How is the Grit Accelerator different than other programmes?
This programmes core difference lies in its ability to support female founders, working in digital health and life science industries, the knowledge and steps to access VC funding, gain a greater understanding of the many challenges faced, when working outside their home market. To build lifelong relationships with other international female participants.
This programmes core difference lies in its ability to provide opportunities to grow your business through international collaboration. To gain a greater understanding of the many challenges faced-when working outside your home market. To build lifelong relationships with other international female participants.
Is there any cost or equity taken?
No. There is no cost or equity taken to participate in the programme. The programme is free. We aim to remove all financial barriers and allow females from any background to participate.
What types of companies does the programme look for?
We are interested in technologies and services that can positively impact digital health and life science. Companies that have some form of proof of concept, seeking supports to redefine their business models and raise VC investment.
We are interested in technologies and services that can positively impact digital health and life science. Companies that have some form of proof of concept, seeking supports to redefine their business models. Though designing and developing digital transformation frameworks, building innovative business models and constructing an enterprise sales strategy.
Throughout our programme, we aim to find solutions that can help improve your current business model. Our programme is not built on bespoke digital health and life science requirement learnings-such as regulatory compliance or pre-clinical development.
However, based on our participants needs, we personally match a mentor-expert in their area to discuss/address any bespoke areas of interest.
What is the right stage of company for this programme? Are we too far along?
Grit Accelerator can be a good fit for companies with a functional prototype-to established commercially deployed products. Ideally, companies that already have a product and some traction.
Funding also varies widely. Some companies, may have raised anywhere from a few thousand euro to larger funding. Ultimately, we are interested in highly promising companies who are in growth mode. Please feel free to talk with us and we can help you determine whether we are the right fit for you!
What are the most valuable components of the programme?
1. Programme learnings 2. Mentorship 3. Interactive workshops 4. Masterclasses with core partners 5. Opportunities to grow your business through international collaboration 6. Gain greater understanding of the many challenges faced when working outside your home market 7. Build lifelong relationships with other international female participants 8. Greater understanding of how to raise funding
How is the programme structured?
Our programme is a 8 week online intensive programme with over and 40 hours of programme content delivered by industry experts. It will be run every Tuesday and Thursday evening for 2 hours with some additional workshops.
Our programme is a 10 week online intensive programme with over 30 meetings and 45 hours of programme content-delivered by industry experts. It will be run every Tuesday and Thursday evening for 1.5 hours. And a 2 hour workshop each Saturday morning-leading into a 1.5 hour masterclass from our core partners.
e.g. during our week of cybersecurity
We aim to provide a greater understanding of cybersecurity and asset protection for start-ups- working in healthcare and life science. Focusing on in-depth approaches to the best practices in e-mail, web and cloud security to protect the enterprise’s resources.
Security vulnerabilities, threats and risks exist in digital solutions using various technologies, from web and mobile to Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. These areas require management in order to establish proper protection and maintain resilience. One of the weakest links – humans require cybersecurity awareness and enterprises should create and cherish cybersecurity culture, as well as information security hygiene. In order for emerging digital health solutions to function and prosper in real life environments, regulatory frameworks for cybersecurity and data protection have to be applied, and for privileged assets the rules for classified information management.
This theory/discussion will be covered during the Tuesday and Thursday online meeting. The Saturday workshop will be practical based and allow participants to work together on a case study/develop their individual cybersecurity strategy. After a short break- participants will hear from our core partners on all things cybersecurity and will provide in-depth knowledge on the best strategies and pitfalls to avoid.
What countries can apply to participate in this programme?
Any female founder or diverse teams-based in the UK and the EU can apply.
Our programme will be delivered in English.
When does the programme start?
Applications are currently open. Please submit your interest and company details through the F6S button or Google From below.
Please register for our Mini-Webinar Series where you will hear from the Grit team, board members and core partners on the many benefits of this programme.