iStart Project First DEP Academy & Multiplier Event
First Digital Entrepreneurship Practice Academy within the framework of Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnership Project entitled “iStart: A lean-training, innovative, multidisciplinary Digital Entrepreneurship Platform” was organized by the South East European Research Center (SEERC) and i4G in Thessaloniki, Greece between26-30 June 2017. The programme was designed as a five-day Startup academy for participants with an entrepreneurial interest in solving contemporary urban problems (e.g. aging population, environmental regulations, transportation, refugees, etc.) with state-of-the-art technologies (gamification, AI, VR, data analytics, etc.).
On June 30, third multiplier event for the project was also organized to engage into a workshop/event with local quadruple helix stakeholders – other than those involved in iSTART in order to get them briefed on the project outputs and to collect their feedback on the DEP curriculum, VLE and on the corresponding Digital Entrepreneurship Transnational Pitching Academy and its pitching events & competition.