Venture Challenge fall 2023

A ‘must-do’ opportunity for all life sciences entrepreneurs and the ideal way to receive coaching and advice on essential elements of setting up a business. In two 3-day workshops, the facilitators and other ‘competing’ teams will challenge you to focus your business idea to create optimal customer value, and you will learn to pitch your business case. At the end of the Challenge, the team with the best venture plan and pitch will be awarded € 25,000.00. During the Dutch Life Sciences conference the winner of the Venture Challenge Fall 2023 will be part of the plenary programme.

More than ten years ago, an idea to create a programme to support life sciences researchers with entrepreneurial aspirations came true with the start of LifeSciences@Work (LS@W). The Venture Challenge is part of the LS@W programme and has proven to be the most successful startup programme in Therapeutics, Diagnostics and Medical Devices. As of this year the Venture Challenge will be organised as a collaboration between NWO and Health~Holland, the Top Sector Life Sciences & Health and is further supported by private sponsors such as Loyens & Loeff and Pivot Park. More information on the Venture Challenge and other LifeSciences@work activities can be found on

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