3rd DEP Startup Academy by ComoNExT, Italy.

May 21-25, 2018

This May (21-25), ComoNExT organises a five-day Startup Academy in Lomazzo (CO), Italy.
Participation is free of charge.
We accept already formed groups, students with ideas & students who want to work on other persons’ ideas
There are only 30 seats available, so apply now:
iStart: “A Lean-Training, Innovative, Multidisciplinary Digital Entrepreneurship Platform” is Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership project. (2016-1-TR01-KA203-034258).

The Entrepreneur Profile of the Digital Age,Instituto Pedro Nunes, Coimbra, Portugal

Nov 03, 2017, 14:30- ­16:00
Instituto Pedro Nunes, Coimbra

2nd DEP Startup Academy organized by IPN in​ Coimbra, Portugal

October 31 – November 4 2017
Instituto Pedro Nunes, Coimbra, Portugal

Instituto Pedro Nunes and the iStart Project is organizing a five-day Startup Academy in Coimbra, Portugal from the 31st of October until the 4th of November 2017.

The Start-Up Ecosystem from a Quadruple-Helix Perspective

September 21, 2017 14:00 – 16:00, Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey

Place: Yasar Univeristy
Y Building Ground Floor
Conference Room
Universite Cad. No 37-39
Bornova, Izmir

Participation is free of charge.

13:30 – 14:00 Registration and Welcome
14.00 – 14.15 Prof. Dr. Levent KANDİLLER, Yasar University “Welcome address- Presentation of the i-Start Programme and Yaşar University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiatives”
14.15 – 14.30 Dr. Serdal TEMEL, Associate Prof – Ege University EBİLTEM-TTO, Vice Director
14.30 – 14.45 H.İ.Murat ÇELİK, PMP – İzmir Devolopment Agency, Head of Planning, Programming and Coordination
14.45 – 15.00 Murat IHLAMUR, Tech Investor, Netsis/Vela Partners
15.00 – 15.15 Aydın Buğra İLTER, EGİAD (Aegean Young Businessmen Association) President of the Board of Directors
15.15 – 15.30 Murat ÖDEMİŞ, Startup, Univerlist Founder
15.30 – 16.00 Round table discussion

2nd Trainers Lab organized by Yasar University, in Izmir, Turkey

September 18-22, Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey

The 2nd Trainers Lab will be organized by YASAR University, in Izmir, from the 18th until the 22nd of September 2017, with the participation of experts from all partner organizations from Greece, Italy, Portugal and Belgium.
The scope of the 2nd Trainers Lab is to refine and assess the work performed in the 1st DEP Academy, as well as to interact with the local quadruple-helix stakeholders (academic, start-ups, investros and local societal and policy makers) in order to improve the curriculum blueprint for the design and deployment of the next DEP Academies.
During the 2nd Trainers Lab, YASAR University will organize a Multiplier Event, on the 21st of September 2017, to disseminate the results of the project and get feedback from the local stakeholders.

Promoting Digital Entrepreneurship

June 30, 2017 10:00 – 12:00

3, Leontos Sofou, 5th floor, Thessaloniki
(City College, an International Faculty of the University of Sheffield)
Participation is free of charge.

Interested in Digital Entrepreneurship? The i-Start* project team invites you to an open event on Promoting Digital Entrepreneurship.


9.30 -10.00 Registration and welcome
10.00-10.10 Dr Effie Staiou, Yasar University “Welcome address- Presentation of the i-Start Programme”
10.10-10.20 Maria Giokarini, University of Macedonia “Entrepreneurship in Academia: The role of Entrepreneurship Labs”
10.20-10.30 Menelaos Samaras, SEVE (Greek International Business Association) “The export dynamics of digital entrepreneurship”
10.30-10.40 Grigoris Zarotiadis, Aristotle University “ The importance of new, small and medium production activity”
10.40-10.50 Vaggelis Vasiliadis, Agrostis, CEO “The start-up experience”
10.50-11.00 Stavros Moisidis, Turnand, CEO “The start-up experience”

11.00-12.00 Discussion Session

1st DEP Academy organized in Thessaloniki, Greece.

June 26-30, 2017

This June (26-30), the South East European Research Center, i4G and the iStart Project organise a five-day Startup Academy in Thessaloniki.
Participation is free of charge.
If you have an entrepreneurial interest in solving contemporary urban problems (e.g. aging population, environmental regulations, transportation, refugees, etc.) with state-of-the-art technologies (gamification, AI, VR, data analytics, etc.), apply now for the iStart Thessaloniki Academy!
There are only 20 seats available, so apply now:
Deadline for applications: 14/05/2017
iStart: “A Lean-Training, Innovative, Multidisciplinary Digital Entrepreneurship Platform” is Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership project. (2016-1-TR01-KA203-034258).

1st Trainers Lab held in Lomazzo (Como), Italy

3-7 APRIL 2017

The Trainers´Labs consist of physical face-to-face meetings among the thematic experts of the partners. The specific purpose of the 1st Trainers´Lab is to:

1. Study each partner´s local training trends and needs and relevant communities aiming at facilitating entrepreneurship.
2. Establish the Trainers’ Laboratories as an effective mechanism manned by quadruple helix organizations representatives.
3. Create a blueprint/methology for the academies that will guide their detailed design and facilitate their deployment.


Dear students and future Entrepreneurs Your opinion matters!
Please help us identify your training needs related to the necessary skills for Digital Entrepreneurship practice.
Please follow the link and fill in the questionnaire! It will only take five minutes of your time!
Thanking you in advance!
The iSTART team


Kick-off Meeting of “iStart: A Lean-Training, Innovative, Multidisciplinary Digital Entrepreneurship Platform” Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership project was organized by Yaşar University on 03-04 November 2016 with the participation of partner organizations from Belgium, Greece, Italy and Portugal.