Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2018, 66, 791-801
Published online 2018-06-28

Success Factors for Start-ups Related to Agriculture, Food and Nutrition and Their Relevance to Education

Helena Smolová1, Pavla Kubová1, Hana Urbancová2

1University of Economics and Management Prague, Nárožní 2600/9a, 158 00 Praha 5, Czech Republic
2Department of Territorial Development of Agriculture and Rural Areas, Division Research – Rural Development, Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information, Mánesova 1453/75, 120 00 Prague 2, Czech Republic

Continuous formation of new businesses, start-ups, which could establish themselves on the market and be successful, should be supported in all economic areas, and the area of agriculture is no exception. Thus the main aim of this paper is to formulate a recommendation for educational institutions which prepare future generations, among others, to establish start-ups in agriculture that reflect fundamental success factors. The data were acquired with the aid of structured interviews (n = 6), which were carried out in electronic form. The respondents agreed that they considered the greatest obstacle, and at the same time challenge, to be the entry into the unknown, and that fear of failure in the context of an enterprise in the area of agriculture, food and nutrition has arrived only in the last few years, when loans, employees and obligations are on the rise.


This paper was supported by CES VŠEM (Project GCES08, „Mind Power“).


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