The Proefdiervrij Venture Challenge offers this mentorship. During a 3 months-long program teams are guided through setting up a venture plan, which takes an animal free scientific breakthrough in the life sciences and transforms it into a solid business case. Participants will learn various skills needed to build or expand a company. During the program, the teams will work on their ‘pitch’ and will be introduced to Life Science experts, investors and experienced entrepreneurs. The teams will be mentored by the team of the GameChanger Challenge BV, who have over 10 years of experience in guiding start-ups to success.
The program consists of two 3-day bootcamps, weekly coaching sessions and to close it off a final pitch with a festive award ceremony. The bootcamps combines plenary sessions with groups assignments and presentations from guest speakers with real-life experience. During the final, the teams will present their start-up plans to a jury made up of experts from the science and business world and a panel of potential investors.
Overview of the Proefdiervrij Venture Challenge