Kaya Olsen (Denmark/Education & Training) and Marko Haschej (Austria/Entertainment and Social Entrepreneurship)

Marko Haschej (HE): “Any company would be happy to have the chance to work with Kaya. Her presence, work-ethic, incredible pace, spirit and the way she approaches tasks were remarkable. She shaped our company in many different ways and I’m very happy to have had the chance to work with her. We certainly learned as much from her as she hopefully learned from us. Since she developed essential parts of the program, her impact on the future of our company is huge and I’m very grateful for that. Weiterlesen …

Alexandra Alexandru (Romania/Entertainment) and Christoph Gschier (Austria/IT and communication services)

From Christoph’s point of view, it is essential to know the language of the country. Although a lot of communication happens in English, the working language in his company is still German. Therefore, that might hamper an exchange in some stages as a lot of information is given in passing. The exchange became a very fruitful one and Christoph was happy to gain new insights from Alexandra, to have started new business concepts and at least helped her with her future business. Weiterlesen …

Muhamer Mustafa (North Macedonia/Entertainment industry) – Corona Story

My relationship with my Host Entrepreneur started on the 10th of February of this year. We had a strong start working towards our goals because my business plan matches my HE’s current business model. I got to the chance to learn great information from the beginning, and it was like a dream coming true. One week after, the government of Italy locked down the Lombardy region, by this time me and my HE were already looking for ways on how to prepare in case of a lockdown in our region, that of Tuscany. In our commitment that we prepared before our relationship started, we did agree on working on Marketing strategy and Financial planning for the first half of our EYE relationship, so for us, there was a possibility to work remotely together on our weekly schedule without sacrificing much of our goals. Overall, I would say that we have been affected in two areas, the first, not having a daily routine at the studio and not being able to share information in the place, while working. And the second was, we had to apply some changes and try to adapt in the new situation, that includes the workspace and also using new tools in communication, by changing and adapting the frequency of our interactions to the situation, on a daily basis. Weiterlesen …

Katja Kotnik Prosenjak (Slovenia/Creative Industry) and Luke Foy (UK/Creative Industry)

Katja Kotnik Prosenjak: “After 6 years of experience in the film industry and management of film events, I felt ready to share my knowledge with others. I was looking for a young dynamic person who would show enthusiasm for cinema. Luke showed all these qualities and more: he had a very positive impact on our team and – I dare to say – on the entire SHOTS film festival community during his stay with us.” Weiterlesen …