Every year LifeSciences@Work organises two Venture Challenges for startups that want to develop their idea into a solid business case. On 11 April, the spring edition of the Venture Challenge 2018 kicked off with the first three-day boot camp in Nunspeet. In this boot camp, six highly motivated teams are coached in developing their business proposition. In the coming weeks, the teams will explore their markets and, eventually, pitch their business plan to a jury and audience of life sciences investors. The winning team will be announced at the Dutch Biotech Event on 29 June and will receive € 25,000 to build their business.