The value of community
A community is a unified body of people with a common characteristic living together within a larger society.
🤔 Questions: students undertaking their entrepreneurial projects often face the same questions, concerns or challenges. The multitude of different challenges faced by entrepreneurs are sometimes out of its scope or have already been faced by peers having an easy answer for you.
👀 Inputs: nobody can know all aspects of a field in a constantly evolving world. Insights from a neutral point of view, gives you an external view of what could be done differently. When head down in your project you might miss the right opportunity just next to you.
😔 Motivation: entrepreneurship is a long and hard path. Feeling lonely working on your project looking for the boost is hard when faced to mental well-being, study pressure or just life pressure.
Our active as well as motivated community enables you to exchange with your peers to find answers, motivation and get insights for your project.
Requirements to be in the community
Simple and straight forward, you must be Bachelor, Master or PhD student at EPFL or UNIL as well as motivated and active.
Should a person not be active anymore, she/he will be removed from the community. We understand that your field of interests change but for the people wanting to benefit the community it is necessary to be active.
Our definition of active: responsive and attending some of the social events. We do not expect you to always write something in the communication channels but that when someone has a question that you try to help this person as much as you can.
Steps for joining the community
Throughout this process we would like to get to know you and discover your will to join us. The steps are:
- Get to know coffee In this 15-30 minutes meet up we would like to discover how the vibe is going and how we can be of help for you.
- Committee decision The committee member with whom you discussed will reflect with the committee if you are a good fit for joining us and come back to you.
Yes, as long as you are active on the communication channels it is okay for us.
We do not care if your project is just at idea level or already generating revenue. What we care about is your motivation and passion.
If you are passionate about entrepreneurship and have some skills you think could be useful to the community, then yes. It is also a good opportunity for you to discover projects led by your peer students and maybe join one!
You can register in our mentor database. We want the community communication channels to be only consisting of students in order to create a safe zone for students only. You have all the information to becoming a mentor here.