Entrepreneur, innovator or simply an ordinary person with an unusually smart idea?
No matter what you call yourself, you should apply for the Startup Program if you have:
- A business idea with potential. You believe you are sitting on a solution to a problem that customers out there are willing to pay for.
- The resilience required to find out if you are right.
The startupprogram give you the opportunity to test drive your business idea for three months. Together with business developers, experts and other participants, you will find out if the idea is worth investing in further. We use a proven methodology and regardless of the outcome, you get lessons and insights for life. Or the next business idea.
About the program
For three months and seven workshops, we help you find out (and twist and turn):
- Does my business idea solve a problem for enough people and does it have commercial potential?
- How do I present the idea in the best way in different contexts?
- How do you ensure that the idea has a positive impact on society and is sustainable?
As a icing on the cake, you will be part of our network with access to investors, future customers, talent and partners. We know many people who want nothing more than to give startups momentum.
You do not need to have started a company or have a team in place, but that should be your ambition. Your application is processed with complete confidentiality. The application takes 10 minutes.
Start fall 2022: September 27
Important dates (you are expected to attend all)
Kick-off: 27/9, kl. 11-13
Session 1: 29/9, kl. 9-11
Session 2: 6/10 kl. 13-16
Session 3: 20/10, kl. 8-11
Session 4: 27/10, Kl. 12-15:30
Session 5: 10/11, Kl. 13-16.
Session 6: 24/11, kl. 8-11:30
Session 7: 1/12, kl. 13-16
Pitchday: 12/12, all day.
For us, it is important to adapt the layout of the program based on what is best for you and the other participants. Therefore, the plan may be adjusted if we come to the conclusion that there is a smarter approach that works better based on the group composition.
About Uminova Innovation
Uminova Innovation in Umeå is one of Sweden's foremost incubators and selected for Vinnova's Excellence program. We are a catalyst for growth in northern Sweden, and a driving force in creating the best possible conditions for innovative and scalable growth companies to reach their full potential. With business support at the forefront, we help people to invest in and develop theirs business ideas. We work for people, both in and outside Sweden, to discover and engage in the companies and the innovations here. We do this through ambitious collaborations with industry, large companies, investors, partners and our large network of talent and competencies. Uminova Innovation aims high, invests heavily and inspires others to do the same. You can find more about us here.