BUILD Solutions Accelerator Programme
BUILD offered a one-month accelerator programme to support students in developing start-up businesses and commercialise real products and services that may contribute to city resilience and re-naturalisation. With the assistance of City Facilitators and the experts coming from the SMEs part of the project, the groups set up and conducted real sales meetings and/or meetings with venture capital funds.
City Facilitator’ Accelerator Programme 2020 in Copenhagen
Copenhagen is a leading European hub for innovative climate and city solutions with a strong ecosystem of business, universities, venture capital, experts, and dealmakers. The customised Accelerator Programme is a unique path to fast track into the ecosystem with the aim of scaling an innovative business idea that will help to create a sustainable city.
The programme took place in four intensive weeks from August 31st until September 25th. With close mentoring from City Facilitator and GreenTech Challenge’ team of business experts, the students got a unique opportunity to develop their business through training, mentoring, sales meetings with potential clients and industry stakeholders, pitches to investors and business angels, networking events, interaction with other start-ups, and a number of visits to relevant hubs in Copenhagen that work with sustainable urban development and innovative solutions.
The programme was located at the interdisciplinary innovation hub and co-working place BLOXHUB at BLOX in Copenhagen which is the heart of the smart city ecosystem in Copenhagen. The Accelerator Programme concluded in a demo day, September 24th, where the participating students present their solutions in front of an exclusive audience including the partners involved along the process.
Check out the detailed schedule here.
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