ARE YOU BRIMMING OVER WITH EXCITING AND ENTREPRENEURIAL PLANS – YET COULD ALSO USE SOME HELP WITH GIVING THEM CONCRETE SHAPE?

Do you have the drive and the entrepreneurial spirit to bring an innovative idea to the market and build a successful venture? Can you handle a team of enthusiastic business and design students to bring your ideas and business plans to the next level and make them more concrete?

HOW DOES IT WORK?

REGISTER YOUR IDEA (CALL FOR IDEAS is CLOSED)

A team of experienced judges will selected the best ideas based on innovation, business potential, the design challenge and the entrepreneurial spirit of the idea owner.
Please have a look at our FAQ such as Tips & tricks of idea registration, The design challenge,...

TEAM CREATION

Finding the perfect team is key, to do so we organise several events.
 
KICK OFF IDEA OWNERS (TH 09 OCT - 6.30 PM)
This event is open for all registered idea owners.

  • IP (Intellectual Property).
    Before you present before an audience we discuss IP (Lecture of Sandra Bauwens - Arnold Siedsma).

  • PITCH EXPLORATION
    Vivid presentation by Flanders finest in pitching : Toastmasters

  • BRIEFING IDEAFAIR
    Practical information about IDEAfair
     

IDEAFAIR (TH 16 OCT - 7 PM)
If your idea is selected, you will pitch your idea ( in 2 min) at the IDEAfair.
Your aim is to inspire business and design students and persuade them to team up.
There is a network / demo moment after the pitching.
A night of fun, inspiration and excitement. Visuals of past years, click here.
 
After the IDEAFair, you can get in contact with the 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.
 
The deadline to register your multidisciplinairy team is 23 Oct - 6 pm.

CO CREATION

During the co-creation phase you and the students work on your project 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 focuspoints 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 with your selection.

END EVENT

Your big challenge after the BRIDEE track is to continue with your idea.
With our End Event (a pitch / press conference / networking session) we give you and your team an extra push to achieve a real business. Next to visibility, we bring you 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, ...