Anzelika Krastina, LAT
Executive producer, Supervisor
As a university educator for almost 15 years I truly believe that young people have great inner potential for entrepreneurship and innovations. It is our task to unlock this potential and create an environment where young talents can flourish.
Often the fear to make a mistake and fail is a greatest barrier to all great entrepreneurial ideas and innovations. Therefore, the story of IBL is a story about the fear…or overcoming the deepest fear! The fear of an action that will result in failure, disappointment, frustration and judgment.
Entrepreneurship and innovation is about overcoming that deepest fear! One will overcome it only through an action, by getting out of own comfort zone – traditional class room. Come and act! Business success is a result of lessons learnt from past failures. InnoBarentsLab (IBL) is a safe place to fail! This is what I hope will add to the traditional learning of our student. Not necessarily, all of IBL participants will become entrepreneurs, but certainly all of them will become entrepreneurial in some way, the skill that will be needed in their life in any kind of endeavor. This unique opportunity of giving students a possibility to experience innovation and entrepreneurship outside traditional class-room setting has been my personal dream as an educator.