The aim of the event is to develop digital healthcare-related ideas further. The event is the ideal environment for testing ideas, bringing like-minded innovators together, receiving valuable feedback from healthcare and digital experts as well as taking first stops towards launching a startup.
You are welcome to pitch any patient-centered idea to improve health and health care. The idea can be a product, a healthcare-related service, an app or whatever comes to your mind. The ideas should be in connection with one of the following sectors:
Of course, you are allowed to present multiple ideas, but we suggest you to pitch your best idea! Please note that you cannot pitch your existing business. We are looking for NEW innovative ideas at a starting basis.
Keep in mind – You only have 60 seconds to pitch your idea! It is therefore very important that you exactly consider what you are presenting beforehand. We recommend to address the following steps:
The Healthcare Innovation Weekend will start on Friday, 19h September at 6 p.m. with a welcome session introducing the event’s sponsors, pitchers and judges. Followed by Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation on Saturday, the event culminates in Sunday evening demos and presentations in front of the judges and the other teams. Winners will be awarded with prizes worth 10.000 Euro!
The Healthcare Innovation Weekend offers you the opportunity to realize your idea or to improve an existing one. Moreover you can meet healthcare and digital professionals and benefit from their valuable feedback and expertise. The event is also ideal to start building a network and to find co-founders or potential investors for your idea. The best teams will be awarded with prizes worth 10.000 Euro.
Please bring everything that you need to be productive to the event – that will at least include a laptop or PC and something to take notes on. We recommend additionally to bring an extension cable, a monitor, a keyboard and your business cards. Students are required to present proof of enrollment, so please bring you student ID.
We prepared a list of useful resources which you can find here.
The event format provides that everyone who attends the event should also participate in the working process. Alternatively, you can choose the option “Sunday night visitor” to see the final presentations. Click here (http://healthcareweekend.com/register/) to get a ticket.
Please select one of the following categories that best describes you/your position:
No, you do not have to prepare anything. Just bring yourself (+ laptop/PC) and a healthy dose of creativity, energy and team spirit.
Of course, you do not have to work nonstop from Friday to Sunday. In case you cannot be there the whole time, we recommend to coordinate your working hours with your team. On Friday and Saturday night you are allowed to stay as long as the venue allows it.
The jury will primarly assess your business model, the customer usage as well as the current status of work. Therefore, your final presentation shall at least include the mentioned topics in a Power Point presentation or a Prezi or keynote. Moreover it would be advantageous to present wireframes or a website, mobile applications, videos, skits, concept or a prototype.
You are invited to ask the speakers, sponsors and coaches for help. They will advice and assist you during the whole weekend. Benefit from their experience and expertises – our coaches are primaly entrepreneur of the digital or healthcare space with background in marketing, finance, law, development, design, medical etc.
To provide you with an all-round package the whole weekend (venue, meals & beverages, top speakers etc.), we allow us to take an entrance fee. Please note that the Healthcare Innovation Weekend is a non-profit event. Thanks to our sponsors, you get the tickets at a discount rate. Additionally, we offer special rate for students.
Please register for the Healthcare Innovation Weekend through our event website http://healthcareweekend.com/register/
Unfortunately we won’t be able to process a refund. If you cannot make it to the event, please feel free to pass your ticket to someone else.
The official event language is English. The keynote speeches, pitches and presentations are being held in English. Don’t worry – you’ll make it! In case of necessity you are allowed to switch to German to communicate with your team members.
Unfortunately, we cannot prevent other people from stealing your idea. There is always a chance that other people adopt your idea. But you can decide which information you would like to share at the event. Remember – by sharing your idea you will receive valuable feedback on your idea and benefit from the coaches’ and sponsors’ expertise. Therefore, you probably should take the chance.
The Healthcare Innovation Weekend is a 3-day event placed under the motto “innovation, education and action”.
It focuses on patient-centered ideas and innovations of developers, designers, marketers, students, healthcare experts, entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts to improve health and health care.
The event is the perfect environment for