Pre-Acceleration Program at Ilia State University


Are you a student or graduate of Ilia State University with a groundbreaking idea you'd like to turn into a startup? Look no further! The Tech Entrepreneurship and Innovation Development Center, in collaboration with Zoomout and Fablab, is thrilled to announce the launch of its 6-week pre-acceleration program.

Program Goals:

  • Gain insights into Georgia's entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Discover international and Georgian investment opportunities and perfect your applications.
  • Develop essential entrepreneurial skills and a growth-oriented mindset.
  • Form teams and bring your startup concepts to life.

Who Can Apply?

Teams with at least one active and/or alumni students from Ilia State University who are eager to refine their innovative ideas and transform them into thriving startups are encouraged to participate.

Selection Criteria:

  • Innovative idea (10%)
  • Feasibility of the startup idea (10%)
  • Motivation to engage in the program (80%)

Program Highlights (6 Key Phases):

  1. Idea generation and refinement.
  2. Prototyping and validation.
  3. Crafting a robust business model and financial strategy.
  4. Identifying suitable investment opportunities.
  5. Mastering the art of writing successful grant applications.
  6. Polishing your pitch deck for maximum impact.

Important Dates:

Program Start Date: May 27, 2024

Program End Date: July 12, 2024 (culminating in a Demo Day)

Location: Ilia State University

Working Languages: Georgian and English

To secure your spot, register now at the provided link:

Registration Deadline:

Make sure to complete your registration by May 20, 2024 11:59 p.m.

This program offers an exciting opportunity for Ilia State University's innovative minds to receive invaluable guidance and support in their entrepreneurial journey. By participating, you'll not only gain essential skills but also have the chance to showcase your startup idea on Demo Day. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity!


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