BEC Newsletter October: Happy 10th Season!

BEC monthly newsletter 10/2019


  Happy 10th Season!
      BEC has been helping expats since 2010; in September, we celebrated another season opening with the Mayor, see the pics here. In October, join us for a walk back in time to 1989. If you're one of the many local freelancers, come to our seminar to learn some very current tips on how to succeed.  

The City changed the rules for parking on 30 September. The system's supposed to be easier, although it affects more people.

  Another piece of life of an expat in Brno, written by Bruno Zalubil. "I start most of my high school English classes with the following question: 'Does anyone have anything interesting to say?'”

Invitation to our events
The Freelance Way to do Business
16 October, Impact Hub, Cyrilská 7 
What is the price of being independent? Join us for a discussion and sharing of best practices. 
We invited the best possible person around to speak and answer your questions – Robert Vlach, the author of the best-selling book, The Freelance Way.
We also invited freelancing expats to speak about their experience businessing in Brno. 

Don's Walk: Brno Then and Now - 1989/2019
19 October at 10 am, Moravské náměstí
To mark the 30th anniversary of the collapse of the Communist regime, we're going to travel back to 1989, and learn about Brno as it then was and what has changed since, for better or for worse.

News in the Immigration Law
14 November, City Library, Koblizna 4
We’ve asked an expert to present the key changes of the amended law, once there has been a change to experience them in practice for a few months.
Businessing in Brno
 Business Meeting #4: Building a Brand
26 November, 4:30 pm
Are you a foreign entrepreneur, a freelancer, or an investor? Or are you thinking of leaving your job to start a business? Every quarter, we invite up to 20 people to an informal moderated meeting. Our guess for the next meeting is Karel Novotný, a renowned expert on brands and advertising.

 Brno Success Stories: Y Soft – Printing Away in Today’s Digital World
Y Soft sells office solutions to companies that have gone digital but still use paper. And they are good at it: they're one of the most successful start-ups grown in the Brno innovation ecosystem.

 4 Startups Presented their Business Ideas
Will it be you next time?
During our 3rd business meeting, four startups with foreign background presented their projects to mentors and business angels to receive valuable feedback. Stay tuned for future feedback sessions.
Offers from our partners and referral programme members:
Employer of choice
Brno based has confirmed its strong position in the world of technology. The company has managed to get among the top five fastest-growing tech companies in the annual Deloitte Global’s Technology Fast 500 EMEA program.
Brush up your Czech language
Autumn Czech courses for both beginner and advanced students are starting at Correct Language Centre in a few days. Don't hesitate to sign up for one and start speaking Czech as soon as possible.
The International School of Brno invites you...
...for a special General Open Day on Wednesday, October 16th, from 9:00 to 12:00 am! Our teachers are looking forward to showing you how we teach and learn at the only internationally accredited school in the South Moravian Region. Sign up and join us! 
DUO SMILE Dental Care warmly welcomes you to their newly opened Dental SPA
Experience dental hygiene combined with relaxation and deep regeneration through their all-natural relaxation technology and more. Come to rejuvenate and heal while in dental chair. That’s, in our opinion, revolutionary!
A doctor's visit can also look like this - Chat with our doctors!
Virtual Clinic with EUC Premium - our new service lets you resolve a range of health problems online, with a doctor on the other side of the chat.

Do you want to meet new single friends during an amazing activity?
Join this special event and enjoy an exciting Afternoon with Horses! You will learn horse riding basics, how to take care of these beautiful animals and get to know new people (maybe even your future soulmate).
Other tips worth your attention

50th Moravian Autumn - international music festival
29 September - 16 October, various venues
This year's anniversary programme reflects the roots of the festival; it does not return to them in a retrospective way, but seeks new impulses from them. Distinctive figures and ensembles, both domestic and international, will present their art at the festival in unforgettable performances. Check the rich programme.
GOB Squad: World-famous performance collective for the first time in Brno
3 October, Sál Břetislava Bakaly, Zerotinovo namesti 6
Both comical and moving, Super Night Shot performance attempts to elevate the banality of everyday life into the glamour and glitz of a big screen blockbuster. It’s a completely unpredictable show that transforms the everyday into the epic and plays with your perceptions of the familiar. Anything can happen, and usually does. 
Coffee Fair + Slavnosti dobrého jídla
4 - 5 October, namesti Svobody
You can celebrate the International Coffee Day at the main square: more than 20 coffee roasters and other sellers (e.g. cake or muffin bakeries) will offer their best and compete for your vote. There's also a food festival at the same time, so you won't go hungry.  
Brno 16 - international short film festival 
9 - 12 October, various venues throughout Brno
Brno 16, with its name derived from the 16mm-wide film format, has been held without interruption since 1960. This year's theme is 'It's a Fight'; the main programme a short film competition with entries from all around the world. 
KOMA International Comic Festival
10 - 13 October, Malá Amerika, Hybesova 1
The festival brings exhibitions, live painting, art installations, film sceenings, workshops, comicbook market, concerts, theatre, storytelling and many more. 
Burčákový pochod - Through Moravian vineyards with 'burčák'
12 October, Milotice to Mutěnice
As has been the tradition for the last forty-three years, both big and small winemakers will open their cellars on the second Saturday of October, letting you taste their burčák whilst their wives prepare local dishes. 
Algorithm: a contemporary Indian play
14 October, Industra, Masna 9
Chanakya Vyas, the winner of the Charles Wallace India Trust Award 2014created this play in 2018 using documentary material from his interviews with uber drivers. 
The 6th Annual ABSL Conference 2019
13-14 November, Courtyard by Marriott, Holandská 12
Join one of the most influential conferences for Business Services in the CR: "With more than 60 expert and inspirational speakers, we will dive into hot topics introducing the Future in 4D". Register now within Early Bird discount.
Impact Hub. The space to make it happen
Coworking space, Cyrilska 7
7 880 m2 and 4 coworking locations, 1,700+ members of the Czech community, 1 200+ major events in our space annually, 100+ accelerated projects every year... Be part of it. Explore Unlimited Opportunities for Everyone. Enjoy their Day Pass for free 
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