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Entrepreneurship & Innovation Summer School in Italy
In this extreme entrepreneurship program, you will collaborate with students from UC Berkeley, Stanford and Tsinghua University from multidisciplinary backgrounds and will be guided by the world renowned entrepreneurs and investors mostly from Silicon Valley to launch new innovations to the market in a record of 15 days.
The goal of the course is to inspire the entrepreneurial and ambitious participants to innovate and prompt rapid growth; with the aim to achieve at least a 100 million EUR valuation for their business. The course nurtures the necessary mindset, skills and knowledge in the experiential learning environment, as well as provides the tools and network in order to achieve set goals.
Students will be mentored by 150 speakers, mentors and investors from various business, marketing, IT and design backgrounds.
The program is strongly influenced by prestigious startup accelerators and their methodologies from Silicon Valley and developed in cooperation with representatives from top organisations including UC Berkley, Stanford and Google.
Future entrepreneurs are immersed in a multicultural ecosystem of 700 students, speakers, mentors and venture capitalists from 68 different nationalities.
Location: Turin, Itlay
Program dates: 8 - 27 July 2018 (Participants should arrive in Turin, Italy on the 7 July 2018 or prior)
Technology focus: Web & Mobile Applications, Internet of Things, Big Data, Business Software
Methodology partners: UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Google
Unit of enrolment: Undergraduate students: level 2 elective / Postgraduate students: level 7 elective
Credit: Upon successful completion of this program students will be awarded 1 Deakin credit point toward their degree.
Selection: students will be selected based on academic performance, response to application questions and phone interview with the Unit Chair.
Students participate in this program must seek approve from their course director as students will miss the first three weeks of classes in T2 (T2 starts from 9 July 2018).
Daily mentoring sessions by Silicon Valley experts
Access to pool of 150 mentors
Opening/Closing Gala Program
Deakin Travel Insurance for the length of the program plus 10 days
Accommodations (Approx.750 - 800 Euro for three weeks)
Return flights to Turin, Italy
Transport including traveling around Italy
Meals and drinks (Approx. 12 Euro per meal)
Passport and visa fees
Domestic students may be eligible to apply for an OS-Help Loan of up to $7764 to help fund their participation in the program. The purpose of OS-HELP is to assist students with a range of expenses, such as airfares and accommodation. Please visit the OS Help website for further information on eligibility. Please note that the OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process and payment deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan.
Important to note
Travel insurance is provided by Deakin for the length of the program, students travelling beyond the program dates will need to pay for additional coverage.
Students are reminded to apply for Deakin Travel Insurance as soon as they have been accepted into the program to cover any unexpected withdrawals or costs that are incurred as refunds may not be available.
The OS Help loan can take up to 4 weeks to process so payments deadlines must be met regardless of the status of your loan.
All students must be approved by the Unit Chair and be able to enrol in the appropriate unit prior to being accepted onto the program.
Once accepted on the program students must pay the program fee to confirm their spot