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Not quite sure yet how the competition is organised? Below we listed some frequently asked questions.
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  • Who can register for the Battle of Green Talent?
    EIT InnoEnergy Year 2, PhD and Alumni students can register as entrepreneurs. EIT InnoEnergy Year 2 students, Year 1 students and students of participating universities can register as talents. MBA students of participating universities and business schools can register as investors. Professionals who would like to join the initiative as an advisor are kindly requested to send us an e-mail.
  • What is a typical size of an entrepreneurial team?
    Entrepreneurial teams can consist of 1 to 10 students. We advise to form teams of 3 to 4 people. Investors participate on their own. In case you want to participate as a team of investors, you should register with one single account for the entire team, and all team members should use the same account to sign in.
  • When does the competition start?
    Registrations start on 16 October, 2023. The official start of the competition is 30 October, meaning that entrepreneurs can create their venture as of then. Of course, registrations remain open even when the entrepreneurship competition has started. The ultimate deadline to register is 13 November, 2023.
  • Is Battle of Green Talent an online competition?
    Yes. You can participate anywhere and anytime you want. The competition is accessible on any device that can access the world wide web, be it a computer, a tablet or a mobile. We advise entrepreneurs to use a computer to make changes to the business plan. During the four capital rounds, all activity takes place on the online platform. The Final Event will take place during the EIT InnoEnergy CONNECT event at the end of April 2024.
  • What kind of support can I expect to transform my idea into a business plan?
    The Battle of Green Talent is built upon best practices concerning innovation and entrepreneurship. The online platform guides entrepreneurs by providing tips and examples, in order to be able to write a strong business plan. On top of that, entrepreneurs can look for talents to join their team, and they will receive advice from investors and advisors that registered on the platform.
  • Can I register more than once?
    A participant can only register with one account and can take on the role that is in line with his or her study program (entrepreneur, talent, investor).
  • Can I create/join more than one venture?
    Entrepreneurs have the possibility to launch more than one venture, and talents can join multiple teams.
  • Is Battle of Green Talent free of charge?
    The Battle of Green Talent is offered for free to all students entitled to participate.
  • Is this initiative part of my curriculum?
    EIT InnoEnergy offers The Battle of Green Talent as a supporting and complementary initiative to the existing study programs. Participation is not obligatory, yet considered a very valuable experience for the future.
  • Do I need the permission of my university/business school to participate?
    You do not need explicit permission from your university or business school to participate.
  • How much time will I have to spend on the Battle of Green Talent?
    You decide yourself how much time you devote to this initiative. Experience tells us that entrepreneurs and talents need on average one hour a week during the online competition. You need this time to write your business plan and interact with other actors on the platform. As a result of the setup of the competition, investors tend to spend less time at the start of each competition round, but are more heavily involved during the last week of each round (to assess the business plans and decide upon investments). They then typically spend one to two hours per week.
  • Problems during registration?
    If you are not able to register, simply send us an email. We will be very happy to help you.
  • Looking for more information?
    Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us via e-mail.
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