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COGSTEPS international startup education workshop

Third Cogsteps international deep-tech incubation programme and experience winter in Ljubljana!


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Our “From MVP to first customers” incubation programme will stretch over two weeks and will focus on how to get the real feedback from the market and find your first customers.

Lectures, Workshops, and Mentoring

You have been researching for a long time and now you have or will have a minimal viable product (MVP). It is not yet a product as you wish, and it shouldn’t be. Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn, said that if you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late. Launching too late means that you have invested a lot of time and probably money into a product that customers might not like or need. And that is a huge risk you would be taking. What if you are missing a key feature that would convince your customers to buy and use your product and not doing things the way they did up until now. You almost always compete with a current solutions. Whatever underperforming they might be. In a two weeks-long bootcamp we’ll go through the topics that you need to understand to have a successful launch of your MVP, target the right first customers and get as much information as possible to make your final product stand out and find the position on the market that it deserves. We’re going to have lectures, workshops, and mentoring. We will visit some companies that were once what you are now and succeeded. And most of all, we will have a lot of fun and hopefully inspire you to become one of the best.


We are pleased to invite research teams from University of Zagreb, Graz University of Technology, Know-Center and ZICER to Ljubljana to spend the period from 23rd of January 2023 to 5th of February 2023 with us and our experienced mentors. You can join for week 1, week 2 or for preferably whole duration. Accommodation, meals and sessions are on us.

Applications are open until 15th of December 2022 (soft deadline).

Veranstaltet von

University of Ljubljana, University of Zagreb, Graz University of Technology

Zeit und Ort

23. Jänner 2023, 08:00 - 5. Februar 2023, 16:00

Ljubljana University Incubator, Vojkova cesta 63, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia


Abhaltungssprache: Englisch


Tomislav DURICIC
Graz University of Technology, ISDS
Tel.: +43 316 873 30844