The start-up support programme covers aspects such as coaching/training, financial support and networking activities.
Coaching and Training
Define and improve your business ideas, commercial skills and expertise.
New Venture | Business plan competition
The New Venture business plan competition encompasses three rounds in which you start with a solid description of your idea in round 1, followed by a feasibility study in round 2 and finally a business plan in round 3. Each round is a separate competition, with prizes ranging from €500 to €20,000. Depending on the competition round, the preparation track includes presentation training, seminars, workshops and coaching. Participation is open to anyone who aims to set-up a new, innovative company or non-profit organisation. www.newventure.nl »
Venture Challenge | Pave your way to success
A ‘must-do’ opportunity for all life sciences entrepreneurs, it is the way to receive coaching and advice on essential elements of setting up a business. In two 3-day workshops, the facilitators and other ‘competing’ teams will challenge you to focus your business idea to create optimal customer value, and you will learn to pitch your business case. At the end of the Challenge, the team with the best venture plan and pitch is awarded €25.000. www.venturechallenge.nl »
BioBusiness Masterclass | For starting entrepreneurs
The BioBusiness Masterclass is an executive educational programme, specifically developed for starting entrepreneurs in Dutch life sciences. The 9 month-programme offers a balance between developing general management- and entrepreneurial skills and learning specific life sciences business-related topics. www.masterclassbiobusiness.nl »
Acquire financial support in early pre-seed and seed stages.
Life Sciences Pre-Seed Grant | Start tomorrow’s company today
Worth up to €250.000, the Pre-Seed Grant provides superb prospects for those involved in applied research and those looking to exploit their fundamental research commercially by starting up a new business. The Grant can be used to investigate both technical and economic opportunities for setting up a company in the life sciences. www.preseedgrant.nl »
Mibiton | Investing in equipment and facilities
The three Mibiton investment funds provide the financial resources that enable SME companies and knowledge institutions in the Life Sciences sector to make use of the equipment and facilities that they require. The Mibiton Solo fund focuses on individual investments in the young Life Sciences SME sector. The Mibiton Share fund stimulates cooperation between Life Sciences companies. The Mibiton Science fund supports enterprising Life Sciences researchers of public knowledge institutions in utilising equipment and facilities together with Life Science start-ups. www.mibiton.nl »
BioGeneration Ventures | Investing in next generation start-ups
BioGeneration Ventures (BGV) is a seed fund for the next generation of life sciences companies. The BVG team is specialised in evaluating and managing early-stage companies. The involvement goes beyond the financial investment. BVG works closely with scientists, academic institutions, entrepreneurs and industry experts to accelerate the development and to optimise the commercial potential of the portfolio company’s technologies. www.biogenerationventures.com »
Expand your network and mingle with other entrepreneurs, possible suppliers and advisors.
Annual event where all participants in a LifeSciences@work activity come together with established life sciences entrepreneurs, IP experts, investors and legal professionals. View video impression LifeSciences@work Event 2011 »
BioBusiness Entrepreneurs | Meeting point for Life Sciences entrepreneurs
In June 2011 The Netherlands Biotech Industry Association (Niaba) launched BioBusiness Entrepreneurs, an informal network for both young and experienced Dutch life sciences entrepreneurs to share knowledge and expertise. Moreover, it provides (former) participants of the Niaba BioBusiness Masterclass, the Venture Challenge and Pre-Seed Grant with an excellent platform to stay in touch. BioBusiness Entrepreneurs is the follow-up of the successful yels.net. www.niaba.nl »