The Venture Challenge is one of the LifeSciences@work’s activities aimed at stimulating and supporting Life Sciences researchers in translating their inventions into viable business ideas. During two 3-day workshops, the facilitators and other ‘competing’ teams challenged the participating teams to focus their business ideas, in order to create optimal customer value, and to pitch their business cases. Next to this, the teams learned from the expertise of investors, seasoned entrepreneurs and industry experts.
Participation in the Venture Challenge allowed Astherna to acquire knowledge on how to build a start-up, as well as on building a network.
At the end of the Challenge, the team with the best venture plan and pitch will be awarded €25,000.00. A winner will be announced during the Dutch Life Sciences Conference on the 24th of May.