About

For the first time ever, SensUs offers their Alumni an express Venture Building Program powered by HighTechXL! During the five day program, you will learn everything about the potential of your business proposition and come into contact with people of HighTechXL, the Netherlands’ premier deep-tech accelerator.

If you’ve wanted to develop your Team and biosensor product beyond the SensUs Competition, this is your golden opportunity!

In the program, we will give you the opportunity to:

  • Network and get in contact with stakeholders in your biosensor field to show and elaborate your technical and business proposal. 
  • Present your insights and experience, to all future participants and SensUs partners, during the online Meet the Partners event.
  • Work with experts who will push you and your idea to the next level via interactive online workshops, feedback and mentor sessions.
  • Get supervised by medical professionals, business experts, professors, and more to guide you through all the ins-and-outs of developing a business. Which makes the program unique in its kind.
  • Engage with the other SensUs participants via fun activities.

 

Because of the Covid-19 Crisis, the entire program will go online. This means that now the event is easily accessible for all participants from all around the world! So the program will be as great as initially planned, and we are convinced we can capture the SensUs spirit both in real life and online, together!

To give anyone the opportunity to participate, the Venture Building Program of 2020 will be completely cost-free. Since the program of 2020 will be fully digital due to Covid-19, there will be no costs attached to participating in this year’s edition. 

If you want to sign up with your team, great! If you signed up to join a team, we will compose teams from the people who signed up individually. We will make sure you get to know one another before the start of the program!

Thank you all for signing up, the sign up has been closed. If you would like to stay updated for next year, please fill in your interest in the form below.

VBP 2021 interest form

The program

Sunday 23rd of August 2020
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Introduction

Short briefing of the program, goals and answering all your questions. Afterwards, there will be a fun introduction, where you will be able to meet all the participants of the Venture Building Program.

Time                                 Activity

16:30-16:50                     Program briefing
16:50-18:00                     Fun introduction

Monday 24th of August 2020
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Market Opportunity

Let’s identify potential markets relevant to your technology and business proposition.

 
Time                                 Activity

10:00-11:00                      Expert session Market Opportunity Navigator
11:00-13:00                      Working session 1
13:00-14:00                      Lunch
14:00-16:00                      Working session 2
16:00-17:30                      Feedback session

 

Tuesday 25th of August 2020
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Business model.

It is time to develop your business model so it clearly describes your value proposition infrastructure, customers and finances. 

 
Time                                 Activity

10:00-11:00                      Expert session Business Models
11:00-13:00                      Working session 1
13:00-14:00                      Lunch
14:00-16:00                      Working session 2
16:00-17:30                      Feedback session

 

Wednesday 26th of August 2020
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Storytelling

Today you will craft your company message and create an engaging and memorable pitch with a call to action for your audience.


Time                                 Activity

10:00-11:00                      Expert session Pitch
11:00-13:00                      Working session 1
13:00-14:00                      Lunch
14:00-15:00                      Round of pitches
15:00-17:30                      Working session 2

 

Thursday 27th of August 2020
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Stage training

During this day, you will get a stage training to help you deliver a memorable pitch in a way that suits you and your startup. You will be asked to report your progress on the express Venture Building Program during the Online Meet the Partners event.

 
Time                                 Activity

10:00-11:00                      Expert session Stage training
11:00-13:00                      Rehearsal
13:00-14:00                      Lunch
14:00-16:00                      Rehearsal
16:00-16:50                      Report out at Startup Event of Meet the Partners
16:50-17:30                      Online network opportunity at Meet the Partners

 

Friday 28th of August 2020
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Team

During Day 5, you will articulate your members’ goals and motivation to become more aligned and productive as a team.

 
Time                                 Activity

10:00-11:00                      Team dynamics workshop
11:00-13:00                      Work session 1
13:00-14:00                      Lunch
14:00-16:00                      Work session 2
16:00-17:30                      Feedback session
17:30-18:00                      Closing

 

At the end of the program, you’ll better understand the potential of your business proposition. You may even advance to the nine-month Venture Building Program at HighTechXL after this enlightening week and become the next fast-growing tech company.

For any questions, regarding the program or other concerns, please contact external@sensus.org.