New ideas, innovation opportunities and a lot of fun: That’s what is waiting for you at the #MerckStartupDay!

 

If you are looking for new ideas, you are curious about innovation, or you simply want to have fun and get to know more people, the Merck Startup Day is your day!

This special event, which is part of our Accelerator Program, gives you the chance to visit the new Merck Innovation Center, and learn about the Accelerator by listening to startup pitches, getting inspired by our keynote speaker, interacting and getting connected at the Marketplace.

For startups, it’s a great opportunity to get updated in the latest trends in healthcare, life science, performance materials and additional search fields. Plus, you can find out how to get funding and other support, develop partnerships and network with other startups and people from the startup and innovation ecosystem. Moreover, you can learn more about how Merck fosters startup-corporate collaborations to building up sustainable businesses to empower and improve human lives. And for investors, it’s a chance to meet the key players from promising startups and identify the next shooting stars.

The event will be moderated by Dan Ram, entrepreneur, speaker, artist and coach, and there is space for around 200 people including startup entrepreneurs, young professionals and Merck employees. But registrations must be received by 01.06. Don’t miss out!

Agenda

14:30–15:00
Welcome and arrival
15:00–15:30
Opening speech – Innovation Center Auditorium
15:30–17:20
Demo Day of the 6th intake of the Merck Accelerator (10 teams will pitch their projects) – Innovation Center Auditorium
17:30–19:00
Pitches from 4 winners of startup initiatives from Merck Italy and Argentina, 3 startups from Displaying Futures Award 2017
19:00–21:30
Networking with drinks, finger food and Marketplace

Take your chance to talk and connect with teams at our Marketplace! 17 startups, their products and prototypes will be on the ground floor in the Innovation Center!

Registrations here