eHealth Hub: Call for the First Lean Startup Academy

eHealth HubThe Lean Startup Academy is an unique opportunity to mature your business by systematically testing your ideas against the market with the support of experts. The course will help you to identify who your prioritary customers should be initially, what is the right value proposition for them and how to reach them. The first Lean Startup Academy will support 10 European eHealth startups to improve their business model through an intensive programme delivered by experienced trainers.

The first Lean Startup Academy is based on ten weeks of online training, from May 15 to July 21, followed by a live session that will take place on June 15 - June 16 from 9:00-18:00 at the ICEEfest Bucharest.

Ten selected participants will work from "home" prior to the live session, and after there will be a follow-up period to monitor achievements. During the all training the Lean Startup approach and methodology will be used in order to provide entrepreneurs with a toolset to increase chances of generating impact for their companies.

The event is organized as part of the EU-funded eHealth Hub project, one of whose aims is to support startups and SMEs in business validation within the eHealth sector.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Early-stage startups and SMEs within the eHealth sector
  • Headquarters in Europe
  • Strong commitment to follow the 10 weeks training, attend the Bucharest event and the follow up period on the Lean approach

Selection criteria: unique value proposition / scalability / commitment.

Application deadline: April 13, 2017.

Please note that training is free of charge. Travel accommodation and subsistence costs are up to participants.

For further information and to apply, please visit:
http://www.ehealth-hub.eu/lean-startup-academy-in-bucarest/

About eHealth HUB project
During the 3-years' project, eHealth Hub team that includes European innovation specialists, legal and regulatory experts and eHealth support organizations will involve over 700 SMEs in its activities, developing several partnerships with major European and international eHealth networks, healthcare organizations, investors and other stakeholders. Another ambition of the eHealth Hub project is also to contribute, through its support to SMEs to increase the number of eHealth solutions available in the market for patients and citizens, optimizing at the same time efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare provision, personalized medicine and consumer health across Europe.

eHealth Hub project is a project financed by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 Framework Program (Societal Challenge 1 "Health, demographic change and wellbeing").

Project partners: TICBIOMED (Coordinator); APRE, Italy; EDITO, France; engage AG, Germany; inno TSD, France; META Group, Italy; Queen Many University of London, United Kingdom; Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum, Germany; University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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