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GET A PROFESSIONAL NETWORK AND ACCESS TO COACHING, MENTORS, RESOURCES AND EVEN FUNDING!

Do you have a project that might be valuable if implemented and realized? Perhaps an idea for a product or service innovation, or something else completely. Then SEA's Startup Program is here to help you get of the ground running.

The Program is aimed at developing student projects and ideas into innovations and startups, with the ambition of getting more entrepreneurial students and startup companies out of Aalborg University. The program is open to all full time students and submitted projects may be in both late and early stages of development. The key to joining is an ambition of developing your project and your entrepreneurial skills.

OUR OFFER TO YOU

  • Help in validating your project/ idea into a business opportunity.
  • A cross-disciplinary network to fellow students and entrepreneurs, including collaborating partners/team-members to help further develop your project idea.
  • Professional consultants and specialized mentors from relevant industries.
  • Resources needed for the development phase in your projects.
  • Continuous coaching from experienced business developers and professionals assigned to your case. 
  • Advice from specialists, e.g. on IP, legal or economic issues.
  • Access to the resources and network of SEA (Supporting Entrepreneurship at AAU).
  • A great setting for developing your innovation and entrepreneurship skills, adding an extra level of know-how to your project.
  • Assistance in raising funds for your venture!

 
 
WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU

  • That you and your team is dedicated and willing to put in time and energy to the project (at least 1 team member needs to be an active AAU student) .
  • That AAU Startup Program and your team enter into a collaboration agreement on the development of the project.
  • That you participate in meetings with your business developer. 
  • That you participate in relevant events and courses.
  • That you participate in the Venture Cup business plan competition.
  • That you get a statement from your supervisor, read more below!
  • That you accept that we collect various data for further development of the AAU Startup Program.

 

WHO IS INVITED TO JOIN?

We are currently looking for two types of candidates.

 
ACCELLERATORS: STUDENT WITH A PROJECT IDEA AND A DREAM-TEAM

If you have a great idea, fully developed or not, and have assembled your dream-team, then you are ready to apply and become an accelerator! 

To start a project: Apply here.

 
TEAM MENTORS:

Mentors are essential to the Startup Program. As a mentor, you will meet highly skilled and dedicated people, working as entrepreneurs to develop new and innovative business opportunities.

To become a Mentor: Apply here

 

To read more about the Entrepreneurial Talent Program, click here.  

 

SUPERVISOR STATEMENT

A supervisor statement is required to join the AAU Startup Program. Please contact a researcher/lecturer close to your project, in order to get a statement on the feasibility of your idea. Projects should be rooted or related to your study program. This is our way of getting a “sanity check” from someone close to your project, but who is not a part of it.

The supervisor statement could be an email or document of 3-5 lines, where your supervisor expresses his/her opinion on the project. It might be the problem being explored, and if this is technology related, a statement on the technical feasibility in your solution. We welcome additional information from your supervisor on e.g. you and your team. Also, note the name and contact info of your supervisor.

If you for whatever reason should be unable to obtain a supervisor statement, list what you have done to obtain it, and why this has not been possible. Also note name and contact info.

 

WE WILL PRIORITIZE PROJECTS THAT ARE:

  • Rooted in the teams disciplinarily, but at the same time cross-disciplinary or building on knowledge from other domains.
  • Addressing a problem area that is recognized by stakeholders (or that you convince us that it will be by your endeavors).
  • Carried forward by a dedicated team of students.
  • Described in a convincing way.
  •  Endorsed or backed by your supervisor.
  • That are ambitious and with a degree of uncertainty (not related to execution).

 

Startup Accelerator/Trainee Program

DATE EVENT WHERE TIME
12/6 AAU Startup program – Info Event Create: room 5.125 15.30-17.00
15/6 AAU Startup program – Info Event Fibigerstræde 11, room 39 9:00 - 12:00

 

JOIN THE STARTUP PROGRAM

 

STUDENTS WITH A PROJECT IDEA & A TEam: 

If you have a project-idea and a dream-team, then you are more than welcome to apply to become a startup Accellerator! 

To become an Accellerator: Apply here.

 

TEAM MENTORS:

Mentors are essential to the Startup Program. As a mentor, you will meet highly skilled and dedicated people, working as entrepreneurs to develop new and innovative business opportunities.

To become a Mentor: Apply here. 

 

If your project idea is not yet fully developed and you wish to increase your entrepreneurial knowledge base before you start a business, please join the Entrepreneurial Talent Program