November 19th 2009 I participated at the event Danish Export day supported by “Dansk Erhvervsfremme” and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The event was hosted by LEGO in Billund, and was opened by the Danish Secretary of State, Per Stig Moeller.
During the day there were a series of lectures concerning foreign trade and globalization. Joergen Vig Knudstorp welcomed us at LEGO and introduced us to the new reality of LEGO, “Back to Basic”.
One lecture that I especially took notice of was Peder Oestbjerg from Green Team Group telling about how they exported their impressive production of Christmas trees all across Europe.
Another interesting Lecture came from Nuance, which had totally quitted all effort at their local market, Denmark, and had instead focused 100% at foreign export markets. Today Denmark only counted for a few percentage of their total turnover.
At the event I attended a workshop about how to choose markets, presented by Carsten Krogh Hansen and Jens Peder Jensen. The workshop was really interesting and I advanced in my knowledge and general understanding about export markets in particular.
Read the documentation of the program here (in Danish)
I participated in Ivaerk & Vaekst 2009.
“Ivaerk and Vaekst” is a trade fair show targeting Danish entrepreneurs. During the fair there were a lot of lectures and workshops. For the first time I meet the famous Danish Entrepreneur Martin Thorborg who were speaking about how giving away for free can make you rich. I also attend a workshop with David Madié from Growth Company about How to start a business in Denmark right now.
Read more about Ivaerk & Vaekst (in danish)
During my sophomore year in High-School 2007-2008, I participated in the international Junior Achievement/Young Enterprise Company Program. The concept of Company Program is to start a Young Enterprise company, and experience the challenges of being an entrepreneur with a real company. Through the program I came all the way around, from creating an idea, test it, brand it, and present it. Further to create budgets and manage a small business economy with income statements and balances.
The company were through the program competing against other companies about being the one company to represent Denmark at the European Young Enterprise trade fair. Personally my own company made it to the national trade fair, where we competed with the greatest Young Enterprise companies from all over Denmark.