Trento RISE, core partner of the EIT ICT Labs Italian Node, has launched TechPeaks - the first people accelerator.
What is TechPeaks
TechPeaks is a People Accelerator aimed at individuals or teams with skills, talent and passion to start-up successful global businesses in information technology.
The main focus is to convert bright international talents into startups founders through a 6 month high pressure program.
All participants are provided with an exceptional opportunity package: free accomodation, free working space, free visa support and a monthly living allowance.
How does it work?
Over the first two weeks ideas are validated using lean methodologies. Individuals and teams can combine in order to create a complete and solid skill set. From the second week on, teams pitch ideas in front of private investors to gain a non-equity cash grant of 25k€
Top-notch mentors with global business and technology backgrounds provide coaching and valuable connections.
TechPeaks Mentors Team
Top-notch mentors with global business, tech, design, investment and leadership background will coach the participants through intensive mentorship.
Here are some of them: Andy Parsons (Co-founder/CTO at Happify), Obie Fernandez, (CTO Lean StartUp Machine), Renaud Visage (Co-Founder & CTO at Eventbrite), Rebecca Paoletti (CEO, Co-founder – CakeWorks), Evan Nisselson, (Investor and Mentor at Seedcamp, 500 start-ups, Mind the Bridge), Peter Stern (CEO at Bit.ly), Jeremiah Robinson (VP, Software at Jawbone), Michael Geer (Founder badoo.comhttp://badoo.com/) and others.
See all the mentors here: http://techpeaks.eu/mentors/
Call for mentors
Trento Rise is looking for mentors from EIT ICT Labs Industry partners willing to join the mentors team.