100 university students, researchers and graduates selected from hundreds of applications from over 50 universities, have the opportunity to form multidisciplinary teams, define and perfect a business idea and validate it on the market, accompanied by 50 mentors
It starts in April with the composition of the teams (it is possible to apply both individually and with your own team). It continues in May with 9 webinars (on topics such as problem identification, lean management, customer discovery, business model, MVP, investor pitch) and ends in June with 3 pitch tests.
In July, on the occasion of dock3 Demo Day, the best teams present themselves to the public for the first time. A jury made up of dozens of entrepreneurs, investors and managers judges the competing teams, electing the best 3, who will have direct access to dock3sprint – dock3’s incubation program – and will each get € 10,000 up for grabs by the Lazio Region.
If you are curious to see a DemoDay, here you can find the full video of the DemoDay 2021 (online edition): dock3 DemoDay 2020/21
In September, dock3sprint begins, a 4-month incubation program, which supports startups in the development and pre-sale phase of their product / service. The route includes:
- bimonthly one on one meetings with the dock3 staff to define and monitor the objectives of each startup
- Office Hours with mentors and network companies
- informal meetings to present the participating startups to entrepreneurs and managers of companies in the dock3 network; first formally, then informally by sharing a couple beers after.
The selected teams have at their disposal a work and discussion space within the Engineering Department of the Roma Tre University, visited by mentors, sector experts, entrepreneurs and startup founders, who can closely monitor and support the development of startup.
During the incubation program, the teams develop a network of entrepreneurs, companies and customers that allows them to move independently on the market and to become part of acceleration paths in Italy and in the rest of the world.
If you want to discover the startups that have emerged from the previous editions of the program, take a look here .