SMARTUP students have the opportunity of getting free access to IT tools, which have been specifically developed to address the most pressing issues faced by young entrepreneurs when their time comes to finally take the first step into the real business world.
The SMARTUP Business Game allows students to run a business over a period of time and put into practice their understanding of how business variables work together during different periods of business growth.
The SMARTUP Mind App is a mental training tool based on the MBSR Protocol (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction). The mindfulness practice itself is popular in many innovative companies, among which Google, Apple, and numerous start-ups. The app is aimed at supporting the young innovators during the start-up process, providing soft skills necessaries to stay focused, to manage the stress, to become more creative and resilient. The training programme includes meditations, bits of wisdom and exercises and lasts 8 weeks.
The SMARTUP Pitch App supports students to develop their ability to sell ideas by learning how to compose their pitch, practice pitching and receive feedback on their pitches.