BVZ Inspire Program & BVZ Inspire Grant (formerly: RVZ Inspire Program & RVZ Inspire Grant)

By mmuise

BVZ INSPIRE is a 5-week market-validation program to inspire "entrecurious" individuals in becoming full-time technology entrepreneurs. BVZ INSPIRE provides industry-driven content, introductory venture creation materials and a curated curriculum that supports first-time founders with accelerating their market validation. .

Comments on Funding:

Individuals who register for the Inspire Program will be able to apply for 1 of 10 Inspire Grants. Each grant will be valued at up to $500, to be used for reimbursement of business expenses, with no strings attached - no equity or intellectual property taken in return.

Deadline: Applications are closed. Stay tuned for future intake announcements.

Applicants must:

  • be 21+ years of age;
  • be recent grads, graduate researchers, experienced professionals, exploratory entrepreneurs, ideation stage founders, pre-incorporated companies, and those searching for a change in their careers;
  • pre-existing early-stage startups ( <18 months of ideation);
  • currently have or consider developing a technology solution in either of our Industry Sectors: Health and Wellness, Smart-City, Mobility and Logistics or Food Sustainability
  • be able to commit to 5-week programming (5-6 hours/week).

    RVZ’s industry sectors of focus:
    - for 2021-2022 are Smart-City, Mobility, and Logistics as well as Community Health and Wellness.
    - for 2022-2023 are Food Sustainability, Smart-City, Mobility, and Logistics as well as Health and Wellness.
Application Steps:

No specific application steps have been identified.

Documentation Needed:

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