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C:F Academy 2013



Under the patronage of President of the Republic of Slovenia

Maribor| 20-23September|Challenge:Future,University of Maribor, RAZ:UM

Thursday, 19 September  - WELCOME

                        Arrivals/ Registration at Quadro / Summit speakers and Finalists preparation / LR and Chapters meetings

Friday, 20 September  - DISCOVER

7:30 – 9:00        Coffee & Breakfast (Quadro)

10:00 – 11:30  C:F Academy Opening (Podrecca hall)

10:00 – 10:20    Welcome Words: Andreja Kodrin, C:F Founder & President, Slovenia

Prof. Dr. Danijel Rebolj Rector University of Maribor, Slovenia

10:20 – 10:40 Program Brief & Rules of the Game: Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva, C:F Vice President, Coca-Cola Chair of Sustainable Development at IEDC, Slovenia

10:40 – 11:00    What you need to know about CF in 2012/13, (YOC)

11:00 – 11:30    ½ Hour of Power YOC welcome + Ice-Breakers (YOC)

11:30 – 13:00  Think Tank Space: Sustainability 3.0 (Podrecca hall)

11:30 – 12:55    Keynote Speakers Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva, C:F Vice President, Coca-Cola Chair of Sustainable Development at IEDC, Kazakhstan, USA & Slovenia

Lai Hock, Founder Ground up initiative, Singapore

Gregor Radonjič, Chair Department of Technology, Faculty of Economics Maribor, Slovenia (tbc)

Violeta Bulc, C:F Vice President, Founder of InCo movement, Slovenia

12:55 – 13:00    Youth Keynote Listener Report 1

13:00 – 15:00    Welcome Lunch at Hotel Piramida & Air Time (Sponsored by Terme Maribor)

Maribor center sightseeing tour with dr. Uroš Lobnik, University of Maribor & Out of the Box Lab, experiments at Slomškov trg Square (Dean Korošak) tbc

15:00 – 17:30 Discover Yourself, Discover Your Potentials (Podrecca hall)

15:00 –15:30 “Discover Yourself” Lai Hock, Founder Ground up initiative, Singapore (tbc)

15:30 – 17:25 “Discover unknown through art and senses“ Andreja Kodrin, C:F Founder & President, Slovenia

                 “Discover My team, & Discover My Civilization” Violeta Bulc,C:F Vice President, Founder of InCo movement, Slovenia

17:25 – 17:30    Youth Keynote Listener Report 2

             17:30   Departure: Bus to Hotel Habakuk

18:00 – 20:30  Grand Opening of C:F Summit 2013 &Global Jumpstart meets Start:Up Maribor with Reception (host of the reception: Terme Maribor)

            18:00 – 18:10    Welcome Words

Prof. Dr. Danijel Rebolj Rector of University of Maribor

Dr. Andrej Fištravec, Mayor of Maribor

Mag.Andreja Kodrin C:F Founder & President

Prof. Dr. Miroslav Rebernik, Chair Department of Entrepreneurship at FEB, University of Maribor and Tovarna podjemov/RAZ:UM

            18:10 – 18:30    Opening Keynote

Borut Pahor, President of Republic of Slovenia (tbc)

            18:30 – 18:40    When opportunity meets sLOVEnia, Boštjan Skalar, Director, SPIRIT

            18:40 – 19:00    Opening of Global Jumpstart meets Start:Up Maribor Mag. Natalija Postružnik, appointed by the Mayor of Maribor to prepare, coordinate and implement the project for revitalisatin of economic development in the City of   Maribor) and dr. Damjan Obal (C:F).

§       start up presentations Mag. Matej Rus (Start:up Maribor, Tovarna Podjemov RAZ:UM)

§       corporate cases dr. Igor Vrečko (inštitutzaprojektni management)

§       social projects dr. Damjan Obal(C:F)

19:00 – 20:30    Opening Reception (photo with President - tbc)


Saturday, 21 September: SKILL UP

7:00 – 8:00       Coffee & Breakfast (Quadro)

8:30 – 8:50        20 minutes to Fulfillment Welcome & Reflections: Wish & Gossip Box, A Snapshot of the Past, Being grateful for, My decision of the day, Inspiration of the day

8:50 – 12:30    Skill Hours -  Walking into the shoes of Challengers (Podrecca hall)

8:50 – 9:00       Challenge start (Damjan Obal)

9:00 – 10:45 Keynote speaker & workshop Innovating in 21st century, Violeta Bulc C:F Vice President, Founder of InCo movement, Slovenia 

10:45 – 11:00   Break

11:00 - 11:30    Keynote speaker Solution Design: How to define the real problem? Prof. Dr. Danijel Rebolj Rector University of Maribor

11:30 – 12:00   Group project work

12:00 – 12:30    Kick – off speech Art of Selling LaiHock, Founder Ground Up initiative, Singapore

12:25 – 12:30   Youth Keynote Listener Report 3

12:30 – 14:00    Lunch (Hotel Piramida) and Air Time  (sponsored by Terme Maribor)

14:00 – 16:00  Skill Hours – Project Management Workshop Keynote speaker What you need to Know about project management?  dr. Igor Vrečko (Podrecca hall)

                        14:45 - 15:55     Group project work

                        16:55 – 16:00    Youth Keynote Listener Report 4

16:00 – 16:30  Think tank space: Learning from the best  (tbc) Keynote speaker  What I have learned from my successes and failures, Sandi Češko, Founder and President of Studio Moderna with Q & A (Podrecca hall)

16:30 – 16:45    Break with snacks

16:45 – 18:45  Skill Hours/Think Tank Space  - Pitch Beyond Presentation Keynote speaker: The best pitch event and 90 second pitches Dr. Nadya Zhexembayeva, C:F Vice President, Coca-Cola Chair of Sustainable Development at IEDC, Slovenia with group project work (Podrecca hall)

                        18:40 – 18:45    Youth Keynote Listener Report 5

                        18:45 – 19:00    Break & Preparations for the Cultural Evening

19:00 – 22:00  Cultural Evening & Dinner at Živa dvorišča >Living Courtyards< Countries presentations & The best advice: how to do business in my country, dinner with Slovene food (with support of Živa Dvorišča >Living Courtyards< and Vocational college for Catering and Tourism Maribor

Sunday, 22 September - DEVELOP

7:00 – 7:45       Coffee & Breakfast (Quadro)

8:00 – 8:15       15 minutes to Fulfillment Welcome & Reflections: Wish Box, Gossip Box & A Snapshot of the Past, minutes for being grateful for, my decision of a day (Podrecca hall)

8:15 – 9:15      Skill Hours – Lean Start up and How to build a successful business model - Tovarna Podjemov Keynote speaker  Urban Lapajne, Start:up Maribor project manager (Podrecca hall)

9:15 - 10:30      Team work (different classrooms)

10:30 – 11:00  Kick-off Speech – Getting out of the building, Matej Golob, Lean 30, TEDx Ljubljana (Podrecca hall)

11:00 – 12:30    Team Work – business model testing (different classrooms)

12:30 – 13:30    Lunch with the team (Trstenjakova hall) Sponsored by Start:Up Maribor, Tovarna Podjemov RAZ:UM

13:30 – 15:00    Team Work finalization with expert mentors, Group to Group testing (different classrooms)

15:00 – 15:20  Kick–off Speech – How to use crowd-funding – Insight learning from Niko Klansek, Angel Investor (Podrecca hall)

15:20 – 16:15    Team Work – Pitches formulation with expert mentors (different classrooms)

16:15 – 16:30    break with snack

16:30 – 16:45  Kick–off Speech “The Winning Pitch” Melanie Seier Larsen, A.T .Kearney, principal

16:45 – 18:00    Pitches Testing and presentations to managers/owners (different classrooms)

18:00 – 19:00  Selecting top three solutions and what can you learn from feedback (locations: corporate cases:Miklošičeva hall, social cases: Classroom 1, start up cases: Classroom 2)

19:00 – 20:00    Dinner and networking (Trstenjakova hall) Sponsored by Start:Up Maribor, Tovarna Podjemov RAZ:UM

20:00 – 21:00  Dialogues in the Dark (South Loft)

21:00 – 22:30    (optional ) Friendly consulting (team to team pitch presentations) (locations: Classrooms 1,2,3,4,5)

Expert Mentors: Violeta Bulc, Matej Golob, Hardik Vachharajani, Lai Hock, Niko Klanšek, Andreja Kodrin, Damjan Obal,  Melanie Seier Larsen, Igor Vrečko, Nadya Zhexembayeva, Matej Rus, Miroslav Rebernik, Mb, UM.


Monday, 23 September    DELIVER

7:30 – 8:45       Coffee & Breakfast (Quadro)

9:00 – 12:00    Think Tank space – Youth2Youth Leadership Camp (location CAAP)

9:00 –10:30       New World Leaders incubator: Inspiration of the Year (YOC)

10:30 – 12:00    Boot Camp: Skill-Share for 21st Century Leaders


The goal of this workshop is to develop the leadership skills of the C:F community to build an organization of inclusive, self-aware, and dynamic facilitators who lead effectively in intercultural groups.  We will explore the role of leaders to harness diversity in groups like C:F to produce thoughtful, innovative, and inclusive outcomes.  Specific attention will be given to the roles of culture and “deep listening” in group work and to the role of the leader in creating the conditions to create outstanding cross-cultural collaboration. 


12:00 – 15:00    Lunch &Air Time “Discover Maribor with local host” (location Druga Gimnazija)

15:00 – 15:45    Preparation for Out of the Box C:F Youth Forum (Podrecca hall)

15:00 – 15:15    Slovenian Business Environment, Alenka Hren, Secretary Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Development Division SPIRIT

15:00 – 15:45    Preparation for Pitches (University of Maribor)


Tuesday, 24 September   

7:30 – 8:15       Coffee & Breakfast (Maribor)

8:15                 departure for Ljubljana (bus)

8:30 - 9:00 on the bus: 30 minutes to Fulfillment Welcome & Reflections: Wish Box, Gossip Box & A Snapshot of the Past, minutes for being grateful for, my decision of a day (YOC)

10:00 – 13:30    GROUP A - Judging panel and open discussions at A.T. Kearney office in Ljubljana (gold sponsor of the event A.T.Kearney)

-          finalist presentations

-          open dialogue

-          how to get a job at A.T.Kearney

10:00 – 11:10    GROUP B “Meeting THE NEXT generation” discussion with children of Elementary School Trnovo

11:10 – 13:30    GROUP B Sightseeing Ljubljana with Location based Inspiration(welcome Ljubljana Mayor, visiting and welcome at Slovene Parliament)
Your guides, mr. Urban Logar and mr. Miro Gračanin will lead the way through the city centre of Ljubljana. From the Primary School Trnovo you will pass the Plečnik House (Plenik is famous architecht who had strong impact on modern identity of Ljubljana), the church in Trnovo and you will walk along Ljubljanica embankments, on the very popular Breg street, which every Sunday turns into vivid flea market. Then you will cross the Bridge of Šentjakob and head through the old city centre towards Ljubljana Town Hall, the seat of the City Municipality of Ljubljana. The tour will continue alongside river Ljubljanica, which is one of Ljubljana's most notable landmarks. Ljubljana, called Emona in Roman times, is densely scattered with remains from that period. Once burial ground, today Kongresnitrg Square, will be your final stop before visiting National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia (Slovenian Parliament).


13:30 – 14:15    Lunch at Ekonomska Fakulteta (tbc)

15:00 -  18:00  C:F Business Forum

18:30                Departure for Bled

19:30 – 20:30    Dinner  C:F Youth Participants in Bled


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