BoostMeUp program: Eight new innovative business ideas one step closer to the global market

25.06.2020

IEC Tehnopolis, the company Amplitudo and the Science and Technology Park of Montenegro, with the support of the Ministry of Science, are developing eight new innovative business ideas through the first pre-acceleration program in Montenegro – BoostMeUp. The goal of this program is to enable young people and development teams to commercialize their idea, with the financial assistance of 4.500 EUR, non-financial support of mentors, and the use of infrastructure segments, so bring it to the national, regional and global market.

The continuation of this program was marked by excellent energy, teamwork, progress, and inspiration. Over 40 team members and mentors gathered in Tehnopolis from 22 to 24 June to finally meet in live, personally acquaint and continue working intensively through the workers to develop the ideas they have chosen to be part of BoostMeUp.

All workrooms were filled with new knowledge that all seven mentors passed on, through individual or group workshops, through online platforms or live. Some of the mentors were prevented to come, so the workshops were held through digital technologies, while the mentors who were present personally did not hide their satisfaction with the entire program, ideas, teams, and their progress.

On this occasion, they said that this program is a very positive thing for Montenegrin entrepreneurship so that a live conversation with team members gives some additional value. The areas in which their mentors transfer the knowledge have been unknown to some of the teams so far, but throughout the program, they received the necessary support to improve and eventually have the finished product and present it in the right way at the final event in September. Here is what the mentors said about the program so far:

Teams that are part of the BoostMeUp program: Orhis, Flourish, Seljak.me, Sunrocket Solar Cooker, Solar Villager, Zahn265, Innat and Partour develop their ideas in the fields of energy, tourism, agriculture, ecology, ICT and are focused on the digitalization of society in strategic key areas defined through S3 strategy of smart specialization of Montenegro, which enables strengthening the competitiveness of the Montenegrin economy by connecting strength in research and innovation with the need and development of economic opportunities.

After two days of energetic and intensive work, team members expressed satisfaction with the acquired knowledge, the opportunity to work with mentors in live, but also the opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas with other teams that are participants in the program.

The program will be followed by new workshops that will also be organized at IPC Technopolis in mid-July. The teams have only one task – to work diligently and persistently on the development of their ideas to present them to investors, business angels, and successful entrepreneurs from the country and the region, at the final event, Montenegro Pitching Contest, which will be held on September 22 within the Western Balkan Startup Forum

Through such and similar projects financed by the Ministry of Science of Montenegro, we are sure that we are on the right path of development of the Montenegrin innovative and startup ecosystem, and that the teams will take another step towards the global market because they will acquire the comprehensive knowledge they need.

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