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The 4th and the last bootcamp of Export Express was spent in an active mood

On the first day of Export Express 4th bootcamp the main topic was fundraising where experienced mentors – Jelena Zhovnikova (Fundwise), Kertu Aruoja, Andra Somelar (Baltic Innovation Agency) and Aleksander Tõnnisson (Buildit Accelerator), shared their knowledge with new entrepreneurs. Later, a site visit to IT company “Wunder Latvia” and to metal processing company “Valpro” followed to meet the representatives and to hear their story of success in business. During the evening the communication training session with interactive and gamification techniques was conducted to develop negotiation skills and to enhances the use of various aspects and elements of it in business negotiations, to promote export capability, business scaling and quality long-term customer relationships.

The second day of Export Express 4th bootcamp started with the lecture “The Art of Successful Pitching” by Aleksander Tõnnisson and afterwards all companies participated in teamwork, based on the lecture, trained their pitching skills and received valuable feedback from the experts and other colleagues. The last stage of the second day was hands-on workshop about basics of product photography where companies took a chance to make high-quality pictures of their products with the advice and guidance of professional.

Now, the project management team is already preparing for the final event of the Export Express programme, on April 2019. But companies are still welcome to scale up the progress by mentoring sessions.

The programme is implemented by the leading export agency in the Baltic States – Gateway & Partners and business support organisations – Ventspils High Technology Park, Valmiera Development Agency, Business and Development Centre of Pärnu County, Tartu Science Park.

The programme is created as part of Interreg Estonia-Latvia cross-border project “Brave Idea Support Programme” (B-Idea), No. Est-Lat 47.

This publication reflects the views of the author. The managing authority of the programme is not liable for how this information may be used.

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