- I have sat down with all seven teams indvidiuellt. They have been mad, sad and smart ideas that we have passed the ball back and forth where I have tried to tease them a little and provoked so they dare to challenge themselves. I have the hope that I contributed something. I am deeply impressed how LTU Business drives the entrepreneur issues on university and take advantage of expertise available, says Douglas Roos.
The businessman had been invited to meet with students who develop new business ideas over the summer and had to answer all possible questions. It was close and intimate conversation where Douglas Roos treated everything from nervousness and incentives to feminism and parental quotas which he supports. As an entrepreneur was his top tips to not be afraid to make mistakes.
- I would rather that my employees do make mistakes sometimes and learns from it, than that they are passive and do not dare to take a chance, says Douglas Roos.
LTU Business AB has about 25 people the opportunity during the summer to develop a business project by project Idéacceleratorn. Students have had to apply to the project by presenting their idea, then have a jury selected seven projects to be developed over the summer.
- We hope that the students in the summer time to come to if the project is worth investing in or not. Choosing to put down a bet is as good a result as to arrive to run on, without having examined the possibilities so we do not know if it's worth the drive, says Johan Bergström, project manager at LTU business.
Douglas Roos about the Idéaccelerator
Source: LTU Business
Photo: Lisa Braafnäs