Going from idea to investment!
We’ve been running Boostcamps for 7 years now. We’ve never taken anything for granted and have always striven to have a lean approach to the Boostcamp. Hence, we are pleased to disclose the new format of our program which we are finalizing, together with our amazing partners. This evolution is based on the observations we’ve made about the current ecosystem’s needs. It will allow us to support more projects, at the startup’s pace and with an investment readiness focus.
The new Boostcamp format is designed for early-stage entrepreneurs from the ICT sector and is composed of 3 stages. Our aim is to provide these early-stage startups with the necessary tools, mentorship & network that will help them move from idea to a validated business model.
Depending on your project’s maturity, you will start at stage 1 or 2. This allows you to go at your own pace & become investment-ready. Therefore, whether you are at the idea-stage or already know the essentials of entrepreneurship, we’ve got something for you!
Stage 1: The first stage of the Boostcamp focuses on the essentials of entrepreneurship. You have an IT project & don’t know where to start? You are wondering what value proposition & business model canvas mean? Have you applied the lean approach? These are some of the points that will be tackled through a MOOC in English created by our partner Pi4Mgt. After having completed the MOOC, you will have acquired the fundamental tools to start your business. Step by step, it will also lead you to put together the basis of a financing file.
If you intend to be active in Brussels, we are happy to provide you with a free voucher to give you access to this meaningful MOOC. Just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stage 2: If you have already been through the essentials of entrepreneurship (through the MOOC or simply through your experience & knowledge), the next step is to pitch your IT project & get feedback from an expert during a one-hour meeting (yes, one hour, we really want to get to know you!)? We’ve teamed up with LeanSquare for the One Hour Challenges they organize in Brussels. You will be challenged on your project & receive valuable advice.
NB: You can fill in the template in FR/ENG/NL. The ideal is to pitch in English.
Stage 3: Once you have pitched at the One Hour Challenge and if you have managed to convince us of the potential of your project & team (solo team is fine at this stage, too), we will invite you to join our Boostcamp intensive week. Only 8 projects will be selected to join this one-week program that will combine experts’ sessions and individual coaching: get prepared to sweat! All 8 startups will get the chance to pitch their project in front of a top-notch jury during a Final. No doubt your project will move forward & you will be connected to opportunities in the regional ecosystem.