Join TETRA Bootcamps

Get ready to enter the market!

TETRA bootcamp is a 3-day event full of trainings, workshops, and presentations with clear instructions on how to utilise the learnings. One day builds into the next and by the end of the event, you will have a better understanding of what is necessary to be done to bring your business or research idea to the market.

TETRA bootcamps provide NGI participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to accelerate their idea or business. Participants are supported by dedicated coaches that help to tailor the program according to their current needs – whether building on open-source principles or following a traditional business model.

TETRA provides two types of bootcamps:

1. TETRA Build-Up Bootcamp is dedicated to NGI projects with a low technological maturity level (TRL that need support in building their idea into a business. No previous contact in business development is expected.

At the build-up bootcamp, participants will receive introductive trainings on business modelling, intellectual property rights and fundraising as well as a chance to practice presenting your business idea to different audiences, boost your team management skills and get access to other likeminded people.

2. TETRA Scale-Up Bootcamp is dedicated to NGI projects with a medium/high technological maturity level (TRL >5) and/or projects with an established product/service that have the ambition to grow or scale their business. Previous experience in business development is expected, but not required for participation.

At the scale-up bootcamp, participants will be trained on advanced intellectual property topics, researching and entering (new) markets, filling gaps in transversal competences, specifying business and investment needs. Further fundraising options are introduced, including how to approach investors and access international public tenders.

What happens before the bootcamp?

The selected NGI participants will receive pre-trainings during complementary 1-hour webinars on pitching competitions (evaluation process, how to identify relevant competitions, how to liaise with organisers, etc.) and basics of business development.

The preparatory sessions and materials will be suggested based on the participants background and business idea.

What happens during the bootcamp?

During the 3-day online bootcamps, NGI participants will receive training sessions on the following topics and dedicated coaches that will support the learning process by helping to utilise the learnings according to the maturity of the participants’ project.

List of potential topics to be addressed during bootcamp sessions:

Build-up bootcampScale-up bootcamp

IPR Advisory

IPR Advisory

● Fundamentals of IP

● Coaching during the day in case there are specific questions                            

● IP licensing specificities

● IP management in open-source environment
● Coaching during the day in case there are specific questions

Transversal competence and soft skills

Transversal competence and soft skills

Experiential gamified learning experiences to develop:
● Individual transversal competences and skills
● Team transversal competences and skills
● Methodologies to develop new solutions using design thinking techniques

Experiential gamified learning
experiences to address:
● Team management: analysis of strengths and weaknesses in the team;
● Methodologies to complete a successful team
● Unique selling points: Identify, map and communicate them
● Key points to deliver a memorable online pitch

New markets, sales and business models

New markets, sales and business models

● Business modelling: Basics of the value proposition and business model canvas
● Design and operation on market uptake strategies and tactics

● Business model canvas deep dive: key partners and value chains, customer segmentation, structuring costs and revenues

● Overall company and commercialisation strategy

Investment readiness

Investment readiness

● Why should you consider raising investments and what are the best options for a beginning business?
● How to introduce (sell) your idea to different audiences?

● (Startup) finances (making your books attractive for investors)
● Raising your first investment vs raising a follow-up investment

Access to equity funding

Access to equity funding

● Introduction to company financing
● Equity as an integral part of financial portfolio

● Deep dive into the company financing with an investor
● Basics of legal and accounting issues, incl. lifecycle of investment

Access to (international) public contracts


● How to find the right tender and consortium partner
● How to prepare a winning proposal & (secret) strategies

What happens after the bootcamp?

All participants will receive:
1. Invitations to additional web seminars dedicated to post-bootcamp business development (on IPR, fundraising, team management, etc.).
2. Master plan strategy with recommendations for additional steps to be taken after the bootcamp.
3. Matchmaking with relevant support organisations in their region, including digital innovation hubs (DIHs) and incubators.
4. Access to a network of experts and likeminded people from across Europe.

Best performing teams will receive 20-40 hours of individual mentoring from desired experts in the TETRA mentor pool

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Bootcamp build-up
The online Build-up Bootcamp is meant for those innovators who have brilliant ideas for turning the internet more resilient, trust-worthy and sustainable, but yet don’t have all the skills to bring that idea to the market.
If you received funding from the NGI initiative with an idea or project below TRL 5, you are eligible to benefit from TETRA Build-up Bootcamps!
Day 1
Value creation

Get ready for speed networking and for the upcoming days ahead! During the first day, you will find out how to package your value proposition and understand your customers, learn about leadership skills and tackle the science of scoping the market size.

Day 2
Value capture

On the second day, we will take a closer look at your business model and help solve your most crucial intellectual property questions. You will also learn to navigate in the world of public tenders. Additionally, get ready to roll up your sleeves and practice pitching your idea to the peers. You are now half-way through the bootcamp.

Day 3
Value delivery

On the final day of the bootcamp, we will dive into fundraising training. You will meet an angel investor who will tell you all about their secrets. By the end of the bootcamp, you will have a chance to put everything you learnt into practice by delivering your final pitch in front of an audience.

Bootcamp scale-up
TETRA online Scale-up Bootcamps are meant for innovators and businesses that wish to accelerate their already established product or service with the aim of making the Internet more resilient, trust-worthy and sustainable by bringing their innovative solution to the market.

At the TETRA Scale-up Bootcamp, innovators are taught skills that are necessary to attract more users, enter new markets, raise (additional) funding and/or adjust your business model. The trainings provided at the bootcamp are adjusted according to the bootcamp participants' needs, their state of development and the type of their business (incl. open-source and not-for-profit).

You are fit to join the scale-up bootcamp if:

  1. you have received funding from the NGI initiative (or from another EU support mechanism for startups and SMEs)
  2. you have established a product, service or project that is equal or above TRL 5 (your technology has been validated in a relevant environment)
  3. you want to grow and scale your innovation

If you do not fit these criteria, see our Build-up Bootcamp which is meant for innovators working on an idea level.

Day 1
Value creation

Right after getting to know each other, you will present your project in groups. Our team will then provide you with the tools to define your Unique Selling Point and to empower your business management and transversal skills.

Day 2
Value capture

On the second day things get serious. Business model Canvas, advanced Intellectual Property trainings, international public tenders, pitch practicing and insights for presenting your project to venture capitals. Not enough? Indeed there is still day 3!

Day 3
Value delivery

It is now time to receive investment training and put into practice all the skills we've thaught you via a final pitching exercise!
You will be ready to enter any market, will the market be ready for you?

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