Validate your breakthrough business idea in biotech, pharma or diagnostics
Business development program for aspiring biotech entrepreneurs
by Europe’s leading biotech incubators
Looking to bring a life-changing healthcare solution to market? Join BioTech Bootcamp in partnership with BioM and move your idea forward with Europe’s leading biotech incubators.
BioTech Bootcamp is an intensive business training program designed to equip aspiring biotech entrepreneurs like you with the knowledge, skills and industry connections required to transform a breakthrough biotech idea into a successful scalable business.
The program is completely free. We don’t ask for any equity and you pay zero fees.
But the expert training, coaching, mentorship and networking opportunities you gain will be of immeasurable value to your business, opening doors for you in Europe’s top two biotech hotspots, Munich (Germany) and Medicon Valley (Denmark and Sweden).
Develop pre-clinical development knowledge and entrepreneurial skills
Connect with business mentors, life science experts and industry professionals
Access a large international network of industry partners
Are you the innovator we’re looking for?
Researchers. PhD students. MSc graduates. Life science professionals. Early-stage entrepreneurs. Company founders. Startup CEOs. You name it!
We welcome applications from anyone who has a breakthrough idea to validate and a genuine desire to bring their healthcare solution to market.
Give it your best shot because only twelve of you will be accepted into the program.
Take the fast-track route to becoming a biotech entrepreneur
August 8 2021
The program is open to aspiring biotech entrepreneurs
August 9 2021
Discover if you have secured one of 12 available places
September 6 2021
Online course of 3 sessions, 3 days a week for 8 intensive weeks
October 18-22 2021
Gain full access to BioM’s BioEntrepreneurship Summit in Munich
October 28 2021
Receive course certification and prepare to launch your bioentrepreneur career
Learn how to bring your solution to market
Answer the burning questions of every life science entrepreneur
WHAT’S THE PROGRAM LIKE?
BioTech Bootcamp is an intensive eight-week business development program that involves doing three sessions a day, morning and afternoon, from Tuesday to Thursday each week.
If you’re one of the 12 aspiring entrepreneurs selected for the program, we’ll send you a detailed weekly schedule. This includes a mix of live and recorded sessions, expert Q&As, personalized 1:1 coaching and skills training.
There are also networking events where you get to interact and connect with key people in the biotech community.
Get ready for Bioentrepreneurship Summit Week, October 18-22
At the peak of the program, you will get to attend this year’s Bioentrepreneurship Summit in Munich, run by BioM. Bringing together key players from the worlds of biotech and health tech entrepreneurship, it’s a great opportunity to learn and network with leading researchers, innovators and investors in your field.
Startups will have the opportunity to have a virtual profile at the Summit’s startup exhibition. There, they can enter an overview on their startup and add additional material like a pitch deck and/or a 3 minute pitch video.
Visit bioentrepreneurshipsummit.org to learn more
WIN A TRIP TO MERCK’S M LABTM COLLABORATION CENTER IN MOLSHEIM, FRANCE
Merck will award two winners with a trip to their M Lab™ Collaboration Center in Molsheim, France to meet experts and build networks.
The center is Merck’s first in Europe and ninth worldwide, providing biopharmaceutical manufacturers with an opportunity to collaborate closely with Merck scientists and engineers to solve their toughest challenges and accelerate development of new therapies.
SmiLe features among the top 10 best incubators for biotech startups in Europe. Our startup development programs rank among the top 15 in Europe, having helped more than 40 early-stage businesses break into life science markets since 2015.
BioM is the central network organization for the biotechnology sector in Munich and Bavaria, commissioned by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs. A non-profit organization, BioM has been accelerating biomedical innovation since 1997, supporting more than 200 startups and SMEs through customized services, events, networks and training. Visit BioM website
Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Merck’s comprehensive life science portfolio supports biologics manufacturers during all stages of drug production.
Merck offers a broad range of products and services designed to meet the diverse needs of different applications including single-use manufacturing, filtration, chromatography, raw materials, engineering and validation services.
Project & Platform Manager, SmiLe
Applicants from Germany can also reach out to Petra…
Dr. Petra Burgstaller
Head of InQlab, BioM
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to apply?
An entrepreneur, a scientist, a professional, a founder or a CEO committed to attend the full 8 weeks of the program, with an innovative business idea in the fields BioTech, Pharma or Diagnostics, and if possible with one team member.
Examples of business ideas could be developing diagnostic kits, vaccines, biologics or drugs.
Do I need to have a registered company to apply?
I don’t fully understand the application questions. What should I do?
Please contact Laura Bejtulai at Laura@smileincubator.life.
I have submitted my application. What happens now?
You should have received a confirmation e-mail (if not, please check your spam inbox and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if necessary). Once we have reviewed all of the applications you will receive an e-mail with our decision.
Can my application be written in Swedish or German?
The program is all run in English, but applications in Swedish and German are accepted.
Is the whole program online?
Yes. During the intense 8 weeks we will meet digitally 3 times a week with combination of live and pre-filmed sessions. Its required that each team attends at least 85% of all the sessions.
What constitutes the 8-weeks the program of?
Activities held throughout the day, Tuesday to Thursday from September 6th to October 28th, 2021. This includes a mix of live and recorded sessions, expert Q&As, personalized 1:1 coaching and skills training. There are also networking events where you get to interact and connect with key people in our community.
What makes this program unique?
This program is a unique collaboration between SmiLe Incubator and BioM, and the two leading biotech Incubators give access to their expertise for free.
The program consists of a unique mixture of sharing our knowledge, and hands-on work on your start up. This mixture has proven to be effective in making you a more confident entrepreneur while simultaneously developing your start-up.
At the peak of the program, you will attend Bioentrepreneurship Summit week, that brings together all relevant stakeholders of the bioentrepreneurial and health tech ecosystems.
We are two or more on the team. Can we all participate?
There needs to be one account per idea, meaning that one person is responsible to create an account. One person per team needs to be committed to the program. The other team members can also attend.
I can’t attend all of the sessions. Can a team member participate for me?
Yes, with the exception of the pitch training.
Will I receive a certificate?