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Entrepreneurship in education

Florida Universitaria is a higher, technical and business educational institution, where postgraduate, university, VET courses, secondary education, continuous training and language courses are provided. It is an innovative and dynamic institution, aware of company and societal needs, in which training for youngsters and professionals is based on the acquisition of knowledge and skills that allow them to successfully participate in new business, professional and social contexts.

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They point out

“A person with an entrepreneurial profile, is a person who doesn’t find an obstacle as a problem that prevents them from achieving their objective, but sees it as a challenge, and even an opportunity.”

Having to change, overcoming obstacles, managing emotions and having interpersonal skills are daily importance, both professionally and personally. To know how manage them is essential. So, how can we learn how to do it?

We have long been involved in the educational path, acquiring theoretical knowledge while our skills are quickly eroded and hindered. It has become a problem where our optional, artistic, human and even associative qualities/skills, are hidden and blocked.

Doctors, dentists, lawyers, technicians,.. they are professions in which it’s possible to develop your academic career and get the knowledge needed. But, how should I find my professional opening/possibility? Are we able to recognize opportunities?

It wasn’t that long ago when only a few people in society were capable of finding opportunities in different fields. Not only the big ones such as Steve Jobs (Apple founder), Marc Zuckerberg (Facebook) or Chupa Chups creator, but also people with whom we share our daily lives. People who have seen problems as challenges and who have found an opportunity.

How do we learn? Who teaches us? What does happen if we fail during our personal and professional development?

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Image by Jesús Varillas Photography (Team Labs)

 

In the educational frame, we are noticing the change. People say: “a degree doesn’t provide career opportunities, the person provides a career opportunity to the degree”.

For this reason, Florida Universitaria is providing programs focused not only on acquiring personal skills within the theoretical knowledge (throughout integrated projects in their Superior Grades), but is also daring with entrepreneurial degrees that educate in different fields and continents. This is the LEINN degree (Entrepreneurial leadership and innovation Degree).

Students are taught to efficiently lead the creation of new enterprises and manage entrepreneurial projects. They have the preparation to work in a global and multilingual world, thus contributing to the knowledge society and the key competitiveness of innovation.

Furthermore, Methodology LEINN is based on the development of skills and competences rather than on the acquisition of knowledge. It is focused on the student, he is the only main character and with his team selects what type of projects, as well as how to develop them.

LEINN is a degree aimed at real entrepreneurs, that learn the 100% of their possibilities from the first day. Furthermore, students generate a local impact from a global point of view, thanks to the self-financed international trips they experience every year.

These training trips have two reasons and objectives: the learning process and the project development.

It should also be noted the learning process that students experience, they are mentored and guided in their adventure over 4 years by experts in various fields: entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, internationalization, innovations, leardership and customer focus.

Leinn Degree Team

There are some testimonies that make a further explanation about different experiences:

Heidi Vainio-Pekka Inverview – Team Trainer in LEINN/ Madrid:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_WhmH1j5Pk&index=8&list=PL9nKbUbSm4kt8N_gGf9AHr3241bUe1-Ko

LEINN TRAINING TRIPS- SAN FRANCISCO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1Ex6bLQpes&index=7&list=PL9nKbUbSm4kt8N_gGf9AHr3241bUe1-Ko

First Year of Leinn Make #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6SA272m4VM

WHAT  IS LEINN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSat2RmIeGg

INNOVATIVE LEARNING: The Power of Team Learning | Kaisu Tuominiemi | TEDxBarcelonaED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wue0FcCxosA

Kaisu Tuominiemi is passionate about education in its all forms. She is seeking to create impact and transformational learning through teams. Graduated from Team Academy Finland as BBA, and being part of the leading team of Mondragon Team Academy, she has worked the past years in the field of education by running and co-developing LEINN, the first official bachelor degree in Europe on Entrepreneurship as well as MINN (International Executive Master Program on Intrapreneurship and Open Innovation). She has been involved in creation of Mondragon Team Academy since its beginning 2008 inside of Mondragon University School of Management. Also she has played a key role on building the reality of what it is today – A global Network of Social Innovation Labs where radical Innovation education takes place, being formed by more than 500 Teampreneurs worldwide.
This year she will be co-leading the opening of the new urban campus of LEINN degree in the heart of Barcelona.

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