We will begin by introducing WeiPoint (Wei's vision when he set up the company, the ideals behind it) and our work (each intern will present their work over the summer, Wei will talk about the work he has done previously). Our work includes our digital books, our online calendars and community outreach.
The main body of our event will be focused on the 'gateways' element of our work - our foreign-language work that aims to improve the accessibility of Birmingham for international students and the wider international community. We will talk about how we have worked with translators, why we have chosen the books (Atlas series) that we have and how we aim to support the international community in the future.
We would also like to talk about working digitally - the 'digital' aspect of our title - and how we have adapted to working fully online. We will talk about why we think that digital resources are the best way forward for our international community and about how working digitally has allowed us to alter our business focus during this difficult time for businesses.
During this session, you will take away:
The importance of language diversity in culture and heritage
Ways that startups can engage with the local community (both by producing products for the community and by working with local freelancers/artistic talent and employing local interns)
How digital modes of working allow flexibility in business goals and aims.
As part of this final point, we will talk about our ongoing projects and how Covid-19 has required us to rethink our business plan for the time being and be flexible in the face of changing digital landscapes.