The finalists of the third edition of the Business Ideas Competition presented their ideas to the jury, in the Demo Day format, and three of them were announced as winners, which the B4Students program will help set up.
The business plan “Pi Center 3.14” by Marjolin Jahja, a student at the Polytechnical University of Tirana, aims to create a platform for courses and training in the science of mathematics, preparing young people for national and international certifications such as SAT, IGCSE, etc.
The “Re-Work” idea by Eriselda Gjipali, a student at Tirana Business University College, is based on an online mediation platform for the employment of young people, with the aim of matching the needs of companies with the possibility of young people for part-time engagement or involvement is specific projects.
While Mario Dine, a student at Polis University, presented the idea of creating a space for urban art, with products for mural artists, customization of objects and artistic activities with new talents.
The winning projects “Re-Work” and “Pi Center 3.14” received grants of €5,000 euros to start their ventures, while “Designer” was given the opportunity to include its products in the network of SPAR Albania, in addition to the promotion of artistic activities in the premises of TEG and QTU shopping centers. The winners will also have the consultancy of BALFIN Group experts during the implementation of their business plans.
The members of the jury, Ervin Kajno, Chief Projects Officer at BALFIN Group, Elona Hametaj, the CEO of SPAR Albania, and Aida Velaj, the CEO of On Solutions, appreciated the willingness of the youth to address the concerns of their generation and expressed confidence in their abilities to bring ideas to life.
Encouraging and supporting entrepreneurship by students is one of the main activities of the B4Students program, part of the social responsibility initiatives in the field of education, powered by BALFIN Group, with the special attention of its president, Samir Mane.