Hello, Skychain community!
Skychain has made it to the Health Hub Vienna Batch #4 — an acceleration program for the best European healthcare startups! In this article we will tell you all about the program and the process of how Skychain was picked.
Initially, Skychain was one of 15 projects (picked from more than 180 applications) invited to pitch its solution personally in Vienna as part of Selection Board process.
On the day of arrival, the organizers arranged an icebreaking networking welcome evening with the drinks and food. All the paricipants had the opportunity to know each other better, get some more info on what each project does and to share the startup experience.
On the next day, which started at 9 am, we arrived to a beautiful and picturesque Uniqa Tower, situated on the bank of Danube river.
In the morning we had an opportunity to train our pitching at Dry Run session. Thanks to the organizers, we were well supplied with healthy snacks and drinks in order to perfect our slides and pitches. After lunch the event itself started. Startups were going one by one, since there were only 3 minutes for the pitch and 4 minutes for a Q&A session . I feel like we did pretty well, our pitch was very well-prepared (hopefully, we will soon provide a video).
After everyone finished pitching, the jury went to the discussion room to decide who to choose. And we were extremely happy to be announced as one of the 10 (or, actually, 11) startups selected for the program. The full list of startups:
· Amiko Digital Health Limited,
· TOKA — 3d metal printing,
The program breakdown
The startup program is conducted by INiTS Universitäres Gründerservice Wien GmbH, Vienna‘s high tech incubator who worked with health startups since 2002. INiTS is one of the world’s best academic incubators and has assisted several highly successful founding teams.
The main objective of the workshops in the acceleration program is to connect startups with mentors and industry experts. Together, they work on their challenges, focusing on important topics in the healthcare industry such as regulatory affairs or fundraising.
The program currently consists of four “Sprint Workshops”, runs 100 days (start September 2019) and takes place in Vienna. Selected startups do not give away shares but are given opportunities to chose.
Three main focuses are:
distribution channels in healthcare markets
Regulatory and Certification
approval and reimbursement
We are extremely excited to be a part of this journey! We are confident that Skychain will greatly benefit from that and we’ll make a huge step towards European market!
Alexander Oksanenko, Skychain Team
If you have any questions about Skychain, don’t hesitate to write to Alexander Oksanenko on Telegram and on email: firstname.lastname@example.org.