Upcoming Key Dates for 2019 DayOne Accelerator:
|Notification to the 15 projects selected to the initial phase
||Early August 2019
|Working sessions at DayOne Conference for selected projects
||September 9th 2019
|Notification to the four ventures selected to the second phase
||Late October 2019
|Six-month Acceleration program in Basel
||January – June 2020
About the program
DayOne, the Swiss innovation hub for precision medicine and digital health managed by BaselArea.swiss, has launched its second acceleration run to support ventures targeting the improvement of the wellbeing and health of children and young people.
We seek brilliant ventures, healthcare innovators, start-ups as well as intrapreneurs that combine digital technologies, healthcare expertise and entrepreneurial spirit. Companies from low and middle-income countries are also welcome.
Selected projects will receive up to 50,000 CHF in non-dilutive funding, access to one of the leading healthcare innovation ecosystems, tailored coaching, customer contact and collaborative lab space in Basel, Switzerland.
The accelerator program in detail
The acceleration program consists of two phases.
1. Initial phase – Idea development and presentation at DayOne conference
The initial phase offers a chance to submit and develop your idea and make connections with the Basel Area ecosystem. Once chosen, get ready to pitch with two preparation webinars with the DayOne Accelerator team and then connect with hundreds stakeholders at the DayOne conference in Basel, Switzerland.
2. Second phase – six-month acceleration program in Basel
Four ventures selected for the second phase will receive up to 50,000 CHF in non-dilutive funding, guided access to patients, experts, healthcare practitioners and other stakeholders in the local ecosystem, tailored coaching, a chance to test their idea with real customers and free access to a collaborative lab space.
Ventures will be selected based on their ability to make an impact on problems affecting children and young people and which strive to:
- go beyond research and create viable healthcare products and services that make appropriate use of digital technologies (Mobile Apps, AI, Blockchain etc.)
- lower healthcare costs and be scalable, therefore making their solution suitable for all markets including low and middle income countries
- embrace a human centric approach and show an understanding of diversity in team formation.
We are looking for ventures that solve problems across a broad range of areas including diagnosis, treatments and prevention as well as patient and carer communication and other innovations which support healthcare workers.
In collaboration with clinicians from the University Children’s Hospital Basel UKBB and experts from the Basel Area Healthcare Innovation ecosystem, the DayOne team will carry out the selection.
Recording of Webinar for applicants
Presentation from webinar
Conditions of Application for the DayOne Acceleration Program
DayOne Conference – where you might present your project
DayOne Collaborative space
Additional Questions? Please contact us
Information about the current program
Meet the first DayOne Accelerator cohort in an interview
Kick off material – how to pitch
Thanks to our Partners
We thank Fondation Botnar for their continued and valuable support of the accelerator program. Further, we are thankful to have the University Children’s Hospital of Basel UKBB as our knowledge partner supporting this call.