This pitch has been selected to receive a €30k grant and six months of mentoring to develop its project further.
Friesland College proposes a solution for the social challenge of SpareSpace Leeuwarden, based on a passion to close the gap between education and the labour market and to empower people to reach their potential.
Friesland College vocational institute has a strong commitment to entrepreneurship in the region. Its department MentorProgramma Friesland has 20 years of experience building a network of role models and sparkling inspiration through alumni. The organization and its team believe that it is powerful to introduce peers, experience experts and alumni as ambassadors to reach the hidden economy that Spare Space calls for. It is about connecting to people and making them curious.
The solution creates a bundle of activities such as workshops, inspirational and networking session in close collaboration with regional entrepreneurs. This action leads to producing tools and a network that maintain after the solution period as well.
Activities create a group of ambassadors that reach out to people, and introduce them to trends and innovations through social entrepreneurs. This combination of recognition and inspiration appeals to people to tap into their hidden ambitions. The solutions offers a powerful approach to empower people.