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businessbooster The Competition is a business ideas competition for Industrial Engineering and Management students. businessbooster The Competition gives students the possibility to test and develop their business idea, gain useful experience and establish professional contacts.
 
This 2016 edition is organised in different phases. Through all the process participants will be able not only to present their ideas in front of a jury but also to gain knowledge about entrepreneurship and develop their ideas in a professional way. At the end of the Competition the idea will have a real business plan that can be used and presented in future situations.
 

First round - rough ideas

The first phase of The Competition starts in September 4th. Participants will be registered in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) where their entrepreneurial skills will be developed. To apply for the first phase your team has to have:
  • Maximum 4 members
  • At least one student from Industrial Engineering and Management
The first phase ends on September 24th and 40 ideas will be chosen.
 

Second round - Webinars and Mentoring month

The second round starts in October 2nd and these 40 ideas will have the opportunity to attend to online Webinars during five weeks. People with experience in different entrepreneurial fields will deliver trainings and lectures that will help to the development of the ideas. Each team will be assigned one mentor that will help the development of the business model and join the team in the Final if they are selected.
 
This phase ends on November 5th when the teams will have to submit an application applying what they have learnt. From these applications 5 ideas will be chosen to take part in the Final round.
 

Third round - Workshops and Final

Since the moment the 5 final ideas are chosen they will work with the mentor who will give support by providing feedback and giving advises to the teams in order to prepare them for The Final.
 
The Final will take place in Porto from November 27th to December 1st. There the teams will have to give a final pitch in front of a Jury and investors who will chose the winning one.

Join this awesome opportunity and test your aptitudes to start your own business.

How to participate?

Have you always wanted to invent your own business idea and turn it into a successful startup? businessbooster The Competition gives you the opportunity to do so! You will test and develop your business idea, gain useful experiences and establish professional contacts for your startup. You will compete with teams across Europe in this unique business ideas competition for Industrial Engineering and Management students. 
 

  Before you apply to the First Round, please read the rules and basis of the competition

 

  If you don't have a team, and would like to carry on with the competition, you can fill out this form. If you have an idea but don't have a team, or the other way around we will create new teams, until the 23rd of September. New teams will be informed right away.

 

  To apply First Phase, please fill out this form. The application period ends at 24th of September 23.59!

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us: helpcompetition.business@estiem.org

 

  Before you apply to the First Round, please read the rules and basis of the competition from here.
 
  If you don't have a team, and would like to carry on with the competition, you can fill out this form. If you have an idea but don't have a team, or the other way around we will create new teams, until the 23rd of September. New teams will be informed right away.
 
  To apply First Phase, please fill out this form. The application period ends at 24th of September 23.59!