Vyksa launches program for social entrepreneurship “Business-start”


Vyksa steel works (JSC VSW, Nizhny Novgorod oblast, is part of the Associations metallurgical company”, JSC “UMC”, Moscow) is organizing a training on the basics of social entrepreneurship for the residents of the city district Vyksa in the framework of the program “Start your own business”.


March 15 on the basis of the city’s business incubator hosted installation strategic session “the Bank of project ideas for social entrepreneurs”, which was attended by over 140 people. They learned more about the educational block “Accelerator “Business-start”, which will start in mid-April. Participation will allow you to get the necessary to start a social project knowledge and experience. Under the guidance of certified trainers-experts vacancy will gain new knowledge on business modeling, marketing, project management, building personal brand and its promotion, will get acquainted with tools that support social entrepreneurship. They will also be able to consult the best experts of the region on different issues of business.


In addition, during the strategic session, vacancy learned about the rules of participation in the contest and the conditions of grant for the implementation of its business, and met with successful social entrepreneurs of the Nizhny Novgorod region: Ekaterina Arkhipova (a network of hostels “Welcome”) and Roman Ponomarenko (inclusive camp for youth “the RHYTHM”).


Program for development of social entrepreneurship “Start your own business” in the state was appreciated by the Minister of industry, trade and entrepreneurship of Nizhny Novgorod region Maksim Cherkasov.


“The program has a KPI: as a result of its implementation should be created at least 10 new projects and 20 jobs. I hope that Vyksa will get successful projects, which can then spread to the entire area. We thank colleagues from OMK for the support of social entrepreneurship in Vyksa”, – said Maxim Cherkasov.


“Small business offers interesting solutions to pressing social problems. That is why the United metallurgical company has a program “Start your own business” in the cities where we work. Nizhny Novgorod oblast is the third region where we develop social entrepreneurship. We expect that in Vyksa will be new social, medical, environmental and other services for vulnerable groups, as well as projects in culture and tourism”, – said the head of corporate social responsibility of JSC “United metallurgical company” Olga Mironova.