LevelUp UiS is pleased to invite innovative students and ideas to a new round of Startup Booster! Startup Booster is a program with the goal of accelerating your business idea, where we together with experts go through the most important elements of starting up!
The program: We meet once a week on tuesdays 17:00 - 21:00.
Success is not just about the product / service you want to deliver. Other factors such as how to pitch your idea to investors, financing, who you’re working with and what market research you should do early, are at least as important!
The program wants to give you the support you need and a "step by step" guide on how to best proceed,
NO MATTER where you may be in the race at the start of the program.
The course starts on September 13, is physical and runs over 8 weeks.
More information about dates and content can be found below.
The program is open to all students, regardless of your field of study and is suitable for students with an idea or student-driven company who want to test and further develop their innovative idea through a tailored program. The program addresses various elements and phases of start-up and developing a product or service.
It is not a requirement to have established a company or to have a full-fledged team before and during the course. Our only requirement is that you are a student, and that you are enthusiastic about your idea!
The program is provided by UiS LevelUp, includes food during each session, and is completely free for participating students.
You can easily submit a quick application via the link here:
The application deadline is September 6!
In the form, we ask some simple questions and want you to tell us about your idea and motivation for joining the program.
Briefly about the program:
The program starts on Tuesday 13 September and runs over 8 weeks, with one gathering each week Tuesday in the evening (17:00 - 21:00). We finish off with a demo day for all participants at the end of the program where you will pitch your idea. The program takes a break during the autumn holidays.
The physical sessions will consist of learning modules within the subject we cover that week. This entails, for example, that week 1 introduces elements of market clarification and estimating the market for your idea.
Each collection lasts approx. 3-4 hours with mandatory attendance of minimum one from each team.The aim of the program is to get students to early validate their business idea, build up basic competence and tools for concept development, as well as prepare more students for the establishment of companies and financing.How is the program structured?
Program plan subject to possible changes to content
Each weekly meeting will consist of interactive lectures, group work and recommended tasks for next week. We do this for maximum learning benefits. There will be food provided.Week 1 (13.09) Intro-day
We eat, go through the program, expectations for the program, resources and get to know each other.Week 2 (20.09) Your idea, market, and pricing on innovation Dock!
How do you estimate a market? The program gives you useful tools to identify who you are selling to, where the value in what you deliver lies, and how to set your market strategy up for growth.Week 3 (27.09) Team and competence
Is the right team so important then? It cannot be overemphasized how important a good team is for your success. But how do you acquire these, for example, without capital? We identify what you are already good at, what you need in the future and how to get a hold of the right people!Week 4 (04.10) Pitching
What is expected of a pitch, and is it the same for everyone you present to? We take you through the do’s & don’ts of building the perfect pitch for your idea.Week 5 (18.10) Business model, value proposition and pricing
What are the different ways you can earn on your idea? What does a business model consist of, and what is the right price for what you want to sell?Week 6 (25.10) IPR, trademark and brand with the Norwegian Industrial Property Office
This is the week we focus on how to patent your idea, and the different strategies one can use to get a competitive advantage through IPR.Week 7 (01.11) Sales training
Many people hate getting a "no". In week 7, we focus on sales techniques, customer prospecting and how to best deal with reluctancies and rejections in meetings with partners and customers.Week 8 (08.11) Pitching and closing dinner
We end the program with a good dinner, a final pitch from the participants, and the crowning of this year's student startup.
How do you apply for the program?
You can easily submit an application for the program here:
Questions regarding the program, registration and more can be sent to
Richard Reistad - Facilitator of LevelUp and Startup Booster:
We hope to see you at Lyspæren on the 13th of September!