Global StartupCities eHealth Program 2022

About the Program

 This Multi-stage EU eHealth start-ups competition is a chapter of the Global StartupCity Cluj-Napoca affiliated with the Center for Health Innovation HIVE  and it’s designed to help early stage health innovation entrepreneurs transform their ideas into world changing companies, faster and smarter.

Participants will have a unique opportunity to grow their business skills and global network through carefully designed trainings, mentoring sessions and evaluation stages. Start-ups who successfully complete the program will be able to take their venture to the next level!

The program includes 4 different stages the startups must get through in order to win the prize: 1-year mentoring by a high-profile IT Company offering tech support and 1-year support for pilot and validation within the healthcare system. 

Orientation & Training - 27.06-03.07

15 Startups will get access to Innovation training, learning and development trainings that can enable learners to transform the way they think and learn, challenge their own assumptions and stimulate their creative discovery potential.

Trainings

This training is designed to help you gain a practical understanding of how you can innovate in the social and healthcare sphere, how to identify a problem and the opportunity and what steps you need to take once you think of a solution. You’ll get insights on landscape understanding, resource identification, the innovative process and get to apply innovation while learning how to to design solutions and approach possible challenges. By the end of this training, you’ll improve your innovative thinking and be able to develop ingenious solutions to achieve best innovative practices within your area of interest.

This training is designed to assess the technical feasibility of your innovative idea. You will get insights into how to integrate technical solutions within the problem framework that you have identified. This will insure problem-solution compatibility both from qualitative and quantitative perspectives.

This training is designed to help you integrate your innovative, technically feasible idea into a realistic business plan by assessing your market position and plausible monetization strategies. You will get insights into the growth potential of your product while also putting into perspective the costs and risks associated with the process.

This training is designed to facilitate the identification of an ecosystem framework at the center of which your solution can be embedded. This will result in the organic development of your solution and increase its sustainability.

This training is designed to help you gain a practical understanding of how to present your project idea. From telling your story in an inspiring, creative way, to convincing your audience and possible investors of the value of your idea. By the end of this training, you’ll know what to highlight in order to prove that you are competent and impress the prospective investors.

Stage 1 Proof of eHealth Concept 04-10.07

The purpose of Stage 1 – Proof of – eHealth Concept is to demonstrate that critical design features of the selected design concepts perform as intended.

Each team will have access to a mentoring session with one of the experts during the week.

eHealth/Medical Evaluation – 11 July 2022

The evidence base check, soundness of vision, the fitness of purpose will be evaluated by the medical jury and 3 startups will leave the competition.

The medical jury – COMING SOON

Stage 2 – Proof of technology Concept- 11-17.07

The purpose of Stage 2 – Proof of – technology concept is to demonstrate that critical Tech design features of the selected design concepts perform as intended. 

Each team will have access to a mentoring session with one of the experts during the week.

Technical Evaluation – 18 July 2022

The feasibility, capacity, compatibility  will be evaluated by the technical jury and 3 startups will leave the competition.

The Tech jury- COMING SOON

Stage 3 – Proof of business concept - 18-24.07

În stage 3,  participants will articulate their vision for the business, to document how they plan to solve key challenges.

Each team will have access to a mentoring session with one of the experts during the week.

Business Evaluation – 25 July 2022

The business plan, cashflow projection, market position  will be evaluated by the technical jury and 3 startups will leave the competition.

Business Jury – COMING SOON

Stage 4 - Final pitch - 29 July 2022

6 Finalists will introduce their business idea to the grand jury in stage 4, for the final evaluation.

Our ultimate aim is to make sure that, at the end of this program, everyone involved, takes away something of value and comes out with an enriched perspective. To this end, the judges will be looking at specific points in order to evaluate the startups, and choose the best startup pitch.

Why Participate ?

  1. Grow your business skills, refine your value proposition and prepare your pitch for the global markets
  2. Connect to a global network of domain experts, business executives, entrepreneurs and investors
  3. Gain global visibility and accreditation
  4. Receive practical knowledge through hands-on workshops and mentoring
  5. Win mentoring for 1 year
  6. Be part of the HIVE Network and gain early access to our international events

Who Should Apply?

Startups in the Health field, in various stages of development following ideation and concepting;

Individuals or teams that consider it would be an opportunity for them to meet the Cluj-Napoca Health, AI-IoMT, MedTech ecosystem, and get help in furthering the journey of their Start-Up;

Innovative and promising business concepts;

Prizes:

  • 1-year mentoring by an established IT Company- tech support
  • 1-year support for pilot and validation within the healthcare system

Partners

Agenda

18:30-19:30 🕙 TrainingImplementation science in health systems
Trainer: Razvan Chereches

18:00-19:00 🕓 TrainingInnovation in healthcare and social services
Trainer: Ion Gheorghe Petrovai

 

18:00-19:00 – Welcome & program presentation
19:00-20:00 – Ideas presentation
20:00-21:00 – Training: Pitching for innovation in healthcare – Razvan Chereches

09:00-09:30 – Coffee & Q&A
10:00-14:00 – Mentoring
17:00-18:30 – Final pitches
19:00 – Prizes & closing

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