Frequently Asked Questions
We encourage all young people (aged 18-29) to join the program!
If you are interested in entrepreneurship the answer is most likely yes. Former attendees’ backgrounds are roughly 50% technical (developers, coders, designers) and 50% business (marketing, finance, law). Whether you are a *not so successfull* serial entrepreneur or new to the startup scene, if you motivated to learn business basics and open to new ideas you’ll fit right in.
All Futurepreneurs events are completely free to attend.
Yes, English is official language of Futurepreneurs.
Workbook (we will provide you with one during Launch day), pen and laptop (with charger) should be more than enough.
You are expected to take part in Launch & Demo days. Contact local organising team to get more information about workshops – there might be live streams in your country.
You do not need to have a team while registering. All teams will be formed on the Launch day, depending on chosen cases.
Team size is not strictly limited, but we will try to stick to 4-6 persons/team. We encourage you to work with individuals you do not know – it’s perfect opportunity to meet people with different backgrounds!
Definitely, yes! There is a list of problems (business cases) we offer you to solve. Choose one when applying, gather the team of the Launch day and think about possible solutions on the first workshop.
Yes, it is allowed to participate in few competitions at the same time. Just make sure that you will have enough time and dedication for each of them!
Any business ideas are eligible (whether for profit, ‘social’ businesses, nonprofit organizations, etc.), however they should have sustainable deliverables. We strongly recommend that ideas focus on thematics identified in your country’s page.
You will not have enough time for this. Prioritize your ideas: choose your best idea (and the one you have most prepared for).
It is possible, if your idea is related to the proposed thematics. First, you have to present it while filling the registration form. If your country’s organising team agrees, you’ll have 60 seconds during the Launch day to persuade other attendees to join your team.
When you confirm to participate in Futurepreneurs you are required to attend the Launch day, take part in four out of five Workshops, meet with Mentors at least twice and finally compete in the Demo day.
Money can’t buy you time but mentors can save you time. Deep and valuable mentorship can only happen in person. An in person commitment is essential to this process. During the program you will go through mentoring sessions with industry experts from many different businesses, including high level executives from leading tech companies, as well as successful business founders and business consultants.
Basically, you need a good idea and to be ready to work really hard. You’ll learn and do amazing things during the program and professionals of their field will be there to help you. With all that you should be able to get jury interested.
The short answer is – you can’t. If you’re very concerned, you can limit your pitch to the rough outline of the idea without giving away key information. However, this is not something worth worrying about. The truth is that most of ideas pitched at any given startup competition have already been pitched in the past. This doesn’t imply that the idea isn’t a good one, but rather that what truly matters is how well you and your team execute the idea.
Futurepreneurs primarily focuses on the starting point of entrepreneurship, but our support and community spans much farther beyond this. Whether you are looking for more startup events in your region, guidance for investing and mentorship or a place to accelerate your business, we’re here to help anyway we can. Get in touch!
No, there is no obligation to do that.
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Great! If your country does not have an organiser, go to this page to learn more about being a part and fill in the form. Send us an e-mail to let us know why you are a good match as a local partner.
We’d love to get you involved. We are always in need of partnership, funding and volunteer mentors. Visit this page for further information.