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How to support entrepreneurship at the university?

2024-04-24 09:42:00

Our colleagues from Corvinus attended the fourth and final workshop of EIT Digital Accelerate project.
Budapesti Corvinus Egyetem

The event was hosted by Adam Smith Business School, at Glasgow University. The workshop was led by STAC, a proven Scottish company who are helping tech start-ups build companies ready for international success with an industry-led 18-month mentorship programme. This workshop module focused on the operation, KPI setting, communication and event management of startups and accelerators. 


Introduction to Accelerate-EEE  

The vision of ACCELERATE-EEE is to build capacity at partner higher education institutions to catalyze the development of data-driven entrepreneurial firms in areas such as fintech, MedTech, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. 

This goal is approached through a range of interventions that embed an entrepreneurial culture within partner institutions, create mechanisms for aligning universities with industry best practice. 


University-wide cooperation 

The previous workshops have helped the colleagues better to understand goals in supporting business development, to map current support initiatives and to develop a vision for turning ideas and project results into viable products, services and ultimately businesses.  

Throughout the project, they have sought to involve colleagues from multiple areas of the university – research, research support, library, corporate relations, strategy, communications, international relations – to coordinate support solutions at the university level. 

It was also great to work together with partners at the University of Glasgow and the Vrije University of Amsterdam. 

The program was one of our research highlight video series, here you can learn more about it: 


Entrepreneurship Platform at Corvinus 

The first results of the project are already visible: the Corvinus Boost Program – powered by the Corvinus Entrepreneurship Platform – has started with an Info Session and Team Building event at the Gellért Campus in March with 34 applicant teams. 

The Boost Program is a framework of education and mentorship solutions for teams and individuals with entrepreneurial drive. This opportunity will help students to successfully grow their projects and prepare them to do their pitches and negotiate with investors. 


Next steps 

Building on the foundation of the 5-week program, a pitch day will be held on in May where the 13 teams who became ready can take the next steps in their entrepreneurial journey.  

If you are interested in participating the program or you would like to know more, check the website of the Boost Program! 


(Lead picture from the left: Adrienn Vauver, Péter Fehér, Emese Nagy,
Zsolt Valastyán, Csanád Pléli, Ákos Nagy és Anita Király) 

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