Are you a Ukrainian innovator with an idea to jumpstart your business?
The goal of the “Pre-accelerator in Ukraine – powered by EIT Jumpstarter” is to help Ukranian innovators to turn their ideas and discoveries into successful businesses. EIT Manufacturing will help high-potential early-stage teams to develop their business idea through online training, expert mentoring and subgranting. Also, the best selected teams have the opportunity to win EUR 7 500 and EUR 5 500 and EUR 3 500 monetary prizes and access to the EIT Communities network.
With the contribution of our international community, composed by business experts, research centres and universities, we create a favourable environment for creative thought and innovation to flourish. Graduates of the programme, and as part of the alumni community, will receive further support and dedicated advisory from the EIT Communities regarding the next stage of their start-up journey.
Is it for me?
Are you part of a scientific project team, innovator, scientist, PhD student or master’s student with a product or service idea to disrupt the existing markets on deeptech or industry-related or manufacturing sectors? Do you want to bring your idea out of the lab to the market? Then “Pre-accelerator in Ukraine – powered by EIT Jumpstarter” is ideal for you.
What will you learn?
During October-December 2022, you will find and validate the best business model for your innovative idea and learn how to pitch it. The programme outline consists as follows:
- Online Bootcamps and mentoring.
You will receive an online training (total 15 hours) provided by experts to develop a business case for an entrepreneurial idea; as well as knowledge on pitching the business case in order to get investor funding. In addition, you will have access to expert mentoring sessions in an individual base.
Online Pitch Day.
You will compete for monetary prizes pitching your idea in an online event in front of an expert Jury.
Why it is unique?
The methodology of the programme is based on the EIT Jumpstarter, an award-winning pre-accelerator brought to life by six Knowledge and Innovation Communities of the EIT in a project led by EIT Health.
Call deadline: 19 October 2022 at 23.59 CET.
Communication of results: 25 October 2022.
Bootcamps: 1 -20 November (TBC).
Mentoring: 10 November – 10 December (TBC)
Pitch event: 19 December