SPOCK

Who are we and what do we do

Student startup incubator at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb

SPOCK helps the young entrepreneurs to develop their projects and turn them into serious startups. Students at the University of Zagreb and those who graduated from the University within the last two years have the opportunity to participate in the programme which provides support, leadership, knowledge acquisition and development of skills which are necessary for every early stage startup.

SPOCK’s programme enables startups to connect with experts, mentors, investors and partners who will, with their knowledge and experience, help them to transform their ideas into profitable solutions and successful companies.

APPLICATIONS

For all University of Zagreb students

Applications are open for both the individuals with ideas who, if accepted, will receive our help with forming a team, and an already formed teams with defined projects. Students who have the knowledge and skills in the areas necessary to develop a particular idea and who want to become a part of a start-up can apply for a brainstorming session of a selected idea, where the project and the team will be formed. After formation of the teams and presentations of all the projects, the best projects will be selected for inclusion in the SPOCK programme. Students from all faculties can apply, providing that there is at least one FER student in the team (either a current student or one who graduated within the last two years).

FOR IDEAS

  • Submit your idea

    You acknowledge the problem in your surrounding and you have the idea how to solve it

  • Present your idea

    Share the recognized problem and your idea in 5 min with interested fellow students

  • Brainstorm

    Brainstorm your idea with fellow colleagues at the workshop and build a strong foundation for promising project

  • Form a team

    Forma a team that will go with you on a startup adventure

FOR TEAMS WITH PROJECTS

  • Submit

    You and your team work on that one project for some time now? Tell us about it!

  • Pitch

    Tell us more about your team and business potential of your project

  • Start up

    Wait for the confirmation that you are in and make your first startup steps with us

PROGRAMME

6 months of work with breaks for exams

Programme starts in January and ends in June with the demo day. Programme is tailored for ideas and projects from the earliest stage to an MVP phase. We are expecting a professional approach and consistent progress from every accepted team. We will encourage those with weekly meetings and workshops. In the workshops, teams will work with mentors that have a startup and/or entrepreneurial experience and in week after every workshop they will use newly acquired knowledge to complete their pitch deck, slide by slide.

Co-working space and equipment

Free co-working space at FER and specialized equipment

Setting your goals

Assistance with identifying your short term and long term goals

Forming a team

Connecting with fellow students

Consistent progress

Weekly meetings to keep you motivated and to track your progress

Mentor network

Experts from industry and academia

Experienced leadership

Leadership with previous startup experience and early stage startup knowledge

Equity friendly

Zero cost and for zero equity

Grant

Small financial support for research and development

Workshops

Project management, Business models, Target customer, UX/UI/Product design, PR, Storytelling/Pitch, Crowdfunding, Fundraising, Legal

Identifying key features

Assistance in defining the key features of your MVP

Connecting with target customers

Assistance in finding your target customers and connecting with them as early as possible

Startup competitions

Assistance when applying to different startup conferences and competitions
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Programme starts 7.1.2020.

9.1.2020.

First meeting with every team

16.1.2020.

Project management workshop

23.1.2020.

Pitch deck workshop 1: Problem & Solution

13.2.2020.

Business models workshop

20.2.2020.

Pitch deck workshop 2: Business model

27.2.2020.

Pitch deck workshop 3: Market

5.3.2020.

Target customer workshop

19.3.2020.

UX/UI/Product design workshop

26.3.2020.

PR workshop

2.4.2020.

Pitch deck workshop 6: Team

7.4.2020.

Storytelling & Pitch workshop

7.5.2020.

Crowdfunding workshop

14.5.2020.

Pitch deck workshop 7: Financial Ask

21.5.2020.

Fundraising workshop

28.5.2020.

Pitch deck workshop 8: Roadmap

2.6.2020.

Legal workshop
Demo day 4.6.2020.

TEAMS

Third SPOCK generation
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Prostec

A system that combines electronic markers for animal marking, an electronic device for their identification, and a cloud service with a web application for processing and storing data.

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Reducate

A comprehensive learning platform based on artificial intelligence that complements the classroom teaching at the faculty, solves existing problems and introduces innovative ideas.

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Smart MMR

Smart city platform for measuring, monitoring and reporting in the form of a city-level sensor network and ancillary software for data collection and processing based on artificial intelligence.

SPOCK is supported by

CONTACT

Get in touch

WHERE ARE WE

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Unska 3, Zagreb

CALL US

+385 1 6129 573

E-MAIL US

spock@fer.hr

Launch your startup at FER!

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