We provide an educational program for high-school and university students with state-of-the art startup methodologies, improve management skills by providing expert trained corporate mentors.
Invendor Innovation Academy is continuation of the successful uSchool entrepreneurship program delivered in Hungary since 2015 by Invendor.
Skills we develop
You can learn about..
Personas | Prototyping | Failure Culture | Lean Business Model Canvas | Team Management | Design Thinking | UX | … and more
We are looking for you if…
…you are a 16-30 year old high-school or university student who…
- is eager to learn more, improve your skillset for the future
- would like to work on a real entrepreneurial project, even your own idea
- needs support to realise a business idea
- would like to find out what your competitive strengths are
- would like to try out yourself in teamwork, in a real-life project, meet with entrepreneurs and corporate professionals
- feel the need for some career orientation
1 semester long course (spring & fall), weekly sessions, starts with hackathon + personalized mentoring sessions.
Finals at Brain Bar!
NEXT PROGRAM FOR HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS STARTS ON THE 6th OF FEBRUARY 2019!
Applying to the program you will join the free “Vedd a kezedbe a jövő(de)t!” program of United Way Hungary which, besides developing your business project, also offers exciting company visits and other complementary program elements to help you on your journey of self-understanding and be more conscious deciding on your future!
What to expect?
Joining one of the free entrepreneurial clubs you will be guided to execute a business idea of yours or your future teammates’, starting with the challenge you would like to tackle, through business models, prototyping, and pitching. Besides getting to know the startup best practices and methodologies you will meet several startup and corporate career paths through lectures, mentoring sessions and company visits. Eventually at the end of the program you will be able to present your own startup project.
We are holding 2-hour-long club sessions every week on Tuesdays and/or Wednesdays, after-school hours, where you will learn about the next steps in building your business with your team. Besides the club sessions you will need a minimum 4 hours weekly to work on your projects with your team to be able to present at the final competition, from where the top performers can enter the 2018/2019 finals that is being held at Brain Bar the biggest European festival on the future.
Important dates are…
- Application deadline: 27th January
- Program start: 6th February
- Startup weekend: 9-10th February
- Finals at Brain Bar: 31th May
You can apply choosing from two entrepreneurship clubs based on your topic preferences. The clubs are focusing on – but not strictly restricted to – the topics of (1) Social entrepreneurship and (2) Consumer and design products.
You can apply individually, by filling in the form below and sending your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will get feedback on getting in the program at the end of January.
- To apply you do not need to have a team, or an exact business idea, however if you already have, you can highlight it in the form.
- The language of the courses are decided on your preferences, we have already had several clubs in English and also in Hungarian.
The “Vedd a kezedbe a jövő(de)t!” program is supported by United Way Worldwide grant on behalf of the generosity of Citi Foundation.
The professional content of the Entrepreneurship Clubs is delivered and implemented by us – Invendor Innovation Academy.
Have a look at our 2018 program finals!
SUCCESS STORIES OF PREVIOUS TEAMS
Photon is an online agency, where the clients can order photo shooting or video making with only a few clicks. The company was established in 2018 January and in February got the first investment from Telenor. They opened their first paying services at spring and since than they worked with many companies, like MOL, Bortársaság, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and many others. In 2018 they want to take an other investment round.
The LED team had designed a clever climbing wall, which revolutionizes indoor climbing with modern technologies. With the help of sensors and LED lights, the training becomes more interesting and conscious, and by the application, the process can be easily tracked, estabilishing development for all the climbers who want to make a progress.
What makes our team truly successful is our custom designed climbing holds, product ideas, and already implemented engingeering solutions.
Team Rekamé aims to save the remaining ingredients from supermarkets and use them in its sustainable food truck solution, where 100% green and delicitious foods will be created every day. The team achieved third place on the semifinal at Brain Bar Festival and got the opportunity to present its idea in the international final already with a significant partnerships agreement.
As a Hungarian startup, founded at the begining of 2018, we aim to create the first professional, photograpy related, second-hand online marketplace- thats how Swapic was born. With us you can trade your equipments on a high standard platform with full service.
MEDIA, COMMUNITY AND EVENTS
Business Breakfast 2018 summer with BCCH
Best Mentors Competition
We are in the media!
PARTNERS & REFERENCES
Media and Event Partners
and many more…