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5 reasons to accelerate your healthcare startup in Berlin with the Bayer G4A Accelerator Program

Ryan Frantz
23rd May 2018
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Do you have a digital health solution using blockchain? A solution that can improve clinical trials or disrupt women health? Or a solution for better physician and patient engagement? If you have a great digital health innovation, the Bayer G4A Accelerator Program can be the ideal place to accelerate and give your startup the global platform it deserves.

Bayer G4A, the digital health team at Bayer, is on a mission to empower people to manage their health and wellness in the digital era. It aims to engage with the global external startup ecosystems, building a bridge between innovators and Bayer stakeholders. Here are a few compelling reasons to apply for the program:

State-of-the-art accelerator space in Berlin

Established in 2014, the G4A Accelerator provides dedicated office space for four to six digital health startups with innovative technology solutions at the premises of Bayer in Berlin.

Mentorship and networking with health tech experts and peers

With mentorship from external experts and entrepreneurs, and working along with global health tech professionals, startups get to network with key people that can help them grow their business and open new business opportunities or segments. The program therefore, creates an ideal collaborative environment to advance cutting-edge technologies in healthcare.

Financial support of 50K EUR

The G4A Accelerator supports startups in further advancing their products and business models. Each of the selected startups will receive 50,000 Euros as financial support.

Access to Bayer expertise

Bayer aims to foster digital innovation in healthcare by supporting startups with the G4A Accelerator. The startups will be coached by experienced senior managers from Bayer. The program also gives startups the unique opportunity to be connected with Bayer, a life sciences company with a history of more than 150 years, and gain from invaluable expertise.

A global platform for your idea from Berlin

G4A Accelerator is a Berlin-based mentoring programme for digital health startups. Combining a creative melting pot and a hip artistic scene, Berlin’s startup scene is one of the most talked-about in Europe, and a great platform to expand globally. In 2015, startup founders in the German capital netted more than €2bn from investors.

The new edition of the G4A Accelerator is currently open for applications till May 31st. Apply here.

Focus Areas

  • Digital Therapeutics
  • Blockchain in healthcare
  • Heart disease prevention
  • Virtual trial solutions
  • Women´s health
  • AI for R&D
  • Neurological enhancement solutions
  • Physician and patient engagement solutions

The Process

1. Application - April 3, 2018 to May 31, 2018

Each participant has to complete the submission form and upload a pitch deck before May 31, 2018 11:59 PM GMT.

2. Pre-selection - June 11, 2018 to July 13, 2018

During the pre-selection phase, the G4A jury will select the top 10 from all submissions.

3. Announcement – July 20, 2018

After the final round of selection by the jury, the new startups of the Berlin Accelerator cohort in 2018 will be announced.

4. Kick-off - August 30, 2018

The legendary kick-off event with more than 500 participants.

5. Demo Day - December, 2018

The selected startups of the Berlin Accelerator cohort will pitch their results to a public audience.

Click here for more details and to apply.

Hurry! Applications close May 31, 2018.

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