A startup incubator for ITU students

The programme is a 3 stage incubation process where we aim to grow companies from "Proof of Idea" to "Proof of Business". We ensure that participants get the proper skills, tools, advice and network to reach their objectives and we prepare the teams for further investments. We see this as the perfect launchpad into the startup ecosystem for student entrepreneurs.

Proof of Idea

Work on your idea and turn it into a valuable startup. Figure out a problem worth solving and build a working prototype.

Proof of Concept

Grow your startup and your userbase together with your customers while improving your product and your partnerships

Proof of Business

Scale-up your business with more resources and grow into a valuable business that can attract the right seed investments


Updates from our programme & other useful resources for starting entrepreneurs
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Feb 0

How do we evaluate the progress of a team?

How do we evaluate whether the idea can proceed to the Proof of Concept programme? To qualify to the Proof of Concept stage in the Startup Programme, your business case will be evaluated on the startup pitch (pitch deck model to be provided) and questions regarding the business in  8 different criterias: Potential Customers and […]

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Aug 0
Aug 0

Fall 2017: Applications are now open!

A new semester is starting next week, and this means that soon a new batch of ITU startups will be selected to join our incubator programme! While students had a few months to kick back and enjoy the summer break, we’ve been busy preparing for a new batch together with new partners and new lessons […]

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ITU Innovators and ITU Business Development joined forces to launch a permanent incubation opportunity for ITU students. Bringing the community together with more resources and effective execution enabled us to support students in a whole new manner.
  • 2015

    Student Entrepreneurship in ITU

    ITU Innovators has succeeded in bringing entrepreneurship into focus in the study environment of ITU like never before! The community has grown, becoming more active, which meant there was a need for an incubator for ITU students to get the help they need!

  • 2016

    Launching the Startup Programme

    The natural next step was to start a student incubator and continue our growth together with our partners. By focusing on supporting students with workshops and resources we are now maturing business ideas into valuable companies, and helping the future entrepreneurs thrive!

  • 2017

    New startups every semester!

    We're running the programme twice a year, shaped for students and built around their schedule. Also the first startups succesfuly complete Proof of Concept and are ready to scale their startup!


The programme is supported by the following partners