16 February 2018
The first Haagse Huiskamer acceleration session: Eritrea Fietst edition
On February 8th, the first Haagse Huiskamer Acceleration Session took place.
The session brought together entrepreneurs, marketers, potential sponsors and other stakeholders in Haagse Huiskamer to think about business models, marketing and financing.
On February 8th, the very first Haagse Huiskamer acceleration session took place. More than 20 people from various backgrounds and expertise gathered together for the Eritrea Fietst's bicycle taxi company. Initiators, Paul Driest and Marcel Kleizen, hope to start the initiative from April 8th this year, together with Eritreans in The Hague.
The goal of the Eritrea Fietst initiative is to assist newcomers in The Hague with the means for a smooth integration via work. Over time, the intention is for those involved to run the company themselves. Participants in the acceleration session noted the initiative as a good fit for the international city of Peace and Justice.
Eritreans love cycling, just like the Dutch!
Last September, the idea of Eritrea Fietst was enthusiastically received during the launch of Haagse Huiskamer and since then, Paul and Marcel have been working hard to get the initiative off the ground. The acceleration session brought together entrepreneurs, marketers, potential sponsors and other stakeholders in Haagse Huiskamer to think about business models, marketing and financing.
The evening started with a pitch from Paul and Marcel, after which participants paired together in small groups to work together on a theme. The session allowed participants to network and contribute their own ideas based on their knowledge and expertise. Critical questions, interactive consultation and brainstorming sessions resulted in useful advice for the two initiators about their business model, possible financial resources and new marketing strategies.
"The acceleration session gave us useful leads, expansion of our network and concrete ideas to continue with. We could never have accomplished this ourselves in such a short amount of time. "- Founders Paul Driest and Marcel Kleizen.
Could you not be present on February 8th, but would like to contribute your ideas? Or do you need an acceleration session for your own project? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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