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Testimonials from Autumn 2020

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    Alexandra Bouros, 5th semester, Chemical Engineering

    Alexandra Bouros, 5th semester, Chemical Engineering

    What has been the best thing about being part of Scandinavian Growth Creators?

    "I think that the best part of the programme was being able to work so closely with a start-up, as well as students from various backgrounds. It was a perfect opportunity for me to gain a first-hand insight into the work behind the scenes and learn more about business development and administration."

    What have you learned from Scandinavian Growth Creators that you can use in your future career?

    "Design Thinking and pitching were some of the tools SGC provided me with, which I hope will help me add more innovation and different viewpoints to my future projects, as well as my career. Furthermore, the whole programme has made me more confident in my public speaking skills." 

    Has Scandinavian Growth Creators made you more interested in entrepreneurship?

    "Yes, it definitely has! Before joining the programme, I was toying with the idea of starting a start-up in the future. However, after being a part of the group working with the SmartPant start-up, I gained more experience and insight into what it actually takes to start one. All in all, the programme provided me with more confidence and the courage to someday start a start-up of my own."

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    Malene Nilsen, 5th semester, Geography

    Malene Nilsen, 5th semester, Geography

    What has been the best thing about being part of Scandinavian Growth Creators?

    "The best thing about being part of Scandinavion Growth Creators has been working together with people from different background in a creative envorinment."

    What have you learned from Scandinavian Growth Creators that you can use in your future career?

    "I learned how to apply the Design Thinking Proces, which has given me a lot of valuable insights on how to create an enviroment and a proces that makes innovation possible. I think this could be useful, when finding ways to engage citizens in planning e.g. in workshops, but also in general as it can be applied in any project.  Pitching has also become a lot more natural to me throughout the program, so I am happy I got the oppourtunity to participate."

    Has Scandinavian Growth Creators made you more interested in entrepreneurship?

    "Yes, it has sparked my interest even more. The many challenges that start-ups face have been hightligthed through this experience, and I have gained a lot of knowledge about the importance of business models. It has also showed me the many benefits that start-ups gain through becoming part of an innovation network with local actors such as AAU."

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    Pol Buchaca, 3th semester, MSc in International Business Economics

    Pol Buchaca, 3th semester, MSc in International Business Economics

    What has been the best thing about being part of Scandinavian Growth Creators?

    "It is not easy for me to choose a single one, but if I have to choose, I will say the close cooperation between my group and the start-up company that we have been working with. Being part of this program has improved significantly my personal and professional skills. On the one hand, by working together with a very diverse group of students with different academic backgrounds, and, on the other hand, by learning and helping a very inspiring and innovative start-up."

    What have you learned from Scandinavian Growth Creators that you can use in your future career?

    "I learned some business development concepts and tools. In practical terms, I learned about the design thinking process while working together with a small firm. Furthermore, during all sessions we held together, we practiced the so-called “pitching exercises” that helped me enhance my communication skills."

    Has Scandinavian Growth Creators made you more interested in entrepreneurship?

    "Before starting the SGC program I was already very interested in entrepreneurship. However, this program has greatly intensified this interest to the extent that now I am certain one day I would like to start my own company."

Testimonials from Spring 2020

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    Anh Nguyen

    What has been the best thing about being part of Scandinavian Growth Creators?

    "SGC was a valuable opportunity to work closely with founders of the startups. I have learnt a lot from Frederik and Mathias, including their vision, mission, even the problems they are facing. Additionally, there were practical training sessions in between which equipped me and my teammates with necessary know-how to tackle the challenges together with the startups."

    What have you learned from Scandinavian Growth Creators that you can use in your future career?

    "I have learnt how to apply Design Thinking to business development. Working with two other members and founders of MotionCatch to develop a strategy also helped improve my critical thinking and teamwork skills, as well as how to solve problems with limited time and resources."

    Has Scandinavian Growth Creators made you more interested in entrepreneurship?

    "Absolutely yes. I was inspired a lot about entrepreneurship as well as SDGs through joining Scandinavian Growth Creators, especially in this fast-changing world when innovation and creativity become more and more important. Additionally, I am more aware of various challenges that entrepreneurs may face as well as other valuable lessons."

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    Daniel Santiago Tardio Vargas

    What has been the best thing about being part of Scandinavian Growth Creators?

    "The teamwork with students from differents backgrounds and collaborating with young startups from the Aalborg area."

    What have you learned from Scandinavian Growth Creators that you can use in your future career?

    "New creativity methods and the importance to empathize with the consumer before product design."

    Has Scandinavian Growth Creators made you more interested in entrepreneurship?

    "I was already interested so I wouldn't say that made me more interested, but it helped me to learn more about entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial tools and to have more "entrepreneur experience" working together with innovative Startups.

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    Lelde Skrode

    What has been the best thing about being part of Scandinavian Growth Creators?

    "The possibility to meet and work together with other enthusiastic students as well as people from SGC and SEA."

    What have you learned from Scandinavian Growth Creators that you can use in your future career?

    "I have learned about various tools that can be used in the initial stages of startup building. I am currently uncertain about the usage of these methods in the future since my education (Development and International Relations) is not directly related to entrepreneurship."

    Has Scandinavian Growth Creators made you more interested in entrepreneurship?

    "I was/am interested in consulting and providing guidance, not entrepreneurship per se."

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    Silpa Baburajan

    What has been the best thing about being part of Scandinavian Growth Creators?

    "The best part was the fact that I was able to be a part of a start-up and work with them. Being from an engineering background, I had no clue about the business. Hence, Scandinavian Growth Creators was a golden opportunity for me to develop new skills and think in terms of business."

    What have you learned from Scandinavian Growth Creators that you can use in your future career?

    "The first thing is the teamwork. We were people from entirely different backgrounds, so Scandinavian Growth Creators was a great platform for all of us to learn about collaborating and working together as a team. Also, the a great number of tools were given which will help me in future when I designing  a product."

    Has Scandinavian Growth Creators made you more interested in entrepreneurship?

    "Yes. Definitely. I was otherwise also interested in entrepreneurship and have plans of starting a start-up in future. Working as a part of Cryer startup was a good experience for me to get a feeling of how exactly a startup works. Furthermore, the information provided during the workshops made me confident about having a startup of my own."

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