In the education sector we have spent years debating the importance of teaching students to be entreprenuerial. Teaching entrepreneurship not only brings economic benefits to the country, but also helps the individual development of students, fostering their self-esteem and confidence.
To this end, Yago School, through the subject of “Digital Business” has begun to offer different workshops and talks with professionals that give first hand knowledge and experience to the students at the School.
So last Friday we were fortunate enough to receive a visit from Gonzalo Lahera, co-director with the Sevillian, Jaime Arbona of Selectra, a “start-up” that was born in 2013 from a study trip to Paris and today has 250 employees and a turnover of seven million euros a year.
Gonzalo explained to the students how he left for Paris an Erasmus scholarship to study Engineering and from there returned speaking French and with an excellent business idea.
Today, students think that only a few people are fortunate enough to have a brilliant idea like “Google” or “Facebook” that makes them millionaires, but Gonzalo reminded them: “The important thing is to find a niche in the market, to innovate or improve something existing without fear of competition,” “We started with an investment of only 18,000 euros and no income, but believing in the project.”
Then the key was to stay: “If something does not work, change it” and “If you believe in it, do not give up.”
“Today the digital world has made it easier for entrepreneurs ” so our students have an advantage thanks to the complete and cutting-edge training of their digital competences.
He also plan to “internationalize and diversify our services” addressing some of the theoretical concepts that students see in their Business Studies classes.
With these experiences we help students develop attitudes, skills, and abilities that will allow them to enter the world of work and progress in their careers.