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In 3 years’ time, Tirana INC. will be the number one destination for ambitious Albanian student entrepreneurs to kick start their company.

Tirana INC.  is an initiative of selected Albanian universities, supported by EU for Innovation and Preneurz.Amsterdam, to kick off a brand-new student incubation programme located in the city of Tirana. For more information about Tirana INC. in a package download the flyer.

In 3 years’ time, Tirana INC. will be the number one destination for ambitious Albanian student entrepreneurs to kick start their company.

Tirana INC.  is an initiative of selected Albanian universities, supported by EU for Innovation and Preneurz.Amsterdam, to kick off a brand-new student incubation programme located in the city of Tirana. For more information about Tirana INC. in a package download the flyer.

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Tirana Incubator opens its doors for ambitious student-teams with a great business idea in 2021.

The services of Tirana INC.

  • Supports start-up teams from business idea towards market validation.

 

  • Tirana INC. is structured around experiences from other entrepreneurs and is supported by experts in start-up entrepreneurship, pitching, customer discovery, financial modelling and product development.

 

  • Provides working space, high quality training and mentoring for selected student teams from Albanian universities.

 

  • Upon completion of the incubation programme, lifelong membership to the Tirana INC. is guaranteed.
  • Supports start-up teams from business idea towards market validation.

 

  • Tirana INC. is structured around experiences from other entrepreneurs and is supported by experts in start-up entrepreneurship, pitching, customer discovery, financial modelling and product development.

 

  • Provides working space, high quality training and mentoring for selected student teams from Albanian universities.

 

  • Upon completion of the incubation programme, lifelong membership to the Tirana INC. is guaranteed.

Incubation program in 100 days:

Start-up Bootcamp [1 week early Sept.] : one intensive week (4 days) during which start-ups jointly work on team performance and business idea

Start-up Launch Classes [10 weeks Sept.-Dec.]: one day per week training and mentoring.
Topics include market validation, customer discovery, revenue models, financial modelling, go to market, product development and pitching

Tirana INC. Demo Day [early December]: all teams present their start-ups for an expert jury and audience of investors, partners and launching customers.

Timeline from Launch to Kick-off:

  • March 31st: Partnership Launch
  • April 1st: Open for applications
  • June 1st: Deadline for application
  • June 15th: Selection announcement
  • September 1st 2021:  Kick-off first pilot program

Start-up Bootcamp [1 week early Sept.] : one intensive week (4 days) during which start-ups jointly work on team performance and business idea

Start-up Launch Classes [10 weeks Sept.-Dec.]: one day per week training and mentoring.
Topics include market validation, customer discovery, revenue models, financial modelling, go to market, product development and pitching

Tirana INC. Demo Day [early December]: all teams present their start-ups for an expert jury and audience of investors, partners and launching customers.

Timeline from Launch to Kick-off:

  • March 31st: Partnership Launch
  • April 1st: Open for applications
  • June 1st: Deadline for application
  • June 15th: Selection announcement
  • September 1st 2021:  Kick-off first pilot program

Benefits for universities:

• Select two student start-ups for Tirana INC.
• Share resources, learn and build networks
• Create economies of scale (enough start-up teams)
• Be an interesting partner for government and business
• Create a “landmark” location

Tirana INC. founding partner universities are: University of Tirana [Faculty of Economics], Metropolitan University of Tirana, POLIS University, EPOKA University and the Polytechnic University of Tirana.

Universities supporting the programme commit to communicating Tirana INC. information around new programmes, events, activities etc. to their students via leaflets, online newsletters and social media. In return applicants from Programme Supporters increase their eligibility to participate in the programme (second order priority).

Benefits for student start-up team:

• Knowledge on how to start and run a successful company
• Individual mentoring sessions with local and international seasoned entrepreneurs and business experts
• Access to a vibrant community of passionate founders
• 5K Euro prize money

The selection criteria are:

• Affiliation with Albanian universities
• Founder qualities
• Team composition
• Time dedication
• Idea assessment

play  Should you be interested in getting involved with Tirana INC. contact Valbona

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