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Open Call KQ Labs London
KQ Labs – an intensive accelerator program for startup teams with high growth potential in the area of data-driven health. London, UK; Deadline: Sept 1, 2020
Run once a year by the Crick and supported by LifeArc and several world-leading partners, ten startups with the potential to make an impact on global health outcomes have access to unrivaled support and resources.
The 16-week program includes funding (£40k) in the form of a convertible loan, weekly workshops with experts tailored to digital health, training in transferable skills, mentoring by a hand-picked network of experts, and discussions with investors and corporates. Also, the KQ Labs network facilitates access to data (e.g., from Health Data Research UK or Genomics England) for startups that need to validate their technology further. The program culminates in a Demo Day when the startups pitch their propositions to potential investors and partners.
The accelerator is called KQ Labs to represent the ‘Knowledge Quarter’ area around the King’s Cross, Euston and Bloomsbury regions of the city. The KQ Labs accelerator represents a unique opportunity to foster a vibrant ecosystem for data-driven health.
All selected startup teams have access to a robust network of global experts in entrepreneurship, health sector expertise, data science, and investment strategies.
KQ Labs helps early-stage data-driven startup founders to validate their ideas and put their startups on a path to receive investment from business angel investors, venture capital, and other sources, including non-dilutive funding in the form of grants.
The KQ Labs accelerator program
- Specialized investor introductions
- Introductions to major corporates, especially pharma
- Mentoring opportunities with a hand-picked network of experts
- Tailored and customized weekly workshops covering: Data accessibility and ethics
- Finance and fundraising
- Customer and market focus
- Leadership and team-building
- Communications and pitching practice
- Regulatory requirements
- Protecting Intellectual Property
- Corporate legal aspects
- Market access (the UK and international)
- Grant funding and writing