What is Start-UPFlama?

It is a program to support the creation of innovative companies co-organized by the UPF and the TecnoCampus Mataró-Maresme. It is mainly aimed at students and graduates of the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). The aim of the program is to promote entrepreneurship in the university community by harnessing the creativity, initiative and knowledge of the participants, while helping them to create innovative companies that bring wealth and well-being to society.

Who is it for?


Students who are studying for a degree, master's or doctorate at the UPF.

UPF graduates

Graduates of any UPF course during the last four academic years.

Other candidates

Other candidates, as long as they are part of collective nominations in which at least half of the team is made up of UPF students or UPF graduates from the last four academic years.

Application form for participation

Access to the application

Program schedule and phases


The main dates and deadlines of the program are as follows:

  • Registrations: from its opening until December 5, 2023.
  • First phase: will be carried out during the month of December 2023.
  • Second phase: will take place between January and May 2024.
  • Third phase: it will take place between May and June 2024.

EThe selected projects receive support to devise their value propositions and their business models following the model Business Model Canvas.

A selection committee chooses the projects with the most potential to move on to the second training phase. Key aspects of entrepreneurship are addressed, such as financial management, marketing, negotiation or pitch presentations.

The jury chooses the winning teams who, in addition to the prize for each edition, also receive support from the UPF to carry out their incorporation as companies.


Best Innovative Business Project

Endowment of up to 4.000€

Better evolution within the program

Endowment of up to 4.000€

Best impact project

Endowment of up to 4.000€

Application form for participation

Access to the application

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