DPRK Economic Forum
Apr
6
to Apr 12

DPRK Economic Forum

There's a small but growing business sector in North Korea, and the ambitious business women and men in Pyongyang need your help! Join us on a trip to the DPRK and share your skills in marketing, finance, management, and related fields with North Koreans who are eager to learn. The visit includes three days of interactive business trainings where you will work directly with locals who are trying to succeed in a very challenging and complex economic environment. Click here to learn more!

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Pyongyang Interdisciplinary Design Thinking Lab
Aug
24
to Aug 30

Pyongyang Interdisciplinary Design Thinking Lab

Design thinking can be applied to a wide range of fields from business, product management to architecture and lived environments. Join us in North Korea to share your skills in a wide range of business areas, as we join urban planners, architectures, entrepreneurs and business people to explore different facets of design thinking and apply it to areas such as urban design, policy and business. This will also include a curated urban tour to explore architecture and urban design of Pyongyang, led by our resident Architect and Urban Planner Calvin Chua. Contact us to learn more!

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Pyongsong Startup Festival
Nov
3
to Nov 9

Pyongsong Startup Festival

While Pyongyang is North Korea's increasingly glitzy capital, the city of Pyongsong is a major trading hub that is home to many smart entrepreneurs who are working on business ideas for the domestic economy. If you have a background in marketing, finance, management, startups, or related fields, join our Pyongsong Startup Bootcamp and share your skills! The trip includes site visits in Pyongyang and Pyongsong that help understand entrepreneurship in the DPRK, and an interactive three-day workshop for North Koreans who are trying to start a business. Get in touch to learn more

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Pyongsong Startup Bootcamp
Nov
3
to Nov 9

Pyongsong Startup Bootcamp

While Pyongyang is North Korea's increasingly glitzy capital, the city of Pyongsong is a major trading hub that is home to many smart entrepreneurs who are working on business ideas for the domestic economy. If you have a background in marketing, finance, management, startups, or related fields, join our Pyongsong Startup Bootcamp and share your skills! The trip includes site visits in Pyongyang and Pyongsong that help understand entrepreneurship in the DPRK, and an interactive three-day workshop for North Koreans who are trying to start a business. Get in touch to learn more

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Business Training for Frontier Entrepreneurs
Aug
18
to Aug 24

Business Training for Frontier Entrepreneurs

North Korea's frontier entrepreneurs have guts, ambition, and grit — but they lack the hands-on experience and practical business skills only a good mentor can provide. If you want to see a part of the DPRK that remains invisible to the average tourist, join this trip and share your skills in marketing, finance, management, and related fields with ambitious North Koreans who are eager to learn from you.

Photos: Lukas von Rantzau

This trip includes time for site visits in Pyongyang to help understand entrepreneurship in the DPRK, and a three-day workshop to help local business women and men succeed in a very challenging economic environment. Contact us to learn more!

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Pyongyang Startup Bootcamp
May
5
to May 11

Pyongyang Startup Bootcamp

There's a small but growing startup scene in North Korea, and the ambitious business women and men in Pyongyang need your help! Join us on a trip to the DPRK and share your skills in marketing, finance, management, and related fields with North Koreans who are eager to learn. The visit includes three days of interactive business trainings where you will work directly with locals who are trying to succeed in a very challenging and complex economic environment. Click here to learn more!

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DPRK Startup Bootcamp
Nov
4
to Nov 10

DPRK Startup Bootcamp

Coming up with business ideas is easy, but really getting a startup off the ground is a lot more difficult. Our YEN workshops aim to help North Koreans refine their business ideas and possibly get a real product out the door. They are looking for support and advice from experienced professionals with a background in startup methods, entrepreneurship, management, product development, marketing, and many other related fields. If you want to support North Korean entrepreneurs and have skills to share, please get in touch and we will send you further information.

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Young Entrepreneurs Network: Retail & Real Estate Business
Jul
29
to Aug 4

Young Entrepreneurs Network: Retail & Real Estate Business

What makes a successful neighborhood? How can local businesses help create a thriving community? What skills are necessary to get a retail startup off the ground? These are the questions we will talk about during this workshop. If you would like to experience North Korea first-hand and have a background in business —whether it's marketing, finance, startups, or something else— join us as a volunteer now! Hesitant? Take a look at our FAQ and schedule a call with us to chat further. Applications accepted until early June!

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Women In Business: Getting From Zero To One
Jun
17
to Jun 23

Women In Business: Getting From Zero To One

Women are a powerful force of innovation in the DPRK, but often have limited access to practical business knowledge. Our WIB programs provide support and advice to female entrepreneurs who are finding creative ways to succeed in a challenging environment. For this trip, we are looking for both female and male volunteers who can share their professional expertise in hands-on workshops about starting, growing, and running a business. Marketing, sales, financial planning, investment, and other related areas of expertise are all going to be valuable for this program. Interested? Please get in touch

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Young Entrepreneurs Network: Business Skills for North Koreans
Mar
18
to Mar 25

Young Entrepreneurs Network: Business Skills for North Koreans

We will start the new year with this workshop focusing on entrepreneurship skills for local business people who have limited access to information. We hope to have volunteers join this trip who can speak about management, marketing, branding, financial planning, product development, and other business-related topics. If that sounds like you, please get in touch and we will send you further information.

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Women in Business
Nov
19
to Nov 26

Women in Business

The last opportunity in 2016 for a group of CE volunteers like you to host workshops on business and entrepreneurship skills for women in North Korea! Topics may include management, finance, accounting, startup strategies, product development, and other skills contributed by our volunteers. If you have professional business experience and would like to join us on this trip, please get in touch.

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Startup Mentorship *
Sep
24
to Oct 1

Startup Mentorship *

A series of workshops focused on getting new businesses in tech and light manufacturing off the ground: Idea creation, business model canvas, lean startup methods, project management, business development, and related topics are the focus for this trip. We plan to make this workshop the first step of an ongoing mentoring relationship between CE volunteers and local participants. If you have professional experience in any of the mentioned fields and would like to join this trip, please get in touch!

* This program is organized by a partner organization of CE. 

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Cross-Regional Workshop on Urban Planning & Property Development
Aug
20
to Aug 27

Cross-Regional Workshop on Urban Planning & Property Development

A workshop series for North Koreans interested in urban planning, architecture, and property development across different regions in the DPRK. Topics will likely include architectural design, project management, financing, urban planning, and related skills. This workshop will probably take place in Pyongyang or Wonsan. If you have a background in tourism or related areas, and are interested in hosting a workshop with us, please get in touch.

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Cross-Regional Business Workshop
May
14
to May 21

Cross-Regional Business Workshop

Our first workshop focusing on knowledge exchange across regions in the DPRK. We are particularly looking for workshop leaders who can speak about special economic zones (policy, law, or management aspects), infrastructure development, or property investment. Expertise in manufacturing, marketing, business development, and general project management will also be a great fit. The purpose of this workshop is to connect business-minded Koreans from different parts of the country. If you are unsure whether your area of expertise fits within this workshop series, please get in touch!

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Women in Business
Mar
19
to Mar 26

Women in Business

A workshop series in Pyongyang focused on North Korean business women and female entrepreneurs. For this trip, we are looking for professionals like you who can host sessions on marketing, management, business development, financial planning, startup strategies, and other business-related skills. If you have professional experience in any of these fields or related areas, and are interested in joining us, please get in touch.

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Nov
7
to Nov 14

Women in Business

Our Women in Business program is focused on mostly female audiences at the forefront of North Korea’s social transformation who lack opportunities for business education. Entrepreneurs, managers and other workshop leaders with business skills share their experience to help women advance their careers. Participants learn how to create business plans, consider funding, lead a team, turn their ideas into action, and more. If you would like to join this trip, please email us with a short self-introduction, your CV or your Linkedin profile. 

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Oct
8
to Oct 15

70th Anniversary of the Korean Workers' Party

Our passion is to help North Korean entrepreneurs succeed, and we believe hosting workshops is a great way to do it. Every once in a while, we also organize visits to the DPRK without workshops — to spend time with our local partners, or to witness major political events that help us better understand the country. One of these events is the 70th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea in October. If you are interested in joining a trip without hosting a workshop, this is your chance: We will be able to bring a small group of people who are supportive of our work and would like to observe this event. If you are interested in joining us, please email us with a short self-introduction, CV or your LinkedIn profile by July 24, 5pm EST. Please note that there's strong interest in this trip, so we will not be able to bring everyone who applies.

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