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International Cogsteps startup incubation programme in Zagreb

“From research to MVP” will be a 2-week long education for researchers who would like to learn how to transform their research results into startups.


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Our “From research to MVP” incubation programme will be 2-week long education for research teams who would like to learn how to transform their research results into startup projects. It will be held in Zagreb, Croatia from 2 to 15 July 2022 and all living costs (accommodation + meals) are on us. Take this opportunity to experience Croatian’s capital city, learn about idea validation, business development and prototyping, improve your startup idea, and connect with the Croatian startup ecosystem! Applications are open until 26 June for all employees from the University of Ljubljana, Graz University of Technology and Know-Center.


The applications for the live startup education programme are now officially open!

Learn and connect with the Croatian startup exosystem

During this 2-week long education and training programme, you will learn how to validate your idea through market research, how to start a business development plan with Business Model Canvas, how to improve your solution using the Customer Value Proposition concept, how to prototype software, hardware and biotech solutions, why storytelling is essential, how to create a perfect pitch deck, and who is who in the fundraising ecosystem and what makes them write big checks for startups. You will also connect with “usual suspects” from the Croatian startup ecosystem like hubs, incubators and venture capital (VC) funds and have the opportunity to pitch your idea to them during the Demo day we are organising for deep-tech startups from Croatia. Did you know that Croatia is the home of two unicorns? We will make sure that you meet them too and take some valuable lessons from their journey to success. There will also be some time for exciting social activities and exploring Zagreb you don’t want to miss!

Programme details

We understand that as a researcher, you have a lot of things on your plate. That is why we prepared the startup curriculum that will enable you to get the most from the Croatian startup ecosystem and still have enough time to work remotely if needed. All lectures and workshops will be held by experienced startup mentors who are heavily involved in the startup ecosystem either by working at some of the most successful Croatian startups like Infobip, Gideon, Photomath, and Amodo or by mentoring startups through different incubation programs. More details about each workshop are available on the Cogsteps website..


Coordinated by the University of Zagreb | Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and implemented together with the University of Ljubljana, TU Graz, Zagreb Innovation Centre, Ljubljana University Incubator and Know-Center.

Time and Location

2. July 2022, 10:00 am - 15. July 2022, 04:00 pm

Zagreb, Kroatien

Additional informations

Language: English


Tomislav DURICIC
Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) and Know-Center GmbH
Phone: +43 316 873 30844