The made-in-Italy fast-track acceleration program dedicated to projects in life science

Open Zone - Seed Accelerator Program
Application deadline: July 16, 2017

OPEN ACCELERATOR

PROGRAM

Call for ideas

The First Screening

BMC Master Class

Out of the Lab

data collection

Feedback on findings

Sharing Lessons Learned

MVP Validation

Iteration

for each building block

Final Startup formation

The Seed Investment

call for ideas

Applications are accepted from the 5th of April to the 16th of July 2017.
You can apply online or get in touch with us directly when we are on the road scouting

 

Drug delivery systems

Open source prototyping: medical devices, biomarkers, diagnostic

Wearables and Digital Health

Big data


WE CONSIDER

  • New ideas
  • Products in the prototype- or early MVP stage
  • Projects in need of initial funding to kick-start product development
  • Founders with a strong technical product

WE DON'T CONSIDER

  • Products already on the market
  • A technology that does not have any element of innovation
  • A start-up already in business for over 3 years
  • A project requiring high burn rates of capital acceleration

seed investment

Do you have an idea?


Upon completion of the acceleration phase, a selected number of startups will have the opportunity to receive:

  • seed investment as cash from ZCube with cash tickets from €25k to a maximum €100k in convertible notes for each selected project.
  • additional funding from Business Angels / VC funds
  • 6 months of free office space and experts professional services for start up (quantified as €20,000)

acceleration

The most innovative ideas and start up will be trained in order for them to build their business idea within 12 weeks.


There are 3 stages:

  1. VALIDATION – problem-solution fit and minimum viable customer segment validation
  2. PRODUCT – product development, market launch & business development opportunities
  3. INVESTMENT – nailing your pitch and solid investment deck

 

INVESTOR DAY

An exclusive opportunity for you to pitch and to network with investors for building relationships useful in your next round. Do not assume guaranteed investment as investors are looking for exceptional entrepreneurs. Are you really one of them?

 

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