I.E.C.T. – Summer School on Entrepreneurship 2017

17th – 23rd August, 2017

The Programme

Participants from Austria and Europe as well as from abroad get the chance to develop commercialization strategies for their business ideas in an intense programme. They receive input and mentoring from internationally successful entrepreneurs, profit from experienced mentors of the University of Cambridge and Austria and at the same time experience the inspiring and spectacular scenery of the Tyrolean mountains. The extensive framework programme also provides the possibility of networking with regional, national, and international partners.

  • Opening & Welcome Reception
    Thursday, 17.08.2017

  • Global Vision & Entrepreneurial Ambition
    Friday, 18.08.2017

  • Markets & Marketing
    Saturday, 19.08.2017

  • Business Models & IP Strategy
    Sunday, 20.08.2017

  • Finance & Building a great Team
    Monday, 21.08.2017

  • Selling your Idea & Pitch Training
    Tuesday, 22.08.2017

  • Demo Day & Gala Dinner with Alumni
    Wednesday, 23.08.2017

  • Optional:
    Technology Symposium at Forum Alpbach
    Thursday, 24.08.2017

Application open until  28th of May 2017

The Location

Werkstaette Wattens is an international company centre for startups, entrepreneurs, movers & shakers and service providers at various stages of development. The focus is on technology and innovation, the creation of regional value and sustainable growth.

In addition to a co-working space, team offices and production & workshop units, Werkstaette Wattens also offers a Fablab for individual use at its 2,400m² facilities. Partnership contacts into the entrepreneurial ecosystem, services and programs for both, business and prototype development, are paired with professional support to offer platforms and opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange and networking.

Werkstaette Wattens is an initiative of Destination Wattens Regionalentwicklung GmbH, a Public-Private Partnership between the Wattens municipality and Swarovski to stimulate the regional economic development.

The European Forum Alpbach (EFA) is an interdisciplinary platform for science, politics, business and culture. Established in 1945, the annual European Forum Alpbach and their events throughout the year address the relevant socio-political questions of our time.

They connect international decision-makers from all sectors of society with an interested audience and committed young people. The goal is to create a dialogue across the generational, ideological and other lines that divide us.

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