Venture Challenge Fall 2017: call open!

Do you have a high potential startup in the field of Drug Development, Diagnostics, Medical Devices or Bioinformatics and would you like to get specialised coaching? Sign up for the Venture Challenge Fall 2017! A 10-week coaching programme. You might take home the €25,000 prize money for your pitch after the programme.

The specialised coaching of ‘Life Sciences at Work’ (LS@W) from Health Holland focuses on developing your initial idea into a solid business case during an entrepreneurial approach with boot camps, 1-on-1 coaching and mentoring. Startup teams learn to identify key risks, analyse customer value propositions, develop a validation strategy, learn to build a venture plan and, ultimately, learn how to get connected.

Participating means accelerating!

The Venture Challenge is a bi-annual coaching programme. This Fall LS@W will organise the 18th edition. The programme consists of a series of boot camps and coaching sessions during which you will be introduced to representatives of all relevant early stage life Sciences investors. After the 10-week programme the teams are able to pitch for the Venture Challenge Jury. The best pitch and venture plan will take home the €25,000 prize money and will be publically announced at a large life sciences business conference offering great exposure.

How to enter?

When you have a team of at least three people, you can download Venture Challenge Proposal Form to apply for the programme. After a pre-screen of the applicants, candidates are invited for a 1-hour intake interview. Subsequently a maximum of 6 teams are selected to participate the Venture Challenge. The teams are expected to attend both boot camps (2 times 3 days incl. overnight stays) and the final pitch event. LS@W asks a fee of €2000,- per team of 3 participants to cover materials, hotel accommodation and meals.
Still questions left? Don’t hesitate to contact LS@W!

Important dates

  • The call closes on 4 September 2017;
  • Interviews: 12 and 13 September 2017;
  • Workshop I: 2 – 4 October 2017;
  • Workshop II: 1 – 3 November 2017;
  • Finals: 17 November 2017;
  • Announcement of the winner: 22 November 2017, Dutch Life Science Conference, Oss.

For more information visit the LS@W website or download the Venture Challenge Proposal Form to apply.

24 August 2017

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