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Cogsteps international startup incubation programme


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Apply for the Cogsteps international startup incubation program and spend an exciting week in Zagreb. The “From research to MVP” programme will be a week-long education for researchers who would like to learn how to transform their research into a startup. The “From research to MVP” incubation programme will be a 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 26 August to 2 September 2022 and all living costs (accommodation + meals) are on us.

Take this opportunity to experience Croatia’s capital city, learn about idea validation, business development and prototyping, transform your deep-tech project into a startup idea, and connect with the Croatian startup ecosystem! Applications are open until 31 July for all employees from the University of Ljubljana, Graz University of Technology and Know-Center.

Learn and connect

During this education and training program, 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 for presenting your deep-tech projects, how to create a perfect pitch deck, and who is who in the fundraising ecosystem and what makes them write big checks for startups. 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!

I have heard enough, how can I apply?

We are looking for research teams which are ready to start working on their startup ideas. Our application process is open until 31st of July for all employees from the University of Ljubljana, Graz University of Technology and Know-Center. We are evaluating the applications as they come, so make sure to apply as early as possible.

All applicants will be notified of the selection process results by local Cogsteps partners (Ljubljana University Incubator (LUI) for Slovenia and Know-Center for Austria) after your application is evaluated. These partners will also be your contact points and help you to connect with other participants from your country, guide you before the trip to Croatia and help you with any questions you might have. Apply now and dive into the startup world!

Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn because we will start announcing our mentors soon. For any questions, feel free to contact us at cogstepsnoSpam@fer.hr.

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University of Zagreb

Zeit und Ort

26. August 2022, 16:00 - 2. September 2022, 12:00

Zagreb, Croatia


Abhaltungssprache: Englisch


Tomislav DURICIC
Know-Center GmbH Research Center for Data-Driven Business & Big Data Analytics; TU Graz | Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science
Tel.: +43 316 873 30844