Explore Your Ideas With OpenBox Academy

Two weeks after our first OpenBox Academy, KulturenReich proudly gives you the  update on how the event was!

Many foreign-born women struggle to find a self-fulfilling work in Vienna, Austria upon arriving in the city. They often face challenges in finding employment even with several years of working experiences in their host countries. Upon receiving countless rejections, they lost hope of becoming professionally successful again. As a platform to support fellow foreign-born women, KulturenReich aims to make OpenBox Academy as a supportive stage to share ideas without being afraid of rejection.

OpenBox Academy is a 3 day program to give budding women entrepreneurs, in collaboration with Köstinger International Consulting, and the Vienna Business Agency.

Day 1: Personal Development & Idea Generation
Our coach Asetila Köstinger led the personal development course to encourage participants to explore more about their ideas, based on environment, experience, and social problems.

Day 2: Business Planning & Development
Sarah Gilani, our startup mentor with experience of building a startup incubator in Pakistan took this second day on sharing how lean canvas is utilised in new business idea to create a sustainable business model. Second day of workshop also filled with a session from the Vienna Business Agency. Tülay Tuncel explained more about legal stand and tax law when one decides to start a business in Austria.

Day 3: Marketing & Digitalization
The last day of our 18-hour OpenBox Academy closed with understanding basic marketing and digital marketing campaign by Amarilla Nirmala. Participants learned about several marketing methods such as SOAR til the importance of content and SEO ready when creating a website as a part of digital marketing campaign.

We are glad to receive positive feedbacks and results from those who already been following us and attend in the first round of our workshop. We are looking forward to see more women in our community and training courses to build more experience and matchmaking entrepreneurial activities.


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