EIT Jumpstarter is back in 2020
The new edition of EIT Jumpstarter, one of the most well-known European pre-accelerator programmes has just been announced. This year, for the very first time, candidates are able to submit their innovative ideas in six thematic categories. Besides healthcare, raw materials, agri-food, there are three new areas: energy, manufacturing and urban mobility. Applications can be sent until 15 March.
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.
Is it for me?
If you are an innovator in the following domains: manufacturing, healthcare, agri-food, raw materials, energy 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.
Eligible applicants must come from one of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and the Ukraine.
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.
Applicants should put an emphasis on their innovative concept, competitive advantage, target customers and potential market. Applications can be submitted once to only one KIC, and under the most appropriate thematic field. For more details and application, click on the link below: https://www.lyyti.fi/reg/Jumpstarter-2020