Vytenis Benetis is an avid adventurer and entrepreneur. He has competed in orienteering and adventure racing nationally and globally. He used his passion to develop various social and business projects such as Vilnius Challenge - the largest adventure race in the world, and Emovents - active entertainment solutions for company teams.
Vytenis is also an i-intelligence expert and has worked in the defence sector since 2005. His professional experience covers a broad range of missions and organisations, including NATO and EU institutions. After his military career Vytenis has joined an i-intelligence consultancy company and has worked since with expansion of its operations to Asia.
While working globally, Vytenis has developed a lifestyle that combines constant travel, family life and business that is both challenging, exciting and rewarding.
‘Failures determine winners. Such school of thought provides comfort and hope.’ says Vytenis. ‘However, cultural environment, realities of a particular business sector and creditors’ interests might suggest otherwise.’
“I have failed in business not once. Three times. My first failure was a bad choice of a business development model later followed by a bad investment and a clash with cultural realities. Three big lessons. Don’t ask me whether I might fail again in the future, better ask what I have learned from my failures to avoid repeating the same mistakes again.”
Vytenis currently lives in Kazakhstan and does business in Lithuania and Asia. This time he is coming to Vilnius at the invitation of Vilnius City Circle team. Don’t miss the opportunity to get to know him and hear his fascinating story.
Schedule of event
6.00pm - 6.30pm: Arrival & Registration
6.30pm - 6.40pm: Welcome by Vilnius City Circle Manager Lina Daniene
6.40pm - 7.10pm: Guest Speaker: Vytenis Benetis "Challenges and joys of a digital nomad entrepreneur"
7.10pm - 7.30pm: Q&A with the Guest Speaker
7.30pm onwards - networking with your new found friends :)
After entering the restaurant "Mano Guru", please go to the hall at the far right end. Get your drink at the bar.
About the Location
Mano Guru (‘My Guru’), a fashionable health restaurant in downtown Vilnius, offers young drug addicts a new start in life. For a six-month period, they can learn a professional skill while also continuing with therapy and/or education. They emerge with a qualification as well as an employer’s reference that should equip them to find a permanent job. Thanks to its mix of grant and trading income, the enterprise is already in profit and is establishing a new business model.
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What Is It?
This gathering will be taking place every month throughout 2017, and for every event we will be inviting different guest speakers to share their success stories and biggest lessons on the road to building their businesses.
Vilnius City Circle is part of the Entrepreneurs Institute community dedicated to educating and connecting people interested in entrepreneurship and social impact. City Circle events are planned and coordinated independently, under a free licence from Entrepreneurs Institute.
Entrepreneurs Institute is a leading entrepreneur education group founded by Social Entrepreneur & Futurist, Roger James Hamilton. Roger is the creator of Wealth Dynamics (for individuals) and Talent Dynamics (for teams), the world’s number one business development pathway for accelerating trust and flow in an organisation and entrepreneurial business, used by over 250,000 people around the world. GeniusU is an entrepreneur education platform, enabling you to find other entrepreneurs that align to your purpose, share your passions and complement your talents.
Who's It For?
The event is open to anyone who is interested in entrepreneurship and social impact and would like to network in a relaxed social environment with other professionals and business owners, to share success stories, support one another and discuss strategies.
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