How to Develop Your Skills in a Startup?

Do universities play a role and who fills in the gap?

E-skills for StartUps Workshop

15 June 2015, Prague| IMPACT HUB PRAHA — Drtinova 10, Prague



The objectives of the event are to:

  • Inform startups and SMEs about the e-skills programmes available across Europe and encourage them to share their experience with the programmes availability and affordability
  • Discuss the accessibility of e-skills education for startups and SMEs with the university representatives, startup founders, companies providing the employee perspective, public sector, and private e-skills providers
  • Serve as a platform for ideas exchange between startups and educational providers to facilitate communication on the e-skills needed, on the room for improvement and on the roles universities and other establishments should play
  • Encourage innovative companies to make use of e-skills programmes and to facilitate access to these for the broader audience, and to team up with educational establishments to design courses that are needed and deliver value to their business and society
  • Demonstrate the lessons learnt to all the stakeholders to further their efforts to promote innovation through better access to e-skills

Target groups

This event is targeted at innovative employers especially from SMEs and start-ups, entrepreneurs, current and aspiring e-leaders, professional associations, universities and public sector interested in promoting digital skills and developing appropriate national policies and initiatives of different type and in different policy areas.

Attendance Fee

There is no charge to attend the event.


To register, please click here:


Draft Agenda

14:00 - 14:30 Registration

14:30 - 15:00

Presentation of the European e-Leadership for SMEs Initiative
  • Werner Korte, Co-founder and Director, empirica

 15:00 - 15:15 4 E-skills every entrepreneur should have
  • Kumardev Chatterjee, EYIF


 15:15 - 16:15

Panel discussion „How to Develop Yourself and Others in a Startup?“
  • Hugo de Sousa, Founder at Alphappl, Board Member at

  • Milan Hrabovsk, DX Microsoft Czech Republic

  • Jana Hodbodová, StartUp Coordinator, InovaJET, Czech Technical University

  • Jindrich Fialka, Founder and CEO, Contiqua

  • Kumardev Chatterjee, EYIF

Moderated by Jana Vecerkova, Director, EYIF

16:15 - 16:30


16:30 - 17:00

Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:00

Panel discussion „Improving E-skills in a Startup & after graduation?”
  • Mojmír Prokop, Manager of Channels and Customer Intelligence, Komercní banka

  • Hana Marešová, Vice-dean for organization, development and lifelong education, Palacky University

  • Ondrej Krátký, Founder, Liftago

  • University of Economics Representative (tbc)

Moderated by Jana Vecerkova, Director, EYIF

18:00 - 18:15


18:30 - 19:30

 Cocktail Reception






The event is supported by the EC in the scope of the service contract to promote e-leadership in Europe (LEAD)



Further Information

e-Leadership Flyer
You can obtain background research on the e-leadership topic by accessing a flyer at the following web site:

Event Secretariat:
Mira Zöller: mira.zoeller(at)empirica(dot)com
Werner B. Korte: werner.korte(at)empirica(dot)com

Impact Hub Praha
Drtinova 557/10, 150 00 Praha 5-Smíchov


A service contract has been awarded in December 2013 by the European Commission to a consortium led by empirica to undertake this work.

The event is supported by the EC in the scope of the service contract to promote e-leadership in Europe (LEAD)