eHealth Hub Call: 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 second Lean Startup Academy will support 10 European eHealth startups to improve their business model through an intensive programme delivered by experienced trainers.

This free-of-charge training will be delivered online during ten weeks, from September 25 to December 1, and in one live session on October 19 - October 20 from 9:00-18:00 at the eHealthForum Athens 2017.

The eHealth Forum aims to become the definitive annual meeting point, centered in Greece, within the rapidly growing eHealth market where stakeholders from the South East of Europe and the Middle East connect and network to exchange information and innovation. The eHealth Forum aims to engage representatives from all fields, provide the grounds to display all points of view, and be the place where ideas develop, mature and are implemented into actions benefiting society and the economy.

Companies will benefit from one-to-one customized coaching sessions to fit the specific needs of each participant, as well as specific support in connecting with healthcare organizations at international level for market validation

The training is based on Lean Startup and Customer Development methodologies, and uses the 'flip classroom' approach with an important focus on the expertise of mentors. Participants will be pushed to share their experiences, re-think their current business approach focusing on solving customers' needs, and get out of the building to validate their assumptions.

Eligibility criteria

  • Early-stage startups and SMEs within the eHealth sector.
  • Headquartered in Europe.

Selection criteria

  • Willingness to commit
  • Unique value proposition
  • Scalability and impact

Important dates

  • Application deadline: September 13
  • Confirmation of 10 participants: September 18
  • Online training (10 weeks): September 25 - December 1
  • Live session: October 19 - October 20 / 09:00-18:00 eHealth Forum Athens

For further information and to register, please visit:
https://www.ehealth-hub.eu/lean-startup-academy-athens/

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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