Business Zoom graduation projects defended
It’s not only schoolchildren who take final exams now, but adults, too. Successful entrepreneurs and business owners - Business Zoom participants were defending their business projects on June 21. A group of 28 learners was launched last October. Strategy, Finance, Operations management, Marketing, Emotional intelligence, Team management and Public speaking -this was just a fraction of the subjects covered during 8 months of training. Russian and foreign teachers of the program were highly acclaimed by the participants. Yanina Lisovskaya,a tourism start-up founder, made special mention of Alexander Tildikov, who "U-turned my outlook on the world of finance” and "marketing guru Marco Protano, who flooded the participants with valuable information over two days of the program (which hardly any basic education university would have done within a year).”
The knowledge gained inspired the learners for searching new business ideas that were later used in the project work. The board of examiners included experienced teachers and business practitioners - SSE Russia EMBA alumni. “The diversity of the project topics was striking: Development of value propositions, Strategy to enter international markets, Business scaling strategy, Start-ups ... It was a pleasure to see people passionate about their business, who were striding ahead, loving what they did”, an examining board member Oksana Evdokimova,also a founder and director of PROSPECTRUS and an EMBA GM10 alumna, shared.
All the projects were successfully defended. On the same day a graduation ceremony was held, where SSE Russia Rector Anders Paalzow and Business Zoom Director Alexey Popov awarded the program attendees with the training certificates.
“People met are another significant outcome of the training. I’d pay that much again just to meet these people. Everyone is different but close in terms of values and spirit,” the program graduate Elnara Petrova founder of NextMedia expert marketing agency, says.
“It feels a bit sad everything is over, but maybe it‘s just a beginning” - here is the opinion of another graduate Lolita Khaidarova director general and partner of “AnderSon” family café chain. And truly each of the 28 Business Zoom participants has obtained 27 new friends.
The next round of the program is to start on October 30, 2019, enrollment is underway.