European Innovation Academy - Portugal

Travel to Lisbon's beautiful coastline town, Cascais, Portugal, and learn what it takes to become a global entrepreneur while taking part in a life changing experience. Team up with students from around the world to develop a business and pitch to real venture capitalists from the Silicon Valley and across the globe. You will build a network of global mentors while launching a startup in just 15 days.

We are no longer accepting applications for Portugal 2019. Please check back early 2020 to apply! 

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Participant Spotlight

Past Participant Quotes

“It provided me the opportunity to use my creative thinking skills in a real world environment while working with a diverse group of students from across the globe. It taught me entrepreneurial skills that will benefit me regardless of what path I ultimately pursue.”

"I just secured a financial analyst internship with Amazon for this summer and definitely feel that my participation in EIA was instrumental in landing the role. I was asked several tough questions about completing projects and working in teams and my experiences in EIA provided me several great and specific examples to cite."

Benefits

  • Team up with students from around the world
  • Bring your idea or work on someone else's idea
  • Build a startup from the ground up
  • Pitch to real venture capitalists from Silicon Valley and across the globe
  • Course credit available (3 credit hours)

Eligibility

  • Open to all UI students
  • No previous entrepreneurship experience is required
  • No foreign language is required; all participants will speak in English
EIA Portugal

Scholarships

Check out these scholarship opportunities for international programs.

Please be aware that financial aid packages, including Pell Grants, can also be used to fund study abroad. 

A Glance at the Schedule

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Ideation & Team Form
    • Promote your idea
    • Survival guide for entrepreneurs
    • Five Ways to Create a $100m, Industry-Disrupting, Business
    • And more!
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Prototyping and Growth Hacking
    • Business Model for Global Scalability
    • Marketing and Distribution Channels
    • Go-To-Market Plan
    • And more!
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Finding User and Pitching
    • 1,000 customers in 100 hours
    • PR and Branding
    • Crowdfunding Campaign
    • Pitch Like a Boss!
    • Fireside Chat with Early Stage Investors
    • And more!

Next STEPS

Don't miss out on this opportunity to build a network of global mentors while launching a startup in 15 days. This program is competitive and has limited spots available.

We are no longer accepting applications for Portugal 2019. Please check back in early 2020 to apply!

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