Porto, Portugal

Practical Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program with Professionals from Silicon Valley

when 14 July 2024 - 2 August 2024
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 2199

The European Innovation Academy (EIA) is a unique and intensive entrepreneurship study abroad program that provides you with the resources, connections, and mentors necessary to build a successful startup.

This program fosters an environment that will provoke the way you think and provide you with a powerful network of like-minded peers. In this hands-on entrepreneurship program, students from more than 70 countries create their startup just in 3 weeks.

The program is created for students of any major. In 5-member interdisciplinary teams, students develop an idea of a product or a service, then prototype and validate the idea in real life, launch it to the global market and learn how to pitch to investors.

Each day begins with an exceptional keynote speech from professionals from the field. The keynote session is followed by independent teamwork and mentoring sessions.

Having participants from all over the world, students will build an invaluable international network among themselves and have the opportunity to meet with top business professionals and academics.

The program has been developed through joint partnerships with professionals from the world’s top institutions including Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, and Google.

Course leader

Speakers, mentors, and investors from Silicon Valley and Europe.

Target group

This program is designed for students who want to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur and build their own startup. Students of all educational programmes and levels are welcome to join this summer school.
It is expected that the participants are fluent in English in order to participate keynote and mentoring sessions and interact with their team members.

Course aim

Learn what it takes to become a global entrepreneur
Receive world class mentorship and advice
Launch a startup in fifteen days

Credits info

6 EC
Participants are entitled to receive a credit transcript of 6 ECTS after completing the program from University of Porto.

Fee info

EUR 2199: This fee is available until the March 31, 2024.
EUR 2499: This fee is available from 1 April 2024 util 30 June 2024.


Scholarships are available for the students of Portuguese universities. More information will be available in spring 2024.