Meet in Italy for Life Sciences – MIT4LS – has always been home for startups, with more than 540 participating over six editions. Since 2016, specific initiatives to train and support startups and business idea have become a key component of MIT4LS, with more than 260 applications collected, 80 startups attending the training sessions, 80 investors and corporate representatives involved.
Within the activity for the 2021 edition in Genova, StartUp Bootcamp 2020 – MIT4LS SUB2020 is the new initiative designed for life sciences startupper, providing them with expertise, tools and connections to boost and fully exploit their business potential.
The journey ends with a pitch (virtual or in hybrid mode if conditions will allow the latter) to potential corporate partners and international investors on the 30th of October 2020.
MIT4LS SUB2020 is promoted by several investment funds and life sciences organisations.
MIT4LS SUB2020 stages
|April, 08th – June, 19th|
|By the end of July
Applications ranking communication: End of selection by the Selection Committee and communication to the relevant startups to set the training sessions agenda.
|August, 31th – October, 23th
Business scuba diving training sessions: Expert startup coaches will help the selected startups, giving tailored advice to strengthen and fine-tune their business proposal. On-line sessions will be carried out with the coaches, analysing weaker aspects in the proposal and focusing on the pitch presentation in the last meeting, to prepare the startups for the final stage at the event.
Atlantis pitching arena: In Genova, during MIT4LS event, the selected startups will present their business proposal in pitching sessions in front of international investors and corporate representatives. An expert jury will award the title of the most innovative startup of MIT4LS2020 and the Zcube-OpenZone Special Award.
The bootcamp is dedicated to life sciences innovative startups/emerging companies (already established companies) working in the following areas:
- Medical devices
- IT applications for health
- Medicine, human health & wellbeing
- Related value chain activities
No geographical restriction applies. Minimum required Technology Readiness Level – TRL is 4 for the proposed solution in the application.
Applications selection will be done by the Selection Committee based on:
- Team experience and skills
- Proposed solution and context description (clarity and scientific/technical soundness)
- Market potential
- Marketing strategy and competitors mapping
- Revenue stream and financials credibility
- Quality of the attached pitch
Applications must be submitted in English, with all the mandatory section filled in.
Applicants have to download the application form, the personal data privacy notice and related authorization, fill out all the application form sections, and send it by e-mail to SUB2020mit4ls@meetinitalylifesciences.eu, together with a 2010 PowerPoint compatible or pdf pitch presentation, and the pdf of the signed authorization to process personal data.
Applications longer than 3 pages will not be taken into consideration, as well as those received over the deadline. The suggested number of pitch presentation slides is 10-12. Total files size (application form + pitch presentation + personal data processing authorization) cannot exceed 10 Mb. Applicants must not submit confidential material.
Applications longer than 3 pages will not be taken into consideration, as well as those received over the deadline. The suggested number of pitch presentation slides is 10-12. Total files size (application form + pitch presentation + personal data processing authorization) cannot exceed 10 Mb.
Applicants must not submit confidential material.
Only MIT4LS2020 evaluators, coaches and organizers have access to the applications. They are not responsible for the possible protection of intellectual property or other rights of participants. The organisation of the initiative is not responsible for any failure, delay or problems with the receipt of applications. The organization reserves the right to change dates or rules of the competition at any time. The organization will make every effort to communicate any changes in good time on the initiative website and by e-mail to applicants or selected startups.
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