3 – Financial proficiency, various aspects

November 16, 9am - 6pm, Rātslaukums 1, Riga City Council
  • Thorough finance management for successful business, Nataļja Točelovska
  • Financing at the early stage of business idea formation, Egons Liepiņš
  • Mentoring
  • Outside investments into business, Matīss Neimanis
  • Summary and recommendations for "Bear's Cove", Dainis Šēnbergs

Day 4 – Final day of Riga module with "Bear's cove" event

November 30, 9am - 6pm, Strēlnieku iela 4A, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
  • Larger Team building and view from UK perspective, Claire Button
  • Riga module Final day business idea presentation event "Bear's Cove"
  • Results of the Riga module and information about the Cambridge module