Become a part of a dynamic program designed to enhance your skills, expand your network, gain insights from industry experts, and nurture your entrepreneurial spirit.
What is Start for Future (SFF)?
Start for Future (SFF) is an international consortium of entrepreneurial universities and business incubators working collaboratively to revolutionise university education. There mission is to create sustainable, innovative programs that empower the next generation of leaders and changemakers.
What Does the SFF Network Offer?
The SFF network provides a range of flexible programs tailored for students, graduates, researchers and the wider community. You have the flexibility to progress from one program to the next or choose the one that best suits your needs.
Start for Future: Learn for Researchers
Are you a Post-doc or Postgraduate Researcher in the final year of your research? Join our 4-day online boot camp from November 16 to 24 (9 AM to 5 PM CET) to learn how to commercialise your research, guided by expert coaches at the University of Ghent.
Start for future: Accelerating innovation through talent, startup development and co-creation across ecosystems in Europe
Start for Future is an international network of entrepreneurial universities and incubators towards the development of innovative and impactful startups and solutions. In the alliance, talents and teams with innovative business ideas and a strong entrepreneurial mindset are given resources to further foster their business concepts and incubate them in startup ecosystems where they can thrive and find appropriate partners for co-creation and growth.
The Start for Future innovation process is inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals because it is impact-driven and fosters responsible entrepreneurship. Based on challenges defined by these goals, teams and talents develop solutions that have an impact on society as a whole.
Start for Future is an intensive, pre-incubation programme where enlarged and newly formed international teams work on concepts and develop prototypes. This year, we are focusing particularly on the topics:
🌎 Together with 20+ international partners, the programme will guide you through startup and team development, match you with an experienced startup consultant AND give you the chance to join one of our 15 partner incubators worldwide.
🌟 Ready to Ignite Your Entrepreneurial Journey? Join the Match & Start Phase Today! 🚀
Calling all visionaries, trailblazers, and game-changers! 📢 The Open Call for the Match & Start Phase is officially underway, and we want YOU to be part of it! 🥳 🚀
Are you an early-stage startup team or an individual talent with a burning passion for innovation? Are you eager to connect with like-minded individuals and build your dream team? Look no further! We're on the lookout for talented individuals like you, interested in the following domains:
⛑ Health 🍏 Food 🚖 Urban mobility 🤖Manufacturing 🔃 Circular economy 🚦 Energy
Join our 10-week, virtual program, designed to empower and equip you with the tools you need to succeed. Here's what's in store for you:
🔹 Engage in weekly coaching sessions and receive personalized guidance 🔹 Participate in interactive workshops and gain valuable skills 🔹 Access a vast international network of entrepreneurial minds 🔹 Connect with a supportive community of innovators
And the excitement doesn't end there! At the conclusion of the program, you'll have the chance to pitch your ground-breaking ideas. Stand a chance to be selected for one of our 16 international incubators, complete with funding for prototyping.
⏰ The clock is ticking! Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity. Apply by June 15th, 2023 and pave the way for your future success! 🚀💪