Science Base Camp is the first one of a kind journey to investor-readiness for science-based university teams.
Work alongside top investors, deep-tech entrepreneurs and experts to validate the market potential & save development time of your science-based idea or product in 10 hours!
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Ready to skyrocket your science-based product?
Combining science with entrepreneurship could be the start of something revolutionary, especially when a scientist and an entrepreneur are the same person. But these two worlds are quite different. To excel in both of them, it’s wise to listen in to the advice of experts from another field, not trying to get through it alone.
CEO of Starship Technologies
Benefits of Science Base Camp
Increase market potential
Validate and increase the commercialisation potential of your product
Save time in product development
Learn how to gather meaningful feedback that speeds up building an impactful product
Access to network of investors
Hear from investors, what they expect, and access a network of angel investors and VC funds
Unique cross-university mentoring
Get to know tech innovators across Baltics & Nordics, and learn from other teams one step ahead of you
Science Base Camp online event
Deep feedback session with investors and successful entrepreneurs
100 key people
To build a marketable product, early feedback from potential users is essential. We help you create a list of 100 key people and share how to get feedback that really matters.
Action plan of investment readiness
We help you to create a practical action plan for increasing investment readiness over the next 8 weeks
Winning investment of time
Teams present to investors their product, list of 100 key people & 8-week action plan for follow-on mentoring within the next 8 weeks.
19 February 2021 (GMT+2)
9:00 Meet the teams & mentors
9:30 Workshop: What are investors expecting from science-based teams?
10:00 Workshop: How to build a list of 100 key people?
11:00 Deep mentoring & working on the 100 key people list
14:30 Workshop: Action plan on increasing investment readiness
15:00 Working on the action plan
16:00 Presenting results & announcing teams to continue working with investors
19:00 The end of 10h journey
Who should apply?
Idea & Startup
We are looking for two types of teams:
Idea phase: validate the potential of your science based idea (is it worth to build a company?)
Startup phase: have decided to build a company and have a POC/ prototype/ product.
12 TOP teams
2-3 teams per university will be selected to participate.
Students & Faculty
We are looking for teams led by students, PhD's or faculty members. This time we're accepting applications from the following universities: University of Tartu, TalTech, Aalto University, Riga Technical University and University of Latvia.
We're interested in science-based products with sizeable software component, such as machine learning & artificial intelligence, computer vision, HCI, AR/VR, robotics, sensors, IoT, mobility solutions, quantum, space tech, drones etc.
This time we can't help teams of medical devices, biotechnology products or drugs
Past results speak for themselves
Science Base Camp is the successor of our outstanding Base Camp 72h Hackathon
Follow on investment
Base Camp Alumni teams have raised over 18M€, including from mentors and investors from Base Camp
Save time in product development
Deep feedback has helped avoid years of development and significantly raise customers' readiness to buy the product
Teams have signed 20 new contracts, got 50 new users, signed 5 LOIs, and more.
GET ADVICE FROM TOP DEEP-TECH INVESTORS, FOUNDERS & EXPERTS
If you have any questions, please do get in touch
Frequently asked questions
Does participation cost anything?
No, participation for all teams is free. No fees, no equity.
Can I apply if I am not from the 5 universities?
Yes, you can apply. However, this time you can only participate in workshops. In the future we might include more partnering universities, dependent on the applicants' interest.
Can I apply if I am an alumni from one of the 5 universities?
If you're an alumni of one of the universities with a science-based idea or product, you're welcomed to apply and can join the workshops. In the future, we may also include alumni teams in the mentoring sessions.
Can I participate in the workshop even if I didn't get selected into TOP 12?
Yes. All teams who applied but didn't get selected can take part in the workshops throughout the day.
Can we apply if one or several members of our team are not from a university?
Team leads should be from one of the partnering universities, other teams members can be external.
Can I apply if I have a service not a product?
How is my IP protected?
The content discussed in the mentoring sessions is highly confidential. In addition, you don't have to disclose any technical or secret information related to your product to benefit from the mentoring sessions. The focus is rather on market potential and which segments to focus on to accelerate product development.
What do you mean by science-based?
Science Base Camp is meant for university teams working on state of the art technological innovations that are based on research outputs and/or significant engineering innovation. In simpler words, if you’re building technology that has not been built before, you qualify.
Where will the event take place?
The event will be fully virtual. No physical presence is needed.