Get IoT SMARTer!

International accelerator for startups related to the Internet of Things or ICT Security

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3 months
10 teams
80+ mentors
Brno, ČR

JIC STARCUBE supports teams and startups with clearly defined and market-tested ideas in the fields of Internet of Things (hardware, software, smart devices, wereables or others) or ICT Security (hardware, software or combination of both). During 3 months full of seminars, workshops and consultations with mentors we will help you to develop your own product and get your first paying customers.

What can you expect from JIC STARCUBE?

Fine-tune your strategy

Fine-tune your strategy

During the 160+ hours of seminars and consultations, we will discuss business step by step. From setting out a business plan, sales and marketing strategies through to establishing a company soa s to enter the market and planning for the following three months.

Avoid mistakes

Avoid mistakes

Experienced mentors will help you with making business decisions and expanding a network of contacts. We have more than 80 of them. You can go to our lawyer or copywriter for advice – both are located directly in the building.

Speed up the development

Speed up the development

Through participation in the programme, you will gain access to the unique prototyping equipment, contacts and benefits from our partners. Through this you can develop your product faster and introduce it earlier to the market.

Cover expenses with € 4,100

Cover expenses with € 4,100

Each team can get from us finance for development, prototyping and testing of its product. Moreover, we will reimburse you the costs of accommodation and return transport to Brno. € 4,100 in total.

Get an office free

Get an office free

A working environment, place for meetings and a relaxation zone all in one for every team member. The coworking space is accessible 24/7.
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Open the door to finance

Open the door to finance

Through our venture fund we provide selected start-ups with investment in exchange for a share. In addition we cooperate closely with venture funds and angel investors from CZ and abroad. We will also advise you about public funding and grants.

It sounds great, doesn’t it?

Enrol today! Are you not sure, whether your idea is related to IoT or ICT Security? Don´t hesitate to contact us!

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Registration will be closed on 31. 7. 2015

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Frequently asked questions

Who can enrol in the JIC STARCUBE?

Any team or start-up with a minimum of 2 people can enrol in the programme. Your company cannot have been on the market for more than 2 years. Your idea should be related to Internet of Things (hardware, software, wearables, smart solutions) or ICT Security (hardware, software or a combination of both). If you have already validated your idea, you are ahead. Don´t forget that the whole programme is in English.

What does the programme bring me?

Via access to unique prototyping equipment, benefits from our partners and experienced experts, we will help you to refine a prototype product or service in just 3 months. In the JIC STARCUBE you will also fine-tune your business plan and sales and marketing strategies. We will focus on establishing the company, setting up business processes and planning development for the following months. We will be available to you when entering the market – not only locally, but also internationally. At the same time we will connect you with a wide-ranging network of experts, mentors, investors and potential business partners.

How can I enrol?

The first step is to register at the website www.f6s.com. Here you can fill out the application form on an ongoing basis, but remember, it must be completed by 31. 7. 2015. From the applications we choose about 30 teams and start-ups which we invite to the one-day JIC STARCUBE Jam which will take place from 20. 8. to 22. 8. 2015. Here you introduce your project and we select a maximum of 10 participants for the JIC STARCUBE.

How much does it cost to participate in the programme?

The price of the programme is a 2% share in your company.

I’m from abroad. Must I participate in the whole programme personally?

At least 2 members of your team, ideally the CEO plus one other, should take part in person. But it is not necessary. You can take part in the opening JIC STARCUBE Jam through Skype.

How do I substantiate that there is interest in my product/service on the market?

You can enclose with your application the results of any surveys that you have conducted regarding the interest in your product/service - a list of contacts, completed questionnaires from clients, records of personal interviews or possible pre-orders. The better documented you are, the greater your chance of acceptance to the programme.

Why is the JIC STARCUBE programme entirely in English?

Because the programme is designed for teams and start-ups from around the world and for Czech participants who are expected to have global ambition.

What prototyping devices do I get access to in the programme?

Gain access to the prototyping equipment of our partners such as INTEMAC, CEITEC VUT, ALISI and SIX VUT. You can find a specific summary of the individual instruments in the article about the technological equipment of our partners.

What is the situation with regard to financial help in the JIC STARCUBE programme?

We offer participants in the JIC STARCUBE 2 packages of financial assistance.

Package 1: We provide each team with up to € 1 800 for development, prototyping, and product testing. You can also spend the money on services associated with developing your company. These include legal and tax advice and the services of a graphic designer and a copywriter. Up to two members of each team also have each month a right to 100 euros to cover basic living costs.

Package 2: If you are not from Brno, we can cover the cost of travel for up to two members of your team in the amount of a maximum of € 350 (for members of foreign teams) or 1,000 crowns (for members of Czech teams). Apart from this, we pay the accommodation costs for two members of your team up to the amount of €  100 per person per month.

To summarise, we can provide foreign teams with up to € 4,100 and Czech teams (those from outside Brno) with up to 100,000 crowns.

Register for the JIC STARCUBE programme

And for 3 months push on your project a good deal further.

Registration for the programme is under way at the website www.f6s.com, where in addition to registration you can get deals worth a total of 650 thousand dollars. Teams and start-ups from around the world which meet the following conditions can register:

  1. Have not been on the market for longer than 2 years.
  2. Have an innovative idea related to IoT or ICT Security.
  3. Have a minimum of 2 members and can complete the programme in English.
  4. 2 members of the team should personally take part in the individual components of the programme.
  5. Will provide a 2% share in the company for participation in the programme.

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Registration will be closed 31. 7. 2015

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