Cooperation with public authorities and institutions:
Activities of the NGO “SIBS” attracted the government attention and were supported by public authorities. The organization of startup schools and carrying out regular interactive contests for beginner entrepreneurs’ business-projects were included in the event-list of the Program of the socio-economic development of the Republic of Belarus for 2011-2015, approved by the Council of Ministers dated on July 11, 2011 #942.
In accordance with the decree of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus #328/9 “About the plan of joint actions of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus and the National Bank aimed at the achievement of socio-economic development, budget and the Main sectors of the monetary policy of the Republic of Belarus for 2012” dated on April 12, 2012 – NGO ‘SIBS’ is appointed as an co-executor under the paragraph #33 of this plan:
- Information-organizational support of startup movement in Belarus, including the deployment of the network startup schools and carrying out regular interactive contests for beginner entrepreneurs with the obligatory participation of private investors.
Management and the members of the NGO “SIBS” regularly take part as members of the jury, speakers and trainers in various innovative and business-projects competitions such as “Way to Success” (about 100 participants and 20 business-projects, the NGO “SIBS” trainers Gleb Gerasimovich and Alexander Milkamanovich carried out a business-game for the participants), the Republican Championship “Youth Entrepreneurship ”, Gomel (more than 100 participants, trainer and chairman of the NGO ‘SIBS’ Gleb Gerasimovich was present as the jury, and also held a business-game ‘FLIXA”), festival “Startup-gathering”, Vitebsk ( more than 80 participants, chairman of the NGO ‘SIBS’ Gleb Gerasimovich made a presentation on the main fears connected with starting your own business)”.
Сooperation with educational institutions:
From 01.02.2013 to 31.05.2013 a series of business games was carried out for specialists, young people, pupils and students of such universities as BSU, BSEU, “MITSO”, Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus. Game trainings were held on the basis of secondary schools and in the framework of participants’ excursions to the business-incubator MUE “Youth Social Service”. A total of 50 events which were attended by about 700 people. The result of such an activity was the development of young people’s motivation to start their own business, deliverance from fears and uncertainty connected with starting their own business, game training of business-critical skills – to negotiations, sales, development of the ability to build relationships with future business partners.
A series of workshops “Innovative entrepreneurship and venture investment” From 15.03.2012 to 15.04.2013 workshops were carried out for students and professors of such Belarusian universities as BSU, BSEU, BNTU, Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus. Total number of participants is about 500 people. The aim of workshops is to provide participants with complete information about the venture investment market in Belarus and in the whole world. And also acquaintance with successful world business-models and business-practices, leading approaches to management and entrepreneurship.
Chairman of the board Gleb Gerasimovich is an instructor in a business school for the young people "Own Business" created at BSU and has lectured and carried out training for students in educational institutions as BSU, BSEU, and Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, BNTU, MITSO and others. Gleb also lectures for high-school teachers in Minsk Regional Institute of Education on the use of game technologies in educational process.