CEU Core Elements

There are three key elements of the Creative Enterprise Ukraine

  • Training 
  • Alumni support opportunities 
  • Alumni community

Training 

The UK innovations agency Nesta has done research on the specific business needs of people working in the cultural and creative industries. The result is their Creative Enterprise Toolkit: a step-by-step interactive resource to help creative people plan, build, communicate and launch their new creative business. The toolkit offers people a useful framework for developing, testing and turning creative ideas into sustainable businesses.

The toolkit lies at the core of our training sessions and helps to internationalise the method amongst creative businesses around the world. So far tools provided by the training have been used by hundreds of creative entrepreneurs in Nigeria, Brazil, UAE, Vietnam, Macedonia, Albania, Turkey, China, Israel and Ukraine. 

The training allows participants to explore their existing businesses or business ideas from the point of finances, customers and development potential. The training is available in two formats: offline (four days) and online (seven days). 

There is also an additional day of consultations with local experts on key topics like the specifics of running a business in Ukraine, marketing, intellectual property, etc.

Alumni Support Opportunities

After completing the training, participants can access alumni support opportunities. There are three types of support available, in order to allow responses to different types of challenges:  business mentorship, strategic sessions and peer groups. 

By March 2021, more than 100 alumni have used opportunities for their projects.

Alumni Community

Creative Enterprise Ukraine training alumni get access to alumni events and opportunities. According to the Impact Survey of the programme, 27% of our alumni cooperate among themselves in some way.