Students of Kaposvár University, Faculty of Economic Science have won an international business plan writing competition. The members of the team established a firm with the profile of children camping services and set up its online platform. They managed to impress the professional jury with their concept and creative ideas. The competition was organised within the project ECOTOP 2, a project which is primarily aimed at facilitating ecotourism.
10 Hungarian and foreign teams participated in the competition. The teams had to come up with a business plan connected to ecotourism. In the first round the jury evaluated the plans then the teams with plans of similar profile businesses were asked to co-operate. Kaposvár University’s team set up an enterprise called Öko Kids (Eco Kids) operating in a franchise system the profile of which would be organising eco-camps for children. They even designed a booking website for the company. The concept of our students impressed the professional jury so they won the first prize, which is a drprizi.com training, with which they can learn how to make creative presentations. In addition, they also won consultancy service and can stay at an ecotourism accommodation in Gyenesdiás and participate in the Renaissance Festival of Kapronca.
Soon there will be another challenge open for motivated university students. They will be able to create an ecotourism enterprise online. With the help of this simulation game they will be able to find out whether their ideas and decisions would really work and be successful.
The project ECOTOP2 implemented within V-A Hungary-Croatia Co-operation Programme primarily aims at improving the competitiveness of the ecotourism service providers in the region. The project began more than a year ago and will be closed in September 2018. Within the project the entrepreneurs providing ecotourism services were supported with foreign language teaching, marketing training and professional consultancy. The business plan competition is also part of this activity.
Kaposvár University provides primarily knowledge base. The student exchange programme is part of this activity, as is the compilation of a study examining how the Roma population of the region could be involved in ecotourism.
The partners co-operating in the project include the Croatian Krizevci College of Agriculture, the Tourist Authority of the Town of Koprivinica, Somogy Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Zala County and Kaposvár University.
On the news of 4 July, 2018 on Kapos TV, at 06:28-07:18:
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