The Block.IS Bootcamp was a 3-day event organised from May 18th till 20th – gathering 23 Block.IS Experiment Stage blockchain innovators coming from 14 different countries that were mentored by 20 experts throughout 138 individual sessions! The event was designed and carried into effect by CIVITTA, together with other Block.IS Consortium members.
Really nice work from the team behind the organization. There wasn't a single hiccup during the entire Bootcamp, everything went smoothly. It was a pleasure for us to participate. Thank you so much! Keep up the great work!
A magnificent Virtual Bootcamp! It's been very productive and interesting to share innovative ideas with Startups and SMEs based on blockchain technology in the agrifood, logistics and financial sectors! A big thanks to the organisers from Block.IS!
Thank you all CIVITTA team for this amazing organization, it was perfect and the best of all – it was very useful. Thank you to the mentors, too!
The Bootcamp falls halfway into the acceleration programme. The objective of this activity is to boost product development by sourcing feedback from a diverse group of mentors. Acceleration programme participants joined thematic workshops to discuss major trends in their respective industries, discussed PR strategies in the current noisy and information-heavy environment as well as changing business strategies in these turbulent times. Each team met with business, blockchain technology and their sector-specific mentors – 138 individual sessions in total – for short and powerful 30 minutes conversations.
These types of activities help teams to focus, master their product presentation, understand where the weak spots are. The mentors not only provide feedback and new ideas but can also introduce startups to potential customers in their professional networks. As a side benefit, these high pace discussions can help boost productivity and morale in these uncertain times that are particularly hard on entrepreneurs in their early days.
As one of the mentors, I can confirm that the Block.IS Bootcamp was perfectly positioned and set up as a reality and status check for all the programme's innovators. Although having impressive technical backgrounds, experience, and passion to bring top-notch blockchain innovations to Europe, it is also important for Block.IS Innovators to realise that being a tech business owner requires more than just expertise in your craft. It requires an understanding of financials, forecasting, marketing, networking and all the other aspects that go along with turning your dream and idea into a viable business – and the Bootcamp was the place to be to comprehend all these matters!
After the Bootcamp, the teams will continue working with their assigned business mentors to finalize their product development as well as get validation from the market. In September, the 23 teams will present their upgraded products during the Demo Day event. Products having the most market potential will be selected for the final Commercialise Phase and receive assistance in entering the market and attracting investment!
Do you want to participate in the next Block.IS Bootcamp? Apply now for the Block.IS Second Open Call and join the innovative ecosystem!