Online Build-up Bootcamp #1

When: 29 September - 01 October 2020

Where: Online

Who can participate? All projects, ideas and startups funded by Next Generation Internet projects.

TETRA’s "Build-up“ bootcamp was designed to help accelerate your project, idea or startup from “R&D stage” to “Go-To Market stage”. During this bootcamp, we will train your team on the fundamentals of start-ups that tackle intellectual property rights and management, business models, value proposition, importance of the team and good leadership, and fundraising basics.

Day 1 “Value Creation” – starts with an introduction to the NGI culture, the TETRA business accelerator and the logic of the bootcamp. Participants get the opportunity to present their ideas, understand and define their customer and value proposition and get knowledge about how to scope their market size.

Day 2 “Value Capture” – the first part of the day is dedicated to refining the business model taking into account the different profiles of the participants. Projects then explore the intellectual property issues that matter to them, train their pitching skills while being coached by expert mentors. The day ends with an informal networking session.

Day 3 “Value Delivery” – the last day of the programme, gives participants the keys to understand how to raise funds for their business. Projects also have the possibility to practice their pitch to get ready for the final pitch event. A virtual winning award ceremony ends the hands-on, interactive bootcamp.


Day 1




Intro to the bootcamp (logic of the 3 days)

Intro to pitching

10:30-11:00 Break


Understanding your customer & value propositioning

-Customer Journey



Lunch time

13:30-14:30 Scoping market size



Team related transversal competences and skills




Assigment explanation


NGI culture and values in projects’ organizations

Day 2



Business Model Definition


Break and Teams working on Pitch & VPC/ BMC

12:00-12:45 Lunch time


Fundamentals of IP management in NGI projects

13:45-14:00 Break

Mentoring/ coaching sessions




Networking with Conversation Starter


Introduction to public tenders


Day 3



Fundraising 101: Morning coffee with an investor
10:45-11:00 Break


Adapt & Practice pitch
Coaches/mentors on call



Lunch time

13:30-16:00 Final pitch plenary and break

Pitch evaluation by a jury of experts


Winner award & closure

Jan Bormans, Ph.D., MBA, has been active in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship for more than 20 years. Jan was strategy advisor at the IMEC research centre and valorisation manager of the Flanders DC knowledge centre. He has been actively involved in various start-up initiatives such as since 2010. Jan has also co-founded Kunigi, an interdisciplinary innovation agency. From 2019 on, Jan is the CEO of the European Startup Network.

 Adèle Yaroulina, EU Project Manager at the European Startup Network, studied International Trade and Investment at the Brussels Diplomatic Academy, a joint program by Vrije Universiteit Brussels and Solvay Business School. She has a 10-years experience in business development, sales, strategic partnerships and project management within private & public sectors.

 Louis Ferrini is the managing director of FVA new media research a SME operating since 1990 in the field of new media communication. His main area of interest is the design of enhanced ICT solutions, serious and simulation games to support co-creation and mutual learning activities and to train participants on transversal competences and skills in different domains.

Susanna Albertini is partner and senior communication expert of FVA new media research from 1995, she has integrated her specialization in Psychology of work and business organization with multimedia and new technology communication. Since 2000 she is involved as project manager and researcher in projects funded by the European Commission as expert in game-based training, co-creation and creativity enabling factors, communication, impact and valorisation of research results.

 Michela Cohen is a licensed psychologist, and got her Bachelor and Master's degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". She is working from 2017 at FVA new media research as Junior EU Project Manager. She is mostly in charge of the organization of promotional and networking activities, building strategy and managing several social media accounts and communication platforms.

Robert Miskuf. Optimist. Received €8.02M in EU/US grants. Managing two kids and a portfolio of projects worth € 39M EUR. Robert is the Founder and CEO of PEDAL Consulting and Tenderio. Robert has been involved in over 50 FP7/H2020 projects and coordinated several international tenders. Frequent speaker at high level events on public procurement organised by the European Commission or under the EU presidencies.

Innocent Mateeka is a Project Manager in PEDAL Consulting and TENDERIO. As a trained lawyer, he has both the professional and technical competence to effectively execute extraterritorial projects. He holds a number of academic and professional qualifications which make him uniquely placed in the exercise of his duties and mandate.

 Slavo TULEJA is a "Generation Y" expert on Corporate Innovation and Intrapreneurship. In the past, he gained experience by helping launch Innovation labs such as the SKODA AUTO DigiLab and its related offices in Tel Aviv and Beijing. Slavo lived in 7 countries in the last 7 years and accumulated his experience from Real-Estate, Utilities, and Automotive. He is a Certified Design Sprint Master, Forbes 30 under 30, Google certified Design Thinking trainer and founder of the Czechoslovak Service Design Community.

Andrej PETRUS is investment Manager @ ZAKA - venture capital family office investing primarily in the pre-seed and seed stage (50-500k EUR) in CEE region. Agile generalist with experiences in venture building for CEAi and M&A and Strategy consultancy for PwC in Prague. Assisting the Board of Directors of SLOVCA (Slovak Venture Capital and Private Equity Association) as Project Manager. Lived in Berlin, Bratislava and Rome, currently based in Prague.

 Cyrille Dubois is the Manager-International Cooperation at the Intellectual Property Institute Luxembourg (IPIL). He is currently in charge of IP activities for EU projects, and relationships with major European IP stakeholders. He presents an extensive experience in the management of EU projects in the field of IP, technology transfer and information management. Cyril also developed competitive & technological research activities for research projects, companies and private advisors during the last 25 years.

Onur Emul is the Deputy Manager-International Cooperation at the Intellectual Property Institute Luxembourg (IPIL) with more than 15 years of experience in IP-advisory field along with his Chemical Engineering background. After working as a Patent and Trademark Attorney, he dealt with a number of EU projects in the areas of IP, technology transfer and innovation management, and at NGI TETRA project, he is in charge of delivering IP-related services to the NGI beneficiaries.

Riivo Anton is an Estonian entrepreneur and early stage investor. He has almost 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur. Before founding an early stage VC fund United Angels VC ( in late 2017, he did angel investments. Riivo’s angel portfolio focused on B2B startups in ICT (more info on the portfolio: He is also a co-founder and board member of Estonian Business Angels Network ( and founding investor of Startup Wise Guys Accelerator (

 Harri Tallinn is an experienced mentor in Estonia’s biggest business idea competition and non-equity accelerator Ajujaht. Each year, Ajujaht gathers over 300 business ideas from which 30 are selected and accelerated in a mentoring and training programme. Over the years, Ajujaht’s programme has generated a great deal-flow for local and international business angels and its alumnae have raised more than 250 million euros as follow-up investments.

 Ramona Dremljuga contributes with knowledge about alternative financing sources for startups considering the perspective of the ones intermediating financial support, having most recently managed two project teams that shared the aim of improving European SMEs access to finance (Altfinator) and training angel investors ready for cross-border investments (Nordic Angel Program). She is also running an accelerator for Estonian female founders and manages a project that is mentoring and financing sustainable fashion-related startups.

Kirsten Virks manages Estonia’s biggest business idea competition and early-stage accelerator Ajujaht and the national mentoring programme for ambitious and growing Estonian startups – programmes which have boosted the success of several internationally well-known and successful startups such as Bolt (formerly known as Taxify), Click & Grow, SprayPrinter and many others.

Please apply by clicking HERE
Deadline for applications is 31 August 2020


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