Are you ready to Disrupt
the Biotech, Healthtech and Pharmatech system?


Applications are extended until the 26th of April 2024

Are you ready to Disrupt
the Biotech, Healthtech and Pharmatech system?


Applications are extended until the 26th of April 2024

A GLOBAL
BIOTECH,
HEALTHTECH,
PHARMATECH,
FOOD AND
ENVIRONMENT
ACCELERATOR
IN CEE

Labena Ventures empowers CEE startups to scale globally. We take high-potential startup ventures on a fast-paced learning journey to help them explore and access business opportunities. Through highly-customized programmes, mentoring dedicated experts, as well as access to our vast network of business partners and investors, we help startups from all stages and across various industries on their way to international success.

Labena Ventures, program aimed at scouting the most promising innovative startups and emerging companies throughout the Biotech, Pharma and Health value chains.

WHO CAN APPLY?

We are sector agnostic and welcome any startup with a scalable service or product to apply.

Nevertheless, our expertise lies across the following industries:

BIOTECHv2

BIOTECH

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PHARMATECH

HEALTHTECHv2

HEALTHTECH

FOODTECHv2

FOOD

ENVIRONMENTTECHv2

ENVIRONMENT

PROGRAMME

Labena Ventures offers a structured path to investment readiness, fundraising, MVP, development of technology by enabling access to mentorship, potential business contacts and investors, as well as access to community of founders.

BOOTCAMP

A three days long interactive learning experience designed to focus on specifics of innovative start-up ventures in Biotech, Pharma, Health Tech technologies to enable you to take the leap to regional and European markets. We gather industry experts, early adopters and representatives from the investors community and offer an intensive up-skilling experience for start-up teams. Showcase your technology in front of 1000 people.

ACCELERATION

A 3-months long programme involving close interaction with over 140 mentors, partners, and investors to help you scale your business.

DEMO DAY

On Demo Day your startup gets the opportunity to expand your business networks, forge new partnerships, gain access to required technical and financial resources and more. It is during the Demo Day where you get the opportunity to pitch your technology, minimal viable product or service and to raise funds from investors.

ALUMNI

Completion of our programme does not mean the end of the journey. We continue to provide support to our onboarded startups and teams. Within our Alumni Growth program, the founders take part in exclusive networking events, get access to special deals, and receive tailored introductions.

TIMELINE

01

APPLICATION

Applications open for Startups and innovations teams to apply with their solutions.
01/12/2023 – 26/04/2024

SELECTION

Evaluation process takes place to select the most innovative solutions.
26/04/2024 – 03/05/2024

02

03

INVITATION

Selected teams get invited to attend a Bootcamp.
03/05/2024

04

MEET & CONNECT

One member of your team gets accomodated in Ljubljana, Slovenia during the Bootcamp with accommodation fully paid.
05/06/2024 – 07/06/2024

ACCELERATION

You will work with mentors, partners and investors on improving your solution and/or business proposal.
24/06/2024 – 15/10/2024

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06

DEMO DAY

You will pitch your business in front of our investors and partners.
15/10/2024

NEXT STEPS

Continue to engage with us and exploit our Alumni benefits with a key focus on fundraising so that you can scale your business.
15/10/2024 & onwards

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BENEFITS

What you get ?

EDUCATION AND MENTORSHIP

We help you prepare for international expansion and navigate your new market, develop a go-to-market strategy, and quickly reach your goals.

GET NOTICED

We introduce you to our strong global network, facilitate connections and pair you with the right people in the respective ecosystems, and help you get noticed internationally.

INVESTORS NETWORK

Gain direct access to corporate venture funds, business angels, venture capital and other financial investors.

EQUITY FREE

There is no equity nor need for payment to participate. Best ranked start-up will receive grant of 15.000 euros, second ranked start-up 5.000 euros.

LIFE TIME SUPPORT

Our programme is just the beginning of a lifelong journey. Labena Ventures Alumni get access to targeted connections, hands-on commercial and fundraising support, all our events and perks offered by our partners.

ACCESS TO LABENA’S RESOURCES

Research Laboratory and Office infrastructure combined with advisory, using in-house knowledge and expertise of our business development, sales and research and development teams.

DOZENS OF INVALUABLE MENTORS

It’s amazing how helpful their experience and relationships can be to someone who is just getting started. The right introduction to a potential customer or employee can turn something from a good idea into a viable opportunity. It feels great when they make a difference for another entrepreneur.

Ho Voon Yee

CEO, TechBridge Ventures

Carlos Encinas

Ph.D., MBA, Chief Science Officer, BioLab Sciences

Alexander Martynov

Head of Bio-IT, Biovision Ventures

Aida Escribano-Ramallo

Board Member & CFO, Britannia FInancial Group

Nina Dremelj

President, Business Angels of Slovenia

Mili Ibrulj

Principal, Fil Rouge Capital

Tamara Čolić Milosavljević

Co-director, Founder Institute Serbia

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