Design a small physical meeting/working point, or network of these, for new entrepreneurs.
With support from Cisco systems, the team devised a brief to develop new entrepreneurs such as small design groups or local immigrants who have recently moved to the area and need support to develop their business interests.
The group identified several key issues with new business growth in the area:
-Weak motivation of young people in entrepreneurships
1) Conservative mind- set and laid back attitude
2) Heavy family influence
3) Barriers of bureaucracy
4) Unfamiliar with the possibilities of entrepreneurship
5) Lack of channels
6) Self- unidentified
The key issue appeared to be that there was a lack of clear support for new startups and entrepreneurs in the area and a consolidated support event could help people identify their needs.
The group proposed to setup 'Spark n Fire' a event and working group that would help foster the 'scene' of entrepreneurs in Palermo that had potential but was undeveloped.