Instituto Pedro Nunes
IPN     IPN Incubadora

Ineo Start
Transforming technologies and ideas into business

Challenge

Steve Blank says that "(...) a startup is an organisation formed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model." That is, entrepreneurs believe that there is business potential in a given idea but everything is yet to be done (and tested) and the path is anything but easy. How can we help those who want to move forward?

Solution

ineo start is a six-week acceleration program for high-tech projects that will gather around twelve teams to help their way to the market. In the five previous editions more than 200 participants have gone through ineo start. Of these, 74 teams have started businesses, with a survival rate of 85%. The teams have the following profile: ? Researchers that achieved passive R&D results that can generate competitive products in global markets ? Projects or startups in the development stage of their product/service ? Business teams in the development phase of a new product/service for global markets. The program consists of 80 hours of workshops and mentoring sessions provided by entrepreneurs/investors who are willing to share their knowledge and experience with the participants of the program. The topics of the workshops are Business Model Canvas, How to Pitch, Customer Development, Lean Prototyping, Marketing for Startups and Investment. At the end of the program there is a "Demo Day," with the presentation of startups and participating projects to an audience of guests, including investors.

Previous Editions

6th Edition (2015)
Theme: Transformar tecnologias e ideias em negócios
Date: 20 de Março de 2015
Guest Speakers: A 6º edição do INEO Weekend contou com 11 equipas: TrialClinics, SOUL, Antiaging@products, CellarMarket, PharmStem, Playsketch, BMHTec, PreDiMut, Viur, XCell Toxicos e Spero.
5th Edition (2014)
Theme: Transforming technologies and ideas into business
Date: 5 de Fevereiro de 2014
Guest Speakers: 14 teams participated: AMS Health, Innovation aspersus, BSIMsphere, COOLdent, Sentilant - Ecomobile, FarmReal, GreenFil, IdealFlush, IGOR - Intelligent Web Management Software, Locus Solus Biolab, My Book Buzz, Titan Forged Games and VFInfer. The 5th edition of INEO Weekend had about 20 mentors.
4th Edition (2013)
Theme: Transforming technologies and ideas into business
Date: 12 de Abril de 2013
Guest Speakers: 13 teams participated: Bark It !, CanADev, CFO BRM, CORKBOX, EVNT, InSwitch, Lipotool, MedroJelly4Diet, Oratio Classroom, ShowerCare, Taggeo, UltraCarpo, Viriathus and 3D Scan. The 4th edition of INEO Weekend had about 30 mentors.
3rd Edition (2012)
Theme: Transforming technologies and ideas into business
Date: 16 de Março de 2012
Guest Speakers: The 3rd edition of INEO Weekend involved 15 teams: Apis Forward, BeFree, BSim2 - Biomolecular Simulations, Crossing Answers, Genewin, I9SURF, LaserLeap, Lusoled, mobYics, QualityPlant, Sensing Future Technologies, SpySports, Spoortal - Just Play, TradeDare and unplugg. These teams had the support of about 30 mentors.
2nd Edition (2011)
Theme: Transforming technologies and ideas into business
Date: 25 de Março de 2011
Guest Speakers: The 2nd edition of INEO Weekend numbered 17 teams: Airnetek, BioMechFEM, Art at Home, Bundlr, EASyringe, Easywine, Eco_HSP, Equigerminal, Exa4LIFE, Hebe, Interactive Showcase, Kinteractiv, Lisbon Pallet, MInquiry, SIPTA, Technologies and Digital Arts, touchCity. These teams had the support of about 30 mentors.
1st Edition (2010)
Theme: Transforming technologies and ideas into business
Date: 23 de Abril de 2010
Guest Speakers: 15 teams participated including EFISTEC, Ganttapp, HyperCube, iClio, iNovmapping, Mg Stages, PROVENI, Qmos, Sense Bloom, SMS-A, TagIT, Vendder, Waynergy Zendon with a total of 30 participants. These teams had the support of about 30 mentors.

Duration

2010-presente

Consortium

 

Website

start.ineo.pt

Keywords

innovation, entrepreneurship, technology, startups, acceleration programmes, mentoring

Previous Editions

6th Edition (2015)
5th Edition (2014)
4th Edition (2013)
3rd Edition (2012)
2nd Edition (2011)
1st Edition (2010)