During the current global crisis, all Startup Commons online innovation entrepreneurship curriculum courses are made globally available for free.
Dear friends of Startup Commons,
As COVID-19 spreads at a rapid rate, we want to inform you on how we are addressing this unprecedented challenge. Our Startup Commons family is spread across the world: our staff, partners, contributors, clients, etc. and we know that many people in the communities in which we operate have already been affected.
As a company operating globally, we have lived and faced many challenges throughout our extensive experience. And as entrepreneurs, we have lived through financial crises like dot com bust, 9/11 and 2008 in our own businesses earlier. This is an extraordinary situation that forces us to give our best at this difficult time, understanding and valuing our position in the world so far but also analysing, committing and taking action about how we can contribute to cope with this situation now and how we can positively impact the future to help overcome tragedies like the one we are experiencing now.
This fight against COVID-19 has health but also social and economic implications. Many people are losing their jobs and many businesses are closing. We at Startup Commons, as a company operating in the innovation entrepreneurship scene, are here to serve individuals and organisations that are working towards promoting innovation and entrepreneurship with a target to democratise and scale entrepreneurship and innovation for new opportunities, job creation and producing more innovative companies that can also provide solutions for challenges like this terrible thread we are suffering now.
While in most parts of the world, at the moment we are faced with the uncertainty and negative impacts of COVID-19, from our experience and also statistics from the past, we also know that once the world rebounds, it will always come with more new opportunities and more and more innovative companies.
That’s the reason why for now, we have decided to open and make all Startup Commons online innovation entrepreneurship curriculum courses globally available for free to create an opportunity for anyone from anywhere in the world, to be better prepared for the positive opportunities during and after this pandemic. From our humble position, only by opening as fully free for everyone, we will be contributing to empower people and organisations towards building a more vibrant business environment for entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs in general, and also for individuals to create new opportunities, jobs and new businesses.
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Startup Commons has developed the innovation entrepreneurship curriculum fully as an ‘open source’ resource and in the following weeks, we will work hard to strengthen our team to support in a more effective way our global open community and to reach out even further into every corner of the world, with the aim to spread this content faster than COVID-19 and eventually help as many people as possible to overcome this hard economic situation.
Finally, on behalf of our whole Startup Commons team, we want to send our warmest support to any affected family and ask that you take the necessary precautions to stay healthy by following the recommendations of the health authorities.
Óscar Ramírez, CEO
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