Workshops & Team Challenge
In this phase you can design, further develop, optimise your value proposition, the differentiation, innovative aspects and it´s underlying know-how base (on which to build on?) for potential use cases and stakeholders, current progress and outlook on the rights to use, exploitation and intellectual property rights, it`s communication and on the other parts of the business model with INiTS support.
This information will serve as a basis “to get ready” for your further decisions and prioritization of implementation steps. Furthermore, these are an initial design base for your corporate documentation, communication internally and external stakeholders, also for INiTS regarding the INiTS AplusB Scale-up criteria`s intensity (in special “innovative and technology and/or research base/intensity with growth potential)
As part of your INiTS application, we provide you a basic INiTS business concept and liquidity plan as application documents in which you can formulate your findings, introduce your team, current readiness in progress, quality and scope of the business concept and pitch it in front of the INiTS team afterwards. Building on that, a further selection of those start-ups happens who can be invited for the upcoming INiTS Project Advisory Board Meeting. (recommendation for the INiTS Incubation, starts with the INiTS Start-up Camp).
DEADLINE: End of registration for the qualification phase
Introduction into accompanying Sustainability/Circular startup Tool
(accompanying guidance, e-learning und Business Model Canvas design tool – 1st alpha test version)
Value Proposition & Business Model Workshop
Duration: approx. 5h, participation only possible with invitation
Info to teams who will be invited to the Team Challenge
We will inform you which teams can be invited to the upcoming Team Challenge and the information meeting! (In the following days we will send you your personal INITS IMS Portal access data for download and upload of your application documents)
Incubation Info Meeting
DEADLINE: First draft application documents
Submission of the first draft of the project proposal, liquidity planning and slides for the INiTS Team Challenge (via IMS)
July 14 or 15: "Pitch in front of the INiTS Team". Agenda will be sent out in time after the transmission deadline - duration approx. 20 minutes/team on one of the days.
DEADLINE: Submission of final application
Submission of final project application, cash-flow planning, digitally signed INiTS grant agreement, de minimis confirmation (as pdf) and an extra executive summary (as a Word document) via IMS.
Pitch Training & Project Advisory Board
Pitch Training: Workshop
Pitch training in preparation for pitching to the Project Advisory Board consisting of workshop, two one-on-one coaching sessions (approx. 60 min each) and one 30-minute slot at the dry run per team. If for any reason you are unable to attend the entire series, please indicate when registering.
Pitch Training: Coachings
Duration approx. 60 min/team. Group 1 = Monday+Thursday, Group 2 = Tuesday+Friday. The individual appointments will be arranged at the workshop.
Pitch Training: Dry Run
With trainer and INiTS startup consultants (duration: approx. 30 min/team).
Project Advisory Board Meeting
Group 1: Sep 2, group 2: Sep 3, in the morning (duration: approx. 20 min/team)
Afternoon: information to teams recommended for acceptance into INiTS incubation, starting with Startup Camp.
Incubation & Demo Day
Then the first events will take place in the INITS Startup Camp
About 10 Startups will be accepted for the Start-up Camp. These get an intensive 100 day workshop program, with the aim of validating feasibility of your business model e.g. to in the marketplace.
Welcome Breakfast (tbd)
Kick Off Lean Workshops (tbd)
The further schedule of the Startup Camp will be sent to you prior to the INITS Project Advisory Board.
Demo Day (tbd)
The final event of the Startup Camp, the Demo Day, will take place around the beginning of December.