Apply for the first Lean Startup Academy to improve your business model through an intensive programme delivered by experienced trainers.This project can help mature your business by testing your ideas against the market with the support of experts or finding your priority customers are and how to reach them.

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The first Lean Startup Academy is based on ten weeks of online training, from 15 May to 21 July, followed by a live session that will take place on 15 and 16 June from 9:00-18:00 at the ICEEfest Bucharest.

Ten selected participants will work from "home" prior to the live session, and afterwards there will be a follow-up period to monitor achievements. During the whole training, the Lean Startup approach and methodology will be used in order to provide entrepreneurs with a toolset to increase chances of generating impact for their companies.

The event is organized as part of the EU-funded eHealth Hub project, one of whose aims is to support startups and SMEs in business validation within the eHealth sector.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Early-stage startups and SMEs within the eHealth sector
  • Headquarters in Europe
  • Strong commitment to follow the 10 weeks training, attend the Bucharest event and the follow up period on the Lean approach

Selection criteria: unique value proposition / scalability / commitment.

Application deadline: April 13, 2017.

Please note that the training is free of charge. Travel accommodation and subsistence costs are up to the participants.

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About the eHealth Hub project

During its three years, this project will involve over 700 SMEs in its activities, organising trainings, pitching sessions etc. They will bring together European and international healthcare organisations, investors and other stakeholders.

Through its support to eHealth SMEs, the ambition of the eHealth Hub project is not only to increase the number of useful eHealth solutions available on the market, they also aim to optimise efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare provision, personalised medicine and consumer health across Europe.

The eHealth Hub team includes European innovation specialists, legal and regulatory experts and eHealth support organisations. It is a project financed by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 Framework Program (Societal Challenge 1 "Health, demographic change and wellbeing").

Project partners: TICBIOMED (Coordinator); APRE, Italy; EDITO, France; Engage AG, Germany; Inno TSD, France; META Group, Italy; Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom; Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum, Germany; University of Amsterdam/Clinic Law Incubator, the Netherlands.