ASIA-PACIFIC INNOVATION ACADEMY

JULY 19 - AUGUST 9, 2018 | SHENZHEN, CHINA

Learn what it takes to become a global entrepreneur and take part of a life changing experience

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MENTORS

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INVESTORS

EVENT TIMELINE

Our accelerated mode of learning has proven to turn ideas into startups in just fifteen days

PRE-WEEK

GETTING READY

Ideation Webinar
Showcase Your Startup Idea to Become the New Unicorn
Say “Hi” To Your Co-participants by Using The EIA Platform
Meet & Talk to EIA’s Chatbot - The Growby
Check Other Ideas in the APIA Program

WEEK 1

IDEATION AND TEAM FORMATION

Promoting Your Idea
Survival Guide & Experiments for Entrepreneurs
Multicultural Team Management
AI Economics: Future Products & Services
Five Ways to Create a $100m, Industry-Disrupting, Business
Google Tools Exploitation
Customer Persona Design
B2B & B2C Innovation Systems
Quantified Self: Hacking Your Life

WEEK 2

PROTOTYPING AND GROWTH HACKING

Business Models for Global Scalability
Growth Hacking Strategies
MVP Prototyping
Using Big Data
Go-To-Market Plan
Marketing & Distribution Channels
SEO & Google AdWords Campaign
UX/ UI Design

WEEK 3

FINDING USERS AND PITCHING

1,000 Customers in 100 Hours
Product Hackathon with Software Experts
PR & Branding
Finance & Funding Strategies
Crowdfunding Campaign
IP Clinics with Silicon Valley’s Leading Experts
Pitch Like a Boss!
Fireside Chat with Early Stage Investors

SHENZHEN, CHINA

The beautiful metropolis of Shenzhen has been named by the HSBC as China’s most innovative city.

TESTIMONIALS

  

Rick Rasmussen

UC Berkeley
We take the students from all over the world and put them throuh The Process. The process of forming teams, coming up with couple of ideas, taking those ideas through steps like customer validation, trying to figure out weather their idea is interesting or unique enough, tying to fid our what their business-cases look like and eventually presenting their idea in front of the panel of investors. The whole idea is to provide a mindset how to go ahead and become an entrepreneur as well as all the tools you need to go ahead and take an idea from concept into implementation.

Martin Omander

Google
In this program the development of technology is a social thing. Magic happens when you put a diverse group into a room together to work on a common idea. Students get a really good running start.

Ken Singer

UC Berkeley
A fantastic program for people who are exploring the possibility of starting their own company. The program mimics the exact process that an actual entrepreneur would go through. You learn really quickly what you are really good at and what are the things you need to work on. You cant read it in a book. Experiential learning allows you to make these decisions on your own so you start realizing it is not that easy.

Ravi Belani

Alchemist Accelerator
The program is destinctive on a couple of dimensions: the first - it is truly experiential. The best way to learn entrepreneurship is to get out of the classroom and jump into immersive experience. And secondly the cultural experience during these tree weeks is also incredible. You are working with cross-cultural teams from different backgrounds that brng a diverse set of experiences - it can be really important from the business perspective, but more importantly its just a lot of fun!

Tiffine Wang

UC Berkeley
You are in a place where you are mixed with people from all over the world and its not predictable. And you are really learning how to learn and how to adjust to something competely different. You are getting out of the classroom and recieveing a life-changing experience.

Patrick FitzGerald

Wharton Business School
Whats great about the program is that it allows early stage companies and people who are interested in new ideas to derisk those ideas and those companies. Because when you are here you can work on problems, products and services that you have and you can figure out what the challenges are before you go to the public.

APIA Playbook

The Program Playbook guides participants daily as they follow our innovative steps to startup creation.

GROWBY - the official chatbot

A first-of-its-kind AI Chatbot, Growby helps launch startups by assisting and mentoring teams before, during, and after the program.

CUSTOMER Validation

Startups in our program validate their ideas quickly to avoid wasting time on a product nobody wants. Teams meet their potential customers right on the city streets of Turin to see if their ideas will hold-up.

STARTUP Expo

Startups present their ideas and solutions to all other participants, mentors and visitors at our public Startup Exposition. Teams will need to pitch their product while responding to questions to gain feedback from industry professionals and fellow peers.

TUITION FEE

Last Minute

€1899
/ per participant
Intensive training (8-10h per day)
Daily mentoring sessions by Silicon Valley and other global experts
Access to the pool of mentors, speakers, VCs
Opening and closing events
30 Jun 2018
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