FEO Member, Our MD Martin Lauer Inspires Students During Global Entrepreneurship Week. Wilberforce College Students studying BTEC Level 3 Business Studies were given an opportunity on November 19th to attend sessions hosted by volunteering FEO Members like our MD Martin Lauer. These sessions covered topics including Marketing, People, Finances and Legalities and were part the latest FEO Masterclass held during GEW.
The day started with an introduction to the unique content of the day by FEO member Sue Altass followed by an inspirational talk from Andy Crozier of Insight Photographers who inspired the students to believe that anything possible.
The students now raring to go then formed teams to plan their own business ideas that they would later present to a judging panel of FEO members! Throughout the day FEO members, Ron Dickinson and Colin Pinks were also on hand offering help and guidance as students prepare their presentations.
Martin Lauer, Alan Hemingway, Sue Altass and Tony Dickens then offered students demonstrations and insights with both good and bad personal stories shared by these FEO members as they provided real life examples of what students would need to consider if they were to start their own businesses. This invaluable and unique information formed a critical part of the day.
The day ended with students in teams of up to 7 presenting their ideas done with great enthusiasm.
Ideas were presented during 3-minute pitch then a barrage of challenging questions which were answered well. This left the judging panel with the difficult task of choosing 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
The winning teams were presented with a prize and certificate, but all participants left with smiles on their faces and a sense of achievement from the experience.