WHAT?

DO!, the center for entrepreneurship at Ghent University, launches EXPEDITION DO!, a 7-month acceleration program for entrepreneurial talent at Ghent University. DO! is on a mission to support and stimulate every student and researcher at Ghent University to pursue their wildest business ideas.

With EXPEDITION DO!, Ghent University aims to create a unique University Accelerator Program in which students and researchers are able to develop critical entrepreneurial skills to start, build and grow their business ideas into a thriving venture with the help of an extensive network of experts and existing accelerator programs in the industry. EXPEDITION DO! will help propel your business idea to the next level, as this program will provide you with an eye-opening perspective on what it really means to build your own startup. EXPEDITION DO! has 2 goals:

  • To prepare students/researchers with a non-validated business idea to start.
  • To prepare students/researchers with an existing business for growth.

FOR WHOM?

Any student/researcher or team of students/researchers at Ghent University, who:

  • wants to validate their innovative idea and verify whether it is, or could be, market-ready.
  • wants to explore the bigger potential of their existing business and grow it to the next level. If you’re graduating this academic year, you’re still eligible to apply and partake in EXPEDITION DO! 2019.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

A free 7-month program consisting of regular individual coaching sessions, 2 jam-packed bootcamps on location, expert mentoring and workshops on topics such as pitching, finance, IP, design thinking and so much more.

APPLICATION PROCESS

The application form below is a mandatory first step in the application process of EXPEDITION DO! 2019. Please be as complete as possible, but in a concise way. DO! will review all application forms thoroughly and will make a selection based on the following 5 criteria concerning your business idea:

  • Innovativeness
  • Ambition
  • Potential market size
  • Growth potential & scalability
  • Team

Important note: each person/team can only apply with 1 business idea. Submitting multiple business ideas will result in disqualification. DO! expects all founders listed on the application form to actively participate during the entire EXPEDITION DO! program, if shortlisted.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 28/02/2019

Important note: each person/team can only apply with 1 business idea. Submitting multiple business ideas will result in disqualification. DO! expects all founders listed on the application form to actively participate during the entire EXPEDITION DO! program, if shortlisted.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 28/02/2019