LOOKING TO BRING A LIFE-CHANGING HEALTHCARE SOLUTION TO MARKET?
Join Biotech Bootcamp in partnership with SmiLe and BioM, in moving your idea forward with Europe’s leading life science incubators. Apply for a hybrid business training program designed to equip aspiring biotech entrepreneurs with the knowledge, skills and industry connections required to transform a breakthrough biotech idea into a successful scalable business.
The program runs over 8 weeks, from Tuesday to Thursday, with a week on-site in Germany, a full week of industry input, concluding with a Bootcamp Demo Day. Applications are now open and reviewed on a rolling basis.
WHAT’S THE PROGRAM LIKE?
The Bootcamp provides valuable support in a group or one-on-one setting, with a mix of live and recorded lectures, expert Q&As, panel discussions, personalized mentorship, and pitch trainings. Each start up gets access to a personal mentor and pitch coach that provides support throughout the program. Included is a chance to network and interact with peers and partner experts as well as have open doors to Europe’s top two biotech hotspots, Munich (Germany) and Medicon Valley (Denmark and Sweden).
What you get: Valued at over 40 000 EUR, 70 mentoring sessions by over 50 business coaches and experts, assigned personal mentor and pitch coach, on-site visit to life science hotspot in Germany, access to Merck award and Merck digital platform, peer network, large industry network and Demo day pitches.
What you commit: Full participation in mentoring sessions with your time and peer feedback. We don’t ask for any equity, and you pay zero program fees. After accepting a spot in the program a no-show fee of €500 applies.
Answer the burning questions of every life science entrepreneur
Validate your breakthrough business idea in biotech, pharma or diagnostics
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?
We welcome applications from Researchers. PhD students. MSc graduates. Life science professionals. Early-stage entrepreneurs. Company founders. Start-up CEOs. You name it! The program is designed to support start-ups and innovators focusing on Pharma and Drug Discovery ideas. Give it your best shot because only ten teams will be accepted into the program. Accepting and screening applicants on a continuous basis.
Take the fast-track route to becoming a biotech entrepreneur
The 2022 program is open to aspiring biotech entrepreneurs
Discover if you have secured one of 10 available places
Online course of 3 sessions, 3 days a week for 8 intensive weeks
Receive course certification and prepare to launch your bioentrepreneur career
Learn how to bring your solution to market
GET READY FOR A FULL WEEK OF LECTURES FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS
At the peak of the program, you will get to attend a full week of lectures from industry experts. Bringing together key players from the worlds of biotech and life science entrepreneurship, it’s a great opportunity to learn and network with leading researchers and innovators in your field.
More information to come.
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.
Get access to the partners vast network
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, accelerating biomedical innovation since 1997, supporting more than 200 startups and SMEs through customized services, events, networks and training.
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. Offering a range of products and services for different applications including single-use manufacturing, filtration, chromatography, raw materials, engineering and validation services.
Boehringer Ingelheim is a leading research-driven biopharmaceutical company, the company creates value through innovation in areas of high unmet medical need. Founded in 1885 and family-owned ever since, Boehringer Ingelheim takes a long-term perspective. More than 52,000 employees serve over 130 markets in the three business areas, Human Pharma, Animal Health, and Biopharmaceutical Contract Manufacturing.
Project Manager, SmiLe
Applicants from Germany can also reach out to Stephanie
Dr. Stephanie Wehnelt
Head of International Affairs, 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 BioTech, Pharma or Drug Discovery. We encourage more than one team member to participate.
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 email@example.com 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?
No. We will run 6 weeks online and two weeks on-site. The first week will be on-site in Sweden and the final week will be on-site in Germany. Note, travel costs will not be covered by the organizers.
What constitutes the 8-weeks the program of?
Activities held throughout the day, Tuesday to Thursday from October 3rd to November 25th, 2022. 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 Sweden and BioM Germany, where the two leading biotech Incubators give access to their expertise for free. Including not only expert from our networks but industry players in a online-onsite setting.
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. To be able to grow as a team we recommend more than one team member attends the program.
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?