Deadline:

July 26, 2019

Location:

Switzerland

(Accelerators for startups)

Description

DayOne_BaselArea.swiss

DayOne, the Swiss innovation hub for precision medicine and digital health managed by BaselArea.swiss, launches its second acceleration run to support ventures targeting the improvement of the wellbeing and health of children and young people.

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They are seeking brilliant ventures, healthcare innovators, startups as well as intrapreneurs that combine digital technologies, healthcare expertise and entrepreneurial spirit. Companies from low and middle-income countries are also welcome.

The accelerator program in detail

The acceleration program consists of two phases.

1. Initial phase – presentation at DayOne conference

The initial phase offers a chance to develop your idea and make connections with the Basel Area ecosystem. Get ready to pitch with two preparation webinars with the DayOne accelerator team and then connect with 400 stakeholders at the DayOne conference on September 9th 2019 in Basel, Switzerland.

2. Second phase – six-month acceleration program in Basel

Four ventures selected for the second phase will receive up to 50,000 CHF in non-dilutive funding, guided access to patients, experts, healthcare practitioners and other stakeholders in the local ecosystem, tailored coaching, a chance to test their idea with real customers and free access to a collaborative lab space.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Medicine.
  • Health.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

6 Months.

  • Application deadline: July 26th 2019.
  • Notification to the 15 projects selected to the initial phase: Early August 2019.
  • Working sessions at DayOne Conference for selected projects: September 9th 2019.
  • Notification to the four ventures selected to the second phase: Late October 2019.
  • Six-month acceleration program in Basel: January – June 2020.

If you live outside of Switzerland, and want to reside for longer than 3 months in Basel, you will require a permit. If you are an EU or non-EU national, you may want to write to the office directly to learn what you need for entrepreneurial work status in Basel at: migrationsamt@jsd.bs.ch.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Selection process

Ventures will be selected based on their ability to make an impact on problems affecting children and young people and which strive to:

  • go beyond research and create viable healthcare products and services that make appropriate use of digital technologies (Mobile Apps, AI, Blockchain etc.).
  • lower  healthcare costs and be scalable, therefore making their solution suitable for all markets including low and middle income countries.
  • embrace a human centric approach and show an understanding of diversity in team formation.

they are looking for ventures that solve problems across a broad range of areas including diagnosis, treatments and prevention as well as patient and carer communication and other innovations which support healthcare workers.

In collaboration with clinicians from the University Children’s Hospital Basel UKBB and experts from the Basel Area Healthcare Innovation ecosystem, the DayOne team will carry out the selection.

Opportunity Cost

(Accelerators for startups)

  • The ventures will receive grants of up to 50,000 CHF to be paid in tranches during the program based on approval of workplans and estimation of need.
  • A portion of this, up to 10,000 CHF may be used to pay for coaching and other activities during the program. The ventures will get free use of creative workspace in the DayOne lab during the accelerator program.

How to Apply

First Step: Click here to submit your application to be part of the DayOne Accelerator.

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