The Entrepreneurship in Residence Program (inRes) is a business acceleration program for entrepreneurial teams in the area of ICT. It is organized by the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program, funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology and supported by the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities, the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, INESC TEC, SRS Advogados and Hovione Capital.
This program pushes the teams past their comfort zones, require them to work at a steep pace and cope with high levels of uncertainty. Underlying this is a constant outreach for contacts to further build and validate their business projects.
Built on the Lean LaunchPad method, inRes provides a training period in Portugal, followed by a seven-week structured immersion period in the U.S.A., anchored at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) campuses in Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley. The participating benefit from the exposure to a highly dense environment of world-leading research groups, and market and industry specialists, in a variety of high-tech areas.