Apply for Beanstalks Startup Competition 2017

Beanstalks Startup Competition is a funding opportunity for startups in the healthcare industry and is powered by GIANT Health Event. This year, they are giving special focus to companies that are working on the themes of GIANT this year – future technologies (eg. AR/VR, robotics), leading health issues (eg. mental health, chronic disease), wearable tech and health apps.

Eligibility and Judging

The competition is free to enter. Startups must not have received more than one round of investor/seed funding prior to applying. In addition, this funding must be less than US$1 million. Grants and bursaries are exempt.

There are 3 categories based on where the entrepreneurs are at.

  • POLLEN – This is for entrepreneurs who have an idea or concept but have not had the resources or know how to progress with it.
  • SEEDLING – This is for teams who have a developed idea and are in the process of prototyping or market testing their product.
  • SPROUT – This final category is for teams who are in the marketplace and have just started trading.

Applications will be vetted by a team of doctors and business people. Those deemed most likely to succeed will be invited to submit a 1-page executive summary outlining their business model. These summaries will be reviewed and 5 applicants* in each category will be invited to present in front of a live audience during the GIANT event.

The winners will be selected by a judging panel and prizes awarded on the day.  The deadline for applications is September 30th.

Click here to apply!

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