EUROPEAN INNOVATION ACADEMY

JULY 14 - AUGUST 2, 2019 | CASCAIS, PORTUGAL

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

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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 Top Silicon Valley Experts
Pitch Like a Boss!
Fireside Chat with Early Stage Investors

500
Participants
75
Nationalities
100
New Startups
90
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:

CASCAIS, PORTUGAL

Cascais is situated on a beautiful coastline, and during the summer it is a bustling resort and Lisbon’s coastline most popular holiday destination. It is also home to the beautiful Estoril Congress Center, where EIA takes place thanks to Nova Business School and Beta-i.

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 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

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!

Jesse Leimgruber

NeoReach
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.

EIA 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 Lisbon 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

Regular

€1899
/ 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
30 Apr 2019

Late Registration

€2300
/ 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
30 Jun 2019

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