What's on This Website?
Entrepreneur skills - Those that desire to be entrepreneurs will find on this website a set of qualities and skills required of an entrepreneur to succeed. One can also find here examples of various entrepreneurs and initiatives from Israel and around the world. We hope website visitors will not only learn how to be entrepreneurs, but also be inspired to become ones.
Personally, the information on the site helped Galit Zamler take inspiration from other entrepreneurs and overcome crises that she experienced with the various projects that she led and was part of.
Entrepreneurship for Kids (EFK) Program - Educators will find on this website an assortment of online content, applications, and examples of entrepreneurship education for elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools (k-12).
Lectures - Those who are interested in ordering online lectures on entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education for students k-12, and about the innovative Israeli culture, are invited to contact Galit Zamler.
Hackathons for organizations and associations - Galit Zamler leads experiential hackathons that engage employees, customers, suppliers, and stakeholders to promote a bottom-up innovation process. While each hackathon has its own specifics, the emphasis is always on the participants' experience and practical results that upgrade the organization in the desired ways.
Who is an Entrepreneur?
Allegedly it is clear: An entrepreneur is a person who takes a concept and controls its implementation.
In practice, the definition is much broader. Almost all of us have ideas, but for many of us, the ideas remain a thought and a dialogue that we are unable to put into practice.
The difference lies in the characteristics, skills, knowledge, and experience that the entrepreneur has acquired throughout his life.
Being an entrepreneur means having capabilities that are essential in a challenging and dynamic world.
Entrepreneurial thinking is characterized by the ability to imagine a different reality, the ability to act to change what needs to be improved, our belief that we could make a difference. Entrepreneurs are people who not only complain about a given situation but act and change it. They see an opportunity in difficulty and are attentive to the environment to identify opportunities that'd lead them to success.
The entrepreneur's skills and qualities
Among the skills of an entrepreneur you may find: a visionary and a focus on a purpose, determination and perseverance, courage to dare, daring to fail and try again, the ability to learn from mistakes, the desire to learn and grow, high self-esteem, belief in oneself, belief in one's own abilities, the ability to lead, optimism, practicality, the ability to plan, the ability to manage economically and stay within a budget, social and communication skills, oral and written communication skills, respect for others, attentiveness, the ability to be responsible and taking responsibility, patience, the ability and willingness to handle challenges, the ability to identify opportunities, willingness to acknowledge of others who think differently, creativity, the ability and willness to enjoy creating something, the ability to ask for help, the ability to manage yourself and others, the ability to take calculated risks, the ability to make the distinction between the wheat and the chaff, self-motivation, flexible thinking, realism, negotiation, ambition, self-discipline, work as a team, and the desire to make a change.
The skills required for an entrepreneur are valuable life skills that each of our children should have to some extent to succeed in life and in the labor market.
Most of the capabilities required for entrepreneurship can be acquired. Children should learn them from an early age when they can adopt new abilities and behaviors relatively easily.
Students participating in our entrepreneurial program learn to understand the importance of entrepreneurial skills. Moreover, via theoretical and experiential learning, students internalize and adopt these qualities.
This puzzle of entrepreneurial skills is part of the program, and we use it throughout the year. Specifically, we utilize these skills when we learn about the various features of the entrepreneur.
You can download and print this puzzle for lessons in entrepreneurship with your students.