French-inspired technology business school opens in Rīga

May 22 saw the official opening of a new technology business school: “StartSchool” in Rīga.

StartSchool”, founded by entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts, was endorsed by Minister of Education and Science, Anda Čakša at the opening ceremony, saying that Latvia is adopting a globally recognized method for learning modern skills in technology and entrepreneurship.

“I particularly appreciate the entrepreneurs' willingness to actively participate in the development of Latvia's human capital by founding 'StartSchool.' I hope that the school's graduates will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to foster the growth of the technology business in Latvia,” said Čakša.

“I wish success to the school, which has drawn inspiration from the innovative French model ‘Ecole42’. This will provide an opportunity for students and startup representatives to engage more in the fields of technology and innovation. France also offers many opportunities, and this school is becoming one of the key players in our bilateral relations in this field. This is evidenced by the signing of an agreement with the French Institute in Latvia,” said the French Minister of Foreign Trade, Economic Promotion, Francophonie, and Affairs of French Nationals Abroad, Franck Riester, in his address at the opening ceremony.

The opening event was also attended by the Head of the Press and Culture Department of the U.S. Embassy in Latvia, William Couch, who said a renewed Science and Technology Agreement between the U.S. and Latvia will soon be signed.

A promotional video for StartSchool is below.


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