EIT Health Business Creation Weekend 2017

27-29 October 2017 is EIT Health Business Creation Weekend for aspiring entrepreneurs. Researchers, students and professionals: Join us in Uppsala to find out if your startup ideas are viable - Maximum 50 participants!

Date 27-29 October 2017
Venue Park Inn Uppsala, Storgatan 30 (map)
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Register at http://doit.medfarm.uu.se/kurt10486
Note: Maximum 50 participants – First registered, first served!

EIT Health Business Creation Weekend

Researchers, students and professionals: Join us 27-29 October 2017 in Uppsala to build your competences and skills, your future dream-team, and your business – while getting full support by an international group of coaches and experts from different industries

Start Friday with building a coalition around your idea or join a team that is going to work on something important for you. Saturday and Sunday you will attend lectures and workshops, perform market research and train in pitching your ideas. Sunday evening your team will do a final pitch for a panel of expert entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and potential investors.

Preliminary Schedule (Download Program overview)

Friday 27/10 Saturday 28/10 Sunday 29/10

4 PM Arrival, registration and informal networking at Park Inn

4.30–5.30 PM Start VentureLab Weekend: welcome speech

  • Objectives and logistics of the VLW
  • Meet fellow students, inventory teams' ideas and expertise

5.30–6.30 PM Lab 1

  • What is a Business Model Canvas?
  • Basic pitch structure
  • Setting up criteria for team member selection and joining a team

6.30–7 PM Join a team

  • Team leaders give abbreviated team recruitment pitch
7–8 PM Dinner
  • Recruits meet with potential teams during dinner
8–8.30 PM Lab 2
  • Introduction to Finance (costs/revenues)

8.30–10 PM Pitch 1

  • Trying a first group pitch & idea refinement

10–11 PM Drinks and networking

8–9 AM Breakfast

9–10 AM Lab 4

  • Customer discovery in Health sector

10–11 AM Pitch 2

11 AM–1 PM Working with coaches

1–2 PM Lunch with coaches

2–5 PM Customer Discovery Exercise

5–5.15 PM Customer Discovery Reports

5.15–6 PM Lab 5: Selling

6–7 PM Dinner

7–8 PM Pitch 3

8–10 PM Group work on canvas & pitches (Email pictures of draft canvas and pitch no later than 12PM to midnight@neilsheridan.com

10–11 PM Drinks and networking

8–9 AM Breakfast

10 AM–2 PM Pitch 4

  • Teams individually present canvas to expert panel for 15-20 min
  • One team member videos your session in their phone
  • Order is alphabetic
  • Teams work on the business model with coaches when not before the panel

1–2 PM Lunch

2–4 PM Finalize canvas (Submit final canvas at 4 PM sharp)

4 PM–6 PM Final preparations

  • Prepare and practice pitch
  • Judges visit each team individually for canvas discussion
  • Light dinner

6–8 PM Competition

  • Final pitches
  • Awards

8–10 PM Celebration and networking

EIT Health Business Creation Weekend is arranged in cooperation with the University of Groningen (NL).