SEE Circle 2017: Lecture Series #1 - Luys Foundation. Education
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SEE Circle 2017: Lecture Series #1

Vision

Developing a vision for a deep change in the entrepreneurship landscape in Armenia and creating a learning community for knowledge and experience sharing, quick prototyping of ideas that translate into new products, services, social change, and the creation of new industries.

"Vision does not mean prophesy or blueprint. Nor does it mean hand-waving assertions that being connected will change everything.

Vision is a mindset with two characteristics:
1. It refuses to be bound by assumptions that what has been always will be;
2. It is willing to bring hard work and rigorous, tough-minded thinking to bear on elaborating new paths and new alternatives."

Entry Point to the 21st Century: Local Action/Global Level
Seymour Papert & David Cavallo

SEE

SEE is a new initiative by Luys that aims at creating a learning community of young and aspiring entrepreneurs. We propose a new format of teaching, sharing and learning.

It connects the SEE members with the centers of excellence (MIT, Chicago University, Harvard, Columbia etc.) through the Luys Scholars (currently studying at the top Universities) and Luys Alumni (currently living and working in Armenia). Luys Scholar extends the courses happening now at the university through weekly online workshops and discussions run by their counterpart - Luys Alumni in Yerevan.

It's a new type of multi-party collaboration between Luys Scholars abroad, Luys Alumni and youth in Armenia who wish to advance and expand their knowledge and skills in the field of entrepreneurship.



Flow chart flow of knowledge transfer and knowledge appropriation


SEE in Action

SEE online workshops

Luys Scholars run an online workshop once a week and share their newly acquired knowledge, skills and expertise in the field of entrepreneurship. They provide a conduit to entrepreneurial courses, resources, network, share ideas and organize online discussions with the SEE members. Luys Scholars have their counterpart - Luys Alumni in Armenia, with whom they co-design the workshop, translate the course material into Armenian and run a workshop.

SEE club meetings

SEE members, Luys Alumni who run start-ups in Armenia and other like-minded people come together once a month for socializing, networking, promoting entrepreneurial mindsets and empowering each other. One or two entrepreneurs pitch their start-ups, share their experience, talk about their challenges and get feedback and learn from each other.

Participants

Selection criteria for the workshop participants.
  • All active youth between the age of 18-30, who are interested in advancing and expanding their knowledge and skills in the field of entrepreneurship.
  • The profile of participants demand a mindset that is open to learning, committed to building a community of learning young entrepreneurs, being an active member of the SEE and ready to share, give feedback and co-create.
  • Participants are required to be consistent and take part in all sessions from beginning to end and for the full set of workshops and meetings.
  • Participants are required to be fluent in English, although workshop will be run both in Armenian and English.


Lecturers


Tanya Sarkissian
Luys Scholar, USA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Artur Khalatyan
Luys Alumni, Armenia
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Timeline

Date & Time Topic
Oct 29, Wed, 6:30-8:00pm Workshop #1 - Entrepreneurship: Developing a Strategy is the First Step
Nov 4, Wed, 6:30-8:00pm Workshop #2 - Entrepreneurship: What customers will you target?
Nov 11, Wed, 6:30-8:00pm Workshop #3 - Entrepreneurship: What Technology Will You Choose?
Nov 18, Wed, 6:30-8:00pm Workshop #4 - Entrepreneurship: Choosing Your Identity
Nov 25, Wed, 6:30-8:00pm Club Meeting - Guest Speaker: Future of Entrepreneurship in Armenia
Dec 2, Wed, 6:30-8:00pm Workshop #5 - Entrepreneurship: Developing an Entrepreneurial Strategy

Schedule

Time Description
06:15pm - 06:30pm Registration
06:30pm - 06:45pm A general introduction to the topic by a Luys Alumni in Armenia
06:45pm - 07:15pm Online workshop presentation by a Luys Scholar from abroad
07:15 - 07:40pm Group discussions
07:40pm - 07:50pm Q&A
07:50pm - 07:55pm Takeaways
07:55pm - 08:00pm Assignments
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