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Although there are many summer schools out there, European Innovation Academy, that is run under Tallinn University of Technology, stands out from all traditional summer courses by bringing together mentors, entrepreneurs, lecturers and students from all over the world and by giving the possibility to actually create your own company.

For the third time European Innovation Academy will bring together 200 creative and ambitious students, experienced mentors, successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and lecturers from tech hot spots for three weeks to Tallinn. From 8th to 26th July Tallinn University of Technology is going to be European centre of innovation – 30 international teams have 3 weeks and world class support to create their own company and show how good they can get in that short period of time.
Each week concentrates on different stages of founding a company – from the basics of entrepreneurship on the first week to business model design on the second and prototyping and pitching on the third. Starting from the second week team members are also divided by skills – IT people can concentrate on product development and marketing/sales people can work on their pitching skills. The best team will win €10 000.
There are participants coming to Tallinn from all over the world, including groups from some of the best universities in China and USA. One of the biggest group of attendances is coming from Berkeley, California. European Innovation Academy gives an unique chance to network – to make friends worldwide, get personal advice and contact from entrepreneurs, business angels and mentors. One can literally feel what it’s like to be an entrepreneur and also visit local tech hubs and companies such as the world famous Skype. European Innovation Academy can be seen as a summer school where one comes with an idea and can leave as a CEO.
The registration for the European Innovation Academy is still open and early bird price is available till 20th of May. The registration is available here:

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20 May 2013