Entrepreneurship and innovation. You cannot have one without the other. That is the reason why we have partnered with Entrepreneurship Week CZ – the largest nationwide event in support of entrepreneurs – for the second time in a row. This year’s 6th annual event, which is a part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, which takes place in more than 160 countries worldwide, was held from 12-18 November 2018.
It was started off by a traditional conference, this time on the theme of the circular economy, with a debate featuring pioneers of this branch in the Czech Republic. Direct People was represented by Senior Innovation Designer Cyril Klepek. He was joined in the packed premises of the Prague coworking centre Opero by the founder of the Institute for the Circular Economy Soňa Jonášová, CMO and member of the Board of Directors of the NAFIGATE Corporation Lenka Mynářová, Karel Fronk, who is responsible for sustainable development at SKANSKA, and Petr Jonák, director for external relations, communication and sustainability at Coca-Cola, HBC, and is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic. The discussion concerned the introduction of circular innovations in traditional firms, the overcoming of barriers to the growth of the circular economy, and opportunities for entirely new businesses.