We organized an interactive workshop on the 20th of May 2016 in The Hague at Health~Holland office. This workshop was especially designed for Life Sciences startups who are in search of funding. Objective of the workshop was to inform participants about funding possibilities which can vary from investing by venture capitalists to apply for a national or an international subsidy, as well as how to tackle this delicate topic of doing business.
We welcomed approx. 15 startups i.e. Venture Challenge Alumni, new Venture Challenge teams and startups from MedTechPartners
Speakers and their perspective:
- Investor: Edward van Wezel, BioGenerationVentures (link to PPT presentation: Edward)
- Subsidy advisor: Jos van Maasakker, Evers+Manders (link to PPT presentation: Jos)
- Government representative: Niels van Leeuwen, RVO (link to PPT presentation: Niels).
The final presentation of the afternoon was presented by:
- Wietse Mulder, CEO of GenDX. He shared his personal experiences in finding funding through all stages of his businesses in the last 25 years.
During the workshop program startups were also given the opportunity to have one-on-one sessions with the speakers and with mentors Bernd van Buuren, CEO Prothini and Ruud Aalbers, CEO Nutrileads.
The Expert Class 2 was hosted by