Women Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

The Women Entrepreneurship Bootcamp connects early-stage, women-led or co-led healthcare start-ups to an unparalleled network of mentors in order to nurture and support rapid growth.

We’ll help you leverage the diversity in your leadership team to achieve the best possible outcomes for your start-up. This programme will also help you find the reference points you need to successfully frame your ambition and validate your value proposition.

The Women Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is a five-week programme – providing intensive training, mentoring and networking opportunities in Galway (Ireland), Coimbra (Portugal) and Barcelona (Spain).

Applications for this programme are now closed.

What you get

How it works

Get your application started

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Don’t miss the deadline! Apply by 14 March 2022. Tell us all about your company, team, product/service and what makes it so special.


Get selected

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A selection committee will choose the most promising teams based on the quality of the business idea, their fit for the programme and the team’s motivation and level of commitment.

Participate in the Women Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

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Connect with mentors who will help you develop your business plan and grow your business.

Who should apply?

We’re looking for committed, driven and ambitious early-stage start-ups are:

  • Be incorporated and registered in a Horizon Europe country
  • Greater than TRL 4 or equivalent
  • Women-led or co-founded, with a woman in the C-suite management team; male co-founders are highly encouraged to participate
  • Focused on any medical technology, such as medical devices digital health and biotechnology services – excluding therapeutics

There is a commitment fee of €200 once accepted in the programme; and a success fee to be capped at €20.000 depending on the fundraising round size.

Thanks to the EIT-EIC Collaboration, companies that were previously supported by EIC do not pay any fees. Don’t forget to input your PIC number in your application to receive this and more benefits.

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