Get to know the other participants and get ready for your entrepreneurial journey.
Have you got a business idea? Seize the opportunity—and pitch it in front of the audience. Has your idea made it to the next round? Now is the time to build up your team. Don’t have an idea yet? No worries, be inspired by other people’s ideas and choose the project on which you want to work during the weekend. Have all your questions been answered? Great, let’s proceed to Day Two.
We hope you’re well-rested—it will be an intense day! You’ll work on your idea, supported by experienced coaches. Develop your business model, test and validate your idea with customers, and develop your first prototype. We will provide you with the necessary tools and concepts. These will enable you to efficiently sketch and define your business over the weekend.
Hurry up—just a couple of hours are left for you to prepare your final presentation! A panel of experts is waiting for you. Your team will have only a couple of minutes to present the startup developed over the weekend to the crowd and the judges. May the best team win!
Well done! Time to celebrate all the work you’ve done. Grab a drink and relax. But don’t forget: It’s just the starting point of an exciting (vegan) entrepreneurial journey.
THE STARTUP LAB
WHAT WE BELIVE IN
Vegan innovation – the startup way
We believe in the power of plant-based innovations. Through vegan entrepreneurship, we want to create a world that benefits the climate, health, and animals
How do we do it? With the Plant-Based Innovation Lab. The Plant-Based Innovation Lab is a platform for vegan business creation. We bring together the best coaches, vegan business ideas, and people who are driven to build something new. Once a year, we organize a weekend for people who want to start their vegan business, or who want to join a startup team. The first edition took place in Zurich.
We are Franziska and Mirjam. Two passionate entrepreneurs and vegan innovation lovers. We co-founded the Plant Based Innovation Lab in Zurich. Our aim is to create a strong network of vegan entrepreneurs all over Europe. In 2018, we plan to bring the Lab to Berlin; a city with a buzzing startup ecosystem and a high number of vegans. That is why we are looking for passionate, crazy, and motivated co-organizers. Join the ride!
WHAT YOU GET
We provide a network
With a motivated group of startups, coaches, and partners, there comes an abundance of opportunities! Our aim is to create a strong network of vegan entrepreneurs all over Europe. Become part of the plant-based innovation network and get access to knowledge, resources, and potential investors.
Support for Business Creation
You will get support by the best mentors. They will share their knowledge, challenge your business idea, and open up their network. You will leave the lab knowing the next steps you need to take on your entrepreneurial journey.
Do you have an idea but no team? Find your future co-founders at the Plant Based Innovation Lab. You will be surrounded by passionate people ready to start something new. We are sure that every startup needs a good idea, but to make that idea work, you need a great team.
A kickstart to entrepreneurship
We want to help you jumpstart your business idea. During a weekend, you will experience the highs and lows of the startup life: You will find a team, develop your idea, change it again, fight for your ideas, find compromises, and—hopefully—make your project a reality.