Join our Biotechnology and Healthcare cohort, sponsored by AstraZenca, and play a dynamic role in helping to tackle global health challenges.

Are you a potential founder with an idea or application in one or more of the following areas:

  • A novel biological target?
  • Therapeutic and research technologies?
  • Digital health including AI and connected data sets?
  • Diagnostics and any transformational healthcare solutions?
  • Genome driven drug discovery and application?

Or do you have the passion, skills and expertise to work with a potential founder to develop a founding team that can take an idea or application and begin the process of creating a new venture with the potential to deliver a solution to one or more of these health challenges?

The Venture Creation programme matches great ideas with exciting talent; and provides a springboard for founders and team members to work towards creating:

  • Early-stage ventures orientated towards transforming the future for the better
  • Early-stage ventures with demonstrable potential when applying to larger accelerator programmes or with the capacity to directly explore opportunities for going to market and attracting investment
  • Founding teams built on common values and culture
  • Robust and supportive networks in the entrepreneurial ecosystem including a peer cohort of dedicated founders.

Whatever your contribution – as a founder or a founding team member – this is your opportunity to be part of an innovative team working towards solutions with the potential to advance modern health care, tackle global health inequalities and improve life quality and expectancy.

Participation in the programme will help you develop your capacity for future innovation in addition to an entrepreneurial mindset that will support you throughout your career choices.

Bring your ideas and talents to Venture Creation: Biotech and Healthcare and watch the possibilities emerge!

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This event is sponsored by AstraZeneca.

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How the Venture Creation programme works

As part of the Biotechnology and Healthcare event, you and your cohort will move through the following stages:

Stage 1: The Orientation Weekend

Duration: 17:00–21:00, Friday 19 November and 09:00-19:00, Saturday 20 November 2021

Aspiring entrepreneurs and their ideas with be matched with potential founding team members to explore and validate the possibilities of turning an idea into a viable opportunity for a new venture.

In a supportive, safe but challenging space, workshops and mentoring sessions will guide the teams through the process of capturing an idea’s potential and value, helping the teams to develop and experiment with innovative business models and preparing their first pitch.

The weekend will end with a guided session on identifying a clear and compelling way forward for each team and team member with the identification of small but meaningful action steps.

Stage 2: The Venture Creation Labs

Starting on 1 December 2021, Venture Creation Labs will run once a month on a Wednesday from 16:00-18:00. The Labs are a mix of informal online and/or face to face mentoring and peer review sessions designed to help the teams build momentum and develop the skills and networks they need.

These Labs are open to anyone who has attended an orientation weekend.  Attendance is open to the original team or a new version of that team, or to individuals with a new idea that emerged from their experiences at the Venture creation event.

Diversity is key to the running of these Labs so attendees will benefit from networking with early-stage ventures across different sectors but at the same time will have access to experienced mentors with relevant sector experience.

Fees

The fee for the programme is £100 per delegate.

A discounted ticket price of £80 is available for all bookings made by 7 November 2021 for Venture Creation: Biotechnology and Healthcare.

Concessions are available for block bookings of five or more by University departments, companies and other organisations. Please email [email protected] for more information.

Find out more about the Venture Creation programme

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St Paul’s, Cambridge
Hills Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire CB2 1JP
United Kingdom

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Date: 19 November 2021
Start Time: 17:00
End Time: 21:00

Date: 20 November 2021
Start Time: 09:00
End Time: 19:00

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Open to: Aspiring entrepreneurs and founders

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Event location


Hills Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire CB2 1JP
United Kingdom

Event timings

Date: 19 November 2021
Start Time: 17:00
End Time: 21:00

Date: 20 November 2021
Start Time: 09:00
End Time: 19:00