A former winner of the Manufacturing category, ArcLub One, took first place at the BoostUp! RIS 2021 competition, this time in the “Create” category. The Slovenian start-up’s unique system provides innovative and sustainable cooling and lubrication in CNC machines.
EIT Jumpstarter has reached its second phase with 220 teams entering the Bootcamps in seven distinct categories. Applicants will learn basic entrepreneurial skills and will evaluate and upgrade their ideas with the help of expert trainers and mentors. By the end of their journey, the most committed teams will be ready to launch their start-up.
EIT Jumpstarter’s 2021 edition saw a record number of applications, 548 teams registered to participate in this year’s programme. Although the eligibility checks are still ongoing by the participating Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), this is still a huge increase compared to last year. Let’s dive into the preliminary results.
Creative community, advanced know-how, unique programme, expert trainers and mentors, this is EIT Jumpstarter. With the contribution of best-in-class experts, creative community, unique know-how our aim is to support idea-holders to turn their ideas into business. We help innovators and entrepreneurs build a viable business model around their innovative product or service idea, validate it and if their business idea is proven to be sustainable, we encourage them to register their company.
Luis Valente, ILoF
“I cannot be happier about this prize. We work closely with pharmaceutical companies, so the money will be used to fast track our product in market and make sure our solutions reaches patients as soon as possible”,
Timur Sirman, MagnoTherm team
“This joint business bootcamp with Food and Health and RawMaterials all coming together really inspired us and showed us new perspective on our own business idea, and also on the other side working in this international environment really boosted us to do the next step.”
Marios Chryssolouris, Freshstrips CEO
“The most important thing we got during the competition is valuable feedback on various aspects of our business and good connections to industry partners and general advice about how to start our business. EIT is down the right road to bring us up to par with innovation capitals like San Francisco.”
Joao Ribas, Nebula-X team CEO
“We are very excited to continue this process and learn more for the next steps, and hopefully continue taking advantage of the excellent initiatives that EIT Health promotes.”
UP Catalyst, RawMaterials winner
“We are very excited and happy about this win. EIT Jumpstarter is a great programme with amazing mentors. For us it’s a unique opportunity, because there are not many funding mechanisms which work with raw material. This prize will be our first investment in our small facility”-
Miguel Cerqueira, 2B NanoFood
“We can name lots of benefits from the EIT Jumpstarter – we have reached several achievements, made so many contacts, all the mentoring that we had in all these months is measureless, and of course the prize that will help us move forward.”-
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