Applications to the second intake of Startup Academy are open

You dream of having your own startup or already have one in the early stages? You believe you have what it takes to create the next Infogr.am or Skype? TechHub Riga Startup Academy is now open for applications to its second intake, taking place on November 22-23rd in Riga, and invites you to join.

Apply: http://www.liaa.gov.lv/events/second-startup-academy

Who?

We are looking for that next generation of the Northern European startups that are eager to change the world. If you are an early-stage startup (or plan of having one soon) that builds a mobile application, social network, hardware gadget or anything else that�s IT and tech, you�re more than welcome to apply.

How does it work?

You join a free 2-day intensive bootcamp that gives you an opportunity to:

  • come and pitch your product to mentors, and get an initial feedback;
  • listen to keynotes, develop your knowledge, and put them in practice;
  • get 1-on-1 sessions with mentors and improve your product even more;
  • pitch to investors and get ready for the next challenges.

Don�t step aside � do your part the best way possible to win the crowd, mentors and investors.

Team vs individual?

We are open for both teams and individuals, who want to join any of the teams, accepted to the academy. Up to 10 teams and an undefined number of individual applicants will be selected to the academy. It is up to teams and individuals to approve addition to the team � if the individual has not found a team to join on the first day of academy, he/she does not have access to the consultations on the first day and second day. Please, if you want to apply to the academy with a business idea, use the team application instead!

Team criteria:

  • You come from the region � Northern Europe (including the Baltics and Poland);
  • You have a concrete idea or an early stage startup;
  • You have a team of motivated individuals (or you are looking for ones);
  • You are confident about the quality of your idea and ability to go global;
  • You have filled the application form.

Individual criteria:

  • You come from the region � Northern Europe (including the Baltics and Poland);
  • You have competences necessary for the digital field;
  • You have filled the application form.

Keynotes, mentors?

Academy�s mentors and presenters are Greg Mathers (Adizes Latvia, Riga Business School), Egils Boitmanis (Infinitum8), Gary Whitehill (BURST, entrepreneurship, business management and innovation expert), [Andris K. Berzins] (http://lv.linkedin.com/in/aberzins) (Buzztale, TechHub Riga), Arturs Mednis (Inspired Digital) and Viesturs Sosars (Real Sound Lab) and many more to come. They will be there to teach you the tricks of the startup world and develop your business competences.

Why attend?

It�s fun and educative � you get straight access to a number of business professionals who want to help you improve your business. It�s networking and opportunity to aim high, and continue developing � the reContact team received additional marketing training program at Infinitum 8, but the first winner of the academy Furnny received tickets to the biggest Northern European tech conference Slush (worth 600�).

Deadline to apply is November 7th, the academy takes place on November 22-23rd. We don't provide accommodation, but the meals and most importantly the knowledge will be on us! Working language is English - therefore if you're from neighbouring countries, you're very welcome to apply.

Academy is organized by TecHub Riga. Thanks to our supporters & partners: Bridgit! and Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA). Organized in the framework of �Entrepreneurship Motivation Programme� managed by LIAA and co-financed by European Regional Development Fund and European Union.

Application form: http://www.liaa.gov.lv/events/second-startup-academy