match & start

Match & Start

Do you have an early-stage startup idea? Are you an entrepreneurial spirited individual looking to
join a startup in its early days? Are you in the need of co-founders or extra members for your team?

During the Match & Start SPRINT programme, that runs from 16/07 until 22/09, enlarged and newly formed international teams work on their concepts and develop prototypes, which could be further developed into real businesses.

Input and various feedback sessions are provided by industry experts, business coaches as well as relevant startups and industry partners. Business concepts of international teams are matched with the most suitable incubators in the partner network for further support in development, incubation (virtual and physical) and market entry.

Want to know more? Read our Open Call Brochure
Questions? Email andreas.wauters@ugent.be.

Applications are now closed.

Want to be the first to learn when applications for the next edition open?

• bring your idea to life and learn from the best
• work with international entrepreneurs on building a sustainable future
• exclusive access to EIT Manufacturing, EIT Urban Mobility, Health, Food and Circular Economy experts in your field
• get in touch with startups, investors and industry partners
• access to the best incubators around the world
• get access to private and public funding
• final pitching to expert jury

For More information on our programme, please check the Open Call Brochure.

Start for Future is a co-developed programme initiated by European Universities, reinforced by the EUAcceL and Tandem+ Consortium and EIT Urban Mobility and EIT Manufacturing.
This initiative is brought to you by DO! Ghent University and the 20+ partners in the Start for Future Alliance: 

Athens University of Economics and Business | Universidade de Aveiro | International Burch University | Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences | California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) | Czech Technical University in Prague | Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship | Dundalk Institute of Technology | Ghent University | Junior Achievement Bulgaria | King’s College Nepal | LaTrobe University | Edinburgh Napier University | Università di Pisa | University of Economics – Varna | Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University | Ryerson University | Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek | Tecnocampus
Supported by: EIT – European Institute of Innovation and Technology | EIT HEI Initiative | EIT Manufacturing | EIT Urban Mobility | EU Science, Research and Innovation.

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