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SCIENCE4LIFE VENTURE CUP: EINSENDESCHLUSS KONZEPTPHASE

Life Sciences, Chemistry and Energy – these are the industries to which the competition „Science4Life Venture Cup“ is looking at! If you are a young founder or your startup is working in these fields, apply until January 12th 2018 and win up to 1.000€.

More info here: https://www.science4life.de/wettbewerb/

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Life Sciences, Chemie und Energie – Der branchenspezifische Businessplan-Wettbewerb „Science4Life Venture Cup“ richtet sich nach technologieorientiere junge Gründer und Start-ups.

Schritt für Schritt zum Businessplan – Der Science4Life Venture Cup unterteilt sich in drei Phasen: Der Ideenphase, der Konzeptphase und der Businessplanphase. Der Wettbewerbseinstieg ist in jeder Phase möglich. Das Besondere: Nach jeder Einreichung erhält der Teilnehmer ein ausführliches, schriftliches Feedback von den Science4Life Branchenexperten.

In der Konzeptphase soll die Geschäftsidee formuliert werden: 6-10 Seiten sind dabei völlig ausreichend. Ziel ist es, eine überzeugende Zusammenfassung, die Executive Summary, einzureichen. Folgende Themen sollte sie beinhalten: Die Geschäftsidee, das Unternehmerteam sowie die Marktanalyse.

Einsendeschluss ist der 12. Januar 2018. Für die Gewinner der Konzeptphasen winkt eine Geldprämie von jeweils 1000 Euro. Es werden je zehn Teilnehmer für den Venture Cup und zusätzlich zwei für den Spezialpreis im Bereich Energie ausgezeichnet

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Why Becoming a partner of Maker Faire Rome – The EU Edition- V

It’s an event created to cater to curious participants, wishing to experience – first-hand – what’s next in every field.

Maker Faire Rome provides a platform to creatives, makers, fablab, SMEs, to display their art or projects and hold solid collaboration with renowned organizations.

Considering that visitors of Maker Faire Rome last year exceeded 100K, it is an apt event to promote any innovation & thus contributing both to our goal as an organization to foster the culture of innovation and to launch any Brand New Product.

Being the watchwords of the Maker Faire Rome: meeting, exchange, training, entertainment and interaction, building and strengthening our partners ‘s company brand through effective visibility is one of the key essentials in our business strategy.

For this reason, MFR partnership proposals are all “Taylor Made”.

To be effective, the partnership with MFR must serve the interest of four constituent groups:

1.        It must serve the business interest of the sponsoring company:

  •  We might offer a slot for your CEO at the Opening Conference or organise a masterclass targeting your preferred audience;

2.        It must serve the best interests of the event and its participants:

  • We might develop a co-branded “whatever” for all the exhibitors in target; organising a thematic show case or even a game;

3.        It must have a positive impact upon the sponsor’s direct consumers or prospects:

  • We might run a contest tbd together

4.        It must benefit the sponsoring company on innovation topics:

  • We might launch a specific Challenge within “The Big Hack”, the hackathon that we run, yearly, 15 days before Maker Faire Rome.

 

See how to become a partner here 

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StartupOnStage – Training Bootcamp in Rome for Lifescience startups

Startup on Stage, an event organized by a Startup Europe project, Twist and Meet in Italy 4 life Science, took place in Salone delle Fontane, a monumental building placed in the EUR area, in the south of the Italian Capital. Startup on Stage consisted in a bootcamp on medical device, e-health and pharma startups spread across two days.

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The bootcamp started on the 25th October afternoon with a very interesting workshop on Marketing Trends and sales strategy for medical devices, run by Roberto Ascione, CEO of Healthware International.

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Roberto Ascione talking about Marketing trends

Once this workshop was over another one on ‘How to pitch’ started. This very short but intense session on the key steps of pitching led by Mario Caria, Sofimatic partners, and Salvatore Mayorana from the Italian Institute of Technology, resulted in being extremely useful as it was the starting point for startups who needed some polishing in their pitching skills, something which is often overlooked.

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Salvatore Majorana explaining the typical evolution of a startup

Following this quick workshop the selected startups spent the whole afternoon with different mentors who carefully listened to their pitch and gave top-notch feedback!

In case you’re wondering, here’s the list of mentors:

  • Roberto Ascione, Healthware International
  • Simone Demelas, Startup Weekend
  • Francesco De Seta, Medtronics
  • Salvatore Majorana, Italian Institute of Technology
  • Nicola Mattina, Digital Magics

After the feedback, most startups were interviewed by the Startup Europe press office to see their thoughts on the mentoring offered and we were happy to hear that, although most of the times they were asked to scrap their current pitch and basically redo it, their opinions were all very positive! They figured out new ways of presenting their idea and business model that would surely help them get some extra points in the eyes of the investors the following day.

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One of the selected startups for the bootcamp, telling us his thoughts on the mentoring session.

 

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Startup Europe had a stand where we spread the news about the initiative and its latest open calls.

The following day, Wednesday morning, 26th October, startups had another chance to present their freshly revised pitch in front of  Michela Michilli, head of the Twist project, and the other mentors. After listening to the latest version of the pitch, this is what mentors said:

“The improvement was increadible! from being very scientific or descriptive, they all managed to get one step closer to the perfect pitch!”

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The meeting with the investors on Wednesday afternoon was just around the corner, and after a quick lunch with some more networking, Gian Paolo Manzella, councilor at the Parliament of the Lazio Region, moderated the pitch session in front of investors.

Hopefully we’ll soon update you with some good news! We’re sure some ideas raised great interest.

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Investors asking questions after the pitch

Find out more on the Twist Project and its bootcamp for startups in the science sector!

Check out this video of the different startups who took part in the bootcamp!

 

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