Face-to-face Training in Perugia

Participants took part in an innovative course to boost their careers by practising entrepreneurship with local experts and entrepreneurs. The aim was for them to get the skills needed to succeed in today's labour market and live the BLUES experience!



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The programme

Apart from the knowledge they got with the MOOC, participants applied to take part in the face-to-face course to get to the next level.

Their objective was to get the skills to design, launch and lead a startup or an innovative business project.



Face-to-face sessions at Università degli Studi di Perugia (Italy):

From May 10 to May 31.

Session 1: Team Building, Contact with Entrepreneurs & Visit to Incubators // May 10 // 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and visit in the afternoon

Session 2: Selection of Business Idea, Business Model Canvas & SWOT Analysis // May 17 // 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (inc. lunch break)

Session 3: Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship, Business Model Plans, Financial Analysis & Business Financing// May 22 // 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (inc. lunch break)

Session 4: Project report & How to pitch an idea // May 27 // 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Session 5: Final Presentations // May 31 // 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Face to face sessions took place at:

Università degli Studi di Perugia: Faculty of Economics. Via Alessandro Pascoli 20, 06123, Perugia (Italy)


These were the modules for the face-to-face BLUES programme:

MODULE 7: Experience entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial local context

1. How to build a team

2. How to make practical experience about entrepreneurial mindset and environment

3. How to choose an incubator, program, or mentor

4. Developing entrepreneurship environment

MODULE 8: Overall entrepreneurship overview

1. Summary of the MOOC modules

2. Clarifying the dilemma

3. Apply the Business Model Canvas

4. Discussion

MODULE 9: Entrepreneurship practice implementation

1. Developing literacy in legal issues

2. How to make a business plan, step by step?

3. Different tools in how to finance your business

MODULE 10: Entrepreneurship theory and practice overview

1. How to make a presentation?

2. How to write an essay?

3. How to Pitch?



The programme was delivered by experts from the academic and entrepreneurship worlds, with experience in management, financial analysis, business model canvas or SWOT analysis.

Participants worked with local mentors who have real, hands-on experience in the entrepreneurial world and the set up and development of start-ups. They helped the teams to define, analyze and apply the learnt tools.

Luca Villa


Luca Villa

Thyssenkrupp, Acciai Speciali Terni S.p.A.
Antonio Picciotti

Expert / Teacher

Antonio Picciotti

Department of Economics, University of Perugia
Marina Gigliotti


Marina Gigliotti

Department of Economics, University of Perugia
05. Agostini


Leonardo Agostini

Prosac Alwaysmile


Francesco Rizzi

Department of Economics, University of Perugia
06. Ceccarini


Marta Ceccarini

Prosac Alwaysmile
09. Mearini


Massimo Mearini

Beexlab S.r.l.
10. Amati


Anna Amati

META Group
11. Mattioli

Expert / Teacher

Roberta Mattioli

Chamber of Commerce of Terni
12-13-14-15. Muni


M. Gialletti, S. Gialletti, L. Flavi, L. Perini

16. Stellati


Stefano Stellati

Union of Young Accountants Terni
17. Pesce


Barbara Pesce

Logicamed S.r.l.
18. Mussini


Marta Mussini

Pharmatech S.r.l.
20. Gentilini


Elena Gentilini

Progetto Arcadia
19. Zara


Emanuele Zara

Molly & Partners S.r.l.

Sergio Castellani

Fortinfissi Lamaciste S.r.l.
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