Build or work in a venture while attending a master

The Master’s Program in Startup Creation & Entrepreneurship gives you mentors, time, and knowledge to succeed in the startup world.
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WHERE OUR MENTORS WORKED

WHAT?

Over 50% of students want to create or work in a venture while at university, but they don’t have enough time, space, and resources

‍The solution is a master’s program where students will have space, time, and practical advice from leaders to develop their startups. They can raise investment on the final demo day or work in a startup while studying in Washington D.C. and Genoa. Putting the theory into practice they will be ready to thrive in the startup world.

WHERE DO YOU
STUDY?

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. and University of Genoa, Genoa

You will have the opportunity to attend the 1° semester of the master’s program in the United States at Georgetown University, and the 2° semester in Europe, at the University of Genoa. At the end of the program, you will obtain a joint certificate of completion from both Universities.

OUR SOLUTION

1.
Over 200h of mentoring

Open and 1:1 sessions with unicorn founders and successful startup experts from the US and EU to guide you in the creation of your company.
Over 200h of
mentoring
2.
Over 1000h to work

Every day you will have time to grow your business putting into practice professors' and mentors' advice.
Over 1000h
to work
3.
10k to selected startups

Opportunity to get funding and develop your startup after completing the program without losing time.
10k to selected
startups
4.
1 year of free offices

Stay in Genoa for 1 year after completion of the program with free office spaces and just focus on building.
1 year of free offices

Demo day

If you don't have a startup idea before applying to the Master’s Program, our network of industry experts will support you in creating your own startup or in getting an internship at any time.

1.
2 welcome weeks

Don't have a startup idea yet? Industry experts will present you with the most prominent market needs inspiring you to build a great solution, in the first two weeks of the program.
2 welcome
weeks
2.
3 months internship

See how to grow a business firsthand through an internship of at least 3 months (part-time or full-time) in a startup. By learning how the best startup founders run their ventures, you will be prepared to start yours.
3 months
internship
3.
Over 1000h to work

You will have time to work on researching an idea and creating your startup whenever you want, or you can do an internship so you can gain experience at no risk.
Over 1000h
to work
4.
1 big student network

No matter if you have a business, technical, or design background, you will be connected to other peers so you can find the right co-founder or team.
1 big student
network

Professor's Day

If you don't have a startup idea before applying to the master’s program, our network of industry experts will support you in creating your own startup or in getting an internship at any time.

Is it right for me?

Yes, if you

  • are or would you like to be a founder;
  • are a dynamic and enterprising person;
  • have an entrepreneurial soul;
  • want to learn in two continents;
  • would like to work in the startup world;

INFORMATION

LOCATIONS

Georgetown
Genoa

DATE

September 4,
December 2
January 8,
April 30

APPLICATION

Opening: 1 November 2022
Closing: 18 June 2023

LANGUAGE

English
English

FEES

20.000

Georgetown

DATE

September 4, December 2

Genoa

DATE

January 8, April 30

LANGUAGE

English

APPLICATION

Opening: 1 November 2022; Closing: 18 June 2023

FEES

20.000 €
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You can find out the requirements in the apply now session.

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"Great job! It has been a pleasure to participate as lecturer and mentor in this acceleration program"
Francisco Ruiz, Partner at Metyis
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"There’s so much value packed within these founders and the startups. Great initiative!"
Dr. Maxwell Ampong, Investment Strategist
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"You inspired me with your creative business solutions and I look forward to seeing you make the world a better place through risk taking and entrepreneurship"
CJ Gooderham, Associate Analyst at Balanced Rock Power
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"Thank you a lot for the opportunity to become Mentor and to exchange with a bunch of next level logistics nerds (in the most positive meaning)."
Martin Schwemmer, Managing Director BVL
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"It was great to have met and mentored such inspiring founders. I hope you’ll get your ideas built and let them help your customers"
Marton Gaspar, BeADiscoveryExpert.com
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"The 1:1 mentoring is the key point of this program, share your experience with mentors that can help you specifically with the problems you are having. I received many insights and now I have many ideas on how to grow the business and go forward."
Laura Laringe, Founder at ReLi
Accelerator startup
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"My experience with Genoa Entrepreneurship School has been invaluable to me and I highly recommend it to any entrepreneur or everyone who will start a business."
Nicholas Lapite, Founder at Genesys Technologies
Accelerator startup
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"It was also a great opportunity to meet other co-founders, each with their own way of thinking and approaching problems. This allowed me to see things that we couldn't understand before. I highly recommend attending Genoa Entrepreneurship School"
Luis Riva Medina, CEO and co-founder at Luma
Accelerator startup
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"Thanks to the program I learned how to position a product on the market and how I can make it clear to people what I do. One of the best things is definitely the city of Genoa, which is fantastic and where I have met many international founders with whom I can grow my network and have friends for a long time!"
Max Boender, Founder and CEO at Myneral Labs
Accelerator startup
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