SPARK-DAYS

(28th- 30th of April)

Learn about entrepreneurship in a practical way!

Are you passionate about entrepreneurship and do you think about studying business?

We invite you to Spark-Days, an immersive 3 days learning experience powered by EA- The Entrepreneurship Academy. The event is addressed to 11th and 12th graders who are interested  in broadening their entrepreneurial skills set or studying business.

Are you ready to embark on this learning journey?

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Application Roadmap

Deadline – 25th of April

In order to be a Spark-Days participant, you will need to submit a short
application, in which we would like to see your entrepreneurial spark and
to understand better why you have chosen to attend this event.

See below the application timeline.

01

Apply

Complete the application form and you will be contacted via email with a response.
Deadline - 25th of April

02

Get accepted

Check your email for confirmation.

03

Participate

Join the event and be ready for an awesome experience

Why attend Spark-Days?

Learn from experts who do business and teach at EA

Get a flavour of the entrepreneurial world

Test the EA educational model

Learn new entrepreneurial skills

Solve entrepreneurial challenges

Find out more about student life at EA- The Entrepreneurship Academy

Spark-Days Speakers

Founder & CEO TailPath

Sebastian Cochinescu

Sebastian is a tech entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of TailPath.com (SupplyBlockchain, Inc.) – a company that adds transparency to supply chains by using public blockchains.
He has more than 20 years of business executive-level experience working with Apple, Hubert Burda Media and Avandor. In 2018 he was awarded with the Honor Emblem of the Romanian Army High Command.
He also graduated the Executive Management Program – Blockchain Academy at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.

Co-Founder Vivre & Board Member @Purcari Wines

Monica Cadogan

Monica Cadogan started her entrepreneurial career in consulting, when she was 23 years old. She tried different types of businesses, from selling ice-cream, to organizing professional trainings, to even managing real estate and construction businesses. The idea of launching an online shop came to her at the end of 2011 and in April 2012 Vivre was already starting off as one of the first Home & Deco online shops in Romania. Monica was also one of the investors of the Lions’ Empire Show.

Co-Founder & CEO Creative Motion

Luca Stirbat

Hi everyone, Luca here. I’m a bit of a tech head, programming since I was in third grade and developed a passion for all things that run with electricity. At the moment, I’m running a startup studio called Creative Motion together with ~24 other people just as passionate about tech as I am. Together, we develop technology meant to positively impact society (like carpooling apps for corporations, 3D printed modular furniture, P2P exchange platforms and more). Can’t wait to get to know all of you and answer your questions.

Spark-Days Speakers

Head of Digital Strategy

Andreea Cartu

From a fashion blog launched in 2008 to communication strategies in advertising agencies, Andreea Cartu developed her skills in companies like P&G, worked for fashion brands and understood the audiences for this type of products and, last but not least, discovered the culture of Freedom&Responsability at Netflix.

BiSM Expert

Radu Atanasiu

Radu Atanasiu has successfully managed projects in publishing and real estate. He currently dedicates most of his time to the academic career, but still manages a few private projects and does angel investing in tech startups. Radu has started his teaching career in 2013 at Maastricht School of Management Romania. He taught Decision Making and Critical Thinking for Business for the Executive MBA, the Master in Management, the Fast Track Management Program, and for many executive or open-enrollment programs. Radu teaches at the Entrepreneurship Academy from the beginning. He also taught a series of massive online open courses (MOOCs) on the German platform iversity.org, starting from 2014. These courses had tens of thousands of students from all around the world. Radu Atanasiu was invited to teach in Maastricht (NL) and Prague (CZ). He is currently towards the end of his PhD studies in Amsterdam, at the Vrije Universiteit. The topic of his research is “Heuristics in managerial decision-making”.

Founder FanCourier

Felix Patrascanu

Even if his dream was to become a judge one day, Felix Patrascanu started to work at Cargus in 1994. He was promoted from being a courier to operations manager and he always followed his passion. Regarding that period, he often says that was the time when he met the people who opened new horizons and the perspectives for business. FanCourier’s story started in 1998, when Felix partnered with two brothers ( Adrian and Neculai Mihai) having in mind one goal: FAN Courier will be the biggest courier company in Romania one day. The plan came to reality in 2006 and from that moment, FAN Courier is the leader in courier services.

Owner/ CEO at Eurolines Romania

Dragos Anastasiu

Well known for his engagement in building the entrepreneurial environment in Romania, Dragos Anastasiu, the president of Eurolines Group Romania, is one of the most popular Romanian entrepreneurs. After 25 years of entrepreneurship, Dragos Anastasiu is now engaged in educational programs that have the purpose of changing the teachers and students mindset. For the moment, he invests a lot of his time in Enterprise Rent a Car ( one of the businesses from the Eurolines Group) and in Green Village Resort from the Danube Delta.

EA Expert

Petrus Stuparu

Petrus Stuparu is partner at TrendConsult Group and he is part of this team since 2007. Experienced consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the professional training & coaching industry, he teaches Presentation Skills at EA- The Entrepreneurship Academy in Y1. Petrus delivered business solutions in 8 countries for industries like banking, communications, automotive or oil&gas industry.

Lecturer at Bucharest International School of Management

Radu Atanasiu

Radu Atanasiu has successfully managed projects in publishing and real estate. He currently dedicates most of his time to the academic career, but still manages a few private projects and does angel investing in tech startups. Radu has started his teaching career in 2013 at Maastricht School of Management Romania. He taught Decision Making and Critical Thinking for Business for the Executive MBA, the Master in Management, the Fast Track Management Program, and for many executive or open-enrollment programs. Radu teaches at the Entrepreneurship Academy from the beginning.

Schedule

Day 1 (28th of April)

14:00- 19:00
  • Getting to know each other
  • Finding out more about the entrepreneurial world
  • Meeting EA experts

Day 2 (30th of April)

10:00- 18:30
  • Solving a challenge
  • Working in teams
  • Reflecting on the learning experience

Final Agenda

28.04

Friday

14:00-14:20

Opening the event

14:20-14:45

Getting to know each other

14:45-15:30

What’s the challenge?

15:30-15:45

Break

15:45-17:15

Workshop #1- Problem Solving

17:15-17:30

Break

17:30-18:30

Entrepreneurial Talk

30.04

Saturday

10:00-10:20

Intro

10:20-11:50

Workshop #2 - Teamworking

11:50-12:00

Break

12:00-14:30

Team Working Session | Solving the challenge

14:30-15:15

Launch

15:15-16:30

Entrepreneurial Talk | EA Students

16:30-17:30

Pitching Session | Presenting the solutions

17:30-17:40

Break

17:40-18:00

Final Thoughts & Announcing the winners

28.04

Friday

Online

10:30 - 10:45

Opening the event

11:15 - 12:30

Entrepreneurial Talk #1- Blockchain & tech entrepreneurship with Sebastian Cochinescu

12:30 - 13:00

Break

13:00 - 14:15

Entrepreneurial Talk #2- Tech start-ups| How tough is the start in business? with Luca Stirbat

14:15 - 14:30

Break

14:30 - 15:45

Entrepreneurial Talk #3- How do you build an international business? with Monica Cadogan

15:45 - 16:15

Closing the day

*Final Agenda will be added soon

Win Scholarships at
EA- The Entrepreneurship Academy
and other prizes

One of the 10 scholarships of 2000 Euros

One of the reasons why you may want to apply to Spark Days is that you want to figure out if you would like to become a young entrepreneur. If you are part of the two winning teams at the end of the event and you also confirm the interest of studying at EA-The Entrepreneurship Academy, we will offer you a conditional scholarship (for the first year at EA-the Entrepreneurship Academy). More details about the eligibility criteria will follow in the regulation document you will receive from us once you are accepted.

*You can win this type of prize if you attend Spark Days on 29th and 30th of April or the full experience.

A special prize offered by the brief provider

If you are part of the practical and offline days of the event ( 29 & 30th of April), you will have to solve a business brief in 3 hours, together with a team. The brief provider will award the first team with a special prize.

*You can win this type of prize if you attend Spark Days on 29th and 30th of April or the full experience.

A book recommended by EA

We build entrepreneurial mindsets and skills! Our students read a lot, in order to gather knowledge, inspiration and to be able to change their actions. We selected the most useful books for them and we will send you one surprise title, so that you also gather inspiration

* You can win this type of prize if you attend Spark Days on 28th of April or the full experience.

Special prizes

If you join SparkDays with a friend, both of you can win one of the special prizes below at your choice:

Business Mentoring Session

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Coaching Session

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Meet EA Students

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A book recommended by EA

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A special prize offered by the brief provider

If you are part of the practical and offline days of the event ( 29 & 30th of April), you will have to solve a business brief in 3 hours, together with a team. The brief provider will award the first team with a special prize.

A book recommended by EA

We build entrepreneurial mindsets and [...]]

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