UniVation is an international entrepreneurship program for students, conducted by WSA. It brings together students from multiple universities to collaboratively analyze purpose-driven tech ventures from across the world, namely of former WSA winners.
Analyze a successful enterprise of a former WSA winner within an international and interdisciplinary team. Pitch the analysis in front of a jury and hopefully win.
- gain intercultural competencies
- grow an international network
- work on real businesses with social impact
- join skill workshops
- get career opportunities within WSA network
- include real ventures in their curriculum
- open up the syllabus to new perspectives
- join established and proved methodology & program
- partake in international inspiration network
- get an analysis of their tech venture
- exchange within a professional framework
- communicate directly with student teams
- earn new thoughts and insights
- gain access to new talents
WSA UniVation consists of 2 phases, a GLOBAL and a EUROPEAN PHASE, providing participating students with the opportunity to work on two different case studies. It is also possible to enter only one program phase.
- The global phase takes 6 weeks, starting in October 2022. Students work virtually and independently in interdisciplinary teams on international ventures, coming from all over the world. Every team is supported by a team lead. Weekly meetings provided by WSA with opportunities for get together, team discussions, team leader talks. Webinars with specific support on team building, pitching and more every 2 weeks. At least 2 sessions per team with the enterprise founder.
- The European phase was split up in 2 parts: Part 1 took 3 weeks and started with the pitching of the European Young Innovators. Students from 2 universities in Graz were tracking the pitching session and had 3 weeks to work together with the enterprise founders to suggest possible improvements. On December 21, they themselved pitched their solutions in front of an international jury, their peers and professors.
- Part 2 of the European phase takes place April 26 - 28, 2023 in Graz (AT) . It is embedded in the European Young Innovators Festival.
Based on the evaluations of the online pitch jury the best 3 student teams of each phase receive a reward.
- Online phase: € 70,- / student
- Onsite phase at EYI Festival*: € 55,- / student
- Both phases*: € 110,- / student
*Participation costs include catering on-site.
You want to join the program? Please contact email@example.com