Ingibjörg Ferrer is an educated Kaospilot and has experience in facilitating learning spaces and creative processes and is a skilled coach. Furthermore, her experience in Project and Event Management serves well in her day to day as a Learning Manager for the school.
Entrepreneurship in Practice Course
Have you always dreamed of starting your own business? Would you like to become one of the entrepreneurs who are registering more than 2000 new businesses each month in Denmark? Our short course is designed to upskill professionals so they can put their dreams into action. You will learn how to plan, structure, and register your new business in Denmark.
Along with the essential basics of entrepreneurship, you will learn from real-world examples and be taught by other entrepreneurs, who have been there and done that, so you can learn from their experiences.
Discover if you are eligible to participate free of cost in the details below.
This Entrepreneurship in Practice course (AU in Innovation, Product and Production) is approved as a 6-week job-oriented training on the regional uddannelsespulje/positiveliste under occupational group “Innovation, Product and Production” with educational code 37590.
Who is it for?
This course is designed for people who are currently unemployed with an education level lower than a professional education or a shorter vocational education, providing them with opportunities to acquire highly requested skillsets. It’s free of cost if you fulfil the criteria for a 6-week job-oriented training program. Please, check the detailed requirements to participate and the application process below on the page.
- You are interested in starting your own company
- You want to add entrepreneurial skills to your resumé
- You want to meet potential co-founders for your future startup
Info & Cost
How to Apply?
Apply via our webpage (scan the handy QR code on the back of this brochure).
Send Us Your CV
Once you have received our email, send us a copy of your CV with related work experience outlined & a copy of your highest education diploma.
Check Your Eligibility
Speak to your A-kasse or Jobcenter representative to see if you are eligible to receive funding.
Once we have received a confirmation from KEA along with your A-kasse or Jobcenter, we will send you a confirmation email. We look forward to having you join us!
What is Entrepreneurship and what does an Entrepreneur do?
Entrepreneurs identify novel value propositions and design a product or service to deliver this value to their customers. To turn their vision into reality, they need to set up a legal entity and spearhead the business process, manage risk and see an idea through to fulfilment. It’s necessary for entrepreneurs to see the big picture but should also be able to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty.
Additionally, entrepreneurs must have a solid analytical mindset and be able to identify developing trends while predicting future needs. By employing this combination of intuition, analysis and initiative, entrepreneurs can successfully bring innovative products or services to the market.
Many entrepreneurs will fail, despite the very best of intentions: it’s just the mathematical reality. Even seasoned entrepreneurs who have successfully founded companies will naturally collect a number of failures along the way. These failures are essential learning opportunities to help guide future action. Just like the saying, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, each lesson learned prepares the entrepreneur to face and overcome the same challenge next time.
While they are different, entrepreneurship shares many essential characteristics with project management, for example, the ability to assess risks, put out fires and keep the process on track. Thinking of the business as a whole, especially in its early stage, as one single project, requires the ability to manage stakeholder expectations while ensuring transparency and excellent communication.
Are more entrepreneurs needed?
Society is at a tipping point and facing several existential crises simultaneously. Where a crisis exists, the opportunity for innovation lies not far away. Whether you are passionate about numbers, design, construction, child-care, education or the environment, as an entrepreneur, you can identify a need, test your theory and bring it to market. There is arguably nothing more satisfying than seeing your business come to fruition and succeed, knowing that you are a key reason behind its success.
Denmark is a country that ranks high on entrepreneurship rankings. Danish legislation means that Denmark ranks 6th for the affordability of starting a business in Europe (Businessfinancing.co.uk, June 2021). All of this contributes to making Denmark a relatively easy place to start your own business.
Do entrepreneurial skills only benefit people who want to start a new business? Of course not! It is really practical to understand the entrepreneurial mindset because of the insights it can provide. The ability to think creatively, or employ the design thinking process to develop good ideas (and quickly kill off bad ideas) is hugely beneficial regardless of your position in an organisation.
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The Entrepreneurship in Practice course (AU in Innovation, Product and Production) is approved as a 6-week job-oriented training program on the regional uddannelsespulje/positivliste under occupational group “Innovation, Product and Production" with educational code 37590. The module is offered on behalf of Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, KEA, under the Open Education Act. The module is concluded with an exam. The course gives 10 ECTS points.
During 6 weeks, you will learn the fundamentals of Entrepreneurship, as well as the latest tools to help you launch your business.
Go through the five steps of a Design Sprint: understanding your customers’ pain points, defining the right problem to solve, ideating for solutions, choosing one idea to prototype and finally testing it and iterating the entire process to make it even better.
Design a business with the customer in mind. Learn how to conduct user interviews so that you find out the best way to add value. Create a strategy for after-sales care and turn your customers into ambassadors for your company.
Learn how to make a quick market analysis that works. Get to know your competitors, find out how to bring an edge to the market and figure out the best product-market fit.
Pitching your Business
Receive pitch training from our entrepreneurs and learn how to communicate the unique selling point of your company in a way that will attract both investors and customers.
Marketing & Sales
Learn about different sales channels and find out which ones are perfect for your company – from digital marketing to traditional cold calling and strategic business development. Learn how to communicate your brand, mission and vision coherently across all channels.
Get inspired by different business models and choose the one that suits your product or idea the best.
Starting a company in Denmark
Learn to navigate the practicalities of starting a company in Denmark: from registering a domain, to IP law and taxes.
Costs and Budgets
Learn how to do forecasting and budgeting for your business; how to monitor and control your costs and how to present the data to your investors, a board or a financial institution.
Creating an MVP
In a lean startup, you will never spend years and large amounts of capital on a product or a service until you know that there is market demand. In this course, you will learn to quickly prototype an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) in order to test it on the market.
A very well prepared course, with knowledgeable instructors. This course has a good mix of theory and hands-on training and it is possible to attend no matter at what knowledge level you are - I had a great experience.
Ibrahim Kamstrup-Akkaoui, VP, Novo Nordisk
We got bombarded with interesting, relevant and up to date materials. I will definitely use takeaways from this course to implement in the company's marketing strategy.
Stéphane Le Borne, Digital Product Designer, AWE.dk
I thought I would go home with a few things to try out, but ended up with a whole book of new ideas to try out.
Jacob Oredson, Partner & Founder at Copenhagen Venture Exchange
No Ordinary Education
“Everything that has been said is actionable and valuable”
Watch the video to hear what some of our former students have to say about their experiences at Talent Garden Innovation School.
Head of Learning
Anna Cappi has +15 years of experience managing projects within different sectors, ranging from education to innovation and arts. She holds a PhD from Lund University and has been a lecturer at Paris VII and various business schools in Sweden, France and Denmark. Empathy, energy and experience are her key words when facilitating.
Vincent Bruin is originally from Australia and educated at Macquarie University and is passionate about international education, and all things international student experiences. In his day-to-day activities, he looks after the courses that the School offers and enjoys interacting with all key stakeholders including students and teachers.
KEA – Copenhagen School of Design and Technology – develops and offers practical and business-oriented higher education at Bachelor (BA) and Academy Professional (AP) levels. It has close cooperation with the business community and educational institutions both in Denmark and abroad. KEA is also a knowledge centre for public and private-sector enterprises.
Requirements to participate
The Entrepreneurship in Practice course (AU in Innovation, Product and Production) is approved as a 6-week job-oriented training program on the regional uddannelsespulje/positivliste under occupational group “Innovation, Product and Production” with educational code 37590. If you fulfil the requirements, you have the right to get the course funded through your A-kasse. Many of our students have also been funded through their Jobcenters.
Funding through your A-kasse:
- You may start the course when you have been unemployed for 5 weeks, if:
- You have a High School diploma, eg. HTX, STX and HHX or similar.
- You have a professional education, eg. hairdresser, chef, welder.
- You have a short (max 2 years) higher education and professional education (simultaneously).
- You have been unemployed for a maximum of 9 months (if you are + 25 years old), and max 6 months (if you are – 25 years old).
- You have at least 2 years of related practical and/or professional experience.
Funding through the Jobcenter:
- Even if you do not fulfil the requirements of the A-kasse, you have good possibilities to receive funding through your Jobcenter.
- You have at least 2 years of related practical and/or professional experience.
If you are unsure about the entry requirements and where you fit in, please don’t hesitate to fill in the form, and we will get back to you shortly
Remote Learning & Talent Garden Rainmaking
The course will be taught using a blended approach combining remote and in-person learning activities. Talent Garden Rainmaking, our campus in Copenhagen, is a community of 350 local entrepreneurs and tech professionals from more than 60 different companies.
Date [First Intake] : February 25 – April 7 | 2022
Date [Second Intake]: May 12 – June 27 | 2022
weeks of full immersion
hours of teaching sessions
entrepreneurs to get inspiration from
opportunities to apply your knowledge
The value of the Talent Garden ecosystem
- Get access to our global community of 4,500 innovators including freelancers, startups, agencies, entrepreneurs and students spread across our 23 campuses in Europe.
- A network of experts and companies from all industries
- Exclusive informal events with guest speakers
- Entry into our exclusive alumni community, a dedicated Slack channel, live events and constant updates on new professional opportunities
- Access to a dynamic and stimulating campus with over 350 digital talents
- Entry to all events and workshops exclusively dedicated to Talent Garden community
- The possibility of participating in national hackathons and other challenges with preferential access
- All discounts and benefits reserved for the Talent Garden members including the use of our internal community platform
- The opportunity to obtain a desk within the campus with a discounted price
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