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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 EIA 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

EIA IN NUMBERS

  • 400 Participants
  • 75 Nationalities
  • 70 New Startups
  • 50 Speakers and Mentors

OUR ACADEMIC PARTNERS

Innovation Academy programs are accredited in many universities and academically recognized as a subject of the Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree. Full list of universities where our faculty and students are from:

TURIN, ITALY

There's a whiff of Paris in Turin's elegant tree-lined boulevards and echoes of Vienna in its stately art nouveau cafes, but make no mistake – this elegant, Alp-fringed city is utterly self-possessed. The industrious Torinese gave the world its first saleable hard chocolate and Italy's most iconic car, the Fiat.
- Lonely Planet

TESTIMONIALS

  

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 can't 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

Google
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!

Luis Alejandro Estrad

Politecnico di Torino
I realized how much we can influence the world by a successful start-up. It was an inspiring program that gives useful tools to its participants, to empower the to make great things.

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

MacEwan 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.

John W. Mullins

London Business School
The goals of this program are really fantastic. To help energize the entrepreneurship in Europe, multicultural teams that are creating business ideas and working on business ideas and actually trying to build a set of customers for their businesses all in the period of three weeks. Its really cool!

The Playbook

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

Growby the bot

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.

The Playbook
Growby the bot
Customer validation
Startup expo

TUITION FEE

Super Early Bird

€1499
/ per participant (price excludes VAT 20%)
31 Oct 2017

Regular

€1699
/ per participant (price excludes VAT 20%)
Intensive training (8-10h per day)
Entitled to 6 ECTS
Daily mentoring sessions by Silicon Valley and other global experts
Access to the pool of mentors, speakers, VCs
Opening and closing events
31 May 2018

Last Minute

€1899
/ per participant (price excludes VAT 20%)
30 June 2018

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