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. Individuals and teams from other faculties will get help connecting with FER students and forming strong multidisciplinary teams that will work on prototype development. Apply now, start forming a team around your idea early and get bigger chances for getting into SPOCK!

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

12.3.2020.

Pitch deck workshop 4: Competition

19.3.2020.

UX/UI/Product design workshop

26.3.2020.

PR workshop

2.4.2020.

Pitch deck workshop 5: Team

7.4.2020.

Storytelling & Pitch workshop

7.5.2020.

Crowdfunding workshop

14.5.2020.

Pitch deck workshop 6: Financial Ask

21.5.2020.

Fundraising workshop

28.5.2020.

Pitch deck workshop 7: Roadmap

2.6.2020.

Legal workshop
Demo day 4.6.2020.

TEAMS

Fourth SPOCK generation
agriculture

Adopt Your Farm

Adopt your Farm is a web platform for connecting those who do not have a successor for their farm, with those who want to have a farm, cherish and preserve villages and build a brighter future. The project includes a search of thoroughly described farms, communication and cooperation of all included sides, expert support, evaluation and personalized programs for adjustment.

PASTIR

P.A.S.T.I.R. korova

We are developing a very compact autonomous robot to be used in mid-size organic farms for herbicide-free weed control. This will allow our farmers to expand their operations because they will no longer be limited by available manpower. Our robot „P.A.S.T.I.R.“ uses computer vision to differentiate weeds from the planted crop and uses a powerful laser to destroy them.

placexpress

PlacExpress

Want to eat organic food, but just don’t have time to visit the market? Placexpress only takes a few clicks to secure the delivery of specially selected, premium organic products to your own address. The products come from Croatian organic food growers who are increasing their exports using our service. Our goal is to provide an easy way to get organic food and increase our consumption of local products.

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PollDog

Every entrepreneur knows that market research is one of the prerequisites for a successful business venture. PollDog is a web and mobile platform that offers entrepreneurs a flexible, fast and convenient way of doing market research. We are developing an innovative incentive system which enables us to gather a bigger and more representative panel. The motive for panelists is that they can exchange their data for the services they use everyday. Our goal is to provide entrepreneurs or startup founders a data and information channel which will enable them to make the right business decision and make their business venture a success.

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POTENTIAL

POTENTIAL is a personalized gaming training system based on BCI technology (Brain Computer Interface). Analyzing players’ brain and muscle activity while playing giving them real-time insight into their performance, reactions and emotions.
This enables players and their coaches to have better targeted and more effective training that enhances the skills of professional gamers, while taking care of their mental well-being, keeping them in tournament ready state of mind.

SEAtonomous

SEAtonomus

SEAtonomous is R&D team of young engineers whose main goal is development of semi-autonomous small vessel for fish baiting in sport fishing and angling. Simple and user-friendly, SEAtonomous vessel will give fishermen opportunity to put bait on accurate geo-locations and to stretch fishing line to the same location. After putting baits on one or several locations, the vessel is returning to the user.

Smart traffic

Smart Traffic

We had enough rush hours where cars move 50 meters every 5 minutes while current infrastructure leaves us unable to use more advanced traffic control methods. Using artificial intelligence and easily available data, Smart Traffic develops traffic control algorithms to increase the flow of traffic to give us more time to do the things we love.

agriculture

SWIRRIS

SWIRRIS is a portable, easy-to-use soil analysis kit for farmers. Farmers insert soil sample into the box and in return they receive fertilization instructions and how to achieve optimum crop related to the culture they are growing. Chemical analysis of fresh soil sample is done in situ and results obtained almost instantly.

Uply

Uply

Uply is a mobile application for anonymous, secure, easy and quick data transfer from one device to another. Replace entering user data by scanning a QR code with your smartphone.

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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

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