CEU iLab Global Startup Bootcamp
CEU iLab’s highly interactive Bootcamp helps you develop entrepreneurial skills and set up a robust business development process. You will analyze and discuss  real-life business situations with world-class faculty and startups in iLab’s incubation program. 

Why choose CEU iLab Bootcamp?

Learn by doing

The Bootcamp will give you a thorough understanding of the business development process. The course format uses experiential learning tools, discussions, situation games, case studies, interview sessions as well as presentations.

Go from idea to pitching

Throughout the course you will participate in a team assignment where you can put everything you learn into practice. At the end of the two weeks you will pitch for a professional jury.

Build your network

You will be guided through the business development process by world-class faculty and mentors. Meeting and interviewing guest entrepreneurs and iLab startup teams will give you an opportunity to analyze and assess real business cases.

Boost your business

All participants are offered individual (or group) consultation opportunity to discuss their individual business ideas or current business development issues/problems.

Get an entry ticket to CEU iLab incubation

Successful graduates of the Bootcamp will become CEU iLab alumni and will qualify to apply to CEU iLab incubation.

Bootcamp Faculty

Gábor Baranyai

Gabor Baranyai

Department of Economics
and Business, CEU

György Bőgel

Gyorgy Bogel

Department of Economics
and Business, CEU

Joy Chan

Department of Economics
and Business, CEU

Éva Halász

Eva Halasz

CEU iLab mentor and visiting faculty

Nenad Apostoloski

Nenad Apostoloski

Department of Economics
and Business, CEU

Bootcamp Management Team

Andrea Kozma

Andrea Kozma

Director, iLab

Nora Wagner-Varady CEU iLab project coordinator and SEO specialist

Nora Wagner-Varady

Program Coordinator

Mark Gyorgy Kis

Data Analyst

Our alumns say


CEU iLab Bootcamp’s educational content is based on the following 5 pillars:
Enterpreneurial Thinking

Develop an attitude, mindset, and skills that are essential for
starting a new venture.
Learn from expert entrepreneurs and the lessons they’ve
picked up through years of building ventures.
Acquire the principles and logic of effectuation.

Enterpreneurial Cycle

How to write a powerful business plan, and how to use it for
successful external communication, especially with potential
How can we harvest the highest value resulted by business
development? Exit options and value maximization.

The Business Idea

A good venture idea may determine a startup’s future. We
discuss how entrepreneurs can approach idea generation
professionally, how to generate innovative ideas and how to
select the most promising ones. Practical examples are used
to illustrate the methodology.

Marketing and Branding Cycle

It is crucial for a startup with limited resources to have
carefully defined targets who would be really devoted to
your business. Also, your marketing plan should be a solid
support to your strategy and need to be translated to
tangible deliverables and clear communication messages.

Enterpreneurial Finance

The finance module aims to help entrepreneurs raise their awareness of finance and to use financial information to develop
business plans, improve operational and strategic decisions and assess their startup’s on-going performance.

Application for the 2020 Bootcamp still open!

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