Greetings fellow readers. We are a team of 6 who travelled to Turin for the annual European Innovation Academy. It has been an ongoing event for the past decade and many great startups emerged from here. An experience like this is totally god sent for us as Singaporeans to explore the global platform.
Yesterday, we had a speed dating session where 200 students internationally came together to form our own groups. This is exciting yet thrilling as people would come to pitch their ideas to you. It feels good to know that you are “in demand” when people starts pitching their ideas to you. This can be quite thrilling when you have the luxury to tell them “ok, I will get back to you later”. This kind of experience can really bring us to a higher level as it forces us to listen to others, even if it is a very bad idea, and leave with a smile without an annoyed look on the face.
I guess EIA really is one of a kind experience where we have to interact with group members from different countries and cultural backgrounds.