The Proof Program is open for all students and recent graduates from all universities. We are open for all industries and have ‘business’ as our main focus.
nswer the 25 questions about your idea or business in the APPLICATION document. Send it to us and we will extend an invitation for you to come over and get to know each other better. We will explain more about the phases and possibilities of the program at the first meeting too.Apply now
YOUR IDEA/PRODUCT IS NOT STRONG ENOUGH YET! Rethink your idea and stop by CSE for Open Wednesday, every Wednesday from 14-16 to get feedback on your idea and learn about your next steps
When you have applied to the Proof Programme and been accepted at the initial meeting, your first three months at CSE will begin. In these three months, you are free to use all of our facilities; office space, lawyer- and accounting services and you can join our workshops if you like. From experience, the greatest value your startup gains, is found in the network with the other startups at the office. During the first three months at CSE, you become part of the office on the 2nd floor which is based on “free-seating” and you can come and go as you please – the office is always open.
Every Wednesday we gather for coffee at 13:00 (1 p.m.) and share updates on progress, failures and more. Also there will be 1-2 startups pitching their business to the crowd. In other words, this is a great chance to get to know the other teams and even pitch yourself when you’re ready.
The focus of the Proof of Concept phase is to test the feasibility of your idea and to prove that your concept is viable in addition to building and testing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) with potential customers and partners. In the first meeting with a business developer, you set goals for your first three months at CSE. We revisit those goals at the three months status meeting: “Proof of Concept”.
If you have proven your concept, talked to potential customers about your product or service and seen some traction, you are invited to stay at CSE for an additional six months. These six months are focused on turning the concept into a business.
You can be given the possibility to have a fixed workstation on the 1st floor, depending on your usage of and frequency at the office facilities. CSE offers mentoring, business development and the chance to pitch your business at events, to investors etc.
You are given the chance to grow your business and form a solid network and we encourage you to share your issues, problems, successes and failures with the other teams. The more open you are with your relations, contacts and ideas, the more openness and help you will receive from your peers within the eco-system.
After the total nine months period, we schedule a “Proof of Business” meeting to look back at your time at CSE, revisit the goals you set and your current situation. We will also discuss the opportunity for you to apply for the CSE Accelerator Programmes or help you be directed onwards in the startup eco-system if you so choose.