Creatives, techies and entrepreneurs unite! In this intensive course, you will join forces to form international student start-up teams and work on your own or a team member’s innovative idea. You study theories and practices from Creativity, Technology and Entrepreneurship, demonstrating the value of design thinking, business modeling, innovation, customer validation and creative process. With mentoring and inspirational talks from entrepreneurs, creatives and tech start-ups, you turn your idea into a working business model and plan, and pitch in front of a jury. The best teams compete in an international Business Contest!
Creatives, techies and entrepreneurs unite, this is your summer course!
Do you want to combine business thinking, concepts for the application of (new) technology and creativity in creating your own start-up?
In this intensive interdisciplinary two-week course September 2018, you will join forces and form international start-up teams with inspiring students from all over the world. Together you work on your own or a team member’s innovative idea, or on an idea that you design together during the first week of the Summer Academy. In two intensive, fun and very dynamic pressure-cooker weeks, you gain skills and knowledge from the fields of Creativity, Technology and Entrepreneurship, demonstrating the value of design thinking, team building, business modeling, innovation, customer validation and creative processes. With mentoring and inspirational talks from entrepreneurs, professors, creatives and tech start-ups, you build on your team to turn your idea into a working business model and plan, and pitch it in front of a jury of experts from the creative industries.
Since 2014 this Summer Academy is organized by the School of Art and Economics at Utrecht University of the Arts. As a part of European CREA Network the best teams of the Summer Academy will be invited afterwards to compete in the international CREA Business Contest!*
You can apply for the CREA Summer Academy as an individual or with your recently formed (early stage) start-up team. Individual applicants form their start-up team during the course, or can join and complement an already existing team. If you apply with a team, we expect you to be open to work with other students who can complement your team with knowledge and expertise that you need for your start-up.
The application and selection process for the CREA Summer Academies will start in January 2018. For more info on application and selection criteria, please contact course leader Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org
(*costs of the Business Contest are not included )
The winning team has the opportunity to be a part of an International Business Contest, travel costs are excluded. In certain cases fee waivers are applicable. Please contact the course leader for more information.