Our mission: Help you to become an entrepreneur: We are going to show you, how the way from an innovative business idea to a successful start-up looks like!
The StartGlocal Academy workshop program is open for students and/or alumni of the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences. It is an ideal opportunity for you to acquire the know-how necessary for the development of your innovative idea into a start-up business.
The StartGlocal Academy will help you to develop and to validate your business model in an interactive working environment. During the StartGlocal Academy, experts on various business topics are going to accompany your team and teach you all the key competencies needed for a successful start of your business. StartGlocal Academy is a series of workshops covering a range of interconnected topics.
First step: Start!
Founding a start-up is often associated with many challenges. If you have a business idea, be courageous and bring it to life! Learn in our StartGlocal Academy, what it means to build your own company!
Learn, what it means to be a real entrepreneur!
The StartGlocal Academy will teach you all the important business basics necessary for the development of your innovative idea into a promising business model.
Components of the Academy
A series of interactive workshops in English language
The StartGlocal Academy is a workshop program, during which our experts will support you with start-up and entrepreneurship know-how, including knowledge about following topics:
- Creativity techniques for the idea generation
- Entrepreneurial skills & team
- Business Model Canvas and business model development
- Value Proposition Design
- Market, competition and customer analysis as the basics for the marketing plan
- Marketing & Sales
- Business and financial planning
- Legal forms of companies and tax requirements
- Property Rights
- Presentation skills for a convincing pitch
Additional working sessions
Here you have time to meet as a team, as well as to exchange ideas with the other teams and the start-up coach.
You can apply alone or as a team for the StartGlocal Academy. We advice you to apply as a team with the interdisciplinary competence of team members, as it enhances the chance for the success of your start-up business. The maximum number of team members should not exceed five.
You will work on your submitted innovative start-up idea in a team during the whole workshop program. If you are applying alone, there will be an opportunity to team-up with others during the StartGlocal Academy. Moreover, also new team members from the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, can join your team during the StartGlocal Academy, after the consultation with the StartGlocal team.
The work in interdisciplinary and international teams gives you an opportunity to acquire valuable communication and teamwork skills that you can apply either at our final event Demo Day or also later in your professional life.
Access to a wide range of study materials
Moreover, you will get an access to a Moodle course with the content from all workshops and other exciting information provided by experts and the StartGlocal team.
A participation in the StartGlocal Academy offers you numerous opportunities to network with different stakeholders and mentors. In our final event DEMO DAY you will get the chance to pitch your start-up idea in front of a jury and win special prizes.
We are also going to organise regular informal Start-up Community Meet-ups, to which you and your team are cordially invited.
Pitch competition on final event DEMO DAY with cool prizes
The Demo Day is the final event of the StartGlocal Academy, which is going to take place at the end of the workshop program. On the Demo Day, your team will be given the opportunity to pitch your start-up idea and a prototype in front of a jury.
The three best start-up ideas will be awarded a StartGlocal trophy.
The team with the best start-up idea is going to win a ticket for the next Best Idea Cup!
Six reasons to participate in the StartGlocal Academy!
Valuable contacts and experience
Online workshop program worth 12.000 €
Start-up package worth 100€
Ticket for the BEST IDEA CUP 2023
Check out the workshop program of the past StartGlocal Academy
Contact us, if you have any questions regarding the StartGlocal Academy. We will be glad to help you.