European Innovation Academy(EIA)

The World’s Largest Extreme Accelerator Focused on IT Innovations


European Innovation Academy (EIA) is a nonprofit educational organization that brings the brightest students and startups to Nice, France, to benefit from the experiential learning of the startup life. Multidisciplinary teams will launch new IT innovations to the market in a record time of 1​5 days. The teams are daily mentored and educated by 1​00 industry leaders and professors.

The program is strongly influenced by prestigious startup accelerators and their methodologies from Silicon Valley.​
The content of the summer program is developed in cooperation with professors from top Universities including UC Berkeley and Stanford University.​ Also innovative corporations such as Google, Amadeus and IBM.

The program will be held from 6th to 24th of July, 2015 in Nice, France.



During these three weeks, students will experience 50+ unique sessions such as Art Hackathon, 3D Printing Competition, IT Hackathon, Sleep and Food Hacking, Venture Capital Investment Competition, Growth Hacking and many more!

Day 1    Meet & Greet
Day 2    Teams & Ideation
Day 3    Market & Customer
Day 4    Design & Rapid Prototyping
Day 5    Hackathon Planning
Day 6    Business Model
Day 7    Customer Engagement
Day 8    Revenue Model
Day 9    Sales & Marketing
Day 10   Demo Pitching
Day 11   Marketing Results
Day 12   Start-Up Finance
Day 13   Start-Up Funding
Day 14   Venture Capital Competition
Day 15   Final Pitching

You can find more information about program here


Speakers and Mentors

Key Speakers – Bringing you the best from industry and academia

Peter Vesterbacka, Mighty Eagle @Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
(Peter’s Thought Leaders’ Talk click here)
Martin Görner, Developer Relations @Google
Takuo Suzuki, Developer Relations @Google
Alar Kolk, President @European Innovation Academy

Key Mentors – All teams get individual Chief Mentors who help them throughout the program (The majority of Chief Mentors are from Silicon Valley)

Ravi Belani, Alchemist Accelerator & Stanford University
Ken Singer, UC Berkeley (Ken’s visit to AVP check here)
Fred Krieger, Scoro Software
Mila Kyriacou, Bridge Bank
Alina Adams, Volyy LLC & Santa Clara University
Mike kyriacou, Great Big Enterprises Inc & Santa Clara University
Sylvain Theveniaud, Allianz Accelerator
Bryan Cassady, Fast Bridge Consulting


How to Apply?

We are looking for 9-10 highly-talented and qualified students.

The application process is described below:

  • Google form application (click here)
  • Curriculum Vitae – Save as a PDF file and send it to myunggi.suh(at)

Application period starts on 1st of June and will be closed on 7th of June 2015 at midnight.
The final decision will be made by the corresponding school and selected participants will be informed by mid-June.


If you want to join, or know more about this, contact:

Myung Gi ‘MJ’ Suh

Global Partnerships

Aalto Ventures Program

myunggi.suh (at)

+358 45 8945218