Enthusiasts from Trun, Pernik, Breznik, Sandanski and Gotse Delchev embarked on a 5-day intensive adventure, which started with a group meeting on the national holiday of Bulgaria – 3rd of March.

The training is completely free and is organized within the RAISE Youth project with the help of the Regional Youth Center in Breznik. The trainers are the experts from the Association of Bulgarian Leaders and Entrepreneurs (ABLE) and YUA Consult. Participants also have the opportunity to enjoy the coziness and comfort of the hotel-restaurant "Bardoto" in Breznik.

After defining the problem they want to solve and the respective business idea, the candidate entrepreneurs will learn more about the topic of target groups, value proposition and business model. They will also learn to set goals and test and validate hypotheses. Once they develop their sales skills, they will understand how to solve legal and administrative issues, as well as where to look for sources of capital.

As part of the training, these ambitious young people will learn the ins and outs of turning an idea into a real-world project and business. They will also learn how to implement different stages of methodologies and practices so that they can develop their daily challenges into real potential businesses.

The final stage will be marked by the presentation of the finished projects and seeking support for their implementation. An expert jury will evaluate the performances and give recommendations to the future businessmen.

The RAISE Youth project, implemented by the Center for Development of Sustainable Communities, covers over 500 young people aged between 18 and 29, living in the municipalities of Pernik, Breznik, Trun, Radomir, Zemen and Kovachevtsi, who are not currently involved. Within its framework, various trainings for career and personal development are passed, and the most active 20 participants will be provided with additional training and mentoring assistance to start their own business.

The RAISE Youth project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.


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