EUROPEAN
INNOVATION
ACADEMY

EUROPEAN
INNOVATION
ACADEMY

The most innovative technology entrepreneurship summer program!

The extreme accelerator – from idea to an initial start-up in 15 days

7th - 25th July, 2014 in Nice, Sophia Antipolis

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What is European Innovation Academy?

European Innovation Academy is the most innovative technology entrepreneurship summer program taking place at University of Nice, Sophia-Antipolis

Engaging entrepreneurial minded students from all disciplines - IT related students plus entrepreneurship students plus students from all OTHER disciplines equals a start-up.

2014 Nice is EIA's 4th Edition

Extreme accelerator for developing entrepreneurial studies! Students will receive 6ECTS for the program

Every year we host 500 young entrepreneurs, 100 business mentors and 50 top level professors from 40 different countries.

European Innovation Academy works closely with World`s top universities - Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley and global companies like Amadeus, Samsung, Microsoft.

Organisation

Management

Alar Kolk
President
Anni Sinijärv
CEO
Egon Saks
COO
Johanna Tukk
Global CMO
Luke Kim
Head of U.S Relations
Roosi Mägi
Head of French Relations
Marju Teras
Head of Corporate Relations
Triin Ploompuu
Head of iLeader Team
Pavlo Pedenko
Head of Digital Media
Kadi Sinilo
Head of Program Management
Tiffine Wang
Head of Mentoring Program
Kadri Rebane
Coordinator of Mentors

EIA Ambassadors

The global Network of Ambassadors brings together the official representatives of European Innovation Academy.
USA
Erika White
Luke Kun-hyoung Kim
Diana Phan
Zack Fischman
Joshua Chua
Germany
Daniel Bartel
Fabian Andarzi Kia
Sebastian Heil
Austria
Christian Pecksteiner
France
Santa Kuodis
Italy
Andrea Castelnovo
China
Lin Mou
Zhao Xinchen
Latvia
Martins Dvinskis
India
Naveen Nishchal
Ukraine
Pavlo Pedenko
Mexico
Rafael Cepeda
Hongkong
Rasmus Kõrs

"EIA is American Idol for start-ups."

- Kun-Hyoung Kim, student at University of California, Berkeley

"EIA is American Idol for start-ups."

- Kun-Hyoung Kim, student at University of California, Berkeley

Key Speakers

Introducing the first speakers of European Innovation Academy 2014

  • Peter Vesterbacka

    Mighty Eagle - Angrybird, Rovio Ltd.

    Ravi Belani

    Professor at Stanford University, Managing Partner at Alchemist Accelerator

    Ken Singer

    Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, UC Berkeley

    Nick De Mey

    Co-founder Board of Innovation

  • Patrick Stähler

    Partner & Founder at Fluidminds

    Alar Kolk

    President of European Innovation Academy

    Martin Omander

    Program Manager at Google

    Prof. Thomas J. Howard

    Technical University of Denmark

  • Prof. Mark Harris

    CEO of InnoVaVentures,a former head of INTEL

    Chris Burry

    Co-CEO USMAC
     

    Jaan Tallinn

    Co-Founder of Skype

    Alain Crozier

    President Microsoft France

  • Martin Haemmig

    Former Senior Advisor on VC for Stanford SPRIE
     

    Mila Kyriacou

    Vice President at Silicon Valley Bank

    Tiffine Wang

    Business Development Manager for Startups (Silicon Valley)

    Alina Adams

    Serial Entrepreneur (Silicon Valley)

  • Patrick Fitzgerald

    Serial Entrepreneur
    Wharton, University of Pennsylvania

    On Lu

    Partner at Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP

    Mike Kyriacou

    Serial Entrepreneur
    Advisory Board, SCU CIE Leavy School of Business

    Mike Reiner

    Founder of Accelerator Startup Wise Guys

  • Brad Woodcox

    Director of Business Development at Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP

    Joseph Weatherbee

    Associate Attorney at Novak Druce + Quigg LLP

    John W. Mullins

    Associate Professor, London Business School
    Author: The New Business Road Test and Getting to Plan B

    Anand Kulkarni

    CEO at MobileWorks (Silicon Valley)

  • Yrjö Ojasaar

    Solon Partners, Managing Partner
    Pitch Coach

    Prayag Narula

    Co-Founder/CTO, MobileWorks (Silicon Valley)

    Teemu Arina

    Biohacker

    Alejandro Barrera

    Chief WOWness Officer at Press42

  • Mathieu Carenzo

    Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
    Early stage Investor

The list is not final. Keep your eye on updates. We will host over 50 different speakers in the Summer of 2014!

"EIA is a perfect place for creating your future!"

- Daniel Bartel, Design Thinker & Lean Entrepreneur

"EIA is a perfect place for creating your future!"

- Daniel Bartel, Design Thinker & Lean Entrepreneur

Program

You will receive 6 ECTS in total

    I Week

    Ideas Discovery

    Team Dynamics

    Customer Development and Validation

    Innovation Management

    Product Market Fit

    II Week

    Variety of Platforms

    Tech Product Positioning

    Business Model Design

    Prototyping Madness

    Customer Engagement Strategies

    III Week

    Storyfying Your Business

    Market Traction with Live Product

    Launching a Startup in Practice

    How Investors Think?

    Perfect VC Pitch

    Sessions

    Paper Prototyping

    Team Marriage

    Big Data in Tourism Industry

    Sessions

    Kinect Olympics

    What's next after cloud?

    Failure Pitching

    Sessions

    Become a VC Competition

    Blood and Innovation

    3D Printing Competition

"The European Innovation Academy is a fantasticly fun way to have both an immersive primer in what it takes to actually start a start-up AND an unrivaled cultural immersion experience."

- Ravi Belani, Professor at Stanford University, Managing Partner at Alchemist Accelerator

"The European Innovation Academy is a fantasticly fun way to have both an immersive primer in what it takes to actually start a start-up AND an unrivaled cultural immersion experience."

- Ravi Belani, Professor at Stanford University, Managing Partner at Alchemist Accelerator

Social Program

I Weekend

Luxurious weekend in Monaco
(140€)

Spend an amazing weekend exploring luxurious place - Monaco! Have you ever seen the famous Monte Carlo? Now you have a chance!

II Weekend

Red Carpet weekend in Cannes
(70€)

Weekend full of movie stars and red carpet glamour. Time to define your star X factor and join the party!

III Weekend

Adventurous weekend in Corsica
(220€)

Did you know that Corsica was the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte? The famous leader has said: “Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.” According to his words - weekend full of adventures you can`t say no to!

"The European Innovation Academy is a fantastic opportunity to work with an international team to develop new ideas. I had a great time and learned a ton about communication, cooperation, technology, entrepreneurship, and myself."

- Zack Fischmann, CEO at PopFizz

"The European Innovation Academy is a fantastic opportunity to work with an international team to develop new ideas. I had a great time and learned a ton about communication, cooperation, technology, entrepreneurship, and myself."

- Zack Fischmann, CEO at PopFizz

Partners

Introducing our partners according to Samurai ranks

Force Commanders

Legendary Samurais

"I really blossomed after EIA. After the 3 weeks I knew exactly what I want to do with my life and now I know precisely how I am going to achieve success."

- Kaur Kirikall, Co-Founder at Zaika

"I really blossomed after EIA. After the 3 weeks I knew exactly what I want to do with my life and now I know precisely how I am going to achieve success."

- Kaur Kirikall, Co-Founder at Zaika

Get on board

Price list

All prices are for 3 weeks


Super Early Bird - Until 15th of December - 1290€

One week - 490€
Two weeks - 890€

Early Bird - Until 23rd of February - 1490€

Regular Price - Until 15th of May - 1690€

Innovators discounts

5 innovators group discount - 10%

10 innovators group discount - 15%

20 innovators group discount - 25%



Motivation package for professor/lecturer/university staff member:


We give out:

Free ticket
Free airline ticket
Free accommodation
to a person who combines together a group of 10 students

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