StartUp-EU Be A High Tech Entrepreneur: Main Pilot Competition has started!
The StartUp_EU (Be a High Tech Entrepreneur) project launched in April 2013 a Europe-wide competition involving more than 300 students from 20 countries across Europe and even beyond (Turkey, Chile, etc.)
Organized in 72 teams, students have to find an entrepreneurial high-tech idea and turn it into a convincing and solid elevator pitch.
Teams have time until mid-June to go through 8 challenges to build a team (assign roles and define professional profiles), find a high-tech idea, define the market, develop a product, and how they will sell it. The StartUp_EU online platform serves as the gaming room were students upload the deliverables, access the support materials (videos, guides, useful links) and interact with other students through a public forum . At the end of June teams have to present their elevator pitch and executive summary that will be shortlisted by project partners and then evaluated by a jury of experts: two prizes will be assigned, 250€ voucher to the first, 150€ voucher to the second.