Road to startup – from kick-off to the final pitch

The 2-month program is aimed at Master Students, PhD students and health-practitioners as well as young engineers with a healthcare related startup idea. Throughout the program you and your team will transform ideas into successful startups while learning and working on business creation and validation.

Participating teams will receive up to 10.000€ per team to cover traveling, accommodation and other expenses.

The 1st phase will take place at the startup forges Joseph’s and Zollhof in Nuremberg as well as UnternehmerTUM based in Munich where the teams will be provided with a business design toolbox to develop and implement a sustainable future business plan and create prototypes by applying proven methods out of design and management.

In the 2nd phase at the FAU and ZiMT in Erlangen the program will focus on validation as the key of a successful startup and business idea. The participants will get a greater overview on the central topics of IP, licensing, reimbursement and medical device law within the context of the international disparities of the European healthcare systems to improve their approach. The entrepreneurial landscape of the Medical Valley EMN offers a great ecosystem with healthcare providers, experts, and scientists to validate their startup approaches and get direct feedback from future users and customers. The teams will get access to testbeds and living labs and benefit as well from the broad clinical network of the Medical Valley.

After one month of preparation the teams will participate in a roadshow as the 3rd phase of the MedTech Bootcamp. During the following 4 weeks, the teams will start out on a tour through Europe to pitch their startup ideas in front of possible investors. Every stop will include a 2-3 day program with several pitching and socializing events as well as meet-and-greets with experts. Our way will lead us from Erlangen to Lodz (University of Medicine Lodz), Barcelona (IESE), Paris (Medicen Paris Region) and Coimbra (Instituto Pedro Nunes).

Important program dates:

Start Kick-off 02.09.2019 Nuremberg / DE
1st phase Business Design Toolbox 02.09.2019 – 05.09.2019 Nuremberg / DE
Business Design Toolbox & Validation 09.09.2019 – 19.09.2019 Munich / DE
2nd phase Validation 23.09.2019 – 26.09.2019 Erlangen / DE
3rd phase Roadshow
  – Stop 1 16.10.2018 – 18.10.2018 Lòdz / PL
  – Stop 2 21.10.2019 – 22.10.2019 Barcelona / ES
  – Stop 3 24.10.2019 – 25.10.2019 Paris / FR
  – Stop 4 04.11.2019 – 06.11.2019 Coimbra / PT