EIT Jumpstarter is back in 2020

EIT Jumpstarter is back in 2020

EIT Jumpstarter, recognized as the 2019 Best Association Training Initiative in Europe, is one of the widest cross-industrial programmes designed for early-stage innovators who want to gain traction and jumpstart their business. The fourth edition will be organised in collaboration with six knowledge and innovation communities: EIT Health, EIT Raw Materials, EIT Food, EIT InnoEnergy, EIT Manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility, supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). The programme is especially focused on Central-Eastern and Southern European talents who want to validate their business concept, develop business plan and pitch their ideas to the potential future investors. In the previous editions, over 90 teams from 13 countries were already trained, mentored and supported in expanding impactful ideas into powerful business models.

“We are the winners of the Health category of EIT Jumpstarter and we couldn’t be happier about it. The quality of the program is amazing, the mentors were great, and I think it was a tremendous help to our project.”

Luis Valente, CEO i-LOF, first prize winner in the Health category

“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”

Ivar Krusenber, CEO of UpCatalyst, first prize winner in the Raw Materials category

“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.”

Miguel Cerqueira, CTO of 2BNanofood, first prize winner in the Food category

Is it for me?

If you are an innovator in the following domains: healthcare, agri-food, raw materials, energy, manufacturing or urban mobility with an innovative business idea, then this programme is perfect for you. EIT Jumpstarter is open to students, PhDs, researchers or entrepreneurs. Participants will learn how to get started on building a business in a unique cross-industry environment: how to create a team, business processes, and organizational design. The primary focus is put on quantitative business model building.  Through the EIT Jumpstarter programme, trainers and coaches will guide you to find the best fitting business model for your idea, and help you validate it. At the end of the program, graduates will prepare their pitch deck, business model canvas, competitive landscape, go-to-market strategy and a roadmap.

What’s in it for me?

Through the programme you will receive support from the best-in-class trainers and mentors and have a chance to win up to €10 000.

Applications are open by 15 March 2020.

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