Ideate is open to current SSE students and Activate, as well as Incubate, are open for SSE students, SSE alumni and SSE staff.
The Ideate program gathers students with a passion to address global challenges through entrepreneurship. You apply as an individual, and during the program you will be brought together with people as driven and entrepreneurially oriented as you are. Together you will be inspired to create new ideas, and ultimately to form your team and business idea.
Once you have a team and a business idea that help solve a global challenge, you can apply for Activate.
During an intense 8-week acceleration period, your team will get hands-on support while you test and validate your business idea.
Once you have a prototype with initial traction (pilot data or a first customer) and a diverse team, you can apply for Incubate.
During 6-18 months, your team will get access to resources and support while you validate and scale your business idea.