Q&A with Christian Boysen
Chairman @ VÅGA
What are your plans for the future?
Our plan for the future is to create an impact on the entertainment industry. Where we become an the high standard certification organisation that will be the goal for all larger events and venues to have. Making training and preparing personnel in how to prevent and handle sexual harassment a baseline for any event and venue. Our initial focus in Sweden after which we plan to expand into scandinavia and larger events around europe.
Why did you become an entrepreneur?
I became an entrepreneur because I believe this is the fastest and most efficient way of making an impact, creating change and dealing with many of the socio-environmental issues we are facing.
Aside from achieving commercial success, what do you see as your startup’s mission?
Our startups mission is to create a long term change on the perception of safety in the entertainment industry and being more aware of the social aspects of it.
Describe your perfect day at work.
A perfect day at work would be to either a day when we are going through the fantastic feedback we get from our research and followers and find/develop new tools and topics for our customers. Another perfect day at work is when we hold our trainings with the employees and volunteers of a festival and then enjoy the friendly and open atmosphere at the event that we helped creating.
What is your best advice for entrepreneurs who are just starting out?
Believe in yourself and the idea, by saying that you should also be open to feedback that might have you change the direction. Start small with a MVP. One might have very big and ambitious plans however you have to start with something you can create and execute withink a short time with limited resources and afterwards think on scaling and adding those additional functions.