International camp for entrepreneurs calls on applicants

10 Feb 2014

See you by the pool. Scenic environment for brain-storming

Looking for an excuse to get away but work on your own tech start-up and get funding for it? Well, now a Danish group is offering a getaway for budding entrepreneurs to develop their projects in style.

Workaway Camp, a project that plans on getting 20 entrepreneurs to spend a week in sunny Barcelona, Spain, is calling on Irish applicants to take part.

The camp has been held three times before featuring Danish entrepreneurs but the team behind it are now calling on international participants.

Emphasis is being put on creating a pretty relaxed atmosphere with the setting of the week-long camp being a luxury villa with food prepared by a top chef and some cold beers in the fridge, as well as a large lounging area for working or down-time.

More importantly, the house has high-speed broadband for actually getting some work done and a large project room for a bit of focus and idea-sharing.

Relaxing atmosphere

As the team behind the experience says: “Workaway is an opportunity to immerse in your project and get a lot of stuff done in a short period of time. While living and working together for a week new ideas develop, valuable experiences are being shared and priceless networks are being created.”

Carsten Christensen was one of the first Danish participants in the camp and spoke about how the camp provided a great way to meet and learn from other people.

“The people I met all made a lasting impression in each of their own ways. On Workaway Camp, I was able to get as much done as I would do in three weeks at home. Also the trip has given me tonnes of new inspiration, new passion for my business.”

The week runs from 6-12 September 2014 and costs €700 for accommodation and meals, and includes a US$100 voucher for the freelancing entrepreneurial website Elance.

With the marking of its international launch, the Workaway Camp team is also offering a chance to win a spot at the camp via its Facebook page.

Colm Gorey was a senior journalist with Silicon Republic