On 7 June 2017 the business idea contest was held by ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA/University of Applied Sciences. The aim of the event was to share good practice and to encourage young people to take the initiative in creating their own business.
The business ideas were presented not only by young people from Alytus city or region, but also by the students living and studying in Alytus from foreign countries – Congo, Nigeria, India and Pakistan. 14 business ideas in the Lithuanian and English languages were presented in the contest.
The assessment commission comprised Danutė Remeikienė, Director of ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA/University of Applied Sciences, Eglė Stebulienė, project manager of „Enterpise Lithuania“ who presented the activities of Cooperation Centre „Spiečius“ and business financing resources, Andrė Zenevičienė, representative of Alytus city municipality who introduced the means of Alytus city municipality for business promotion, and Giedrius Griškevičius, the founder of MB „Mažylio studija“ who told his success story.
The assessment criteria were as follows: entrepreneurship skills, demand for business idea, uniqueness and target market. Three most creative and initiative business ideas selected by the commission are:
- C&TE team, who introduced production of stainless steel balls which are able to „absorb“heat.
- Business Intelligent team introduced an administrative system for handling applications in the universities of Lithuania a as well as cooperation between businesses and universities.
- Hobby team introduced a mobile app for business to push forward with shopping using mobile payment technology.
All participants of the contest were presented with certificates and symbolic souvenirs.