Between the 19th and the 25th November, our Twentytú Hostel hosted the second edition of the MID Talent program, an initiative from the Market of Design Ideas that has allowed 20 restless young people to live a get-together week in our hostel to accelerate creative entrepreneurship of their own businesses. We tell you all about this event in which we are very proud to take part again. Talent power!
MID Talent: un encuentro para jóvenes creativos
MID Talent is a program aimed at young entrepreneurs under 30 years old and residents in Catalonia that wants to be a space where to share ideas, get training and help to create new business. The participants, all of them unemployed, are part of a generation that shares interests such as creative entrepreneurship, innovation or sustainable strategies. The key concepts discussed in this meeting have been: inspiration, eco-innovation, design thinking, prototyping, team building or crowdfunding, among others.
The event, promoted and organised by the BCD (Barcelona Design Center), has allowed the creatives to share for a week training and advice of many experienced professionals from the world of design, innovation, sustainability and creative entrepreneurship. The sessions, focused on teamwork and actions that allow promoting new projects, have been theoretical and practical, so the participants were able to apply the knowledge to their business ideas.
MID Talent is co-financed by the European Social Fund and BCD (Barcelona Design Center), the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya and of the IED (European Institute of Design).
Twentytú hostel next to the young
For the second time this year Twentytú will be the scene to create this space full of enthusiasm, entrepreneurship and great ideas. We believe in young people, therefore we’ve already supported other similar initiatives such as the design competition in collaboration with the BAU (University Design Center of Barcelona).
As it happened in the first edition of the MID Talent, which was held from 22nd to 28th October, the participants have stayed in our hostel where they have lived with the rest of the team with whom they share very similar concerns. In addition, they have been able to take part in all free activities and they also have an accident insurance to ensure their safety throughout their stay.
After taking part in MID Talent, young entrepreneurs have acquired knowledge about creative entrepreneurship methodologies and tools, in addition to improving their professional profile and, most importantly, increasing their chances of entering the labour market full of ideas and desire to start their own projects.
Finally, on Saturday, 25th November, each of the young entrepreneurs presented their proposal on the Twentytú hostel terrace and we still have not been able to decide which idea we liked best. Good luck to all the participants in their projects!