NGI Venture Challenge Fall 2009

Friday, December 04th, 2009 by hinrich

Over the last couple of weeks I have had the opportunity to participate in the NGI Venture Challenge which is organized by the Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI). The aim of this initiative is to educate people with an idea of commercial potential in the life sciences on how to write a venture plan and "turn a promising idea into a sound business case".

Attending two 3-day workshops and a number of individual coaching sessions we learned a lot about looking at our scientific findings in the field of human lung regeneration from a business point of view. Today we had to give our pitch in front of a jury in Utrecht. Even though we did not win the price of 25,000 Euro the new insights we gained and the new contacts we made are invaluable.

Thanks very much to the coaches and the Netherlands Genomics Initiative!

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