Are you a startup active in biotech or healthcare?

Call for Startups in Healthcare & Medical Devices. Intesa Sanpaolo is seeking new technology startups in the Healthcare & Medical Devices space for the next edition of its international acceleration program StartUp Initiative.

Examples of target applications include: technologies for disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment & therapy, surgery, prosthetics, laboratory instruments & equipment, implants, prosthetics, e-health, rehabilitation, fitness machines, etc.

Interested startups can apply by submitting a business plan or executive summary of their project via their online application form no later than February 4, 2018. Applications will be reviewed and screened along five key drivers: team and advisors; addressable market; product and development stage; barriers to entry and traction; economics.

Participating startups will go through a training and selection process made available at no charge by key industry players and qualified coaches. The most promising teams will have a chance to pitch their project to a wide audience of financial and corporate investors, significantly improving their fundraising and business development reach.

The program is structured as follows:

  • Mar 5-6 – Boot Camp (Milan): admitted startups will receive two full days of training to build their investor pitch.
  • Mar 19 – Deal Line-Up (Milan): trained startups will pitch to a panel of experts (industry players, investors and researchers), who will provide structured feedback and select the finalists, which will move forward with the program.
  • Apr 4-5 – Investor Arena Meeting (Milan): the startups selected at the Deal Line-Up can pitch their project to a broad audience of around a hundred investors, corporations and players of the innovation ecosystem. We remind you that there is no charge to participate in the program. Selected companies will need to cover their own travel and accommodation.

Do not hesitate to contact the StartUp Initiative Team if you have any questions!,

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About the Intesa Sanpaolo StartUp Initiative. It is an international acceleration platform which selects promising high-tech startups, coaches them and connects them with financial and corporate investors. Since its inception in 2009, the program has developed a strong track record: 104 investment forums in 7 countries (IT, UK, US, FR, DE, IL, HK) across 9 technologies and industries (Digital & Mobile; Cleantech; Biotech & Healthcare; Nanotech & Materials; Social Ventures; Agri-Food; Fashion & Design; Automotive & Transportation; Building & Construction), matching over 750 startups and growing companies with thousands of investors, corporations and players of the innovation ecosystem. StartUp Initiative alumni have collectively raised over 120 M€.


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