Early-stage startups all around the world (without paying customers) working in the field of hardware, IoT and ICT Security, are invited to apply until 31st of October 2017, with a chance to participate in the acceleration programme and establish connections with big corporates such as ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab, Honeywell, AVAST, Konica Minolta, Y Soft, and Microsoft.
The accelerator programme is entirely in English, starts on 15th of January and lasts 2 months. It will cover all the important topics on how to accelerate a business – from creating value and understanding customers through to transferring technological know-how from partners.
EU|BIC JIC and its partners will guide the selection process, with a maximum 10 teams to be selected, which can get 100 thousand crowns towards their stay in Brno, as well as a budget for legal, marketing and finance services. Chosen JIC STARCUBE graduates will additionally be able to continue on an individual six-month follow-up programme.
This year, for the first time, finalists have an opportunity to use the recently opened FabLab Brno, which was equipped with the help of two of the accelerators’ partners, Honeywell and Y Soft.
“Once trained, finalists will have non-stop access to the lab. Our workshop is moreover situated right at JIC, two floors above the STARCUBE Space, where most of the accelerator’s programmes will be taking place – so teams will be able to pop up and check how their prototype’s printing is coming along during breaks between workshops”, explained FabLab Brno Manager, Tomáš Mejzlík.
Interested in making your dreams reality? JIC STARCUBE can help you turn your ideas into successful businesses:
We want to address all those projects that are waiting for their first paying customers. Those ideas being cosseted somewhere in the comfort of halls of residence, or kept going as an alternative to finding a job, ideas always being discussed in the pub with friends and which need to be prodded into life”, said JIC STARCUBE Manager Hana Šudáková.
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