OPEN INVITATION TO ALL BUSINESS STUDENTS!

WHY PARTICIPATE AS A BUSINESS STUDENT?

You (as a team) need to write a business plan for the course entrepreneurship. BRIDEE invites you to team up with an innovative idea owner and a product designer. Your business talents in return for network & career opportunities, deep dive in design thinking and being part of an entrepreneurial team. And you help an entrepreneur in need during the BRIDEE process.

WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS TO PARTICIPATE IN BRIDEE?

1/ CREATE YOUR BUSINESS TEAM
Please compose your business team within your class room

2/ REGISTRATION
All team members need to register themselves at bridee.org.
Fill in your personal info and sign the NDA. That will open up all ideas ( idea sheet and pitch video). You can give a rating and discuss the favorite ideas within your group.

3/ CONTACT YOUR FAVORITE IDEA OWNER
If you have selected one idea, contact the idea owner to express your interest. Don’t forget to give him/her all the names of the teammembers. He/she will register the BRIDEE team.

LET'S MAKE A DEAL

YOUR BUSINESS SKILLS IN RETURN FOR NETWORK AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES, DEEP DIVE IN DESIGN THINKING, BE PART OF AN ENTREPRENEURIAL TEAM.

BRIDEE stands for BRIDGING DESIGN, ENTREPRENEURSHIP and EDUCATION. This online co-creation platform puts creative, entrepreneurial innovators – both individuals and businesses – in touch with design and business students. The ultimate aim is to create a new venture.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

REGISTER AS A BUSINESS STUDENT (CALL FOR BUSINESS TALENT)

Click here to register yourself as a Business Student.

 

TEAM CREATION

Innovation starts with a great idea and a talented team, so all keyholders (idea owners, business and design students) will be invited for two match making events.
 
IDEAFAIR (TH 16 OCT - 7 PM)
At the IDEAfair we present you the finest ideas. The selected Idea owners will pitch their idea in 2 min. You will be asked to list your favourite ideas. The vivid pitching is followed by a network / demo moment allowing you to discuss details. Be ready for a night of inspiration, excitement and friendship.
Visuals of past years, click here.
 
After the IDEAFair, you can get in contact with the idea owners and other business and design students, exploring the ideal challenge you want to tackle and the team that matches your expectations and ambitions. The BRIDEE platform will support this matchmaking.
 

MATCHUP (TUE 21 OCT - 7PM)
An extra event BRIDEE MATCHUP is organized (TUE 21 OCT) to support the team building and to match teams of students with the challenge of the idea owner. You are invited to reflect on the idea, the approach, the ideal results and the contribution you can provide to the team. Speed dating, lean brainstorms, simple design and competence models and quick designs will align the vision, the goals and the drivers of the team.
 

CO CREATION

During the co-creation phase you work as a team with the support of academic, practitioner and design coaches.
BRIDEE organizes a series of workshops, coaching sessions and master classes to help you and your team to turn your idea into a real venture. Some examples of our focus points are ideation, market research, user centric design and branding
This results in a business plan, a business model canvas and a design concept.
Details of the events will be communicated shortly after the IDEAfair.

END EVENT

Idea owners /BRIDEE teams will be challenged to continue working on their project.
With our End Event (a pitch / press conference / networking session) we give your team an extra push to achieve a real business. Next to visibility, we bring your team in contact with parties that can help with the next stages of the development. These include investors, business angels, companies and also a large number of institutions such as Enterprise Agency, Flemish Living Lab Platform, IWT, Iminds, ...