The Startup Experience is an award winning workshop program for future entrepreneurs and social innovators. Participants go through an intense entrepreneurial journey where they work in teams to identify a big problem and turn it into an opportunity for a new startup company.
During the program participants learn about the many aspects of starting a business and gain the necessary creative confidence to form a real viable startup. Creating a sustainable business is never easy, but with the right set of tools our students will dramatically improve their chances of success and avoid many of the pitfalls they will encounter as first-time entrepreneurs.
The program simulates the entrepreneurial rollercoaster all the way from problem identification to business pitch. Students compete in startup teams to; Define a specific user need -> do research to find and screen relevant technologies -> create ideas and conceptualize a brilliant solution -> validate the business model -> Build a prototype -> use visual communication to pitch the idea to a professional jury.