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OffWeGo organises creative workshops at museums transforming participants from passive art consumers into creative art explorers.

Briefly explain your business/business concept and the problem it aims to solve:

OffWeGo organises creative workshops at museums transforming participants from passive art consumers into creative art explorers.

At weekends OffWeGo runs public “Creative Improvisation Museum Tours” offering visitors an alternative tour to boost creative thinking and explore art interactively in small groups.

For participants, it is a unique art experience and a chance to meet new people creatively.

For museums, it is an additional way to acquire new customers and attract back existing ones.

Also, OffWeGo facilitates workshops for corporate clients, offering new style team building activities or alternative creative problem solving sessions at museums and galleries.

How did you come up with this idea?

I got inspiration from my Masters course where we studied creative techniques and problem solving methods and practised facilitation in various group projects. Learning about creativity, I felt like there are so many ways to use it to enrich everyday life as well as to get new and useful ideas for work-related problems.

During the academic year, I organised several museum experiences for friends and everyone enjoyed them. That was a starting point to organise and offer my unusual museum visits for bigger audiences.

What stage is your business currently at, and what are your plans moving forward?

OffWeGo runs public group tours weekly through different platforms like Funzing and Kweek Week. I am looking forward to be certified by TripAdvisor.

Also, I am negotiating with several museums and galleries to set up new programs and organise co-branded workshops in order to reach bigger audiences.

What do you feel are your three biggest successes with your business so far?

Commercialising OffWeGo through public group workshops: on top of weekly income I receive a lot of positive reviews which supports me in my journey and I meet amazing people who are opening new doors. Through OffWeGo Social Media I started to organise my creative network which is growing faster and faster now.

How has being a student at City helped you to develop your idea?

Firstly, my Masters opened my eyes for trying new things and experimenting.Secondly, my Graduate Entrepreneurial Visa was granted with help by an endorsement from the University.

Thirdly, mentoring and business - educational support from the CityStarters team and City Launch Lab events were of much help throughout my journey, such as Bootstrap seminars, Founders Thursdays, City Unrulyversity lectures, 1-2-1 mentoring sessions and City Launch Lab meet up events.

What one piece of advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurial students at City?

Stop planning, overanalysing, hesitating, over-thinking and dreaming and just start acting, trying out, prototyping, sharing your ideas with potential customers for feedback as early as you can together with boiling up your Social Media presence and growing your network before you finalise your product/service.

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