The LECathon is a corporate acceleration program for teams with students and alumni from The Lisbon MBA and Técnico Lisboa to develop and implement innovative entrepreneurial solutions to a business challenge defined this year by Brisa (e.g. increasing use of via verde). It is an initiative of The Lisbon MBA Entrepreneurship Club (LEC) for students and alumni with an interest in starting a business.
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Venue: Nova SBE
Two day event on 18th and 19th of February
Bringing interdisciplinary teams together to ideate and pitch entrepreneurial ideas to address the challenge. Up to six teams will be selected to continue to the next stage of the program.
Eight to ten weeks to develop the business plan
Each team will be assigned a technical mentor from Brisa, who can help advise on the feasibility of the solution. Teams will also participate in pre-acceleration workshops and be supported by LECathon mentors.
Incubation (MVP development)
Collaboration with our partner to develop a first prototype
Brisa will invite teams to develop a minimum viable product (MVP) for their idea, with continued support from their Brisa and LEC mentors. Teams may work from Brisa’s offices to facilitate coordination and integration of the solution.
The winning team will win a trip to an European Incubator
Prize includes flight and accommodation for the members of the team and 1 week of incubation at an incubator in Europe. Participants will also have the opportunity to have Brisa as their first customer.
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The Lisbon MBA Entrepreneurship Club
The LEC aims to support students and alumni from The Lisbon MBA interested in starting their own company or joining an early-stage startup. It intends to provide the resources, mentorship, community and events such as the LECathon to ensure success.
We test your ideas
Mission: Validate new concepts
We will provide you with ways to test your ideas not only with other LEC club members but also with external specialists on the areas you require.
We guide you through the first steps
Mission: Avoid common mistakes
For those starting a company for the first time we share important information regarding the basics of company creation and setup.
We provide content and advice
Objective: Learn from other successful entrepreneurs
Inspiring speakers, workshops (financing, growth hacking, legal frameworks, etc...) there is a lot happening here and you can also be a part of it.
We connect you with the Ecosystem
Objective: Provide the needed resources
Knowing the right person and finding the right connections are essential for succeeding. You will have access to the network of the leading MBA program.
We've got a top notch executive team!
And great supporters on the board also!
You want in?
To join the LEC, just provide your name and e-mail below!