This week, Heather Willems, co-founder and principal of ImageThink, had the exciting opportunity to speak to the Danish students of the Handelsskolen Silkeborg Business College of Silkeborg, Denmark on the fundamentals of being a creative, young, entrepreneur in Brooklyn, New York.
The visiting Danish students are engaged in a program which focuses on developing innovative strategies, exploring social dynamics of retail operations, and managing the economic needs of starting a small company with a solid business plan. Pulling inspiration from the recent explosion of passionate young businesses in Brooklyn, Heather arranged visits for them with the some of the local entrepreneurial geniuses of Prospect Heights.
On their tour through this booming neighborhood, Heather Willems, the students and their professor, Tilde Valentin, visited several energetic young start-ups in Prospect Heights and met the entrepreneurs behind them, including: Jen Bokoff of Brooklyn Brainery, a purveyor of exciting and varied courses from beekeeping to pickling. They met Michael Sclafani of Park Delicatessen , who operates a hybrid retail space that serves as florist, design boutique and skateboard shop. Also on the tour was a chat with Mary Anne Brown of Owl and Thistle General Store, a unique retail space specializes in selling craft, art, jewelry and paper products all created by local Brooklyn artists.
Leading the students through the exciting and diverse forms creativity has taken in the Brooklyn business-world, ImageThink was elated to be a part of the students’s introduction to the DIY spirit of Brooklyn and to foster a dialogue with the next generation of young entrepreneurs. For more information about the courses offered at the Handelsskolen Silkeborg Business College of Silkeborg of Denmark, please visit their website here.