Future Initiatives

The Preacher and The Teacher

Our observation is that the 18th century model of mission, where western missionaries would travel to unreached parts of the world with the full financial support of their western churches, needs to be upgraded for the 21st century:

  • First, there are an increasing number of closed countries, especially in the “10/40 window” and the Muslim world where Christian missionaries are not allowed and even persecuted.
  • Second, the effectiveness of western missionaries is limited, considering all the cultural limitations [food, language, sanitary conditions, etc.] and negative perceptions.
  • Third, we are witnessing a decline in financial generosity from traditional Christendom for non-exotic and non-dramatic missionary work.
  • Fourthly, a traditional missionary approach sometimes deprives the missionary of a credible social platform, and may even temp him/her to serve for the wrong motives.

In the same spirit, we would like to establish a business-training program for individuals who have a background and/or a calling for Christian ministry work. The combined, international experience of Christian East Missions, Emanuel University of Oradea, The Griffiths School of Management and Swiss Create, could and should be leveraged to train individuals to become “Preacher-Teachers” for God’s Kingdom.

There is the opportunity to get involved in this project within our business incubator program, please contact us here.

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International Practical University

This is a study abroad program proposed by the Griffith School of Management within Emmanuel University of Oradea in partnership with Cityside Education. It is tailored to the needs of American and Western European students who are interested in Christian experiential education in Central and Eastern Europe. With this initiative the students will be exposed not only to the traditional classroom based education, but also to contemporary experiential-based education. The students will experience four major Central and Eastern European cities [Vienna, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca and Oradea] along with their people, history, culture and institutions. Traditional Christian values along with modern entrepreneurial initiatives will be the foundation of this study abroad experience. The students will spend 17 days in this program and will earn, 6 credits: 3 in the International Human Resources Management course and 3 in the International Practicum. Both courses will be supervised by a given professor but will have local guest lecturers in the form of academicians and practitioners.

There is the opportunity to get involved in this project within our business incubator program, please contact us here.

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Adopt a Teacher

Adopt a Teacher is an idea that came as a result of our belief that the teacher is the core element in the educational system. A strong and motivating education system is built with strong and motivated teachers that do their best in instructing their students. Provided the poor compensation of Romanian teachers and the opportunities they have for development, many teachers are no longer motivated to strive for excellence and are prone to accept bribes and, thus, become corruptible. In order to raise concern among Romanian authorities, encourage transparency and integrity in all fields of activity, including education, and support teachers that have passion for what they do and strive for excellence, Adopt a Teacher comes as a useful tool that will have both a social and economic impact. Adopt a Teacher is an online crowd-funding platform that involves social interaction where students and alumni get to nominate a teacher that has or had an impact on them and want to thank and support him or her by donating an amount of money for that teacher. The first phase of this initiative will be to raise funds for the nominated teachers and give the money to them as a Christmas gift. Because this is a business idea, it will generate revenues by applying a 15% commission for every donation made.

There is the opportunity to get involved in this project within our business incubator program, please contact us here.

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High-Tech Innovation Lab

The IT&C industry in Romania is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country. Because of the lack of formal hi-tech schooling in Romania, we came up with the idea of launching the Hi-Tech Innovation Lab – an informal education and entrepreneurial center for students with the age between 13 and 18. Hi-Tech Innovation Lab will be a private initiative supported by local authorities. Its aim is to position the City of Oradea as a start-up generator, in the context of having the other Romanian IT hubs as outsourcing platforms. The solution we identified is, firstly, to educate young and hardworking students and, secondly, to create a proper environment for them to launch start-ups. The educational aspect of this initiative relies on providing courses on three matters of high actuality: 3D printing, artificial intelligence and entrepreneurship in the tech arena. Each course is designed to be taught in a very practical and engaging way by a professional instructor with strong technical background. There will be in-class meetings two times per week, each session consisting of 3 hours of combined lecturing and practical exercise. Applicants for these courses will be given an admission test based on their personal skills, but not related to school subjects. Also, there will be scholarships to help smart, industrious, but poor, students to have the opportunity to study. The second aspect aims to support launching of start-ups by creating a business incubator, a platform where young enthusiasts, business mentors and angel investors meet and synergize in order to add value to the system through new products and businesses.

There is the opportunity to get involved in this project within our business incubator program, please contact us here.

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Fundraising Company

Advocacy & Education. Unfortunately, many individuals and firms in Eastern Europe are not aware of the power of voluntarism and the civil society. They perceive the state as the most powerful and sole provider of social solutions. Less than 10% of the Eastern European population donates or volunteers. Therefore, a major part of our task will be to advocate and educate the public.

Voluntary Financing. Many individuals in Eastern Europe are not aware of the costs associated with the civil society initiatives and even less so incline to donate. Our aim is to educate and stimulate their philanthropic instincts.

Voluntarism. Even if many NGO’s many think they only need donor’s money, our belief is that too many NGO’s are inefficient and do not know how to manage themselves and their volunteers. Eventually, we would like to bring business efficiencies to NGO’s causes.

For the NGO’s. Our product offer towards the NGO’s will be the providing the solutions for enhanced, professional and effective fundraising campaigns. It will be a learning process for the NGOs as they will be actively involved in the fundraising process so they will learn to manage it for the future. Our firm will provide consulting on how to fundraise and will develop a customized fundraising plan for the client

For the Firms. Our product offer towards the firms will be to advise them on individual, custom-made CSR that will give them the biggest return on their investment.

For individual donors. Transparency and assurance that their money and time will be valued and maximized by the various NGO’s

For the high net-worth individual. Individual consultation and the possibility to create their own NGO and thus build a legacy for them and their family.

There is the opportunity to get involved in this project within our business incubator program, please contact us here.

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International Data Collection Company

The purpose of this company is to help students, master students and professors to do their research in order to create new science, as the accreditation system requires. In order to achieve this purpose we want to create a combination between a call center and data mining, in order to benefit from the advantages that internet and technology are providing, in order to collect data from all around the world, utilizing the concept of frugal innovation, which means that we will deliver high quality services at a lower price to the people who have the money to do it, but do not have the time to do it. The service will consist of gathering the responses for the research that the customer needs to do. We will gather and provide all the data that customer requires in order to then analyze it and come with the conclusions required. The service solves a problem in the higher education field, especially for those who need a complete research for the various projects required by the accreditation system. Our target market will be represented by university professors, PhD students and master students which have to do research in order to accomplish the criteria required by the system or accreditation or because they want to develop and in order to that they need to create new science.

There is the opportunity to get involved in this project within our business incubator program, please contact us here.

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