What does it really take to be an entrepreneur? The aim of Dapper(e) Ondernemers is to create a valuable connection between young entrepreneurs and experienced entrepreneurs in Amsterdam East. To share information, learn from each other and be inspired.
Sarah Famke and Derk are just two of the strong and proud Young Entrepreneurs in Amsterdam East taking part in the poster campaign ‘Dapper(e) Ondernemers’ (or Brave Entrepreneurs in English) created by Droog and commissioned by the City of Amsterdam.
Times are changing. More and more youth would like to run their own businesses instead of working for a boss. However, taking the step to be your own boss takes guts and some guidance. Who better to learn from and be inspired by than those who have already taken these steps? For experienced entrepreneurs it is your chance to share your real life experience and gain value in mentorship.
Commissioned by the City of Amsterdam, Droog deployed the Design+Desires research-and-do method on the dreams and wishes of young people in regard to work and leisure. The research “Me, Myself & My Job” conducted via a social media campaign focused on the main question: Do young people (18-35 years) in Amsterdam East want to create their dream job from their passions?
“An important outcome of the research ‘Me, Myself & My Job’, in which 366 young people participated, is that the majority of young people prefer to be their own boss. They have a strong need for independence to transform their passions into work. However, for youngsters there are too many impeding factors to put things in motion to create their dreamjob: a lack of resources, contacts and an office space. The Start-up Accelerator on 23 January is the first step to take away some of these obstacles.”
Renny Ramakers, Droog
On January 23rd, Droog will organize, in collaboration with the City of Amsterdam the first public meeting for a Start Up Accelerator. During the Start Up Accelerator, young and experienced entrepreneurs will have the chance to meet one other, share knowledge and identify each other’s wants and needs. This public meeting will be held in the Dapperbuurt at The Jungle.
Droog (Design+Desires) will present its’ research in the Dapperbuurt and open a discussion for its’ ideals for a start-up Hub, a center where learning, working and free time come together to support young people and their ambitions to work for themselves. In particular we will be discussing how via coaching and support from local entrepreneurs of all ages, business owners and people in the neighborhood of Amsterdam East could and should play a role. What could your contributions be and how can you help?
So if you are a:
– a starting entrepreneur
– thinking about starting your own business
– an experienced entrepreneur or business person who has something to share or maybe wants to coach young starters
– or a general curious person
You are most welcome to join us! Please sign up here.
Day: Monday January 23, 2017
Time: 17.00 – 19.00
Location: The Jungle, Tweede van Swindenstraat 26, Amsterdam East
The poster campaign “Dappere Ondernemers” by Droog (Design+Desires) is commissioned by the City of Amsterdam, Stadsdeel Oost and in collaboration with the City of Amsterdam’s Social Return, JCDecaux, and photographer Stefanie Grätz.
Cheri has her own brow salon
Daniel works as an architect
Derk developed a transport app
Gaia is a doula and supports mothers
Isabelle works as a visual artist and designer
Jochem is in real estate and helps parents purchase houses for their children
Julian runs a business in drinkable meals
Laila is part of a team which makes bread from beer residuals
Linn bakes pies in her own pie shop
Mahmut has a wood oven restaurant
Marjolein squeezes fresh juices
Michiel is a city guide
Naomi makes and sells urban fashion in her own shop
Özlem promotes the use of tap water
Priscilla coaches mothers who want to run a business
Sarah Famke is a writer and text editor
Ynte renews education models