STARTS in MOTION at full steam in June!

May 22, 2020

Exciting group sessions are coming this month!

Since the kick-off session of the STARTS in MOTION programme on May 6th with Silvia Zancarli, the 8 teams selected have been talking with the STARTS staff to assess their most urgent needs and design their mentoring plan accordingly. Through these talks, Aurélie Delater, coordinator of the programme, has managed to understand better the concerns and blocking points that must be overcome to develop further their project.

She says: “The teams selected are all different, some have already formed a company, have a business plan and want to prepare for a round of investment, some are just at the beginning of this path, and others don´t want to go to the market but seek to develop the research and/or artistic side(s) of their project. What they all have in common, is both the potential and the will to go further, and this is what we have considered for this first edition“.

The programme has been thought to be tailored to the needs of each team, with the idea to have group sessions introducing the different learning modules planned (business model, IP, storytelling, fundraising), open to the whole STARTS community, followed by individual sessions with experts and mentors of the STARTS ECOSYSTEM.

Our programme for June:

  1. June 3rd, 5:30pm CEST: Introduction to Business Model Canvas with Miguel Sousa, Chief operation Officer, mentor and business angel, INOVA.
  2. June 16th,  5pm CEST – Postponed to july 6th: discussion around business model with open source and social enterprises, with Gil Gonçalves, Assistant Professor @ U.Porto / FEUP, serial entrepreneur.
  3. June 23rd, 5pm CEST: some truths, Dos and Don’ts about IP, with Prof. José Paulo Rainho, Director of the Technology Transfer Office of the UNIVERSITY OF AVEIRO.


Each session will last about one hour. They will be open to everyone as listeners, but the STARTS in MOTION teams will  have priority to ask their questions.

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