Participation in the Startup in Residence programme is also open to scale-ups (in the starting phase), social enterprises and innovative small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). We use the term ‘Startup’ as an umbrella term for all these types.
What do we define as a startup for this programme:
The assessment committee invites three startups per issue who can give a pitch for the assessment committee. It is up to the startups to decide on how they will do this (pitch, film, etc.), but they have a time limit of 10 minutes. Subsequently, the assessment committee will get an opportunity to ask questions for 10 minutes. Lastly, an interview of a maximum of 30 minutes will be conducted to explore the motivation of the Startup for the Programme and the Challenge.
The assessment committee will arrive unanimously at one integral score based on the three criteria described below. The three aspects will be assessed conjointly, where each criterion has an equal weight. The assessment committee will give one integrated score because the integration of these criteria and the way they strengthen and positively affect another is an important part of the assessment.
The assessment committee will take note of the following aspects:
The assessment committee will look at the following aspects of vision and innovation. The more persuasive the vision and innovation, the higher the assessment.
The assessment committee looks at what the positive impact on the City and/or its inhabitants could be. The bigger the expected positive impact, the better the evaluation of the committee.
The assessment committee will look at the following aspects of the realisation and implementation of the solution. The more specific the proposal for realisation and implementation, and the more confidence this instils, the higher the assessment.