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Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences

Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences course provides an overview of the essential elements of entrepreneurship and innovation as well as a practical guidance for starting an innovative company in the field of Health and Life Sciences.  

Using an interactive approach, the course offers tools and an opportunity to develop and pitch a business case aiming to raise your interest in becoming a (life science) entrepreneur yourself. The course runs once a year and consists of two one-day sessions (09.30 – 17.00 hrs), with an interval of 6 weeks between the first and second day.

Scheduled dates

Wednesday May 17, 2017 and Friday June 30, 2017

Program

Day 1
Lecture: Guest company (1), the transition from academia to entrepreneurship
Workshop: Entrepreneurship in health and life sciences
Workshop: Business model canvas – theory and practice
Lecture: Guest company (2), an interactive business case
Teaming up for the assignment

Day 2
Lecture: Guest company (3), an interactive business case
Lecture: Funding your life science startup
Lecture: Commercializing emerging life science technologies
Workshop: Pitch training
Workshop: Improving the business cases (coaching sessions)
Pitch competition

On both days participants will meet entrepreneurs who will talk about the ups and downs of their business journey in the field of Health and Life Sciences.

Target audience

AMC PhD candidates and others interested.

Application and costs

No charge for registered AMC PhD candidates. Employees of the AMC, AMC Medical Research BV or VUmv can participate provided slots are available. See the application form. 

For more information and application go to Explore program page.