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Accelerator | Build the next Big Bang!
With the support of our global accelerator programs in Darmstadt or Nairobi.
Accelerator Life Science Health Startups
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Are you working on a big bang company?
Looking for international opportunities?

We are looking for startups with the potential to reshape entire industries and make people’s lives richer. The focus is on startups in the fields of healthcare, life science and performance materials – with a digital perspective. Do you have plans to internationalize your business? Even better!

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Healthcare

Prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals as well as solutions in the areas of allergies, biopharma and biosimilars.

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Life Science

Innovative tools and laboratory supplies for the life science industry that make research and biotech production easier, faster and more successful.

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Performance Materials

Specialty chemicals, such as liquid crystals for displays, effect pigments for coatings and cosmetics, or high-tech materials for the electronics.

Discover our accelerator programs –

helping you to go international

Join our global accelerator network through our programs in Europe and Africa and tap into a network of 50,000+ experts and alumni across 67 countries. Take your chance and join our Silicon Valley extension program.

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What do you get?

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Mentoring

 

Get access to mentors from Senior Management and our global network of 50,000+ experts and staff.

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Curriculum

 

Benefit from tailored coaching sessions and workshops provided by the  Innovator Academy.

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Funding

 

Kick off your startup project with seed funding and join our investor network.

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Community

 

Team up with other people going through the same challenges, exchange and build lifetime connections.

Discover the Startups of Fall 2016

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AptaCam

Digital platform to facilitate the development of clinical diagnostics and drug discovery more effectively.

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Clustermarket

Bringing the sharing economy to laboratory equipment to make life- sciences research more accessible.

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Cubuslab

Technology to manage and analyze laboratory processes more efficiently, to enable smarter workflows.

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Fedorov

A smart packaging solution for food and pharma that informs users about the condition of stored products in real time.

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MedRx App

Making it easier for patients to find and connect with pharmacies to access the medication they need.

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Premedicus

Developing technology that allows accurate self-diagnosis of illnesses on patients’ smartphones.

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VeriPAD

Empowering patients affected by counterfeit medication with their technology.

Benefit from our global mentors network

James Kugler

James Kugler

Chief Digital Officer, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Doerte Hesse

Doerte Hesse

Product Manager Oncology Pipeline,Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Joern Peter Halle

Joern Peter Halle

Head of External Innovation, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Michael Meier

Michael Meier

Head of Partnerships, Performance Materials, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Maneesh Nerurkar

Maneesh Nerurkar

Global VP Consumer Health R&D, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Michael Vande Vrede

Michael Vande Vrede

Digitalization Office, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Alexander Hoffman

Alexander Hoffman

Head of Digitalisation Africa, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Leonard Saika

Leonard Saika

Director – Regional Head of Business Responsibility and Market Development – Africa

Henry Wilson

Henry Wilson

Strategic Marketing Performance Materials, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Benjamin Hein

Benjamin Hein

Head of CEO Office, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Esther Mwaniki

Esther Mwaniki

CEO & Lead Facilitator at Lapid Leaders Africa

Charles Simba

Charles Simba

ITO Solution Leader at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Willie Gichora Ngumi

Willie Gichora Ngumi

Market Engagement Manager, Mobile for Development at GSMA

Min-Sung Sean Kim

Min-Sung Sean Kim

Allianz Venture- Digital Health

Marc Feiglin

Marc Feiglin

Head Technology Scouting & Partnerships, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Dario Kolenko

Dario Kolenko

Digital Business Development & Ventures, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Andreas J. Schindler

Andreas J. Schindler

Director Ideation, Innovation & Technology Foresight

Bianca Harnischfeger

Bianca Harnischfeger

Head of Value Creation & Innovation CoEs, Group Procurement

Michal Bartos

Michal Bartos

CEO & Founder, ARTO AG

Experts

Experts