In 2012 I met the protagonist of today’s post: Iñigo García-Valenzuela. Every time I think about him, his great project comes to mind, so that’s why it’s difficult for me to remember his name (not his business’ name). And, believe me, it’s not due to lack of memory, it’s just that since the moment I met him, his story and his project, Iñigo became Go Basquing for me. You understand me, Iñigo.
Last Thursday, 11th of June, at 5:30pm in the Sala Garate of the University of Deusto, we celebrated, with a lot of excitement, not always contained, and pride for our mentees and mentors, the closing event of the First program of mentoring for women entrepreneurs in Euskadi, developed by MET Community in collaboration with the University of Deusto and the Deusto Business School.
Today I want to introduce you an innovative fashion initiative. Some months ago, I talked to you about the brand and concept called Banhüs, from my friend Tamara. Today I want to tell you something about MOSSTO, another brand I found out a few weeks ago while I was visiting an entrepreneurs’ event in Yimby Bilbao. In that occasion, I came across a peculiar product, designed by Tanya Heath. (more…)
Last 28th of May of 2015, at 5:30pm, “Doce miradas” (in English, twelve looks) celebrated 2 years of life reflected on its 94 entries posted in their collaborative blog. The twelve women that are part of it were accompanied by Isaías Lafuente, Ohiane Agirregoitia, Carolina Pérez-Toledo, María Silvestre and every other person who got to the assembly room of the UPV (University of the Basque Country). Have you had the pleasure of meeting them yet? If not, I suggest that you do it as soon as possible. Here you have a little review about them. (more…)
Today, with the permission of Beatriz López and EmakumeEkin, I will start this blog post naming them and two great entrepreneurs who I wasn’t able to enjoy live and direct the last 20th of May but, fortunately, I could do it thanks to Beatriz and EmakumeEkin. I am referring to Toti Martínez de Lezea and Mónica Carratalá. Their words and way of thinking, as well as the ones from other people who got the chance to “meet” them, allow me to insist again on the fact that an entrepreneur person is not only the one who starts a business but the one who also shares a way of living and an attitude that is traditionally of an ENTREPRENEUR. (more…)
Thanks to my colleague David Lamiquiz, a week ago I found out an exhibition of “La Caixa” Foundation about “Héroes Ocultos” (Hidden Heroes) that I visited in the Doña Casilda de Iturrizar park in Bilbao. The itinerant exhibition “Héroes ocultos. Inventos geniales. Objetos cotidianos” (Hidden heroes.Great inventions. Daily objects) will be open until the 15th of June of 2015. It brings us closer to objects that even though they have been produced a million times, they are still essential nowadays. But, what are we talking about? Who came up with the idea of making them? What necessity did they cover? Why are they still essential nowadays? May we say that their existence is thanks to entrepreneur people? If you want to find it out, keep reading. (more…)
Here I am again, a little bit late for different reasons, but, the most important thing is that I am back…and shortly with new things on the blog. You will discover them little by little. You could hace access to it just typing arantzaarruti.com,and about the rest, you will have to find it out by yourselves. Today I want to show you a couple of entrepreneurs, the first one is well known and I met the second one this last Easter in Barcelona, in the Ramblas; I hope you like his work too. Would you like to know who they are?
This Easter, besides its value and religious sense, it has also been full of ideas of entrepreneur people. Because in Bilbao, this week the religious confraternities and the good weather have welcome, besides the spring, a particular and international event in which the entrepreneurs have had their place, its name basque FEST.
The last week was rather difficult and tough in a personal level but also rewarding and, I want to think, positive. My health did not accompanied me and it led to lessen my spirit and motivation a little bit, but thanks to the support of my family (which is always there, in good and bad times), my true friends and the people who worry about me, they managed to make this week worthy. Besides, being able to participate actively in the DeustoSTART training program and in the Inspirexe 2015 day, and having visited the entrepreneurs that, while it was raining, shiwed us their creations in the Sunday Market, have contributed, without any doubt, to it.
No more than 5 years ago, in July of 2009 if I am not wrong, I met the protagonist of the post of this week again. At that moment I did not imagine that that day was going to be really important in my life, not just professionally speaking but personally too. Because knowing Itziar Segovia is, without any doubt, a great opportunity. I took advantage of it when we were improving Ingenio entrepreneurship program, which I have mentioned on this blog before. Itziar was, in that moment, charge of creativity and innovation in EITB.