“Health Market Program was built thinking in all entrepreneurs who need help to reach the market”
Together with the Healthcare City team, startups will be “immersed” in the healthcare business sector for 11 weeks. After 11 weeks you should be ready to start implementing your product or service in the healthcare industry, in one of our Founders or in other industry partners. We want you to get into the market after this program, and therefore we are only looking for entrepreneurs 100% committed with their businesses.
Briefly, by participating in Health Market Program you will get:
PRIZES OR AWARDS
We don’t have prizes. At the end of this program you will have:
A validated business model.
A chance to go to market.
The goal of the program is to prepare you for one of the hardest moments in a startup’s life: selling to the industry, in this case to our Founders. Only here you can be admitted to become part of our ecosystem, implement your product in the market and start your national and global sales.
A chance to get funding up to 1 Million €
The Healthcare City Private Investor Club, a group of individual investors willing to invest up to 1M€ in startups in any stage of development. The investors will be around during the program and you will get the chance to talk to them and get their feedback.
Prototyping services will be available for everyone who wishes to have something to show. The Healthcare City established a partnership with FCT FabLab. Fab labs are a global network of local labs, enabling invention by providing access to tools for digital fabrication.
We also have a partner who will help you to build your website in 48 hours.
This program is free of charge. All pre-selected teams can participate in the 11-weeks program. At the end of the program, the teams selected to integrate the Healthcare City will be subject to our Fees, Benefits & Conditions.
The program will start October 2 and will last until December 14, when you will Pitch to our Screening Committee.
It will be intense, that’s for sure, but we want you to feel comfortable and happy while chasing your business model. Suits and ties are forbidden, the use of t-shirts is encouraged. This office can become your second home: we have a nap room, a fully equipped kitchen and fruit available, meeting rooms, a great terrace to get your daily dose of vitamin D, healthy and fun moments, and much more.
WHO CAN APPLY
We accept applications from a single person with a great idea to a startup already in place. However, you have to understand that you might have to change simple but important things like the way you define your customers, your value proposition, your financial plan and the way you present to investors. You need to be open to change. Our program is intensive and your participation during the 11 weeks is mandatory to complete it successfully and to get the chance to pitch to our Founders.
I AM A FOREIGNER
We get applications from more than 45 different countries and we really enjoy having this mixture of cultures. Portugal is a great place for you to spend 11 weeks: we have an affordable living cost, good lifestyle, sun almost all year and a great ecosystem for startups.
If you are coming to Portugal we can assist you on where to live, visa questions, cost of living, etc. Please address your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
A perfect match between a mentor and a startup can have a huge impact in a startup life. Therefore, we make sure that our mentors are fully committed with our program and our teams and that their experience and know how will be crucial to help our teams to reach their goals. The Health Market Program mentors are a group of highly experienced people with a strong relationship to the startup world. You will get access to Head Managers of Innovation to CEO and CIO of companies.