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January 31 & February 1, 2024 – Toulouse (France)
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Start me Up! awards 2024: Biotech start-ups contests
The event hosts two pitch contests!
• “GO FOR IT!” is an award to support the creation of a start-up
Intended for industrial biotech entrepreneur based in Europe* having an ongoing startup or a project in the early stages of development with a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 3 or lower.
A pitch contest evaluating the more promising industrial biotech idea, research or innovation will reward a talented entrepreneur by offering mentoring services, equivalent to three days, provided by TWB and its ecosystem as well as Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation and ShakeUpFactory.
• “FAST TRACK IT!” is a unique award to accelerate the development of a start-up
Intended for industrial biotech start-ups, based in Europe, of 8 years old or less, with a TRL less than or equal to 6.
A pitch contest evaluating the more pertinent industrial biotech project will reward a talented start upper by offering technical services on TWB platforms valued at €50,000 as well as participation opportunities with Bioeconomy For Change & Agri Sud-Ouest Innovation.
What’s in it for pre-selectioned startuppers and entrepreneurs?
- Networking & Visibility during the event “Start me up!”
- Opportunities to engage with corporations and investors
- Association to TWB press release concerning the event
- Communication on TWB website, Twitter and LinkedIn & Start me up! Instagram account
How to apply ?
- For “Go for it”
If you are a European* industrial biotech entrepreneur having a start-up in progress or project of creation with a TRL less than or equal to 3, answer the questionnaire before midnight CET (date to be confirmed). If you are selected, you will pitch during 5 minutes and will answer questions right after on 2024 February 1.
*The company must be from a state member of the European Union or others European countries or European neighborhood countries.
- For “Fast track it”
If you are a European* industrial biotech start-up of 8 years old or less, with a TRL less than or equal to 6, answer the questionnaire and send your Executive Summary before midnight CET (date to be confirmed). If you are selected, you will pitch during 5 minutes and will answer questions right after on 2024 February 1.