2 StartUp Initiative Biotech Healthcare calls 2018 Deadline

2 StartUp Initiative Biotech Healthcare calls 2018 Deadline

2 StartUp Initiative Biotech Healthcare calls 2018 Deadline

2 StartUp Initiative Biotech Healthcare calls 2018 Deadline

Are you a startup active in biotech or healthcare? If so, we remind you of the new batch of calls for the Intesa Sanpaolo StartUp Initiative, our international acceleration platform which selects promising high-tech startups, coaches them and connects them with financial and corporate investors.

Startups selected for our programs are eligible for several thousand Euros’ worth of investor readiness training and feedback, made available at no charge by qualified coaches and industry experts. The most promising startups will access Italian and international Investor Arenas to pitch in front of financial investors and industrial partners.

We are now gearing up for a new cycle, and would be happy to have you on board! Below you can find a recap for each call, whereas all details are available on the attached documents:

BioInItaly: Red, Green & White Biotechnologies (final Arena Meeting Apr 4, 2018)
Target: Companies, start-ups and projects focusing on Red Biotech (e.g. life sciences, diagnostics, drug discovery, drug delivery, therapy and treatment) and Green & White Biotech (e.g. biotech for environment and agriculture, biomaterials and biofuels, marine biotech).
Application Deadline: Jan 28 2018

How to apply: Fill out the attached application form and send it to bioinitaly.assobiotec@federchimica.it. Submission guidelines and further information available on the Assobiotec website.

Healthcare & Medical Devices (final Arena Meeting Apr 5, 2018)
Target: Non-biotech-based startups developing technologies and solutions for the treatment and prevention of diseases and illnesses (e.g. diagnosis, surgery, prosthetics, e-health, rehabilitation, fitness, …)
Application Deadline: Jan 28 2018
How to apply: Submit a free-form business plan or executive summary of your project via our online application form.

For any further information do not hesitate to contact us at startup@intesasanpaolo.com.

We look forward to receiving your applications, and wish you the best of luck!


Intesa Sanpaolo Start-Up Initiative is a comprehensive program aimed at technology start-ups looking for concrete business opportunities: every few months, a rigorous selection and training process leads the best start-ups to high-profile, technology-specific events called Arena Meetings, where they can pitch to international investors and corporations.

Step 0: Scouting
They are constantly on the lookout for innovative business ideas, start-ups and spin-offs to include in our process. Ideas submitted online are processed, screened and assigned to a target event.

Step 1: Tutoring and business coaching
In the weeks preceding an event, they provide personalized training sessions to help entrepreneurs refine their business plan and tailor their communication for investors, in cooperation with Silicon Valley angel investor network Maverick Angels.

Step 2: Evaluation and selection
A panel of industry experts and technology specialists evaluates the candidates for each event, naming a batch of a dozen start-ups to move forward.

Step 3: Arena Meeting
The selected start-ups take part in the Arena Meeting, a focused networking event where they can pitch to an audience of committed investors.

Step 4: Follow-ups
They collect feedback from interested investors, and facilitate interaction with start-ups via a dedicated online platform (MySUI).

Step 5: International roadshow
They organize further Arena Meetings in key European and worldwide locations (including London, Frankfurt, Paris, San Francisco and New York), allowing the most promising entrepreneurs to maximize their business opportunities.

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