5-9 September 2022 | Batumi, Georgia

Join us for a 5-day Summer leadership Bootcamp in collaboration with the UC Berkeley faculty in Batumi, Georgia. Become a recognized leader in innovation and develop your entrepreneurial mindset with the help of Silicon Valley mentors.



The program runs from 10:00-18:00 each day, so be ready for an interesting summer session with workshops,
keynotes and discussions with top-notch Silicon Valley mentors. Sign up and be the first one to hear about it!



The Case for Entrepreneurship

Growth Mindset

X-men Powers & Skills



Lean Startup & Customer Discovery

Building Diverse Teams

Communication Skills



The Entrepreneurial Journey


Prioritization, Execution & Conflict Management



Presenting Like a Boss: The Art & Science of the Perfect Pitch

Business Models & GTM Strategies



Storytelling Masterclass

Innovating Through Crisis

Startup Fair

Silicon Valley mentors

Not your average study abroad program

EIA has never been an average study abroad program. EIA is an intense learning opportunity and a summer camp with hundreds of students from the local and world's top universities coming together in an international working environment.
Get your feet wet and join us in Batumi - a Black Sea resort city! You will emerge into an intense and fun international working environment where you will challenge yourself daily while communicating with members from across the globe. Devour the practical knowledge from Silicon Valley mentors, and get ready to pitch your project to a wider audience.



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 in EIA allows you to make these decisions on your own so you start realizing it is not that easy.

Bemi Adeosun

Dublin Institute of Technology
Because of EIA, I received several job offers from companies in Silicon Valley and Germany. So I’ve definitely come back home a lot more determined and driven as well as focus and clear minded on what I want to achieve in my career — but most of all I can say I met a lot of amazing people who I’m sure I’ll be friends with for the rest of my life.

Martin Omander

In EIA 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. In EIA the students are doing the same as accelerators try to do in 3-6 months and I am amazed of how much comes out and how many projects are actually working after such a short time. Impressive!

Ravi Belani

Alchemist Accelerator
EIA is destinctive on a couple of dimensions: 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!

Jesse Leimgruber

EIA mixes a elements like building a product, getting mentorship and hands-on advice that I have never seen done before. Hackathons end with langindpages, accelerators meet once a week and they can lose focus, but EIA packs everything from idea all the wat to customer aquisition into a 3 week intensive program and there are mentors walking you and guiding you through to ensure that you get it done in a right way, with industry standard tactics and really get your product off the ground.

Rick Rasmussen

UC Berkeley
The program provides an entrepreneurship school in a setting that doesnt depend on the lectures and text books. We build companies here and learn by doing. Everybody rolls up their sleeves and builds companies from scratch.

Julia Beyer

Lund University
EIA helped me improve my social skills, approach people, build friendships, find out quickly how the other person can help you move forward with your business idea.

Tomás Alexandre de Menezes Pereira

Instituto Superior Técnico
The program was easily one of the best experiences I've had. Being around so many focused and driven people got me excited right from the start and the opportunity to get feedback and to learn from people with incredible success stories has made me rethink my work method completely. I've made friends for life in only 3 weeks and I now know that I definitely want to start my own business.

Luke Kim

UC Berkeley
To me EIA represents a community of entrepreneurs that span across the globe. Entrepreneurs, investors, university partners, corporate partners - the full spectrum of what it takes to really push forward the ecosystem of the global startup community.

Laura Linaker

McEwan University
MacEwan University has enjoyed a partnership with the European Innovation Academy (EIA) since 2016. The EIA is an educational platform that provides students with a once in a life time educational experience. Our students have said that the experience is more than the amazing speakers, access to the best mentors and the focused entrepreneurial methodology taught. It is also what they learn about themselves through the immersion into a new culture, the intercultural team development and learning about failure and resilience. The experience for our students has unleashed the entrepreneur within for many and for others it provided a new lens to create value in the work they do.

International & global network

Sign up for a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, gain up-to-date entrepreneurial skills and develop your confidence! EIA Georgia 2022 global leadership summer school brings together 100 students from 10 different countries around the world and is a fantastic opportunity to grow your professional network, gain international connections and develop your intercultural skills.

Practical entrepreneurial experience

Join us for an opportunity to take your entrepreneurial mindset to another level! With a little confidence boost from your fellow students and help from experienced Silicon Valley mentors, you will embark on a week-long journey of self-development and entrepreneurship. Workshops, keynotes, 1:1 coaching and mentoring sessions accompanied by views to Georgian mountains and beaches. Nothing to lose, right?

Value to your CV

Add EIA experience to your CV to impress your future employer. In a highly competitive job market, employers are increasingly looking for something extra. Stand out from the crowd by having a real-life entrepreneurial experience in an international environment. Get that while also devouring on local cuisine like khachapuri and khinkali. Work hard, play hard!

Experience a new exciting destination!

During this one week summer session you will not only get an amazing real-life entrepreneurial experience, but also explore a totally different and inspiring foreign destination! Georgia is a unique, safe and the most visited country in South Caucasus offering a wide range of experiences for every taste. With its rich culture, diverse nature, delicious cuisine and 8000 years of winemaking history, Georgia never disappoints - so get ready for your unforgettable EIA Georgia experience!

Registration and Tuition

Payment details will be sent upon registration.


2022 Registration Is Closed. Sign Up Below for 2023 Updates!

Some partial and full scholarships are available, please indicate need for this on application form.

Applications accepted on rolling basis until August 22, 2022

Fee includes:
  • Intensive training (8-10h per day)
  • Daily mentoring sessions by Silicon Valley and other global experts
  • Access to the pool of mentors, speakers and UC Berkeley faculty members


2022 Application is Closed. Please Sign Up for 2023 Updates Below!

Georgian students, who successfully complete the application process and get selected for the program, are offered full scholarship (covers the full tuition fee) by the Ministry of Education of Georgia and other partners

Applications accepted on rolling basis until August 22, 2022

Admission results announced by end of August

  • Intensive training (8-10h per day)
  • Daily mentoring sessions by Silicon Valley and other global experts
  • Access to the pool of mentors, speakers and UC Berkeley faculty members

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