Ourida brought experience to the program and a clear goal in developing her own business idea which she launched on her return to France.
WHAT SHE SAID
“I had an idea of a business, but I had no experience of any kind in this domain. I wanted to earn some experience to boost me into my project. And I looked into the internships offered in Leonardo Programmes. This is how I knew about Corkscrew, Exeter. There, we were engaged in dealing with real business projects as part of the steps to set up a business. So, we realised a research market, worked on creating partnerships between social organisations and businesses, engaging in the social media, networking and building up a website…
I didn’t know much about most of these activities, and my participation to the team work made me aware of and live what’s involved in setting up a business and work in a team, especially a cosmopolitan one, is really insightful.
The lateral thinking exercises were also very interesting. Creating and coming up with new business ideas are part of running up a business and presenting the ideas to the group were quite a challenge. Last but not least, working on my business idea was really great. The team endorsed my idea and Neal helped me in working on my pitch deck (he helped me create my logo!), especially how to make it appealing to the audience and getting one’s idea through. But I would have liked it better if my pith deck was commented on (by the professional attending audience on the last day for example) and how they perceived it and how to improve it! Thanks a lot for all the advices and guidance and I’m grateful to the Corckscrew team who allowed me live a new and enriching experience!.”