These programs have been developed for the Headlines Consortium as part of the European Innovation and Technology Higher Education 2021 initiative.

Headlines Programs 2022/23

Headlines Programs 2022/23

Mashauri is part of the Headlines consortium who are developing excellent entrepreneurial education for students, faculty and staff at the contributing institutions who are:

  • Universidad de Burgos
  • IMDEA Food
  • Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
  • Centria University of Applied Sciences
  • Munster Technological University.

The program operates under the European Innovation and Technology Food organisation and is co-sponsored by the European Union.

This section of Mashauri is dedicated to these programs.

Centria Boost Your Business Virtual Incubator (Phase 2)

Centria Boost Your Business Virtual Incubator (Phase 2)

This Virtual Incubator is hosted by Centria University of Applied Sciences on behalf of the HEADLINES European Innovation and Technology consortium.

Phase 1 took us up to the end of the year (2022) when we paused for a festive season break.

Phase 2 will commence on 16 January 2023

What is it: 

  • A virtual incubator program that will help you (or your team) develop and refine a health or food business idea. 

Modus operandi:

  • The program will run online over 12 weeks on the Mashauri platform.

  • You will work individually or  inside a team which will be compile of participants who have a passion for working on a specific business idea

  • You will be required to dedicate about 4 to 6 hours per week; most of which will be at the time that you wish to work.

  • You will receive weekly content (videos, interactive exercises, text-based documents) and tasks to complete that advance the venture idea. These tasks will be supported by tools and templates linked to the content that you will have learned.

  • Team progress is tracked and the course is supported with gamification techniques that make it easy to stay engaged and keep up to date.

  • You will meet with an experienced mentor twice per month to receive further guidance and input

  • The program ends in a pitching competition in front of judges and real investors.



Why should I enrol?

  • The program will start you on the journey of developing an entrepreneurial mindset. This not only gives you the capability to start your own business; but also greatly increases your employability if you are seeking a job.

  • You will learn the fundamental aspects of entrepreneurship together with human-centred design as you build out your business idea

  • You will learn what is, and how to apply, a scientific approach to new venture development

  • You will take the first important steps in developing your own business

  • It is an interactive, fun and exciting program

  • You will get to network with your peers and find like-minded students

  • All successful participants will earn a certificate

  • Top teams get to pitch ideas to investors

  • You will have the possibility of making a positive impact in the world


What business idea will I work on and what are the parameters?


  • Ideas need to be broadly within the food or health sectors.

  • You will get the opportunity to team up with others if you prefer to not work alone.



When does it start?

  • The program will commence on 24 November 2022 and will run for 12 weeks (but with a pause over the Christmas period)


How do I register for the program?

Registrations are closed and selected students from phase 1 have been invited to continue with phase 2 based on their performance in phase 1.



Headlines Health & Food Global Innovation Competition

Headlines Health & Food Global Innovation Competition

This course is to support the 10 finalists (five from food and five from health; 2 each from MTU, Centria, Burgos, IMDEA Food and UAM) in preparing for the competition taking place at MTU on 3rd March in Cork, Ireland.

In addition to having the trip to Ireland paid for, there is also the chance to win one of the two prizes:

  • €750-00 for the next big thing in Food
  • €750-00 for the next big thing in Health

Students will have been selected to compete by the participating institution based on their own internal competition. This course has been designed to attempt to put the teams on an equal footing in terms of preparedness. The course has been designed following the framework shown in the diagram below.


  • The program will run over January / February 2023

  • The program will be fully online except the pitch feedback (see below)

  • The assignment will be a video of their pitch and Mashauri will give each student 1-on-1 feedback

  • Total time will not exceed 4 hours (excluding the time they need to prepare their pitch video)

  • There will be a suggested timeline to which students should adhere (and will be reminded if they are behind); and a deadline for the assignment.

  • Pitch criteria will be included


Centria Boost Your Business Virtual Incubator (Phase 1)

Centria Boost Your Business Virtual Incubator (Phase 1)

This Virtual Incubator is hosted by Centria University of Applied Sciences on behalf of the HEADLINES European Innovation and Technology consortium.

Phase 1 will take you up to the end of the year where we pause for a festive season break.

Phase 2 will commence in January 2023

What is it: 

  • A virtual incubator program that will help you (or your team) develop and refine a health or food business idea. 

Modus operandi:

  • The program will run online over 12 weeks on the Mashauri platform.

  • You will work individually or  inside a team which will be compile of participants who have a passion for working on a specific business idea

  • You will be required to dedicate about 4 to 6 hours per week; most of which will be at the time that you wish to work.

  • You will receive weekly content (videos, interactive exercises, text-based documents) and tasks to complete that advance the venture idea. These tasks will be supported by tools and templates linked to the content that you will have learned.

  • Team progress is tracked and the course is supported with gamification techniques that make it easy to stay engaged and keep up to date.

  • You will meet with an experienced mentor twice per month to receive further guidance and input

  • The program ends in a pitching competition in front of judges and real investors.



Why should I enrol?

  • The program will start you on the journey of developing an entrepreneurial mindset. This not only gives you the capability to start your own business; but also greatly increases your employability if you are seeking a job.

  • You will learn the fundamental aspects of entrepreneurship together with human-centred design as you build out your business idea

  • You will learn what is, and how to apply, a scientific approach to new venture development

  • You will take the first important steps in developing your own business

  • It is an interactive, fun and exciting program

  • You will get to network with your peers and find like-minded students

  • All successful participants will earn a certificate

  • Top teams get to pitch ideas to investors

  • You will have the possibility of making a positive impact in the world


What business idea will I work on and what are the parameters?


  • Ideas need to be broadly within the food or health sectors.

  • You will get the opportunity to team up with others if you prefer to not work alone.



When does it start?

  • The program will commence on 24 November 2022 and will run for 12 weeks (but with a pause over the Christmas period)


How do I register for the program?




Startup Mentor Program September 2022

Startup Mentor Program September 2022

This program has been designed to support those who wish to act as a mentor to a startup founder or team. 

We will be running 4 programs this year: late May, July, September and October/November.

If you would like to apply for any of the programs, please complete this application: Headlines Startup Mentor Programs 2022 FAQ


Startup Mentor Brochure



Centria Starting Up Mini Incubator

Centria Starting Up Mini Incubator

Headlines Centria Starting Up Mini Incubator

Starting Up


Applications will stay open unto 30 August. Apply here: https://bit.ly/CentriaSU



Startup Mentor Program July 2022

Startup Mentor Program July 2022

This program has been designed to support those who wish to act as a mentor to a startup founder or team. 

We will be running 3 programs this year: late May, July and September.

If you would like to apply for any of the programs, please complete this application: Headlines Startup Mentor Programs 2022 FAQ


Startup Mentor Brochure


IMDEA Food Problem Challenge Incubator

IMDEA Food Problem Challenge Incubator

IMDEA Food Mashauri Problem Challenge Incubator

The Startup Mentor Program

The Startup Mentor Program

This program has been designed to support those who wish to act as a mentor to a startup founder or team. 

We will be running 3 programs this year: late May, July and September.

If you would like to apply for any of the programs, please complete this application: Headlines Startup Mentor Programs 2022 FAQ

( https:/bit.ly/STARTUPMENTOR22)

Applications are open to: any student, staff or faculty who is registered at any of the institutions participating in the EU HE Innovate Headlines program. These are: Centria University of Applied Sciences; Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; Munster Technological University; Universidad de Burgos; IMDEA Food.

If you are not part of any of these institutions but would like to be considered as a participant, please write to simon.gifford@mashauri.org 

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