EVERY DAY I'm EBP!
This is a cult phrase widely known among all Y1s this year. Since the famous compendiums were introduced, EBP has become not only one of the most time-consuming courses but also one of the most attractive ones.
For some weeks the facebook news feed had become 10% news from friends and 90% updates from Y1 EBP companies. The nicest memories can still be found on facebook where the promotional pictures of LightsOff sleeping masks with earplugs (guys, I got one, they’re really cheap and awesome!) show our friend Pushkin from the neighboring park with an amazing hippy-style sleeping mask. Another thing to definitely search for are the promotional animation videos of Ne(LV)e design. They got a bottle of delicious Italian red wine for the videos! Even in our lobby we can still observe some leftovers of Y1 E-Challenge promotional campaigns – the flyers made from Belarusian money by Twinkle accessories or the illegally printed trollars promoting GetABagde.ucoz.lv were an importantl part of our school life presented to our prospective students on Open Doors Day on Oct 24., 2011.
Make use of EBP
How can you make use of something like this? I bet that each true SSE Rigan has visited Shot Café, Mojo, Pussy lounge or Spot at least once. Party.Upgraded offers you a discount card for all these places. They also have a facebook page where you can see more detailed benefits and purchase the card.
Hey, Anders! Wazzup? a new photo shooting service was offered to foreign visitors by Riga Tourist. The idea was to offer tourists to take photos of them in the middle of art nouveau. To enable this, they were guided to the 3rd floor of SSE and the photographer was taking pictures of them from the outside. While a Swedish couple was walking up the stairs and listening to our Lithuanians telling the history of SSE, Anders Paazlow was passing by and one of the guides said: “Oh, by the way, this is our rector, Anders Paazlow.” The Swedish reacted very unexpectedly: “Who? Where! Get this guy here!” They turned out to be former coursemates of our rector at SSE Stockholm and haven’t known anything about each other for some 20 years!
People, be kind! Some of our EBP projects were non-profit oriented charity organizations. For example, BuyADream was selling printed postcards of orphans’ dreams painted by children from foster home “Imanta”. All profit was redirected to support this foster home; no revenue was kept for the organizers.
Who will eat dinner with Diana and Anders?
Eco lover - the most ecological and the least Latvian-speaking E-Challenge company led by German exchanges. They produced handmade eco textile bags and, even though the price was obviously too high for the local market and sales were lower than expected because the Latvian suppliers were selling them materials for ‘tourist prices’, our friends successfully developed an internet network and exported their bags to Germany, Austria, France and even Mexico.
Who was the best?
The main prize was obtained by E-barters.lv – a company that offered an online platform to assist its users in exchanging large pieces of furniture and household appliances, also offering transportation assistance. The prize was an active team entertainment pack which included carting, paintball and climbing. The team was invited to the business lab and is working hard on completing all the legal formalities to officially open the project webpage.
And finally – we wish all our EBP projects who decided to continue their operations good luck and hope to hear of their further success very soon!